But are the families really better off? We now have a large population of children who long for their mother or father (or both) and wish they are around to guide them, and be with them on Family Day at school. We have parents whose child (usually the eldest) is working abroad to support the siblings through school.
It is such an emotional anguish. But it is in this same emotional bond that gives our OFWs the strength to be physically separated from their loved ones: a sacrifice that will mean a better life for others. And many of us can relate to this. Which must be why Coca-Cola's OFW Project strikes a familiar chord to us all. This video has been making its way across the internet to our hearts. Indeed, with Christmas approaching, a season which we all have fond memories of families gathered together for Misa de Gallo and Noche Buena, one cannot wish for anything more.