After working twenty years in Hong Kong as a domestic helper, 61-year-old Teresita Alcanzare is finally going home. Before she settles back in the Philippines, she got the surprise of her life when her son Hans Alcanzare took her on an Asian tour to show his gratitude for all her sacrifices.
In his Facebook post, Hans recounted how his mom decided to work overseas in order to send them to school. “Hi Ma, it's time to go home! Finally, dumating na ang araw ng Graduation mo! I know excited kana at Susunduin na kita dahil overstaying kana dito sa Hongkong. I still remember I was still 6 years old nang iwan mo kaming pitong magkakapatid para makipagsapalaran dito sa HK to give us a better life and good education na paulit ulit mong sinasabi na yun lang maipapamana mo Sa aming magkkapatid (sic),” he wrote.
“After 20 years of working hard and sacrifice heto na nagbunga narin ang pangarap mo para sa aming lahat. Look at us now, di mo namamalayan you already have produced an Certified Public Accountant, A Licensed Teacher, A Registered Nurse, A Pharmacist and Midwife, A Civil Engineer and Registered Master Plumber, and soon to have an Information Technologist (sic),” he posted.
To express his gratitude for their hard working mom, Hans took Teresita on an all-expense-paid trip around Asia. “Ma, Today, your Graduation has come and finally you'll be free from stress and work. In behalf of my siblings I am congratulating you! Job well done my mom! It's been a long hard years kaya It's time for you to enjoy life naman. Kaya before you go home for good, let's have an ASEAN TRIP (sic),” he wrote.
Their first stop was in Singapore. Afterwards, they flew together to Thailand. Their latest stop was Vietnam.