Position: Supervising civil engineer
Employer: Real State Saudi Telecom, Western Region, Kingdom of Saudi
“THE MAN WITH A BIG HEART”
Engineer Palala is one of the Filipino who “never said never” to a distressed country man. As an active community leader in the western region, this man has a special heart for lowly Filipino overseas contract workers (FOCWs). He goes out of his way to assist domestic helpers and family drivers abused and maltreated by their employers.
It is not very often that we see an optimistic person like Palala who believe that solutions to problems are just an arm-stretch if we are passive of our emotions. This then gives him the spirit and strength to form a controlled overseas contract workers federation in Jeddah and in the region in support of our government’s programs to alleviate the plight of FOCWs at the jobsite.
For our welfare man in KSA, his choice of adage by Aaron Hill fits him well, “Shame on those hearts of stone that cannot melt in soft adoption of another’s sorrow”.