Overseas Filipino Workers Abroad and at HomeAdd to Lightbox Download
Rosalie Villanueva, 35, relaxes with her newborn Dominique Villanueva, 2 months, after working the night shift as a nurse at the Al Rahba Hospital in Abu Dhabi on Feb. 2007. Rosalie met her husband while they were both OFWs working in Saudi Arabia. They both later got jobs in Abu Dhabi, but decided to leave one of their three children, Precious Lara, with Rosalie's parents in the Philippines. Isolation and damaged family relations due to time spent apart is one of the major sacrifices made by OFWs.