Singapore Pays Tribute to OFWs
The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has released “We Salute You,” a video that pays tribute to the more than 150,000 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who have been working in Singapore since the onset of the pandemic.
Recognizing the difficulty that OFWs feel while separated from their families, the video features five unsung heroes, who have been contributing to Singapore’s COVID-19 response, and the heartfelt messages from their families back home, sending them strength and words of encouragement.
“We appreciate the fortitude and dedication that our Filipino friends in Singapore have shown during these trying times. STB wanted to express our thanks by providing something most valuable to our Filipino friends—hearing words of motivation and encouragement from their loved ones. Through this video, we salute you, and look forward to the day we can emerge safely from this together,” said John Conceicao, Singapore Tourism Board executive director for Southeast Asia.
At once moving and uplifting, “We Salute You” reminds us that no matter where they are in the world, OFWs continue to be a source of pride and inspiration for those in the Philippines. STB acknowledges and honors their efforts with the following message, “Saludo kami sa galing niyo [We salute you for your expertise and dedication].”
Watch "We Salute You" below.