Sunday, January 24, 2016

Migrants' Stories, Migrants' Voices 5

I became part of this publication - Migrants' Stories, Migrants' Voices Volume 5 of the Philippine Migrants Rights Watch (PMRW). I served as one of the editors and also as a writer, translator, and lay-out artist. Thanks to Taiwan Foundation for Democracy for the grant they provided to support its publication.

I personally know most of the contributors so it was easy for me to ask them to contribute. My brother's story, Capt. Cecilio E. Rahon Jr. was also featured in this volume.

This is the fifth volume of the Migrants' Stories, Migrants' Voices series. This edition features 10 stories of migrants and Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). We have read and learned from similar stories in past volumes. But each story is unique, each tale a testament of the redeeming nature of their triumph. They rose from poverty to what most of them have now - a better life not only for themselves or their immediate families, but for their extended families and community as well.

The Philippine Migrants Rights Watch (PMRW) will continue to publish these series of migration stories. It is our hope that with this publication, our stakeholders will have a deeper appreciation and understanding of the nuances and intricacies of migration and the plight of our migrants and OFWs. It is our goal that with these stories, appropriate programs and policies are put into place to uphold and protect their rights. It is also our desire that our OFWs will feel the recognition and appreciation from their loved ones, which they rightfully deserve.

Feel free to download the book at scribd.

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