- A Pinay OFW took to Facebook and shared a short clip of her and her baby amid the raging war in Ukraine
- She shared how she is drawing strength from her child, from her Ukrainian husband, and from friends and families who continue to support them
- Every day, according to her, is another day to be thankful and to hope that they would make it through until the next morning
- She has high hopes that eventually, they would make it through and that they would soon be able to come home to the Philippines
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Rhea Rose Ramos Taibova, a Pinay OFW and the wife of a Ukrainian, has shared an emotional video clip on Facebook, where she could be seen talking to her baby, with tears flowing down from her eyes.
She is trying to be strong for her family, and even draws strength from her baby and her husband.
"Marami ang nagtatanong kong paano ko na susurvived ung ganitong sitwasyon, kong ano ung nagpapalakas ng loob ko para ipagpatuloy ang buhay, walang iba kundi ang anak ko, asawa ko, pamilya at mga kaibigan ko na walang sawang sumusuporta at nananalangin para sa kaligtasan namin," she said.
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She admitted though that she would wake up crying every day.
"Gumigising ako araw-araw na umiiyak habang nakatitig sa mag ama ko but very thankful kay God at the same time kasi He has given us another day, another life. God is really good, alam kong di nya kami pababayaan."
Russia has invaded Ukraine and it was met with tough resistance from Ukrainians. Many have already fled the country and sought shelter in neighboring countries.
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A number of OFWs in Ukraine are hesitant to come home to the Philippines due to fear of hunger. They are afraid that if they come home, they would not have anything to feed their families. One OFW, in DZMM's report, stated that once the war is finished, she would still have a job in Ukraine. Another OFW stated that her family in the Philippines has certain needs and she might not be able to provide for them if she will come home.
Edu Manzano showed his funny side in reacting to his bashers on social media. He was criticized by some netizens for expressing his support for Ukraine after the country was invaded by Russian forces. The actor teased them by saying: “Bakit daw ako apektado sa Ukraine e di naman ako Ukrainian. Ay wow ikaw nga apektado sa Miss Universe di ka naman maganda.” Likewise, Edu said he is praying that people would not lose their sense of humor and their freedoms.