MUST READ FOR OFWs: Supermarket in Luzon na DISCOUNTED na, discounted pa!

Bilang OFW, mahalaga sa atin ang salitang “tipid” dahil talaga naman na pinagpapaguran ang bawat sentimo na ating kinikita para lang matugunan ang mga pangangailangan ng pamilya sa Pinas. We always have this mindset na kahit tayo na yung wala, basta mayroon lang ating mga mahal sa buhay. Tinitiis natin ang hirap sa pagtatrabaho sa ibang bansa para lang  makapagpadala sa kanila.

At dahil ramdam ng BeamAndGo ang inyong pagpupursige, we are giving you something to rely on. Kasangga na ninyo ang Super 8 Supermarket sa pagba-budget para sa groceries ng pamilya sa pamamagitan ng aming grocery gift certificates.

Bukod sa kumpleto sila sa grocery items, tapat sila sa kanilang pangako na “discounted na, discounted pa!” Kami na mismo sa BeamAndGo ay saksi sa araw-araw na bagsak presyong hatid ng Super 8 Supermarket kaya naman makakasiguro ka na mas tipid ka dito.

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SI NANAY ESTER AY SUKI NG SUPER8 SHAW BRANCH, SINISIGURO NIYA NA NAKA-READY ANG WEEKLY GROCERY STOCK NILA NG KANIYANG MGA APO.

 Nandito na lahat ang mga pangunahing pangangailangan ng iyong pamilya. Mula sa toiletries hanggang sa fresh section aba ay makikita mo lahat dito kaya naman Super 8 is considered as one-stop shop for everyjuan!

Hindi matatawaran ang baba ng presyo ng mga bilihin dito kaya naman patok ito sa bawat mamamayang Pilipino sa Luzon. Plus, their friendly staff are always on the go para bigyan kayo ng magandang serbisyo. Sikat din ang Super 8 sa kanilang napaka-gandang music jingle kaya tiyak na paglabas mo sa supermarket na ito ay LSS (Last Song Syndrome) ka na sa kanta. Natuwa ka na sa presyo, natuwa ka pa sa jingle nila.

Iba ang saya at ginhawang dulot ng Super 8 Supermarket sa kanilang valued shoppers kaya naman gusto ng BeamAndGo na maging isa ang pamilya mo sa kanila. May mahigit 60 branches sila around Luzon kaya kahit nasaan man ang pamilya mo, Super 8 got them covered! Kaya ano pa ang hinihintay mo? Bili na ng Super 8 Supermarket GCs sa BeamAndGo!

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Shopping tips for Everyjuan:

Siguraduhin na bago magtungo sa Super 8 Supermarket  ay nakahanda na ang listahan ng mga grocery items na kukunin sa supermarket upang produktong dekalidad ang sa iyo ay mapunta.

Check the list below and pick the nearest Super 8 Supermarket branch for your family:

