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Karina Bautista shares what she learned from her OFW parent

‘Viral Scandal’ actress Karina Bautista talks about the challenge of having both her parents work abroad for so many years.

Karina Bautista shares what she learned from her OFW parent-Rhea Manila Santos
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04/23/2022 09:50 AM
Karina Bautista shares what she learned from her OFW parent
Photo credit: @karebautista_ Instagram

Even with her busy schedule as part of shows like Viral Scandal and Bida Star Singer, actress and host Karina Bautista continues to practice the good values her parents taught her growing up. The 19-year-old former Pinoy Big Brother Otso housemate shared in a recent Instagram post the reason it’s important to her to always be on time. Karina’s parents are both based abroad with her mom working as an OFW in Hong Kong and her father who relocated to the US when she was just a child. 

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 She wrote, 


“a daughter of 2 parents abroad.

“Some may not understand the rush and pressure I feel when they come home, kasi alam kong minsan lang... usually I’d ask what time matatapos work or pwede ba akong mag-pass, kaya kapag nagmamadali ako all I want is to be home on time or even earlier to spend it with them.

“Time is flying by so fast and they're not getting any younger. And nandun yun naghahabol ka pa for your inner child, present self and future you. But I remind myself to not let it bother me so much. I think everyone understands the fear but not the feeling of deprivation. All I want is to have no regrets.

This is why I try to be on time, I may not always be but I try. Because through this I’ve learnt the importance of time and by doing so you respect the person at work and their personal life.”

In a previous post, Karina inspired her social media followers with her positivity and openness to try new challenges in her life. She wrote, “I love challenging my creativity, had consecutive shoots lately and even I am surprised with what I can serve, that’s the goal! To catch yourself shookt with a potential that was just waiting to be explored.

#StarMagic30thAnniv”

READ: Karina Bautista says she is ready for a solo career: ‘Now is the time to venture out and try new things’

In 2019, Karina was reunited with her Japanese biological father, who relocated to the US nine years earlier, when he visited the country. 

As one half of the love team KarJon with Aljon Mendoza for more than three years now, Karina revealed in a recent interview that she is also looking forward to venturing out on a solo career in the future. She is currently seen in the primetime series Viral Scandal where she plays the role of Charlie Dizon’s younger social media obsessed sister Bea.