OFW Shopping Advice: How to take care of your family’s needs in Bicol!

Mga kababayan nating Bicolano! Miss mo na ba ang pamilya mo dito sa Pinas? May good news kami sa inyo mga ka-Beamer! Hindi hadlang ang layo mo dahil swak na swak na magpadala ngayon para sa inyong loved ones. Here’s Liberty Commercial Center (LCC) to provide a  variety of good quality products with excellent service. You can send your love through our gift certificates from LCC Supermaket and Department Store. Bukod sa grocery items, pwede din makabili ng other items na pwede nila magamit every day.

Summer Shopping for your loved ones!

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Ang bilis ng panahon, summer is approaching! For sure na madami nang plano ang pamilya mo na mga outing. At siyempre, una sa listahan nila kung ano ang mga ihahanda. Para ‘di maging drawing ang swimming, bili na sa BeamAndGo ng LCC gift certificate dahil dito affordable na kalidad pa sa LCC Department Store!

  • Electronics,
  • School supplies,
  • Uniform,
  • Household needs

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Sikat na sikat naman ang Supermarkets ng LCC! Tiyak na makakatipid ang inyong pamilya! Alam niyo naman na ang groceries ang priority niyo sa kanila bilang isang OFW. Kumpleto po ang selection nila from snacks, milk, meats, and fresh vegetables.

RELATED STORY: Ang Magaling na OFW, marunong mag budget ng grocery!

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New branches!

Dahil sa galing ng serbisyo ng aming trusted supermarket merchant, nadagdagan na ang Redemption Centers na kung saan pwede i-redeem ang BeamAndGo gift certificates. Mas mapapadali na ang pagkuha ng ‘yong pamilya ng mga items para sa daily needs nila.

LCC is not new for our consumers in Bicol, it has been considered as one of trusted stores in their place. They serve really well, kaya naman pinagkakatiwalaan ng mga kaibigan nating Bicolano. Sa dami ng tumatangkilik ng kanilang mga produkto, nagawa nilang magkaroon ng department store at supermarket. They offer a lot of items kaya naman winner para sa mga tao.

Redeem at the following branches in Camarines Sur:

  • LCC Daraga – Cor. Rizal and Regidor St, Daraga, Albay
  • LCC Labo – Bry. Poblacio Labo Camarines Norte
  • LCC Legazpi- Peñaranda St,. Legazpi City
  • LCC Market Plus Daet- Barangay 6 Market Site, J. Lukban St., Daet Camarines Norte
  • LCC Masbate- Zurbito St., Brgy. Bapor, Port Area, Masbate City
  • LCC Naga – Felix Plazo St., Naga City
  • LCC Polangui – Ubaliw St, Polangui, Albay
  • LCC Sorsogon- Magsaysay St., Sorsogon City
  • LCC Tabaco- Ziga Avenue Tabaco City

Upon confirmation of digital gift certificate, beneficiary may now purchase at any of the LCC participating branches below. For the complete list of participating branches, visit niyo lang ang website nila sa http://lcc.com.ph/malls/

How to avail LCC gift certificates?

Para sa mga kababayan naming OFW na gustong magpadala sa pamilya nila sa Bicol, para sa inyo to! Madali lang ang pagsali sa BeamAndGo. First is you have to visit our website. Mag-sign up lang at ilagay ang lahat ng iyong details sa required fields. Para mapadali din kayo, pwede din ninyo panuoring ang instructional video ng BeamAndGo. Tandaan na free po ang membership at mahigit 100,000 members na ngayon ang BeamAndGo!

Once the registration is done, you can now log in and select LCC Supermarket or LCC Department Store as your chosen store. One gift certificate is worth Php500, ikaw ang bahala kung ilang GCs ang gusto mong ipadala sa family mo. To proceed, you need to put the full details of your recipient. If you’re already a member, just continue your order. Last step is the payment, you can choose whatever payment method you want.

If you are from another province and would like to know our other supermarket partners, you don’t have to worry because we have 12 supermarkets across Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao! edm_beamandgo_supermarkets

Once na matanggap na ng iyong recipient ang transaction codes, pwede na niya ito i-redeem sa kahit saang LCC Redemption Centers na malapit sa kanila.

Madali lang diba? Visit na sa www.beamandgo.com at bumili na!

8 Things OFWs Can Do on Weekends

Buong linggo ka nang nagta-trabaho. Mag-enjoy ka naman! Your days off are perfect to spend time taking care of your well-being. Ang pagpapahinga mo ay kailangan for a healthy mind and a healthy body. Dahil dito, we’ve made a list of things you can do on the days you aren’t working.

Pero teka muna! Before getting ready for the weekend, make sure you’ve already done the tasks you need to do. Naayos mo na ba ang mga gamit mo? Nakapamili ka na ba ng mga kailangan mo? Nakapag-send ka na ba ng BeamAndGo Supermarket GCs sa pamilya mo? These are a few of the things you need to do that won’t take up much of your time – lalong-lalo na ang pagpapadala using BeamAndGo. Within a few minutes, you can already send Supermarket GCs for your family’s grocery shopping! It’s an easy way to take care of your family in the Philippines, even when abroad.

Click here to send Supermarket GCs now!

As soon as you have some free time, gawin mo na ang mga ito para naman madagdagan ang oras mo to take care of yourself. Here are 10 things you can do during the weekend or during your time-off, enjoy!

1. Just relax

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Unang-una, kailangan mong mag-relax. Hindi ka robot! Try to sleep longer, take a soothing shower, watch one of your favorite shows, and slow down for a while. Hindi mo kailangang magmadali. Makakatulong pa ang pag-relax para makaipon ka ng energy for the work week ahead.

