To all OFWs (or Overseas Filipino Workers), John Lloyd Cruz has a message for you: I feel you.
At his launch as the endorser of Western Union, he told the media, “It takes a lot of courage to actually leave the country and everyone and everything behind para lang makapag-provide sa pamilya natin, ng opportunity para maabot yung pangarap.
"So to be part of that and para lapitan tayo para maging partner, unique yon. It’s a rare opportunity.”
During his speech, John Lloyd mentioned that he is delighted to take on the “leading-man role” of the OFWs, whom the actor referred to as real-life heroes.
"Parang it’s all in the service of the Filipinos working abroad, so parang I just want to do my part, do my share...
"...I am challenged to get to know my kababayans more so that I can effectively do my part in motivating and helping them to uplift their lives, and that of their families."
Now what will make him an "effective" endorser of a company that cater to OFWs?
“Credibility siguro,” he responded.
“With my background kasi, I used to have a lot of family [members] who work abroad. Actually, up to now, meron pa rin naman po.
“I think I can contribute even further when it comes to making it personal because it was a personal agenda to me.
“Back then, actually ngayon kasi, yung mga brothers ko umuwi na so yung mommy ko yung mas actively gumagamit ng services.