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.
Written by Marianne Gonzalez for the #KwentongKababayan Campaign I remember the brick home our grandparents lived, the boarding-house where I met university students who used to take care of me when my mum and dad was working. I remember playing patintero with the neighbour’s kids and always loosing. I remember all the barangay festivities everyContinue reading “The Life of an OFW in UAE”
A Window to Connection Our recent global events have given all of us a taste of the bitterness of isolation. Like magnets as we are forced apart from one another, we feel the strength of the desire for closeness intensify. Masks concealing our smiles as well as our despair, so many have experienced great lossContinue reading “A Window to Connection”