Dark side of the OFW fairy tale

/ 05:12 AM September 18, 2018

Since working abroad has become part of our Filipino culture, it is time for greater public discussion and education on the impact of working overseas and families getting separated as a result.

It is important that, when choosing to work outside the Philippines, parents are made aware of the impact this will have on their children’s self-esteem and development.


The government has the responsibility to provide a platform to prepare families of overseas workers for the possible consequences.

The government needs to recognize that, while OFWs have been the fairy godmothers of the economy, the dark side of the fairy tale remains unrecognized.


PEARL SEGOVIA-BOCOL, [email protected]

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Inquirer letters, ofws, Pearl Segovia-Bocol
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.