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It’s Showtime’s “Trabahula” extols dignity of work
Whatever we do or contribute to society should matter to everyone. Hence, respect and recognition of whatever we do for a living, whether it be crafting laws for the nation or collecting garbage in the streets, are paramount.

It’s Showtime’s “Trabahula” segment truly advocates and validates this assertion. It brings to light the gallantry, honor and sacrifice of each and every form of vocation and occupation one has, its difficulties and burdens, and how these professionals painstakingly fulfill and overcome their daily grind for his family and society’s sake.

How it’s done
A guest celebrity is called on stage to observe and interrogate four so-called professionals in a specific line of work as they go about demonstrating all peculiar skills and routines identified to the job. One of them is the rightful professional engaging in that line of work, while the other three are fake ones. The celebrity needs to guess the genuine worker among the four by scrutinizing how well they fulfill tasks akin to the featured profession and answer pertinent questions related to the job. If the celebrity was correct, he or she wins P20,000, and the real worker brings home P10,000. If not, the pot will be divided among the four madlang workers or P5,000 each, with the erroneously picked fake worker receiving an additional P5,000.

Respect
But more than the cash prizes at stake and the fun-filled moment we encounter as the segment is played out, we all learn what it takes for people to fulfill their calling, which is never simple or easy; how any line of work is honorable and deserves respect given the difficulties the job presents and how workers overcome them to make a living.

You can surely savor the cute and the comic antics from the hosts, the celebrity contestant, and the four workers being scrutinized, but what’s precious about the segment is that we learn more about professions we least know of and would make us then look at any job in a new light, whether it is a vulcanizer fixing our tires or a pilot keeping us safe in the air.

And, as we process this valuable knowledge, we would also get to feel and comprehend what they go through on a daily basis. This resonates on us in a very meaningful way, extolling the dignity of work the best way possible.

Most importantly, understanding and appreciating what we all go through as we serve and survive.