  • BACLARAN – 240 Quirino Avenue, Baclaran, Parañaque City
  • BLUMENTRITT – Aurora Blvd. corner Cavite Street, Sta. Cruz, Manila
  • CALOOCAN – In Uniwide Warehouse Club, 1695 Rizal Ave. Ext., Grace Park, Caloocan City
  • CALOOCAN JACKMAN – # 558-564 Rizal Avenue Extension, Caloocan City
  • CUBAO – L/G Opulent Arcade, Gen. Roxas St. Cor. EDSA, Araneta Center Cubao, Quezon City
  • GUADALUPE – GF, Guadalupe Commercial Complex, Edsa Guadalupe, Makati City
  • LA HUERTA – Quirino Ave. Corner J. de Leon Street, Barangay San Dionisio, Parañaque City
  • LAS PIÑAS – In Uniwide Metro Mall, 43 Real St., Alabang-Zapote Road, Pamplona, Las Piñas City
  • LIBERTAD – #2476-2478 Taft Avenue, Pasay City
  • MCS – Lower Ground (Unit FDA1) Makati Cinema Square, Chino Roces Ave. cor. A. Arnaiz St. Makati City
  • MALIBAY – 41 C. Jose St. Malibay, Pasay City Customer
  • MUNTINLUPA 2 – 8001 Montillano St. Alabang, Muntinlupa City
  • MUNTINLUPA – National Road corner Feeder Road,Muntinlupa
  • NOVALICHES BAYAN – Quirino Highway, Brgy Sta Monica and Novaliches Proper, Novaliches, Quezon City
  • ORTIGAS EXTENSION – 8005 G.P. Ortigas Ave. Extension, Brgy. Sta. Lucia, Rosario Pasig City
  • PRITIL – Juan Luna st. Brgy. 61 Pritil, Tondo
  • RECTO – University Center Bldg., 1985 C.M. Recto Ave Corner, S.H. Loyala St. Sampaloc, Manila
  • SAN JUAN – #79 Blumentritt St. Brgy. Pedro Cruz, San Juan City
  • SHAW – Shaw 500 Zentrum, 500 Shaw Boulevard, Brgy. New Pleasant, Mandaluyong City
  • Elisco Road, Boundary of San Joaquin and Sto.Rosario, Municipality of Pateros
  • SUCAT – In Uniwide Warehouse Club, Olivares Complex, Dr. A. Santos Ave., Brgy. San Isidro Sucat, Parañaque City
  • TATALON – 119 Kaliraya St. Quezon City
  • VISAYAS AVENUE – Ground Floor, Wilcon City Center, 121 Visayas Ave., Brgy. Bahay Toro, Quezon City
  • LITEX – B. Soliven St., cor Pres. Quezon St., Commonwealth, Quezon City
  • ERMIN – 120 Ermin Garcia Ave., Barangay E. Rodriguez Sr., Quezon City
  • GAGALANGIN – 2585 Juan Luna St., Brgy. 173, Gagalangin Tondo, Manila
  • ALPHALAND – GF, Southgate Mall, Edsa cor. Pasong Tamo Ext., Brgy. Magallanes, Makati City
  • CAA – J. Aguilar Ave. San Antonio Valley 7, Pulang Lupa Dos, Las Piñas City
  • BALINTAWAK – 476A.Bonifacio ext.Brgy.Balingasa (Mini Divisoria), Balintawak, Quezon City
  • COMMONWEALTH – Villonco St. Commonwealth, Quezon City
  • PARANG – Gen. B. G. Molina Ave., Brgy. Parang, Marikina
  • BAGUMBAYAN – DIR. Bunye Ave. Brgy. Bagumbayan, Taguig City
  • CAMARIN – I Mall, Kiko Camarin, Caloocan City
  • MARULAS – #62 Pio Valenzuela Brgy. Marulas, Valenzuela City
  • SIGNAL – #15 E Rodriguez St. Gov. I South Signal, Taguig City
  • ANGELES – Sto. Domingo, Brgy. Sto. Domingo, Angeles Pampanga
  • ANTIPOLO – SPI Bldg., Manuel L. Quezon Ave., Brgy. San Roque, Antipolo
  • TAYTAY BAYAN – Rizal Avenue Bayan, Brgy. Dolores, Taytay
  • BALIUAG – Dr. Gonzales St., Brgy, Poblacion, Baliuag Bulacan
  • BIÑAN – C. Morales Mall, National Highway Brgy. San Antonio, Biñan Laguna
  • BINANGONAN – 52 JP Rizal Street, Brgy Layunan, Binangonan Rizal (Formerly Grand East Hypermart)
  • CALAMBA – National Highway, Purok 4, Brgy. Uno, Crossing Calamba City
  • COGEO – 2nd Floor, CMVC Plaza, Gate 2 Cogeo Village, Antipolo City
  • DASMARIÑAS – Inside Emart, Malihan St. Zone IV, Dasmariñas
  • GMA CAVITE – Magra Commercial (formerly GMA wet and dry market), Congressional Road, Poblacion I, General Mariano Alvarez
  • MALOLOS – In Uniwide Warehouse Club, Mc Arthur Highway, Brgy. Guinhawa, Malolos City, Bulacan
  • MASINAG – 182 Marcos Highway cor. Sumulong Highway, Brgy. Mayamot, Masinag, Antipolo City
  • MEYCAUAYAN – Esperanza Mall, McArthur Highway, Brgy. Calvario, Meycauyan Bulacan
  • MOLINO – New Molino Blvd., Brgy. Molino, Bacoor Cavite
  • SANTO ROSARIO – Ground Floor Fun Mall, General Trias Drive, Rosario Cavite
  • SAN PEDRO – Lot 3-A-2 National Highway, Brgy. San Antonio, San Pedro Laguna
  • SAN PABLO – G/F Artemio Fule St., Brgy. VII-B, San Pablo Laguna
  • SAPANG PALAY – RCG Market Stall Building, Dr. Eduardo V. Roquero, Sr. Ave. Spang Palay, San Jose Del Monte (In front of Victory Town Center) Bulacan
  • SANTA ROSA –Sta. Rosa Commercial Complex, Brgy. Balibago, Sta. Rosa Laguna
  • TARLAC – In Uniwide Warehouse Club, NInoy Aquino Blvd., San Nicolas, Tarlac City
  • TAYTAY – D’ Park & Shop Building, Market Road, Taytay Rizal (beside Taytay Public Market)
  • URDANETA – Inside CB Mall, McArthur Highway,Brgy. Nancayasan, Urdaneta City Pangasinan
  • HAGONOY – #3002 Ang Puso ng Hagonoy Shopping Center, Bulacan
  • HULONG DUHAT – No. 1 Lt. Women’s Club St.
  • KARUHATAN – 15 Karuhatan St. Valenzuela
  • TINAJEROS –MGC Veranda 31 Governor Pascual ave., Malabon
  • CABUYAO – 0413 B# National Hway Banay Banay, Laguna
  • HULONG DUHAT – #1 Lt. Women’s Club St., Hulong Duhat, Malabon City
  • GUAGUA – Gil Puyat St. Sto. Nino Guagua Pampanga
  • LEMERY – Illustre Avenue District 3 Lemery Batangas
  • LIPA – Ayala highway Barangay. Mataas na Lupa Lipa Batangas

Paano maging miyembro ng BeamAndGo?

