Singing caregiver reunites with partner, sister in Israel

Posted at 01/14/14 11:56 AM

MANILA – Filipina singing caregiver Rose "Osang" Fostanes got an early surprise when she was reunited with her younger sister and longtime girlfriend in Israel.

TV Patrol accompanied Nancy Fostanes and Mel Adel when they went to the Department of Foreign Affairs to get their passports a few hours before their flight to Israel.

Adel said she was a little nervous of their meeting. The last time they saw each other was in 2011.

"Hindi mo pa nakikita masaya ka na. Lalo pa't pag nakita mo. Sobra saya mo," she said.

Adel shared that was working at a cafeteria when she first met Fostanes who was then just 16.

For Adel, it was love at first sight.

But the duo had to endure a long distance relationship as Fostanes took on jobs overseas to help her family.

"Dadating siya isang buwan lang tapos iiwanan na naman ako. Yun ang pinakamasakit kapag umaalis siya," said Adel.

Fostanes, one of the finalists at X Factor Israel, has been an overseas worker for almost 20 years now. She first worked in Egypt, then moved on to Lebanon, and currently employed as a caregiver in Israel. Report from Marie Lozano, ABS-CBN News