Overseas Filipino Workers do not share the same fate when they work abroad. Some go back home with declining health or bruises and wounds all over the body.
But then, this is not always the case. Some OFWs gets too lucky with their employers that they are not just treated right and justly but also they are gifted with expensive things just to express their heartfelt thanks.
One lucky OFW is Dina Tenerife Celo, 47 years old and works as a domestic helper in Abu Dhabi. Celo is considered lucky because her employer gifted her with a car. It can also be recalled that she was also gifted with a house and lot by her kind employer, an American who married an Emirati.
Melissa McPike, the female employer of the Filipina, thanked Dina for all the help she rendered to her family so she gifted her with this expensive thing.
Dina’s son also works in the United Arab Emirates and every day off, Dina visits her son. But because of rerouting, the previous two-buses that Dina needs to ride became 5 buses.
Melissa pitied Dina for the sacrifices she had to go through just to see her son every week, the kind employer gifted her with a car.
“She always sees me chasing after the bus to visit my son who lives in another part of the country. It normally takes me two bus rides to pay him a visit which can prove to be tiresome. I am very thankful for this present,” says Dina.