Resource booklet about breast and cervical cancer now available

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A resource booklet about breast and cervical cancer is now available for OFWs in the city, according to the non-governmental group Social Justice for Migrant Workers.

As part of their campaign, which began between February to May 2023, the group invited experts from their fields to share their experience with cancer.

They include a doctor, a psychologist, a women’s human rights activist, a lawyer, and a researcher.

According to Marites Palma, founder of Social Justice for Migrant Workers, she and her team are happy to have the booklet completed.

“Super happy po ako at ang aking team members dahil natupad na po ang aking pangarap na magkaroon ng booklet about breast and cervical cancer,” she says.

“This project is very close to my heart po kasi marami na po akong pinsan kaibigan kakilala na mga OFWs ang namatay dahil sa cancer.”

The 24-page booklet, “Breast and Cervical Cancer: Things You Should Know,” provides essential health information about breast and cervical cancer that some women might not know.

“I have learned from the psychologist, strategies that can help us when we are feeling low. He spoke about the key concept of acceptance. We cannot change reality only how we choose to respond to reality. No amount of worry can change reality. Acceptance doesn’t mean that we approve, only accept,” says Palma.

To get a hard copy of the booklet, you may contact Marites Palm via email at

Only 2,000 copies are available.

The booklet is currently in English only. Palma says the group is working on translating the resource guide in Tagalog and Bahasa in the future.