OFW SHOPPING: Bakit paborito ang Prince Hypermart sa Visayas at Mindanao?

Could you imagine how hard it is when the only choice you have is to temporarily leave your loved ones just to provide them their basic needs? If yes, then this piece is a must-read for you.

“Mahirap pero masaya”- Ito ang mga salitang karaniwan nating naririnig sa tuwing inilalarawan ng mga kababayan natin mula sa Visayas at Mindanao ang kanilang buhay sa probinsya.

Ngunit sa kabila ng kasiyahan, hindi pa rin natin maikakaila ang katotohanang marami sa kanila ang nagtitiis na mawalay sa kanilang mga mahal sa buhay matustusan lang ang pangangailangan ng mga ito. Sila ang mga bayaning Overseas Filipino Workers.

 

And with the aim of helping our kababayans abroad, BeamAndGo was born! Here we help them provide their family’s basic needs through our digital gift certificates that they can use to buy groceries, medicines, health and wellness kit and many more!

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We were welcomed by the friendly staff of Prince Hypermart! The branches also have a section for school supplies, home furniture and appliance, kitchenware, among others.

Why Prince Hypermart brings Joy to Filipinos?

When you say supermarket in Visayas and Mindanao, the first thing on your list will surely be Prince Hypermart. One of their goals is to make their customers happy and satisfied. And with the right array of products, low priced items, and personalized customer service, we can’t deny the fact that Prince Hypermart is giving a lively grocery shopping experience for everyjuan!

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Nanay owns a sari-sari store and purchases goods weekly at this Prince Hypermart branch in Cebu. She goes to the branch with her list! OFWs and their families must learn to properly allocate their expenses

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Life in Visayas and Mindanao is very simple and full of contentment. Their reason for striving day by day is to earn money for them to be able to buy food to eat. Hindi bale nang wala silang magagandang gamit sa bahay, basta may maihahanda lang sa hapagkainan para sa buong pamilya. Ika nga nila, “bahala ug wala’y TV basta naay bugas”. With this, we can strongly say that they are in their simplest way of living.

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Living up to their brand promise, Prince Hypermart offers the cheapest prices that ensures your OFW family can save more!

At dahil nais ng BeamAndGo na kayo ay matulungan, inihahandog namin ang Prince Hypermart upang ibigay ang  pangunahing pangangailangan ng iyong pamilya! Sa slogan pa lang na “ Barato ug Kumpleto, Serbisyo Garantisado pa”, aba ay makakasiguro ka na hindi sa disgrasya mapupunta ang iyong pera padala!

Siguraduhin na bago magtungo sa Prince Hypermart ay nakahanda na ang listahan ng mga grocery items na kukunin sa supermarket upang produktong dekalidad ang sa iyo ay mapunta.

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Upon purchase, you will receive an SMS with the codes. Just proceed to the Customer Service counter at any of these branches listed! Bring a valid ID and say hello to the friendly staff!

 

Check the list below and pick the nearest branch for your family!