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Kahit sino ka man, pwede ka maging isa sa BeamAndGo community! Paano?  Start by creating your own BeamAndGo account at www.beamandgo.com for free! Inuulit namin, libre lang maging miyembro dito.  You just have to fill in the required details (full name, location overseas, valid emailaddress and mobile number).

Next thing to do is Log in your BeamAndGo account and go to our STORE page. Select Super 8 Supermarket which is worth PHP 500/ GC and you can buy as much as you want for your family! The more GCs you buy for them, the happier they will be!

 

 

Next step is to check you 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, at any remittance centers that accepts BDO deposit and through our partners, Pacific Ace, Payremit, PNB, iRemit and TNG! 

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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.

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P’WEDE KA RIN MAG-AVAIL NG SUPER8 CARD!

Worried if yourGCs are redeemed smoothly? Worry no more because our Customer Service team is here to assist your recipient in redeeming the GCs.

 

 

 

 

Madali lang, diba? So what are you waiting for? Visit our website now and start sending for your loved ones here in the Philippines. Together, let’s build a better future for every Filipino!

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Hong Kong Domestic Helper: 8 Things You Should 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 nBeamAndGo Digital Gift Certificates 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 www.BeamAndGo.com. 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. Kaya naman proud na proud kami ibahagi sa inyo ang kwento ni Juliet Lindo na taga Compostela Valley, a proud na proud na NCCC and GMall customer ng Pacific Ace!

 

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 and unwind!

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Unang-una, kailangan mong mag-relax. Hindi ka robot! Try to take a walk near the bay, mag yoga ka katulad ni Ms. Juliet Lindo na taga Hong Kong. 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. Exercising also helps us improve our mood – dopamine effect yan para happy tayo! It’s good to have at least 30 minutes of physical activity everyday. So kapag hinahatid mo yung alaga mo sa school, counted narin yun! On weekends naman, mag sign up kayo ng yoga, taekwondo, zumba, or hiphop dancing! There’s so many OFW groups to join! 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. Learn a new skill!

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If your body needs it, your mind needs it too! Studying is your way to exercise your mind. Marami kang pagpilian: novels, online articles, blogs, news, at para naman kay Juliet Lindo, otherwise known as “Sweetify” in Facebook, dapat matuto mag sulat ng Chinese at mag converse sa local Cantonese para maging competitive at maging effective sa communication with Hong Kong locals. Basta ang punto ay never stop learning! Bawal ang tamad-tamaran.

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. Imagine niyo, may mga magagandang beach pala sa Hong Kong! Makakakuha ka pa ng mga selfie na ipapadala mo sa mga kapamilya mo sa Pilipinas! Disneyland, check! Bida ka pa sa mga anak mo!

5. Eat good food

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DimDimSum is the personal favorite of Juliet Lindo! It’s a unique restaurant and surprisingly easy on the pocket! Once in a while, we all deserve to eat good food! Photo taken from scandinaviantraveler.com

 

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 (know the differenc between Needs and Wants!). Ang needs ang mga kailangan mo talaga at wants ay pang libangan lang kapag may extra sa budget. But of course, don’t forget to stick to your budget. Minsan may mga manloloko diyan sa Central! Huwag magpaloko sa mga nagtitinda ng fake na mga alahas! Maganda na kayo kahit walang mga mamahaling ari-arihan. Always look for finds na sulit at swak sa inyong budget!

For grocery shopping advice, click here.

7. Start a small business (Hindi ito impossible!)

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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 mag sideline na magbenta ng mga damit, accessories, o kaya naman mag bukas ng maliit na tindahan o sari-sari store. Don’t forget to check your country’s labor laws first and your employer if he or she will allow it! We advice that you consult your respective labor authorities before pursuing a business. If puwede, then go ahead na! Mas maganda kung ang business na sisimulan mo ay hilig mo rin, para natutuwa ka habang ginagawa mo ito. Si Juliet naman ang ginawa ay naging zumba instructor! Sa susunod, baka maging taekwondo instructor narin siya!

8. As a parent, don’t forget to contact 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. Kasama sa responsibilidad mo ang maging teacher, cheerleader, best friend, at disciplinarian kung kinakailangan – tulungan ang anak sa pag-aaral, siguraduhin na nagpapaalam sila kapag may pupuntahan, at mag celebrate kapag may mga big achievements!

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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Let us help you support your family! Sign up now!

Si Juliet natuklasan niya ang BeamAndGo sa Facebook at mula nuon, every month na siya nagpapadala sa mga anak niya sa Compostela Valley. Nagbabayad siya sa Pacific Ace tuwing katapusan ng buwan.

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Kayapag ikaw naman ay nasa ibang bansa, marami pong paraan ang pagbayad sa BeamAndGo. Si Juliet, all she needed was to try it once! And now, she is able to budget her family’s grocery and department store expenses, all because of BeamAndGo

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Masubukan nga! OFWs buy their groceries in Pampanga!

Sa BeamAndGo, we make sure that our partner supermarkets provide a convenient and pleasurable experience for your loved ones wherever they are, here in the Philippines. Kaya naman binibisita namin ang mga supermarkets na ito, para ma-experience din ang grocery shopping ng iyong mga kapamilya dito.

