The very reason why Filipinos leave their families behind and find work abroad is just that they cannot find a high paying job in the Philippines, thus, the number of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) continues to swell. With rising number of graduates who could not land jobs, finding a job is merely a competition where the most qualified win. With a family to feed, kids to send to school and clothe, bills to pay, a mortgage to settle, everyone needs a job with adequate pay. They do not realize that the problem won't be solved by going abroad or working in a company for a monthly payment. The key is to start a business and make it grow.
Establishing the business, however, was not so easy as there were many struggles along the way, Penalosa recalled the most difficult, was being caught by the police.
After several months, Penalosa began to see the fruits of her hard work.
With her business giving her more than PhP5,000 per day, Penalosa decided not to return to Dubai and stay in the Philippines with her family to focus on her business.