Overseas Filipinos based in the UAE have proven their resiliency and strength to rise against the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Philippine Embassy in the UAE, led by Philippine Ambassador to the UAE, H.E. Amb. Hjayceelyn Quintana, embarked on a seven-emirate journey to engage and visit overseas Filipinos whose livelihood and jobs are now back in full swing this 2021 and have fully recovered from the crippling pandemic of the past year.
Released on the occasion of the 123rd Philippine Independence Day celebrations, the video is an ode to each and every overseas Filipino in the UAE healing as a united community.
“Naniniwala ako na kung sino man ang mauunang bumangon ay tayo na ring mga Pilipino. We will heal as one,” said Amb. Quintana on the first part of the video. After which, the video showcases Filipinos across all seven emirates of various professions, as well as Filipino business owners who continue to expand their horizons with the opportunities available here in the UAE.
Clips from various overseas Filipinos in the video show OFWs who have persevered and kept their head high as they coursed through 2020’s challenges. The video is likewise a continuation of 2020’s ‘Liham sa Ating mga Kababayan’.
Filipinos shared that the video has warmed their hearts and made them prouder as OFWs who live and work here in the UAE.
“Mabuhay ang lahing Pilipino saan mang dako ng mundo!,” said a netizen.
“Thank you for making us proud Filipinos in UAE,” said another.
Overseas Filipinos also expressed their appreciation to the Philippine Embassy in the UAE for their continuous and relentless drive to serve all Filipinos here in the country.
“Mabuhay ang mga OFW. Maligayang Araw ng Kalayaan. Thank you Philippine Embassy for taking care of all OFWs,” said a netizen.
Watch the video here: