Tag Archives: OFW

Shout Out to Filipino Nurses All Over the World: 70th Emmy Awards Opening Monologue

Filipino nurses and practitioners in the medical field are found all over the world, so much so, that in the opening monologue of the 70th Emmy Awards, hosts Michael Che and Colin Jost called out Hollywood for not having any nurses in the hit show ER. “TV has always had a diversity problem. I mean, can you believe they did 15 seasons of ER without one Filipino nurse? Have you been to a hospital?” True, very true. Here’s the full video of the Emmys monologue (jump to 6:12 for the portion on Filipino nurses): Continue reading Shout Out to Filipino Nurses All Over the World: 70th Emmy Awards Opening Monologue

Happines is Home Project: The OFW Project of Coca-Cola (Video)

VisitPinas generally features anything about the Philippines and Filipinos, for both Filipinos and non-Filipinos alike. Coca-Cola, on the other hand, is obviously a foreign brand, but what it captured in this promotional feature is undeniably Filipino — the realities of OFW, the love for family and the special meaning of Christmas. And, well, the world-famous lechon. The opening line of this commercial, which will mostly become viral, goes: “More than 11 Million Filipinos have left their families to find better opportunities abroad.” Continue reading Happines is Home Project: The OFW Project of Coca-Cola (Video)

10 Little Things OFWs, Balikbayans and Pinoy Expats Could Do To Help

a) Spend your vacation, your dollars, in our Philippines

It is understandable for our OFWs, balikbayans and Pinoy expats to spend vacation in other countries. The world is truly beautiful and majestic. But please do spend some of your vacation, and some of your dollars, in our Philippines. Every dollar that you bring into our country will help build our Philippines. It will help our tourism industry. It will mean more sales and more jobs for our local industries. It will mean an increase in our country’s international dollar reserves. It will help stabilize the Peso. And ultimately, it will help stabilize our economy. Continue reading 10 Little Things OFWs, Balikbayans and Pinoy Expats Could Do To Help