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Kakadating palang. Nag selfie na agad si Albert sa BeamAndGo Jenra banner!

Before you can send Supermarket GCs to your loved ones, kailangan mo munang mag-register sa BeamAndGo! Libre lang ang pag-register para makapag-padala ka sa iyong mga mahal sa buhay sa Pilipinas kaya register na!.

Today, we will feature a supermarket in Dau, Mabalacat, ang Jumbo Jenra. Our SVP, Albert Christian Go, together with Aica, a BeamAndGo customer and volunteer, headed to Pampanga to check out what Jumbo Jenra has to offer! Tara, samahan kami sa pag-discover!

Albert was immediately greeted by our friends from Jumbo Jenra. Everyone in this store seems to be happy serving their customers kaya naman good vibes ang pamimili. Pag pasok palang, makikita na ito ay isang one-stop shop for everything you need!

Ang Pampanga ay tinaguriang “Culinary Capital of the Philippines,” dahil sa dami ng masasarap magluto sa lugar na ito. Ilan lang sa mga sikat na Kapampangan dishes ay Tocino, Sisig, Halo-Halo at Pancit Palabok. Kaya naman pag naisipang lutuin ng inyong pamilya ang ilan sa mga sikat pagkaing Kapampangan, kailangan lamang nila gamitin ang kanilang BeamAndGo gift certificates upang bilhin ang mga ingredients sa Jumbo Jenra. Makasisigurado ka pang fresh at kumpleto ang mga tinda!

Gaya ng sabi namin sa aming OFW Shopping Advice, dapat unahin ang mga pangangailangan sa household. Albert and Aica roamed around the spacious aisles of Jumbo Jenra to shop for the necessities for their stay in Pampanga. Rice, water, snacks, fruits, and fresh meat — kumpleto sila! Siguradong hindi ka magugutom dito!

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Murang mura ang mga damit! Hindi kailangan ng branded at imported!

Sa Jumbo Jenra, pwede rin mag shopping ng mga damit. They make sure to stock up on variety kaya naman siguradong may makikita ang bawat miyembro ng iyong pamilya. Ang mga kapampangan rin ay kilala sa pagiging mahilig sa shopping. This is evident in the number of shopping malls and mall goers in the area. Pero hindi dapat mag alala dahil ang mga damit sa Jumbo Jenra ay siguradong swak pa rin sa budget niyo.  
Kung kailangan mo ng mga budgeting tips, click here.

Hindi natatapos sa necessities ang grocery shopping ni Albert at Aica. They also looked for different items your family may need. Kung kailangan nila ng brand-new appliances at iba pang mga kagamitan sa bahay, dito rin nila ito mahahanap. Hindi na mahihirapan ang inyong mga mahal sa buhay na maghanap ng kanilang mga pangangailangan. Madali na, enjoy pa! Nakapag-karaoke pa nga si Albert, while grocery shopping dito eh!

Nagtapos ang enjoyable shopping trip nila by using BeamAndGo’s supermarket GCs. It’s easy and hassle free! Tulad ng experience ni Albert at Aica, your family won’t have a difficult time grocery shopping in Jumbo Jenra. Para sa mga katanungan tungkol sa BeamAndGo digital gift certificates, you may contact us at customerservice@beamandgo.com.

Ano pang hinihintay mo? Tara na at mamili sa Jumbo Jenra! You can choose among the three branches in Pampanga: Dau, Angeles, and San Fernando (Sindalan.) Click here to see the full list of branches, their store hours, and full address. Kung walang Jumbo Jenra sa area niyo, ‘wag kang mag-alala! Sa BeamAndGo, we make sure that we cover all areas in the Philippines para sa inyong mga kapamilya. There are many supermarkets to choose from!

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You can pay via credit card, debit card (PayPal), online bank transfer, at any remittance centers that accepts BDO deposit and through our partners, Pacific Ace, Payremit and iRemit!

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Kadto ta sa Iloilo Supermart! Bonding ideas para sa mga kapwa OFW

Marami rin ang lalaking OFW. Yun nga lang iba siyempre ang kadalasang trabaho nila. Sa maraming mga lalaking Ilonggo, isa na sa pinakamadalas na trabaho ang pagiging marino. Ibang klaseng pakikipagsapalaran sa malalayong lugar at wala kang ibang makita kundi barko ninyo at ang parang walang katapusang dagat. Tubig lang sa kaliwa, sa kanan, sa harapan, at sa likuran. Iyan ang buhay marino at sa araw-araw, alam mong miss na miss mo na ang asawa mo at ang mga anak mo.

Ang ilan sa kanila, nilalabas ang lungkot sa Dondi Acuesta.jpgpagpunta parati sa gym kung may gym ang barko. Kung wala, jogging na lang nang katakut-takot. Ganyan talaga habang nasa laot at habang malayo sa pamilya.

Kapag nakarating na sa Pilipinas uli, aba, gimik na! Shopping na! Ilabas na ang lahat ng frustration na hindi kasama ang pamilya.

