Posts by Boying

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aaaWITH an opening line that states “I am Filipino and I am proud’ and the famous quote “ask not what your country can do for you, [but] ask what you can do for your country”, Gemma ‘Gem’ Lauraya emerged as the winner of the on-the-spot  essay-writing contest held at the Kennedy Town Bayanihan Center on Nov. 19. The essay-writing tilt was a highlight of the “2017 Bayanihan Showcase-Ikaw ang Kampeon Dito”, where participants were given 10 minutes to write about the topic “What can an overseas foreign worker (OFW) do to help th...

December 11, 2017
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aaaA new feature-length documentary titled “The Helper” by British filmmaker Joanna Bowers is currently screening in Hong Kong cinemas. It chronicles compelling stories, both wonderful and heart-breaking, of Hong Kong’s female migrant workers mostly coming from the Philippines and Indonesia. They leave their own country in search of greener pasture in another country. They leave their own children and families to serve children of other families. To the world, they are the migrant domestic workers. To Hong Kong, they are the foreign domes...

October 30, 2017
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aaaMAY 2017: It’s a month to remember and the second Sunday was the day when Nanay Fe, 59, and from Cebu, was greeted with a ‘happy mother’s day’ and gifted with an early Pamaskong regalo when she comes home for good this Christmas. Naaalala pa niya ang sinabi ng anak na lalaki, “Nay, happy mother’s day. We love you. Pag-uwi mo ngayong Pasko, may regalo kami sa iyo. May bahay ka na. Bahay para sa iyo, ‘nay. Kami naman ang bubuhay sa iyo.” It brought her tears of joy. She did not expect that her children would be giving her a ...

October 9, 2017
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aaaHELPING the Mangyan tribe has been the mission’ of Mary Jane ‘Mjane’ Cahilig for three years now, bringing her joy and happiness. Mary Jane is 37 years old and a mother of two who hails from Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro (at Sitio Sawmill). Coming from Mindoro, she knows well the province’s indigenous people, saying “I love the Mangyan people. I come from the same province where they live. I love to help them in the best way I know”. Mary Jane first arrived in Hong Kong in 2010 and worked for a local Chinese family u...

September 18, 2017
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