2. Exercise

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May tendency tayong kalimutan na we need exercise to stay fit and healthy. This helps us improve our immune system to prevent us from getting sick. It’s good to have at least 30 minutes of physical activity everyday. Pero kung hindi mo ito nagagawa, it’s good to set a time during the weekend for your work out. Hindi naman kailangang kumuha pa ng gym membership o lumayo kung nasaan ka. You can simply jog around your area or follow an exercise routine on YouTube.

3. Read

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If your body needs it, your mind needs it too! Reading is your way to exercise your mind. Maraming kang pagpilian: novels, online articles, blogs, news, o iba pa. Ito rin ang paraan para maging updated ka sa mga pangyayari sa Pilipinas.

4. Go out

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Just because you’re working there, doesn’t mean you can’t be a tourist. Ang mga araw na wala kang trabaho ang oras mo para magpaka-turista! Siguradong marami pang lugar na hindi mo pa napupuntahan d’yan – malls, parks, landmarks, and other tourist destinations. Makakakuha ka pa ng mga selfie na ipapadala mo sa mga kapamilya mo sa Pilipinas!

5. Eat good food

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Paborito nating mga Pinoy ‘to! Although nothing can compare to genuine Filipino cooking, why don’t you try local foods and delicacies where you are? Para maiba naman, diba? Whether those are dumplings in Hong Kong, laksa in Singapore, pasta in Italy or paella in Spain, makakahanap ka ng masarap na pagkain at an affordable price. Since local food is frequently found in each country, siguradong may mga mura kang options para hindi masakit sa iyong bulsa.

6. Go shopping

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Whether it’s for you or or your loved ones, masarap mag-shopping. Kaya nga dito sa Pilipinas, hilig talaga natin ang magpunta sa mga mall. The weekend is perfect for you and your friends to go out and buy stuff. But of course, don’t forget that you have a budget, which you have to stick to. Always look for finds na sulit at swak sa inyong budget!

For grocery shopping advice, click here.

7. Start a business

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Hindi kailangang maging magastos ang weekend mo! This can also be a time for you to work on things you can earn money from. Gaano man kaliit o kalaki ang iyong naipon, siguradong may sideline o negosyong pwede mong pasukan. Pwede kang magsimula ng online store, mag-invest sa stock market, maghanap ng franchise business, o iba pa. Mas maganda kung ang business na sisimulan mo ay hilig mo rin, para natutuwa ka habang ginagawa mo ito.

8. Call your loved ones

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Dahil busy ka buong linggo, sa weekend lang kayo magkakaroon ng mahaba-habang usapan with your family and friends in the Philippines. May time ka dapat to catch up with your loved ones’ lives and to share your experiences with them. Mahalagang mapanatili ang open communication with your family. Ito ang napamahagi ni Kassy at Mommy Ailen sa post na ito.

Kahit malayo ka sa pamilya mo, maraming paraan para maging present pa rin sa mga buhay nila. Sa paggamit mo ng BeamAndGo, madadalian kang ipakita sa kanila na mahal mo sila. You can send Supermarket GCs, gift packages, and more!

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Kassy, a Speech Communication graduate from UP Diliman, with her Mommy Ailen during her University Graduation last June 26, 2016.

From Dubai with Love: OFW Moms deserve only the best!

We all know it’s difficult growing up far from our parents, especially our mom. Our moms are one of the most influential and important people in our lives. Whenever we need someone to give us advice, someone to understand our shortcomings, someone to support our undertakings, or just someone to be with when life gets a little rough, it’s our moms we go to.

We spoke with Kassy, a recent graduate of the University of the Philippines Diliman, who majored in BA Speech Communication. She grew up away from her mom since she was 13 years old. She admits it was difficult having a long-distance relationship with Mommy Ailen, but it was never a hindrance for them to constantly stay in touch. Even if mommy is away, she never forgets even the little things, like the basic needs of her family. Just like any other parent, Mommy Ailen makes sure that her family has their basic needs. To make this part of parenthood a lot easier and better, BeamAndGo is here to help!

Click here to send Supermarket GCs!

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Kassy tells us that just like most OFWs, her mom decided to work abroad to improve their family’s financial stability. From being a housewife, her mom flew to Dubai, not knowing what job she would get into. She just took her shot. After just 5 days, her mom found a job as a secretary. After a year, she found her current job as an HR employee. She has been happily working for the same company after 10 years. Kassy says her mom is career-oriented. This motivates her to become successful in her future career too as a Speech Communication graduate.

Communication is Key!

Kassy considers herself very close to her mom. Early on, they have always been regularly speaking — talking about the little things, like how their days go, to major life decisions. Thanks to Facebook, they can now talk to each other everyday! Kassy’s mom has been very hands-on in taking part in her life. She makes sure that she’s always here for special occasions and major celebrations. Whenever she’s in the Philippines, they make the most out of their bonding time as a family.

13874954_10207989155501104_103121876_nKassy has three other siblings. Kat, 27, who works as a ground crew, Kyle, 26, a customer service agent and Kris, 18, who is still in school. All four siblings look out for each out other especially when their mom is not here. They’ve learned to count on each other and have formed a solid support group. Whenever Mommy Ailen goes home to Manila, they all go out together. On most days, they communicate through their Facebook chat group.

Related: For bonding ideas for you and your family, click here.

Like other children with OFW parents, Kassy imagines what it would be like if her mom just stays for good. Of course, she prefers to be with her mom more often. And although it’s difficult, she understands that the decision for her mom to work abroad is the more practical option.

To our OFW parents: You deserve only the best!

Bittersweet — this is how Kassy would describe how it is growing up with an OFW mom. Mommy Ailen’s sacrifice to not be with Kassy as she grows up is no joke. Open communication and understanding really is key to staying close with your family, whether together or away from each other.

What’s your family story? We’d love to hear from you as well!

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