Start Now: Provide for your family’s basic needs! Click here to choose from BeamAndGo’s wide range of supermarket partners.

Ganyan si Captain Dondi Acuesta. More than 29 years in service bilang isang marino na nagdadala ng tanker vessel sa iba’t-ibang lugar – Sweden, Germany, Norway, at sa iba pang lugar sa Europa. Galing no? Pero kung tatanungin ninyo siya, ano ang sasabihin niyang mas gusto niyang gawin?

Mas gugustuhin niyang pumunta ng Iloilo Supermart kasama ang asawang si Agnes na 26 years na in service sa government. Ngayon naman, siya ay isang School Registrar sa Iloilo State College of Fisheries.

Malalaki na ang mga anak nila. Si Tom ay isang Creative Professional sa BeamAndGo, si Pearl ay isang account manager ng isang fashion styling company, si Ereka ay nag-aaral ng Culinary Arts sa College of St. Benilde, at si Doneza, aba, first year proper na sa med school.

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Bili na! The family can’t wait!

Hindi biro ang makapagpalaki ng ganyan. Hindi rin biro ang buwan-buwan mo silang hindi kasama at hindi nakikitang lumaki. Kaya nga sobrang halaga ng mga bonding moment sa mga lugar na tulad ng Iloilo Supermart. Sa sandaling panahong iyon, bawing-bawi na ang mga panahon ng pangungulila.

Kuha na ng BeamAndGo GC para sa Iloilo Supermart!

Halimbawa, to celebrate, gawa na ng spaghetti! O kaya pangahasang gumawa ng La Paz batchoy sa bahay. At para maganda, kailangang bumili ng sariwang karne at iba pang mga sahog. Alam ninyo naman, kung hindi sariwa, iba ang lasa. Swerte lang at sigurado kang sariwa lahat sa Iloilo Supermart. Malapit na sa bahay, maaliwalas pa, masarap pa ang mga benta.

Gusto mo mas mag-manage ng iyong finances?

Tumingin lang dito.

Puro good time na lang ba?

Family bonding e pero paano ba maging good parent sa loob ng isang supermarket? Kasama sa mga pagsubok nina Dondi at Agnes ang maituro sa mga anak nila ang tamang paggamit ng pera. Sabi nga ng matatanda: Hindi iyan tumutubo sa puno.

Idea 1: Compare prices. With a place like Iloilo Supermart, you don’t just have one brand of spaghetti sauce. Look at all the varieties available. Tapos, isipin mo: Ako ba ay sobrang walang oras o tinatamad na hindi ko kayang maggisa at maghalo ng tomato sauce at giniling na karne at keso? Baka mas marami kang magawa at mapakain kung sa halip na ready-made ang bibilhin mo, ikaw mismo ang magluto.

Idea 2: Learn to window shop for future planning. Ano kamo? Walay ka pang kwarta kaya tingin lang muna. Tignan mo kung anu-ano kaya ang magandang ihanda. Halimbawa, para sa isang darating na birthday. Baka may gusto kang panregalo. May pera ka na ba? Baka kailangan mong mag-ipon. So, ipon muna! Ganyan din kasi ang turo nina Dondi at Agnes sa mga anak: Kung wala ka pang pera, wag manghingi. Pag-ipunan mo ang gusto mo. Kung birthday mo, puede ka sigurong manghingi pero kung hindi, sariling kayod, di ba, anak?

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Ito kaya? O ito? Ay magugustuhan nila ito!

Idea 3: Don’t give too much allowance. Kids, don’t ask for too much allowance. Yung tipong sakto lang. Ano ba ang kailangang pera sa school para makakain? Yun naman dapat ang allowance e. Kung may gusto ka, save 10% ng baon. So kung may PHP 1,000 per week, aba, dapat naman at least may matitirang PHP 100 sa dulo ng linggo. Isipin ninyo na lang, kung PHP 100 kada linggo, sa dulo ng isang taon, mayroong PHP 5,200 siguro ang isang bata. Hindi na biro iyon!

Idea 4: Andyan ang BeamAndGo. Gamit na ng mga digital gift certificate para siguradong mabantayan ang lahat ng gastos. Mas madaling mag-budget gamit ang mga GC ng BeamAndGo. Wala nang hassle, aalagaan ka pa nang todo sa Iloilo Supermart.

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Madaling mag-manage ng gastos basta gamit ang mga GC.

Ganyan dapat ang mga magulang: Kailangang magturo magtipid at pahalagahan ang pera pero, kapag puede naman din, salu-salo na. Habang wala pang bagong lakad si Daddy sa kanyang barko, game na game na. Kain na muna lahat!

Punta na sa BeamAndGo website at pumili na ng gusto mong GC!

 

 

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You can pay via credit card, debit card (PayPal), online bank transfer, at any remittance centers that accepts BDO deposit and through our partners, Pacific Ace, Payremit and iRemit!

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Ang magaling na OFW, marunong mag-budget ng grocery!

