The Path to Remittance: Tales of Pains and Gains of Overseas Filipino Workers by Papias Generale Banados.
The Philippines is the world’s largest exporter of labour – both male and female – and their remittances have helped to keep afloat the Philippines economy for the past three decades. Successful Filipino leaders have praised the Overseas Filipino Workers – or the OFWs as they are popularly known – as modern heroes of the nation. Yet exploitation of OFWs by unscrupulous employment agencies at home and abroad; and by ruthless employers abroad goes on unabated.
The Path to Remittance is a book which sheds light on the hidden issues of the OFW phenomena, which political leaders and government agencies tend to ignore at best or condone at its worse.
About the Author
Papias Generale Banados has been a OFW working in both the Middle East and Southeast Asia for the past 16 years. She has gone through the experience of obtaining overseas employment through recruitment agencies herself, and remitting money to support her family back home. Thus, she has seen exploitation of OFWs first hand.
Papias was born in 1972 and raised in the southern Philippines island of Mindanao. She graduated from high school and learned additional skills completing a nursing aide course in Singapore.