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
ISBN 978-971-93619-1-6
The National Library of the Philippines CIP Data
Recommended Entry:
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
ISBN 978-971-93619-1-6


5 responses to “About

  1. URL

    Really properly written story. It will likely be valuable to anyone who usess it, including yours truly . Maintain up the excellent function – can’r wait to read a lot more posts. 655062

  2. Thanks for the comment ‘URL’. Hope you can find the time to read the articles. There are some human interest stories and they will sure touch you and inspire you as well. May I know the poster’s real name behind ‘URL’?


  3. Finally I find my way back to you Freda. There was no doubt about it. You sure have come a long way. I am very happy for you. Dreams do come true.

    • Hi Kina, is this you? Am not regularly visiting this blog coz I am more concentrated in my other blog – a personal blog at fredacontreras.com. I am currently sharing my experiences during the Invasion, via my Diary brief entries and guess what? You and Boy and the rest of the gang were mentioned there. Will try to send you email to the addy you used here. I hope that you are still using the same email address.


  4. annah marie matoy

    maraming Salamat po…..sana lhat kming mga ofw ay mabigyan pa ng chance na mabasa po itong aklat. …msgsilbi aral po sa lahat di lamang sa aming mga ofw.

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