- Kapuso stars Rocco Nacino and Max Collins shared how it was to grow up as children of overseas Filipino Workers
- Nacino is a son of an engineer in Singapore while Collins’ parent is a manager in the USA
- Bench reached out to a number of participants from around the globe for its surprise to OFWs
Kapuso stars Rocco Nacino and Max Collins shared how it was to grow up as children of overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).
In an article posted on GMA Network, it was disclosed that the two actors admitted that being a child of an overseas Filipino worker have not been easy, but the challenges of growing up far from their parents shaped them into good persons.
Rocco’s parents has foreign-based work and the Nacino family live in a number of cities abroad, Rocco shared his thoughts, saying, “It’s bringing back a lot of emotions. I feel very appreciative of (my parents), being there for me. My dad would be the breadwinner, but he would always find time to play with me.”
Collins’ situation, on the other hand, was a bit more complicated, as she was raised by a single mom who was working as a store manager in Los Angeles.
“My mom is amazing… siya yung tumayong nanay at tatay ko. It was difficult living abroad, just the two of us. We didn’t have the support that a family should give you, so I missed that family presence… Medyo malungkot because we were far from our roots,” she expressed.
“My memories of us in the States were all of her working.… I will never forget the times I tried to stop her from going to work,” she added.
Meanwhile, Bench have reached out to participants across four continents and 14 countries for its surprise to OFWs. Watch this video:
Rocco Nacino and OFW children reveal a special Christmas tribute to honor their parents.#OFWMonthSpecial #LoveLocal #Anak #bench #benchtmWatch behind the scenes here: bit.ly/AnakCoverBTS
Posted by Bench/ lifestyle + clothing on Saturday, December 9, 2017