This blog is purely a place where contents of the book ‘Overseas Filipino Workers’ are showcased. The book is a compilation of articles and short stories written and published online by the author via her topic on Suite101.com between August 1999 to December 2002. The book has recorded a part of the history of the OFW phenomenon and can be used as reference for studies or research touching the lives of OFWs.
The back cover shows a blurb by Ruby Bayan, a freelance writer based in the USA:
“This collection captures Freda’s love and dedication to the lives and cause of fellow overseas Filipino workers. Through the stories and insights she shared in her column in Suite101.com, she became the voice of thousands of hardworking kabayans pursuing their hopes and dreams while facing tough challenges in foreign soil.”
This is the cover of the book – front and back:
Overseas Filipino Workers
Copyright 2007 by Freda Editha O. Contreras
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form by any means, electronic, mechanical, including photocopying, recording or by any information storage and retrieval system, without written permission from the author.
Published in the Philippines by Hiraya Media Arts
No. 5 Progreso St., San Jose, Antique 5700
The National Library of the Philippines CIP Data
Contreras, Freda Editha O.
Overseas Filipino Workers / Freda Editha O. Contreras. –
San Jose, Antique: Hiraya Media Arts, c2007.
138 p.; 1.13 cm.
1. Filipinos – Employment – Foreign countries. 2. Alien labor, Philippines.
3. Employment in foreign countries – Social Aspects – Philippines. I. Title.
HD878,5A2 331.62’599 2007 PO7000330