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OFW: The Drama inside the Remittance Center

In Celebration of the Philippine Independence DayBy: Noriel E. Banes, TUFHRP Officer
Photo Credit: Melissa Luz T. Lopez
The OFW titos and titas remember the story of Josie and Carla played by Vilma Santos and  Claudine Barretto respectively in the movie Anak, or the famous confrontation line “Sana  maisip mo rin kung ilang pagkain ang tiniis kong hindi kainin para lang makapagpadala ako ng malaking pera rito.”
The life we have as an OFW (Overseas Filipino Worker) is indeed comparable to movies and primetime shows or teleseye we watch on television. It is a series of struggles episode after episode. It is full of emotions and very relatable. Unlike the evening and nightly soap drama, our life’s story is neither a hearsay nor fictitious. It happens not in front of a rolling camera but in front of a teller while waiting in line at the remittance centers. I happen to overhear our kababayans’ sentiments and below are the top dramatic lines thrown by OFWs:

1.   “Kakapadala ko pa lang, magpapadala…

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