An essay written by Marianne Gonzales for the Center for Migrant Advocacy #KwentongKababayan October 6th, 2020 No one tells you what happens after ‘change’. Change is what molds us into the individuals that we are today whether it be through extreme trauma, a shift in our mindsets, or environmental transformation such as moving that leadsContinue reading “Change for the Better”
“I am [lucky] because I went here under different circumstance, but the majority of Filipino’s who are working abroad it’s because of the money, it’s financial. It’s to send their kids to school and support their families.”
Pre-COVID, it was simple enough: you went to the consulate, took a ticket, waited, and then someone helped you. But now the consulate is encouraging everyone to use their online services, and replies are slow. Awheng knows OFWs who have tried and tried to get help this way, and have eventually given up in favour of praying for a miracle.
“CMA helped rescue a woman from Mindanao trafficked to Ivory Coast to work in a bar when she was recruited to work as a cashier. She did not want to work in the bar and so she was locked up and was not given any food except what little food the other girls could manage to smuggle to her.”…See More