Masarap magtrabaho sa abroad dahil mas marami ka nang pera. Mabibili mo na ang mga hindi mo noon mabili para sa sarili mo at para sa asawa mo at mga anak mo. Ngayon, makakabili ka na ng gamot ni Nanay at ni Tatay at hindi na nila kailangang magbawas ng dosage o kaya lumiban sa pag-inom nito. Maganda na ang buhay.

Dahil naman sa BeamAndGo, mas makasisiguro kang may mga grocery na puede nang puntahan ng mga mahal mo sa buhay.

Puede ka rin namang pumunta sa aming partner na I-Remit para masilip mo ang aming menu at ang aming grocery partners. Dahil sa I-Remit, puede kang magbayad ng diretso sa kanila at kami na ang bahalang magpadala ng BeamAndGo gift certificate sa pamilya mo.

Pero meron bang malapit na grocery partner ng BeamAndGo sa inyo? Eto sila:

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Branches: Gaisano Capital has more than 27 branches in Visayas and Mindanao. List of branches, store hours, and addresses can be accessed here

Review: Sikat na sikat na supermarket chain in Central Visayas, particularly Cebu.  It has a wide selection of grocery items. Our secret is use it for department store purchases!

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GMALL (Gaisano Mall of Davao)

Branches: GMall has branches in Davao, Tagum, Toril, Gensan, at Digos. List of branches, store hours, and addresses can be accessed here.

Review: Davao OFWs are one of the most resilient, honest, and respectful Filipinos. We asked our members in Davao which supermarket chain they prefer, and unanimously, they picked G Mall. There’s no need to wait because G Mall is now part of the Beamer family.

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Iloilo Supermart

Branches: Iloilo Supermart is a supermarket chain with 8 branches in Iloilo City. List of branches, store hours, and addresses can be accessed here.

Review: Did you know that Iloilo is a world’s recruitment haven for seamen? More than 180,000 Ilonggos are now working overseas! If you are one of them, this is your chance to try Iloilo Supermart!

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LCC Supermarket 

Branches: There are LCC  branches in Daet, Iriga, Legazpi, Masbate, Naga, Sorsogon, and Tabaco. List of branches, store hours, and addresses can be accessed here.

Review: Ang mga taga Bicol, kilalang kilala sa kanilang masasarap na pagkain gaya ng pinangat at laing. All the known ingredients can be bought at LCC. Best of all, it’s affordable.

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Prince Retail

Branches: Prince Retail is a Hypermart which has branches in Negros Occidental, Cebu, Silay, Leyte, and Zamboanga. List of branches, store hours, and addresses can be accessed here.

Review: If you want to start your own Sari-sari store, look no further. Prince Warehouse is located even in the outskirts “sulok sulokan.”

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San Roque Supermarket

Branches: San Roque Supermarket has 10 branches in Luzon. List of branches, store hours, and addresses can be accessed here.

Review: This Supermaket is BeamAndGo’s first merchant. We love it because OFWs get the best prices. No further explanation needed.

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Branches: Super 8 Supermarket has branches in Laguna, Cavite, Metro Manila, Tarlac, Pangasinan, Pampanga, and Bulacan. List of branches, store hours, and addresses can be accessed here.

Review: This place is “super!” The prices are affordable and what’s best is the variety of items. Everything you need in your household can be bought here.

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Branches: Johnson’s Supermart has 2 branches in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte. List of branches, store hours, and addresses can be accessed here.

Review:  Nothing can beat a neighborhood favorite and that is exactly what Johnson’s Supermart is. Trusted by most folks in Ilocos Norte, this place has gained both the popularity and hearts of many.

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Branches: Jenra Supermarket and Jumbo Jenra has branches in San Fernando (Sindalan), Dau, and Angeles . List of branches, store hours, and addresses can be accessed here.

Review: This is a no frills supermarket!  That makes it the most affordable in Pampanga. It’s so popular among sari-sari store owners, they even have a special lane!

Let’s make a plan!

Ngayong alam na natin kung sino nga ba ang mga partner ng BeamAndGo, budget muna! Hindi naman puedeng gastos nang gastos. Plan muna tayo.

Ano-ano ba ang mga pangangailangan ng bawat isang anak? Ng asawa? Ng magulang? Sino pa ba ang ibang tao sa bahay ninyo? May kailangan ba para sa kanila?

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Magkano nga ba talaga?

Ngayon, gawa tayo ng plano. Dapat ba ang shopping every week, every two weeks, o every month? Kung hindi naman malaki ang refrigerator o bahay ninyo, sa weekly shopping na lang tayo. Mahirap na ang daming binibili kasi nakatutuksong ubusin lang ang lahat. Baka manakawan ka pa. Better siguro, para sa marami sa atin, weekly budget na lang.

Tignan mo naman kung magkakano ang mga puede mong ipadalang amount gamit ang BeamAndGo.

Hangga’t maaari, kailangan mong ilista ang lahat ng pangangailangan nila tapos, sa maaabot ng makakaya mo, subukan mong tandaan kung magkano ang bawat isa. Sa gayon, mas matatantsya mo kung magkano nga ba ang dapat mong ipadala.

Take note ha: Wag maging hero. Hindi ka si Santa Claus. Kung ano lang ang kailangan. May panahon para sa party. Everyday needs lang muna. O may rough estimate ka na?