  • Abuyog – Luyonsawang, Abuyog, Leyte
  • Argao – DR T.S Kintanar St. Poblacion Argao, Cebu
  • Bad-as– Brgy. Bad-as, Placer,Surigao del Norte
  • Bago– Cor. Hilario Yulo, Bonifacio St., Poblacion, Bago City, Negros Occidental
  • Bayawan -Mabini St. Suba Bayawan City,
    Negros Oriental
  • Baybay -Zone 11, A. Bonifacio St. Baybay City, Leyte
  • Bislig– R.B.Castillo St., cor. Lapu-Lapu St., Mangagoy, Bislig City, Surigao del Sur
  • Cabadbaran-Poblacion Brgy. 5Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte
  • City Hall -M.C. Briones cor. P. Burgos St.,Cebu City
  • Daan Bantayan –Poblacion, Daan Bantayan, Cebu
  • Dalaguete– Poblacion, Dalaguete Cebu
  • Danao -Juan Luna St. Danao City, Cebu
  • Guiuan -Ward 4A, Guiuan, Eastern Samar
  • Dapitan -Manuel L. Quezon St., and Sunset Blvd., Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte
  • Isabel -Quezon St., Corner Roxas St., Sto. Nino, Isabel Leyte
  • La Carlota -Poblacion, La Carlota City, Negros Occidental
  • Maasin -Bantug St. Maasin Southern Leyte
  • Minglanilla –Poblacion Minglanilla, Cebu
  • NRA –3rd Ave. North Reclamation Area, Cebu City
  • Oroquieta -Barrientos St. Poblacion II, Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental
  • Sagay -National Highway,Poblacion II, Sagay City, Negros Occidental
  • Silay -Corner, Rizal A. Luna St. Zone 1, Silay City, Negros Occidental
  • Tanjay -District 9 Opao, Tanjay City, Negros Oriental
  • Tuburan -Brgy. 3, Tuburan Cebu
  • Gingoog -National Highway Brgy. 19, Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental
  • Tandag -Navales Extension Road, Tandag City, Surigao del Sur
  • Hinigaran -Brgy. 4 Hinigaran, Hinigaran Negros Occidental
  • Bayugan – Poblacion, Bayugan, Agusan del Sur
  • Prosperidad -P-11 Poblacion Road, Prosperidad Agusan del Sur
  • Cabatuan -Cor. Confessor Drive – San Agustin St. Cabatuan, Iloilo
  • Larena -North Poblacion Larena, Siquijor
  • Talisay -E. Bonifacio St. Zone 4, Negros Occidental
  • Sibonga -Poblacion Sibonga, Cebu
  • Naval – P. Remedio St., Naval, Biliran
  • Opol – Zone 2 Pob. Opol, Misamis Or.

How to avail gift certificates from Prince Hypermart?

Anyone can be part of BeamAndGo community! How? Start by creating your own BeamAndGo account at www.beamandgo.com for free! You just have to fill in the required details (full name, location overseas, valid email address and mobile number).

Next thing to do is Log in your BeamAndGo account and go to our STORE page. Select PRINCE HYPERMART which is worth PHP 1000/ GC and you can buy as much as you want for your family! Kung marami ang mabibili ng iyong pamilya, mas masaya sila!

Next step is to check your recipient’s FULL NAME and MOBILE NUMBER. Make sure that it is correctly spelled and see to it that his/her mobile number is active for smooth receiving of the transaction codes.

And lastly, you can now proceed to checkout page. You can pay via credit card, debit card (PayPal), online bank transfer, or pay over the counter at any remittance centers that accepts BDO deposit and through our partners, Pacific Ace, i-Remit, and PayRemit!

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Just show this BeamAndGo SMS with serial number and confirmation code to the customer service counter! Bring a valid ID!

After your transaction and payment, we will then process your order and send the transaction codes to your recipient’s mobile number. He/She just need to present the SMS that contains the codes and 1 valid ID upon redemption. Worried if your GCs are redeemed smoothly? Worry no more because our Customer Service team is here to assist your recipient in redeeming the GCs.

Easy, diba? So what are you waiting for? Visit our website now, and start sending for your loved ones here in the Philippines. We are always here to build a better future for you! And if you’re not in any of those locations, don’t worry because we are available nationwide! Here are the rest of our partners.

 

 

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Balik-Pilipinas: What Makes You Miss Home?

Missing home is a feeling we often experience, especially as an OFW living far away. Home is where the heart is, ‘ika nga nila. At para maiparamdam na mahal mo ang pamilya mo sa iyong hometown, subukan mong magpadala gamit ang BeamAndGo.

To learn more about BeamAndGo and our services, click here.

Tinanong namin ang ilan sa mga Beamers what it’s like to live in each of their hometowns — from their simple experiences to the memories they cherish the most. Ito ang kwento ni Raizza, Tom, Angela, at Shelly.

