In the last two years, many Filipinos were tested against different circumstances and adjustments caused by the pandemic, yet the most affected were the labor workers of our country.
Over thousands of Filipinos had to adapt to new work adjustments or find different sources of income just to make ends meet. However, many Filipinos faced tough challenges such as unemployment or finding a new job amidst the pandemic.
Despite the hardships faced by many Filipinos, the resilience of our countrymen shines even brighter through the tough times. When one door closes, another one opens as a fresh start for most of us.
As a continuation of LEGAZY®’s way of honoring Filipino laborers for their dedicated service and contribution to our country, we release a new set of colorways to the brand’s best-selling Propesyon Baybayin Caps.
Following the success of the Salakot 2.0 collection last year, LEGAZY® once again dedicates the latest addition to the Baybayin Cap Collection to hardworking Filipino men and women across ten different professions.
This year, LEGAZY® dedicates the Salakot 2.0 collection to all Filipinos that are proud of their chosen professions and inspire others to be passionate, pursue their passion, and overcome hurdles in life.
LEGAZY® is here to prove that you can grab opportunities and achieve great things in life. The journey, however, towards becoming a professional in any industry is not set in stone. Some would go through detours and even hit a roadblock.
We’re here to share some incredible stories of Filipino professionals that strived to accomplish their goals and dreams in their chosen or new professions.
Meliquisidec Aurea, The Security Guard and Future Architect
Being a full-time graveyard shift Security Guard is no easy job. For Meliquisidec Aurea, he balances his career and his education.
His story became viral on the internet when a netizen spotted him doing his plates at work under a small lamp and zooming in on his phone to accomplish his schoolwork. As a working third-year, Architecture major student from the Eastern Visayas State University, Meliquisidec proves that nothing is impossible when you have a goal in your career.
Kimberley Joy Mallo Magbanua, The Frontliner and Syringe Art Artist
Creativity can be found in various places and inspiration. In fact, it’s not uncommon that artistic individuals can also come from different industries.
Kimberley Joy Magbanua is a proud frontliner and healthcare worker from Negros Occidental. Kimberley shows her talent in art through a unique twist of using syringes instead of the traditional brushes or pens to create her artworks.
Her paintings and versatile way of making her masterpieces earned the attention of other Filipino artists while honoring her fellow frontliners during the hardships of the pandemic.
Through her art, Kimberley was able to spark inspiration and motivation across two different industries, science, and art, while showing her love for her career.
Cheryl Formilleza, The Hardworking Supermom
A mother’s love for her family can make them into supermoms that can do anything.
Despite being partially paralytic for more than ten years, Cheryl Formilleza, a single mom Brgy. Poctoy, Odiongan, Romblon can support her daughter through her business of making handicrafts that are also sold worldwide.
Cheryl supports her daughter’s daily needs and education through knitted accessories, clothing, and other items she sells online on her Instagram account and Facebook page.
She proves that her disabilities didn’t stop her from being the breadwinner for her family and taking care of her daughter.
While these are only a few inspiring stories of our countrymen. Across the Philippines, many dedicated and skilled Filipino laborers continue to work not just for their personal goals and families but also to make a difference in our country.
LEGAZY® continues to recognize the impact and contribution of our Filipino laborers while cheering for those striving to be the professionals they aspire to be in the future.
And for every Filipino continuing to overcome different challenges in life. Each step you make will bring you closer to your goals.
Mabuhay ang bawat Manggagawang Pilipino!