Ready na? Let’s go to BeamAndGo!

Kung gusto mo rin naman, punta na sa I-Remit branch na malapit sa iyo at tignan ang aming menu doon.

Kapag may karagdagang katanungan, we’ll be happy to attend to your needs. You may email us at support@beamandgo.com or call the numbers below:

Mobile(SMART) / Whatsapp / Viber: +63 949-839-3322
Mobile(GLOBE): +63 927-817-2855/+63995-321-7377 (new)

Opinion: The middle class OFWs and the cost of higher income

It was the year 2010.

Having been voted by more than 15 M Filipinos, President Noynoy Aquino delivered his first State of the Nation Address (SONA). His electrifying speech against corruption and the culture of “Wang-wang” or special treatment to VIPs was a hit in local press and the business sector.

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A photo of President Noynoy Aquino. Credited for fixing the fiscal policy, reducing foreign debt, and tightening of spending. During his term, income taxes were unchanged. Good or bad for middle class?

Back then, I was working in one of the largest Universal Banks in the Philippines and was drawing a moderate salary but it was not enough for me to be financially free.

Related: Did you know that as OFWs, you can send remit smarter to your families’ household needs from groceries to medicine?  Register now for free and let BeamAndGo help support your family needs

Like many middle class college degree holder employees, my dream was to own my own house and be financially independent. I asked myself the question,” How long would it take for me to accomplish my noble aspirations? 20 years?”

So in January 2011, I finally boarded the cheapest flight to Singapore after months of deliberation with my family.

I armed myself with the very small stash of savings from the past 4.5 years. That’s it! #Bahalanasibatman ika nga but I was confident with my qualifications. So I bid goodbye to my parents, lola, and friends. It was painful, hard, and dramatic. A month after, I landed my first job to oversee the marketing and fundraising programs of a Singaporean NGO. I drew a salary more than 5 times my take home pay in the Philippines.

There were many things I learned while working overseas from cooking, washing of clothes, moving flats, and even dealing with abusive landlords (that’s a different story). But the most important is sending cash remittances back home and its enormous repercussions if not planned wisely. I could just imagine how much more I’d saved and invested if BeamAndGo was already available with its digital gift certificates on supermarkets, medicine, and other basic needs. If you don’t have an idea how it works, just watch this video below:

From my own personal experience and from the testimonies of dozens of OFWs whom I’ve personally met, many of us choose to work overseas because of better employment opportunities and lower taxes.

I will emphasize this because I want our next President to focus on the immediate welfare of middle class Filipinos. You can be assured, just like the millions of Filipinos who left their families, I will be watching your first State of the Nation Address! All of you promised to reduce taxes.  I will be taking down notes and I will hold you accountable. Tandaan niyo, sinabi ninyong lahat na babawasan niyo ang taxes. We are not endorsing any candidate but what we want is for the President to walk the talk, make the biggest sacrifices, and lead by example.  Don’t we all deserve this?

While OFW remittances has been widely acknowledged as the driver of the Philippine Economy (USD 29.7 Billion in 2015), the high costs of absentee parents, loneliness, and risks to life on both physical and mental are enormous. That subject cannot be brushed aside because their are serious concerns. Just read the story of a domestic helper who took her life a few days ago here.

We invite our fellow OFWs to become a member of the Beamer family. It’s a community for OFWs where we freely share stories and provide advice on a range of topics from saving, budgeting, and money allocation, to healthy nutrition.

Not long ago, my blood pressure went up to 160 / 100 in Singapore, when I gorged on chicken rice almost everyday. That was before I noticed that all of my Singaporean friends were eating vegetables and fish soup. Did you know that the mortality age in the  Philippines is 68.5 years as opposed to Singapore at 84.5 years? Stop the chicken rice,  friends!  If you want to learn practical tips on how to live longer, sign up at BeamAndGo now.

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I was in Laoag, Ilocos Norte last Saturday delivering a workshop with Vanessa Cartera, our director of sales, to retired OFWs on the keys to claiming victory in both health and finances. One of the highlights was the subject on 8 dimensions of Wellness. I will discuss more on our findings and also learnings from the participants in my next blog. We will give you tips from Dr. Raymond Escalona, a lifestyle nutrition specialist, on how you can reduce the risk of cancer and live a healthy lifestyle. We thank the Laoag City LGU and its Community Affairs Division for inviting their OFW associations to attend.

But right now, since we only have less than 30 days before we elect a new Chief Executive, let’s  watch the debates attentively and cast our vote according to our conscience, wisdom, and knowledge on what is best for our country. There are more issues from poverty alleviation, crime, drugs, women’s rights, contractualization, and K-12.

We have less than 30 days before we elect a new President. Let’s move away from personality politics and focus on knowing how our presidential candidates will solve our nation’s issues.

I believe it’s time to lower income taxes. There are 1.3 M of us OFWs that can cast a vote and make a difference. We will never forget all the days when we thought about quitting, when we reluctantly left our families, and when we almost lost hope in life. But we can always choose to change the game. We may find the ideal president who can walk the talk.

