Words and photos by Dionesio C. Grava
First posted in : pinoywatchdog.com
Words shrinkwrapped into a magic mantra that could very well make most of the estimated eight-to-eleven million overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) feel good of themselves. Political talking heads well aware of the huge remittances — it reached $20 billion last year – and the majestic votes of those in the Diaspora have made it a habit to mouth the grandiose claim every time the opportunity presents itself. Perhaps the “bayani” word could also be a balm to soothe those heavy with the mental baggage of having abandoned the family and everything dear to their hearts in the pursuit of the proverbial greener pastures in foreign shores.