It’s Time to Honor our unsung Heroes! CBN Asia Awards the Huwarang OFW 2017

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CBN Asia honors our unsung heroes by awarding the Huwarang OFW 2017 on September 23, which will be aired on GMA at 12MN on October 2, 2017. This goal to celebrate the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) is in partnership with Kabalikat ng Migranteng Pilipino, Inc. (KAMPI) and i-Remit.

A total of 30 finalists were shown on The 700 Club Asia TV show and Facebook page and at the CBN Asia web site  within 10 weeks, from May 29 to August 1, sharing their life stories as they went through the challenges of being an OFW or a missionary abroad.

One of the judges, Deputy Director of Global OFW Alliance Movement and Pastor of OFW and Family Christian Ministries Joe Biasong,  said that the judging became tougher this year because all the stories were more compelling and inspiring as they spoke of integrity, commitment, and inspiration.

OFW advocate and Serbisyong OFW radio host Herald Cruz shared that “each entry has a story of struggle and victory. They seem the same but they are distinct from each other. More than that, we are looking at how they conducted themselves as individuals and as members of the family and a bigger community in their host country and in the Philippines.”

10 finalists vied for each category, namely: Individual, Family, and Missionary. 20% of the final scores came from the Online Voting through The 700 Club Asia Facebook page and the CBN Asia Web Site.

“Our OFWs are looking for role models: triumphant OFWs not necessarily materially, but those who were able to keep their family intact while working abroad,” KAMPI President Luther Z. Calderon said.

During the deliberation, i-Remit Assistant Vice President of Global Marketing Maria Cristina Castillejo expressed that “The Huwaran must be a Filipino in heart and in spirit. His values must embody a Filipino whose love for his family and love for God proves itself noteworthy. He must also be able to inspire others to stick to do what is good despite challenges that may come.”

Huwarang OFW awardees will receive plaques, tokens, and cash prizes up to 150,000 pesos. The awarding will be on September 23, 2017. Watch out for its airing at The 700 Club Asia on Monday, October 2, at 12MN, on GMA.

For more details, visit The 700 Club Asia’s official Facebook page or go to CBN Asia’s official website.

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