Home is where the heart is, and for many OFWs, it’s found back in the Philippines with family.
“My parents and my children are my inspiration; they give me the strength to work here even though we’re far apart. This is all for them,” shares Robina Reaño, a native of Hagonoy, Bulacan and an OFW residing in Singapore for over seven years.
Her years working abroad have been fruitful, and she’s proud to have been able to provide for her two children and her extended family. But she admits that she wouldn’t want her own kids to experience the hardship and sacrifice of being separated from those they love. “I had to make the hard decision, because I wanted to give them a better life. If I had the choice, and if there was the opportunity to work back home, I’d take it in a heartbeat!” she says in the vernacular.
She’s been in Singapore for seven years, and has only been home twice, and what she misses most is being present for the important celebrations. “I’ve been blessed with so many things, but what I wish for is to be with my family this Christmas – to hug my mother and father, and my children. Christmas is all about family, so I hope we can be together soon,” she says.
In this season of giving, Frontrow, the globally renowned, multi-awarded marketing company, is bringing Filipino families together and flying their loved ones back home.
Watch as Reano gets the surprise of her life and her Christmas wish fulfilled.