The “Filipinas”, our national women’s football team that competed at the FIFA Women’s Football World Cup in New Zealand and made up of players with a mix of Filipino and foreign heritage, may have scored just one goal that won just one game but that was enough to wake up the yearnings of a country for national pride in a global arena, and not just in the world of sports. It also speaks quite a lot of what makes us Filipinos in this age and time.
BEXCS Logistics Solutions Inc., a 100-percent Filipino-owned company rooted in Bulacan, announced that it is set to expand its footprint not only in the Philippines but also in neighboring countries such as Hong Kong and Taiwan on the back of the growing e-commerce industry and the constant increase in number of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).
Prophets of doom were quick to predict a continuing decline of remittances following the 3-percent drop in the money sent home by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) last October.
In the Philippines, the overseas Filipino workers’ (OFW) month is celebrated in December. No wonder why. One look at the long lines at the immigration arrival counters at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) and one won’t miss the thousands of OFWs coming home to spend the Christmas holidays with their families. Christmas, after all, is a time for bonding and reunions, all the more special for our OFWs, as they get to spend precious little time with their loved ones.