I left my family in Philippines to find a good and well compensating job here in Singapore. This started as a plan and end up with no choice.
Of course, when you are only paid less than P20,000 (SGD600.00) a month, you'll have to think of other options, right? Where do I get a budget for my house, food and etc...
Working abroad is a common situation in our neighborhood. It's either the mother or father that will leave the country to find the milk and honey for the family.
Since young, I am familiar with the words "abroad", "seaman", "balikbayan", and the last and the surprising is the "package". This is not the 90's, but that was the 1980's era. Almost every neighbor has one family member that is working abroad.
So, I realized that nothing changed the Philippines for three decades until now. When will this STOP?
I don't think it will, because around 11 million Filipinos are working abroad. The Overseas Foreign Workers (OFW's) are contributing to the Philippine economy through money remittance.
The only way how to get away from loneliness here is to go online and have a Facebook and watch videos from YouTube.
I was browsing the internet few minutes ago when I saw this video, it made me CRY!!!
Being an OFW is difficult, it takes a lot of courage and mind-setting. This is serious and should be thought twice or even thrice...