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More than a box: What a ‘balikbayan box’ means for OFWs

MANILA – Overseas Filipino workers (OFW) are called heroes of the new era, “bagong bayani” in Filipino, for a reason. They go through a very tedious process—submitting requirements, paying placement and other fees, taking various tests—just to be able to work abroad. Apart from the process, there is also the risk of being scammed by illegal recruiters or being abused ...

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