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Employer: X-Factor Israel
The 47-year old caregiver ROSANA IGDANES FOSTANES from Taguig City, put a human face on the thousands of foreign workers who toil in menial, back-breaking jobs in many countries around the world by emerging as the newest star of Israel with her vocal performances on the reality show, ”X-FACTOR ISRAEL”.
MS. FOSTANES started working abroad at the age of 23 . She arrived in Israel in 2008 and took care of an ailing woman in her 50s. In October 2013 she auditioned for the “X FACTOR ISRAEL” singing the Shirley Bassey’s song, “This is My Life,” and made her way to the top as Grand Winner with her soulful rendition of Frank Sinatra’s “My Way”.
After winning, she helped raised money for the victims of typhoon Yolanda by performing at a charity event organized by the Filipino communities in Israel. She is now pursuing a singing career in Israel after being granted a special singing license to perform professionally.
MS. FOSTANES is given the award in the field of Culture and the Arts, for having brought distinction and honor to her country. She exemplifies the Overseas Filipino Workers who achieved success through her talent, hard work and perseverance.