'Bawal Lumabas: The Series' highlights struggles, sacrifices of OFWs


Posted at Dec 22 2020 12:44 PM | Updated as of Dec 22 2020 12:48 PM

Regarded as modern-day heroes, Overseas Filipino Workers or OFWs are no stranger to struggles. Miles away from their families and treated as aliens in foreign lands, OFWs face numerous trials just to give their families back home a better life. Never mind the distance. Never mind the birthdays, the graduations, and other milestones that they miss. For them, a sacrifice should be made so that their families could have a brighter future.

In ''Bawal Lumabas: The Series,'' actress Kim Chiu plays Emerald, a former OFW who spent years in different countries to provide for her younger siblings. Emerald assumed the role of breadwinner after their parents died, but her struggles did not take away her cheerful and sunny disposition. However, she soon learns that years of working abroad took its toll as it created a gap between her and her youngest sister, the aloof and reluctant Jade (Francine Diaz).

''Bawal Lumabas'' does not only highlight the struggles and the sacrifices of these modern-day heroes, but it subtly stresses the plight OFWs face with their own families. Released last December 14 in time for the Christmas season—an important event in Filipinos' homes—the series is a feel-good, heartwarming 'dramedy' that teaches that love for family will always be at the core of OFWs' hardships.

Because of the global health situation, many OFWs will not get the chance to fly back home and celebrate Christmas with their loved ones this year. But this should not create a barrier between them. OFWs and their families can always strengthen their bond by having constant, meaningful communication. 

Send your hard-earned money safely to your loved ones in the Philippines through WorldRemit.

Since bawal lumabas this Christmas, another way OFWs can show their love is by sending financial assistance using WorldRemit.

WorldRemit is a simple, fast, safe, and low-cost way to send money back home. There is no need to visit an agent as you can send 90 currencies to 150 countries from your smartphone or computer because it is 100% digital and offers 24/7 service. 90% of transactions are authorized in minutes. 

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By sending financial assistance during this time, families in the Philippines can feel their love and presence as they get to celebrate Christmas comfortably. 

This way, OFWs can still be there for their loved ones, even from the other side of the world.

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