One common reason why overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) risk working abroad is to provide for the needs of their family left in the country.
However, as OFWs make sure that their family in the Philippines are eating three times a day and the children are going to school, some family members tend to demand too much. Take this story of a Pinoy nurse in Canada for example.
(a)It is really tearful, especially if you or your family member is OFW. This is the real story that has been shared on Facebook. We would like to ask you to share this post with your friends and relatives, especially if any of them are working abroad.
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Also, it’s worth mentioning that this story is a good lesson both for the overseas workers and for the members of their family.
Facebook page PESO SENSE shared a post from a netizen who received a hurtful message from her brother in the Philippines after she did not give money for a car her family is planning to buy. She wrote:(a)
“Isa po akong nurse dito sa Canada… Tumutulong po ako sa mga kapatid ko. Ang totoo nga po nyan 2015 nagbigay ako ng 200k sa bunsong lalaki namin sinundan ko para puhunan nia sa pugo. Nalugi po yun. Hinayaan ko nalang. Last year nagbigay po ako ng puhunan 30k para sa maliit ng groceries store..”
Last December umuwi ako binigyan ko nanaman siya ng 25k pangdagdag phunan. Tapos ung panganay naman na lalaki namin kahit ano ipabili binibili ko po like nike shoes g shock or anything na afford ko hnd ko xa binibigyan ng pera kc may stable job naman xa.
Ngaun po gusto nila ibili ko sila ng sasakyan… ang gusto po magloan ung panganay n lalaki ng 200k ako naman 150k… eh may asawa nrin po ako may sarili na akong buhay dito.. at dahil hindi ko po napagbigyan ang mga hiling na sasakyan.(a)
Ito po ang message ng kuya ko sa akin galit na galit keso makasarili daw po ako.. ako na po nagpapaaral sa isang anak ng kuya ko s private school 30,000 tuition fee.. nakatira na sa bahay sa ls pinas for free ako po may ari ng lupa sa ate ko ang bahay.. tapos makasarili parin daw ako. Nakakasama lang po talaga ng loob na parang ang gusto nila patayin ko sarili ko kakatrabho habang sila nagpapakasarap sa pinas.”
(a)This is just one story of an OFW… However, there are about 2.4 million of OFWs in the world. About 820,000 Filipinos work in Canada. Could anyone imagine what all of these people face every day with? And what about the Pinoys in Dubai, the UAE, the US and other countries?
Here are the netizen’s comments:
For family members of OFWs, let this be a reminder that the sad feeling of longing is enough for them to feel so let us just be thankful for everything they give and do for us.
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