Honoring the Unsung Heroes – CBN Asia Awards the “Huwarang OFW 2017”

Honoring the Unsung Heroes – CBN Asia Awards the “Huwarang OFW 2017”

SAN MATEO, RIZAL – CBN Asia, in partnership with Kabalikat ng Migranteng Pilipino, Inc. (KAMPI) and I-Remit, once again honored the unsung heroes by awarding the Huwarang OFW 2017 at Ciudad Christia Resort on September 23. The event aimed to recognize the hardships and sacrifices of the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in providing for their family and to celebrate their […]

Terrence and Tet Lim | Huwarang OFW 2017 Family Nominee

Terrence and Tet Lim | Huwarang OFW 2017 Family Nominee

Tet’s heart was shattered to pieces when she saw her mom kneeling down while cleaning the toilet bowl in Italy. She never thought that this had been the price that her mom had to pay every single day to provide for her needs and give her wants back in the Philippines. When this reality slapped her, Tet never saw life […]

Ximo Ramos | Huwarang OFW 2017 Individual Nominee

Ximo Ramos | Huwarang OFW 2017 Individual Nominee

Anger, disappointment, and frustration overcame Ximo after his business crumbled before his very eyes. All the time, resources, and hardships that he invested vanished into thin air. With nowhere to go and no one to turn to, this heartbreaking failure took its toll to Ximo. But then, hope sparked in the middle of his devastation. Ximo and his wife met […]

Semmy Jemino | Huwarang OFW 2017 Family Nominee

Semmy Jemino | Huwarang OFW 2017 Family Nominee

Semmy Jemino went to the Middle East with one purpose – to find a work that would support the needs of her family. But in her pursuit to fulfill this dream, she experienced a horrifying incident that threatened her security and her decision to stay in this foreign country. One day, while doing her household duties, the brother of her […]

Dan Lester Dabon | Huwarang OFW 2017 Individual Nominee

Dan Lester Dabon | Huwarang OFW 2017 Individual Nominee

Dan has dreams and he knew in his heart that if he will not fight for it, no one will. Growing up in poverty, Dan realized how important it is to work hard in order to achieve something in life. When his parents separated, it was Dan’s grandparents who took care of him. Though they genuinely accepted him, life remained […]

Reuel Eleazar Tica | Huwarang OFW 2017 Missionary Nominee

Reuel Eleazar Tica | Huwarang OFW 2017 Missionary Nominee

While other families pass down an heirloom, a business, or a valuable property from generation to generation, Reuel’s family got something far more lasting and precious than all of those. Reuel Eleazar Tica was raised in a Christian family where everyone shares the same zeal and passion to serve God and His people from his grandfather to his dad, siblings, […]

Jun Gaviola | Huwarang OFW 2017 Missionary Nominee

Jun Gaviola | Huwarang OFW 2017 Missionary Nominee

Because of abuse and irresponsibility, Jun Gaviola grew up harboring hatred against his father. For him, life with his father is similar to living in hell. There came a point in his life where he questioned why God allowed them to live under the wing of a physically and verbally abusive father. To help his mother, Jun worked as a […]

Ludy Obando | Huwarang OFW 2017 Family Nominee

Ludy Obando | Huwarang OFW 2017 Family Nominee

After realizing that her husband prioritizes his vices more than her, Ludy Obando’s love for her husband started to turn cold. Their constant and worsening exchanges of arguments prompted Ludy to leave her husband and go abroad. She went to Hong Kong and worked as a domestic helper to get away from her husband, but she kept constant communication with […]

Marina Labenia | Huwarang OFW 2017 Individual Nominee

Marina Labenia | Huwarang OFW 2017 Individual Nominee

Pregnant at 15 and living together with her alcoholic husband, Marina Liberia went to Taiwan to escape her miserable situation. Just like how she thought that having her own family is easy, Marina also thought that her life would be better abroad. After her husband in a drunken state got into a fight and killed someone, Marina provided the money […]

Reizza Barcenal | Huwarang OFW 2017 Individual Nominee

Reizza Barcenal | Huwarang OFW 2017 Individual Nominee

Reizza’s family depended on her father’s income from a small aircon repair shop. Lacking finances to sustain their family, she decided to work in Dubai just like her father. Like most Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), Reizza wanted to provide a better life for her family. But like most OFWs too, she experienced homesickness while she was working abroad. Worse was […]

Sherwin Reyes | Huwarang OFW 2017 Missionary Nominee

Sherwin Reyes | Huwarang OFW 2017 Missionary Nominee

Insecure of his age and taken from his comfort zone, Sherwin initially did not know what to make of God’s calling to become a pastor in Singapore. He was already enjoying the fruits of his labor as a business planner in Vietnam at that time. Aside from the fact that he did not know what the future holds, he was […]

Pacita Apilado | Huwarang OFW 2017 Family Nominee

Pacita Apilado | Huwarang OFW 2017 Family Nominee

Not having enough money, Pacita grew up working to finance her own education. She stayed with her grandparents who let her serve in a canteen and mini grocery. When her grandmother died, Pacita worked as a tutor and nanny to her cousins in exchange for money for her school allowance. Pacita values education. This motivated her to strive hard and […]

Renato Caraan | Huwarang OFW 2017 Missionary Nominee

Renato Caraan | Huwarang OFW 2017 Missionary Nominee

A near-death experience in an ambush attack while he was working as a driver in a mining company opened Rene Caraan’s eyes to decide to turn back from womanizing and alcoholism. After fully surrendering his life to God, he decided to work abroad. While working to be able to provide for his family’s needs, Rene developed a deeper relationship with […]

Phina Colico | Huwarang OFW 2017 Individual Nominee

Phina Colico | Huwarang OFW 2017 Individual Nominee

Raped at the age of 7, Phina become bitter and distrustful towards men while she was growing up. She thought every man deserves punishment and her heart was full of anger and bitterness. She thought that her life would be better if she worked as a domestic helper in Singapore but she was wrong. The new culture and environment accompanied […]

Pappet Amihan | Huwarang OFW 2017 Missionary Nominee

Pappet Amihan | Huwarang OFW 2017 Missionary Nominee

Holding on to the promise in God’s Word found in Jeremiah 31:16-17, “Keep your voice from weeping, and your eyes from tears; for your work shall be rewarded, says the Lord, and they shall come back from the land of the enemy. There is hope for your future, says the Lord, and your children shall come back to their own […]