If you are an OFW and you like what you read, join the Beamer Support Community now. We’re now helping 80,000 Filipinos and you could easily be one of them. Together, let’s cast our votes and be heard by our government.

Kwento natin bilang OFW: Hindi tayo nag-iisa Vol. 2

Handa na ba kayo sa isa pang set ng mga kwento ng mga kagila-gilalas na pakikipagsapalaran ng ating mga Beamer? Mga nanay silang lahat at hindi tayo sobrang naiiba sa kanila. Maririninig mo kaya ang sarili mo sa mga kwento nila?

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Experiencing the most of life: Karen Jaque

Kilala natin ang kwento ni Karen ng Iloilo: Pumunta Karen Jaque.jpgsiya ng Hong Kong para sa pamilya. Ang hindi natin masyadong naririnig ay ito: Gusto rin niya ng bagong karanasan.

Para sa marami nating kababayan, halos buong buhay nila, doon lang sila sa lugar nila. Maaari itong sa probinsiya nila o, para sa iba, sa mismong barrio pa nga. Si Karen, ngayon ay gumagala na sa malilinis at malalawak ng kalye at building ng Hong Kong.

Matindi ang ligaya na nabibigyan mo ng mas magandang buhay ang pamilya mo pero may halong lungkot pa rin, siyempre.

“Sobrang nami-miss ko ang mga anak ko, si Brian at si Sandy. Sana ma-appreciate at maintindihan nila kung bakit wala ako sa tabi nila while they’re growing up. Nandito ako sa Hong Kong para sa edukasyon nila. Hindi lahat ng gusto nila ay maibibigay ko. Yung best na makakaya ko lang.”

Mula sa malayo, kayang-kayang ibigay ang best sa tulong ng BeamAndGo. Nasubukan mo na?

Halina at maging miyembro na ng BeamAndGo. Mag register na para masimulan na namin matulungan kayo sa pagbigay ng mga advice sa mga usual na isyu at problema.

Every centavo counts: Judie Anne Lauron

Wala nang asawa si Judie Anne at bagong salta lang Judie Lauron.jpgsa Hong Kong at ang layo na nga naman nitong buhay niya sa Hong Kong sa kanyang buhay sa Mindanao. Para sa kinabukasan ng mga anak ang kanyang paghihirap at pagtitiyaga.

Hindi biro sa bagong salta ang mawalay sa mga anak lalo pa’t sa kanila na lang umiinog ang buhay niya. Buti na lang at tunay na mabait ang amo niya at pinapauwi-uwi naman siya. Kaso nga lang, naisip ni Judie Anne na ipagpapaliban na lang ang pag-uwi dahil magastos nga naman. “Yung ipapauwi sa akin, I-pera ko na lang pag umuwi na talaga ako.”

Ganoon dapat mag-isip ang isang Beamer. Oo nga’t malungkot minsan pero para sa higit na ikabubuti ng mga anak natin, dapat kaunti pang tiis. Plus, andito naman nga ang BeamAndGo para tumulong na hindi mapunta sa mali ang perang ipinadadala mo.

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Parati siyang sinasabihan ng anim na anak na umuwi na sa Iloilo pero bilang nanay, alam niyang hindi pa siguro panahon. Mahirap ang buhay sa lugar nila sa Iloilo at malaking tulong ang pagpupursige niya sa Hong Kong para makapag-aral nang maayos ang mga anak niya.

Sila ang D-family. Si Dario ang asawa nitong si “Darna” at ang kanilang mga supling? Sina Darwin, Dariel, Dianne, DJ Diet, at Daylin.

Siyempre, hindi naman puro ligaya ang bunga ng kanyang pagpunta sa HK. Pag wala ang magulang, wala ang magulang. Sabi nga niya, “Mahirap ding wala ako doon sa amin kasi ang mga anak ko hindi makapag-aral nang maayos. Nagbabarkada, siyempre walang nagdi-disiplina nang maayos sa kanila.”

Ano ang gusto niyang ipaabot sa mga anak? “Mag-aral kayo nang mabuti dahil mahirap talaga maghanap ng pera. Ang pinaghirapan ko ay dapat ginagastos n’yo sa mabuting mga bagay.”

Kaya nga siguro Beamer na ngayon si Darna.

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Labintatlong-taon na sa Hong Kong si Genalyn. Beteranong-beterano na kung tutuusin.

Dating midwife si Genalyn pero hindi nga naman ganoon kalaki ang kinikita ng isang midwife sa Pilipinas at hindi talaga magkasya sa mga pangangailangan nila. Tubong Davao siya at naisipan niyang pumunta na lang ng Hong Kong.

“Umuuwi ako every two years pero mahirap. Nilalabanan ko na lang (ang lungkot) kasi pangarap ko talaga sana na gaganda ang buhay nila t sana matupad ang mga pangarap nila.”

Para sa mga tulad ni Genalyn at ng marami sa atin, ang pagkatupad ng pangarap ng mga anak ay siyang mismong pagkatupad ng sarili niyang pangarap.

Habang nasa malayo, alagaan natin sila sa tulong ng BeamAndGo. Sa pagtutulong-tulong natin, makakaya iyan.

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