Raizza, Bicol

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Raizza is from Albay, Bicol, home of the infamous Mayon Volcano. The last time she’s been there was a year ago, October 2016. Swerte raw kapag nakikita mo ang Mayon ng buo. Kadalasan kasi, natatakpan ito ng mga ulap. Fortunately, Raizza always gets to see Mayon’s true beauty every time she visits.

For someone who spends so much time in the city, Raizza enjoys the slow pace in Bicol — yung feeling na hindi nagmamadali o minamadali. She says it makes one appreciate the little things that go by your day even more. Here’s how she describes coming back to her hometown of Albay:

“As cliché as it sounds, maririnig mo sa umaga ang mga tumitilaok na manok. I’d still be half

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Raizza’s favorite: tablea chocolate & binugtong

asleep by then, but I’ll always remember that my provincial home would be alive and bustling as early as 4:30 am. Maghahanda si Lolo at Lola para sa 5 AM mass at para mamalengke. ‘Pag 7 AM na, halos lahat ng nasa bahay ay gising na upang magsalu-salo. Siguradong nakahanda ang paborito kong tablea tsokolate at binugtong, a Bicolano delicacy made of glutinous rice with coconut cream wrapped in a banana leaf. Very similar to suman, only creamier.

After breakfast, I’d usually have somewhere to be in the city. Either bibisita ako ng mga friends ko from childhood or iikot lang ako para magliwaliw. Ang masaya diyan is there’s barely any traffic. I prefer going around the area via tricycle or jeep.

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Raizza’s family at Biggs

‘Pag in the mood si Lolo at Lola, lalabas rin sila kasama ang rest of the family. Usually, in the afternoon mamamasyal kami sa LCC Mall in Legazpi. Sasamahan ko ang Mommy ko at Lola ko na mamili sa department store. Kapag dinner, walang tatalo sa iconic Biggs food chain. Meron nito sa LCC Mall kaya it’s good narin na nandun kami. Biggs is a famous diner (and the biggest fast food chain in Bicol) that serves western food with a Bicolano twist.

 

Maaga natatapos ang araw kapag nasa probinsiya. By 7 or 8 pm, handa na ang lahat na matulog at mapahinga para sa susunod na araw.  No pressure at all thoughout the day, kaya you always feel so relaxed.”

We also asked her what she misses the most. Sabi niya, it’s being around with her grandparents. Besides the satisfaction of having her favorite people around, the calmness and serenity of the environment. Fresh na fresh and hangin at hindi masyadong mainit dahil sagana ang mga pananim at puno sa paligid, as she would say.

Tom, Iloilo

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Tom is from Jaro, Iloilo City. Ang huli niyang punta doon ay noong May 2016. Iloilo is known for it’s virgin beaches, batchoy,  heritage sites, and modern jeepneys that roam around the city. Coming back to his hometown always excites him. And whenever he does, he makes sure to spend a lot of time with his family and friends.

“Every time I visit Iloilo, I always make sure that I’m doing something each day. In the morning, Its either I try new restaurants, maybe visit the beaches or maybe just chill outside my home and enjoy the fresh air. At night, we go out and drink because the night life scene in Iloilo’s crazy.”

Tom remembers how delicious the food is in his hometown, especially the seafood. He even says, “you can never go wrong with the seafood in Iloilo. They’re huge and you can get them for a very cheap price.”

Angela, Negros Occidental

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Angela was born in Escalante City, Negros Occidental. The last time she visited was three years ago before she entered college. The province of Negros is quite known for their festivals: Pintaflores at San Carlos City, Panaad and Masskara at Bacolod, Manlambus Festival sa Escalante City, and a lot more.

Angela shares with us her favorite memories in Negros:

“I feel happy whenever I’m on a vacation in my hometown because I get to see my family and friends. Nakakapag-bonding kami. Catch up catch up, ganon. Andun ‘yung nostalgic feeling everytime uuwi ako. Ang sarap sa pakiramdam.

