Filipinos have shown that in the most troubling times, they have banded together to exhibit resilience and perseverance and helped each other in the spirit of Bayanihan.
LuLu Exchange, in collaboration with The Filipino Times, celebrated the UAE’s modern-day Filipino heroes with a contest that shared positive stories amid the COVID-19 experience.
Winners Moshiera Rumaguia and Phoebe Ann Escalante both shared the story of Mona Aliman Baraguir who selflessly helped the Filipino community to make ends meet especially at the height of the pandemic.
Rumagia said that she admires Baraguir, whose works have been instrumental even way before the pandemic took place.
Meanwhile, Abu Dhabi-based OFW Fritz Duenas nominated Em Serrano who has also been actively helping out fellow OFWs by providing relief goods. He said that it’s Em Serrano’s heart for service that provides inspiration that fellow Filipinos can make a difference by stepping up to help others.
LuLu Exchange rewarded each winner with an iPhone SE for sharing their thoughts and inspiring fellow Filipinos that they too can extend their hearts and hands to provide assistance and spread positivity.