Christmas in the Philippines is definitely one of the happiest. From simbang gabi to bibingka, puto bumbong, and twinkling parol. . .


Christmas in the Philippines is definitely one of the happiest. From simbang gabi to bibingka, puto bumbong, and twinkling parol, Filipinos surely celebrate Christmas as only Filipino families know how.

However, for the millions of Overseas Filipino Workers around the globe, this may be the loneliest time of the year as Christmas is spent alone in a foreign land away from their loved ones.

Miriam Carpio, 53, has been an OFW in Hong Kong for 17 years. While she has worked hard and persevered to provide for her family all these years, she had to endure several Christmases away from them, having to surprise them from afar with Christmas gifts sent through balikbayan boxes and padala.

This Christmas, it’s Miriam’s turn to receive the biggest surprise of her life from Philippine National Bank (PNB) and Philippine Airlines (PAL).

Witness how this has brought joy and happiness to the Carpio family.

Watch the video in YouTube today by searching: A Mother’s Christmas Story.