Every May 1, the country celebrates Filipino laborers, recognizing their struggles and hardwork. Filipinos, especially the poor laborers, are NOT lazy. Through photos, we shall attempt to tell you their stories.
May they inspire you, millennials, to keep a lookout for them in your travels or daily lives. Know that outside of the increasingly toxic cover of Internet debates about what it means to be a true hardworker, there are real people putting in the labor.
May they inspire you not to just appreciate what you have, but to use your talents and share some of what you have to help your fellow Filipinos.
We believe that to be a Filipino is to be of help to our kapwa.
[Entry 219, The SubSelfie Blog]
About the Author:
Lian Nami Buan is the Associate Editor of Subselfie.com. She is a multimedia reporter too for Rappler, covering the Justice Beat. For SubSelfie.com, Lian leads the #SubStory and #TanawMindanao segments.
She was a news producer for GMA News for six years before she moved to England to take up her Masters in Digital Journalism at the Goldsmiths University of London.
Her areas of journalistic interests include human rights, particularly indigenous people, women and migration. Whenever she has money, she travels to collect feelings for writing material. Journalism 2010, UST. Read more of her articles here.