Simple lang ang buhay sa probinsya. Doon, kapag may vegetable garden ka, mabubuhay ka na! Ang hanapbuhay ng mga tao ay simple lang din, kumakasya lang ang kinikita nila sa pang araw-araw na pangangailangan. Laging kumakayod, bawal magpahinga. ‘Yung iba, umalis na papuntang ibang bansa para magtrabaho, tinitiis nilang malayo  sa kanilang pamilya para lang mabigyan sila ng magandang buhay. Kaya saludo ako sa mga mahal nating OFWs na kinkaya lahat matustusan lang ang pangangailangan ng kanilang pamilya. Mabuhay po kayong lahat!

Para makatulong sa mga OFWs with families in Western Visayas, may partner merchants ang BeamAndGo sa regions na ito. Kasama na dito ang Gaisano Capital, Iloilo Supermart, at Prince Retail.

Marami ka pang ibang puwedeng pagpipilian dito!

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Ang pagpapadala mo ng BeamAndGo Supermarket GC ay isa sa paraan ng pagpapakita ng pagmamahal sa pamilya mong, miss na miss mo na. Here’s what Angela misses most about her hometown:

“The spirit of Bayanihan. Sa probinsiya, madaling lapitan ang mga tao, lalo na sa panahon ng pangangailangan. Namimiss ko na din ang fiestas doon. May sayawan kasi doon sa ilalim ng buwan at mga niyog kapag fiesta, dito wala kasi di naman uso ang maingay na fiesta, at wala namang puno ng niyog dito sa Maynila, haha! One of the memories I cherish is nung nagpunta ako ng Panaad Festival sa Bacolod City, kasama ang kaibigan at pinsan ko. Pakiramdam ko halos nalibot ko na ang buong Negros Occidental!

Siguro kung may namimiss man ako ng sobra sa probinsya ay ang pamilya ko. Naalala ko, bago matulog ay ang pagdadasal namin ng sabay-sabay. Pag-gising naman sa umaga ang routine namin ng mama at mga kapatid ko is magwalis sa bakuran. Iba kasi talaga kapag kapiling ang pamilya, lahat gumagaan.”

Shelly, Davao

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Shelly at GMall, Davao City

Shelly is a proud Davaoeña. Her hometown is in Davao City, a coastal commercial center near Mt. Apo, the Philippine’s highest peak. It is also notably famous for Philippine Eagle and a place where you can get a lot of fruits and crops. Shelly tells us that aside from the numerous beaches and resorts, maraming mall sa Davao: Abreeza Ayala, SM, NCCC and the famous GMall. We also asked Shelly how it’s like in living in her hometown. Ito ang sinabi niya:

“Waking up in the Land of Promise is a great feeling. You are truly home safe with the people you spend everyday with. You can just go around and plan what you need to do for the day without worrying too much because the city has friendly beautiful men and women who love peace.

A typical day for me would be waking up with my coffee, doing routines at home, going to the mall. I actually like going to GMall, the place has variety of items from their supermarkets, food chains, to department stores. It’s a one-stop shop. And this mall really has a lot of affordable things to offer. Jeepneys pass by the mall making it convenient for commuters and shoppers. Taxis are everywhere too. It’s amazing to be here and every place is definitely accessible in the city.

Sleeping at night is one of my favorite things. Karaoke is limited to 10 PM so you can sleep soundly, hearing the chirping birds and animal friends in the background. And yes, I am living in an urban city but I can still feel like I’m in the countryside too. That is what most of us desire, I guess.”

Shelly misses the peaceful environment in Davao the most — how people treat you kindly, how they follow rules, and the lovely weather to match.

Ito ang mga namimiss nila sa mga lugar na kanilang kinalakihan. It’s such a good feeling to look back on those moments and places that have significant places in our hearts. And just because we don’t come back regularly, doesn’t mean we can’t show the people we miss how much we care for them. Sending Supermarket GCs using BeamAndGo is one of the ways to do so. Kahit saan pa man ang hometown mo, siguradong may option ka dito!

Send Supermarket GCs now!