In search for greener pastures, most Filipinos migrate to the USA, Canada and other industrialized countries. Many have lost their jobs in the government because graft and corruption is rampant. They leave with their families to start life all over again in foreign soil.
My best-friend’s cousin, Ted, is a college graduate in a prestigious school and a bank officer in a commercial banking corporation in the Philippines. He and his family migrated to what they called “land of opportunity” about three years ago. He was able to find an apartment and was able to land a job in a bank. A year after of working, he was already promoted to a higher position.
To celebrate the occasion, his family went to a park where there was a forest preserved and recreational facilities. Even though I wasn’t there, I saw that it was a magnificent scenic place because I saw some pictures in their Facebook profiles. They sat in the park benches, savoring the beauty of nature. Then they headed towards picnic tables and laid out the foods they brought. They sat on Adirondack chairs, so named from the magnificent mountain range. There were also playground equipment for the kids to enjoy.
Teds’ hopes for the stability of the future of his family is now laid within reach.