Living here in Singapore where more than 300,000 Filipinos are present, I've heard countless stories from fellow OFWs, all unique on its own way, on why did they choose to work here. No matter how different one's story is from another, all of them have a similar goal and that is to be able to provide better for their families back in the Philippines. Take for example Ate who cleans for us, she's a single lady who has been working here for more than 5 years and she recently went home for a quick break to attend her nephew's graduation whose education she financed all these years. If you think about it, 5 years worth of monthly wage is big enough for her to probably buy a nice house for herself but instead she has been sending back money every month to her family who needs it badly.
So, in celebration of this year's National Heroes' Day, our flagship carrier -- Philippine Airlines paid tribute to Armiel Saldua, a very lucky OFW here in Singapore with the best surprise he can ever imagine. Hope you enjoy the video below and tell us in the comment section, who the hero in your life?
Happy National Heroes' Day to our modern-day heroes! #IkawAngHeroKo