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    Graduate tells OFW mom to go home, promises to be the one to work now

    MANILA, Philippines – Recognizing the hardships and sacrifices her mother had to face as an overseas Filipino worker (OFW), a new graduate called on her mom to come back home as she promises to be the one to work now. Her post went viral, with many people wishing their children would also do the same…
    Graduate tells OFW mom to go home, promises to be the one to work now

    “Ma, uwi kana ng Pinas ako naman magtatrabaho,” Minerva Jane Borca wrote in a small white board which she held while having her graduation photo taken.

    Graduate tells OFW mom to go home, promises to be the one to work now
    Photo credit: Minerva Jane Borca / Facebook

    A resident of Manila, the young lady studies BS Travel Management at Our Lady of Fatima University. She shared that she became the ‘mother’ to her three siblings after their mom became an OFW. Their dad was also quite supportive, but the three younger ones turned to their eldest sister for emotional support.

    “Sa murang edad nagpaka nanay sa tatlo kong kapatid, dati si mama gumagawa lahat, nung nagdesisyon siyang umalis ako sumalo lahat ng mga gawaing pang nanay. May mga oras na nasasabihan akong “mas mukha ka pang matanda kesa sa nanay mo” “mukha ka ng manang” yung pakiramdam na hindi mo na magawang mag ayos para sa sarili mo kase mas kailangan mong unahin yung mga kapatid mo,” Minerva shared in a post on Facebook.

    “Pagka may gusto akong bilhin nagdadalawang isip ako kase dapat pag meron ako meron din sila. Yung realidad na mismo nagbukas sa isip ko na hindi dapat pansariling kagustuhan yung mauuna. Mas komportable ako sa salitang sila muna bago ako.”

    But the young lady is not complaining; just stating facts because she knew that the hardships she faces as ‘mother’ to her siblings were nothing compared to what their mom had to go through abroad, just to give them a better life and send them to school.

    Graduate tells OFW mom to go home, promises to be the one to work now
    Photo credit: Minerva Jane Borca / Facebook

    Knowing her mom’s sacrifices abroad, Minerva fulfilled her promise to complete her studies and focus on her future. She does have a boyfriend but she didn’t let the relationship hamper her dreams.

    Now that she’s graduating from college, Minerva promised her mom she will now be the one to work as she wants the OFW to come back home for good.

    “Mas pinipili kong pauwiin siya kesa makatanggap ng ano mang materyal na bagay,” the young lady wrote.

    Her mother, with FB account ‘Miles Away’, has not yet replied online whether she would come home for good just as Minerva requested, especially since there are still three more kids to send to college, but the young lady’s post has touched her as she shared this with the caption, “PROUD MOMMY HERE.... I LOVE YOU & MISS YOU SO MUCH!!! CONGRATULATIONS MY BABY....”

    — Joy Adalia, The Summit Express

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