Posts by Boying

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aaaGraduating with honors, the CFC-FFL way They may not be the individuals with the summa cum laude honors but collectively they get the highest honor by finishing the Christian Life Seminar ( CLS) at the Epiphany Chapel in Muiwo, Lantau last February 24. Salute to the CLS graduates, - Baby, Lorna, Crizzy, Malou, Raquel, Tina, Aida, Purita, Tonet, Beth, Emma - as they completed a Christ-centered, Holy Spirit-filled course. OFW Guillerma Torrano who hails from Batangas says, “ I learned how to be more humble and less critical in my rela...

April 12, 2019
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aaaAll in God's Hand She enthralled the Christmas party crowd in December 2018 with her solo 'you light up my life' dance performance.  So graceful and cool was her movement that even the young kids and the youth were in awe and surprised, just like the adults, that its a dance rendition coming from someone who is turning 90 this year. Yet even at her septuagenarian age, she is still able to put together an organization of overseas workers group in Hong Kong, the Zamboanga Hermosa association which she founded in 2017. More so, during her youn...

February 15, 2019
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aaaIN June 2005, Ronald Rajesh Lewis originally from India, was first introduced by a common friend to the then-OFW Cathrina Buday (“Kathy”), a sweet 28-year old Visayan lady from Panitan, Capiz, at Starbucks in Tsim Sha Tsui. “It was love at first sight,” he said. “As we began talking about ourselves, about life and families and many things, my heart felt for her. We seemed to be connected in more ways than one, despite us coming from different cultures. She was so honest and true, and I wanted to get to know her more”....

February 14, 2019
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aaaTwenty-five years after they exchanged vows and said “`Till death do us part” to each other, this lovely couple again looked at each other’s eyes and said “The deeper we experience God’s love, the more we love each other unconditionally”. Indeed, with God’s graces, Pastor Deo Fermin and his wife, Grace, were meant to be for each other for their names ‘Deo’ and ‘Grace’ are meant to connect together and they are committed to make it forever. December 4, 2018

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aaaSHE was the answered prayer to her goodly parents, who wished for a baby girl. So, with joyful hearts, they named her DEO GRACE ( meaning “God’s Grace” ) to celebrate God’s providence. That time, they also prayed for their little baby girl to be a channel of God’s grace and love. This time, they are happy to say ‘it was another prayer answered, another joy in our hearts’. At 33, Pastor Deo Grace “DG” Borlado, who hails from Jaro, Iloilo, is lighting the world with inspiration and uplifting messages. She was the ...

October 5, 2018
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aaaOVERSEAS Filipino worker Emely Cabanas Balabis, 36 years old and from Leon, Iloilo, came to Hong Kong in June 2010 in order to support the family and help her four children—a son and three daughters---in their schooling. She is now into her 2nd contract with an American family, her fourth employer since coming here. As a young girl of five, Emely was already an avid fan of pretty singer Sheryl Cruz and liked singing the teenstar’s pop song, ‘Ikaw ang true love ko’. When she was 10, she became a member of her parish church...

September 7, 2018
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aaaMARISSA Dumagsa, 42-year-old and a single mom from Ormoc City, was full of joy when she learned that her daughter Marianne Jene, 21, successfully passed the October 2017 licensure examination for mechanical engineers. Amid the excitement, the first thing that the happy mother did was to sincerely pray and thank God for His guidance and protection during this beautiful journey together with her daughter. It was this prayerful attitude---having faith in the Almighty---that has kept her so much hopeful that Marianne would be able to achieve ...

May 14, 2018
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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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