Wais OFW asks: Anong paboritong pamilihan ng Pinoy sa Mega Manila?

Para sa mga OFW, totoong totoo ang kasabihan na “love knows no distance.”

Sino pa nga bang mas tatatag sa kanila na pinipiling malayo sa pamilya nang walang kasiguraduhan kung kailan makakabalik? Marami sa more than 2 Million na OFW ay umaalis ng bayang sinilangan nang sanggol pa lang ang anak, pero kapag nakabalik ay dalaga’t binata na sila.

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Kayod lang ng kayod! ‘Yan ang pusong Pinoy.

Ito ang sakripisyo ng mga ama at ina sa pangingibang bansa – umaasa na maiahon sa ginhawa ang pamilya at nang hindi na kailanganin pang magaya sa sitwasyon nila ang magiging pamilya ng kanilang mga anak sa hinaharap.

Swertihan pa kapag napunta ang ating mga Kabayan sa mabait na amo. Hindi biro ang trabahong pinapasok nila dahil sa maghapong pagkakayod, kapalit ay perang hindi naman mapapasakamay nila dahil ito’y kaagad na pinapadala rin naman sa pamilya sa Pilipinas. Minsang maiisipang sumoko, pero titiisin ang hirap dahil kailangan.

Kaya mahalaga na ang perang hindi basta-basta lang kinikita ng isang OFW, sa pangangailangan ng pamilya mapupunta. Iyan ang dahilan kung bakit nabuo ang BeamAndGo – to make sure your families spend you hard-earned money on their primary needs such as groceries, and food, before anything else!

That is made possible with Ultra Mega Supermarket gift certificates!

More than 50 years ago, Ultra Mega began their success story. It was managed by a pair of hardworking and dedicated parents to their 9 kids, who were also motivated by the same motivations of our OFW – to provide a brighter future for their children.

Years later, Ultra Mega has become the go-to supermarket for every Filipino family, especially sari-sari store owners in Mega Manila. With their tagline, “Sulit sa Quality, Presyong pang Suki”, talaga namang naging suki na ang mga tindahan sa pagbili ng kanilang panindang sa Ultra Mega!

Dahil sa retail at wholesale na bilihin, hindi uso ang “out of stock” sa Ultra Mega para masiguradong bawat suki nilang sari-sari store owners, makakabili ng paninda sa murang halaga.

DISCOUNT CORNER for you, shoppers!

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BEAMers are always excited to shop at Ultra Mega’s Discounted Corner!

Hindi lang basta mura ang paninda, discounted pa! Madali ‘yang makikita sa “Discount Corner” ng Ultra Mega!

Kaya ang mga suki, pili lang nang pili dahil sa napaka-raming bagsak presyo pero dekalikdad na produkto na pang-wholesale ang presyo!

One of Ultra Mega‘s mission targets their valued customers. They make sure to maintain a curated selection of goods that meet the highest of standards of quality while considering the most competitive price points to ensure that every peso is spent wisely to meet the needs of every family, small business owners and anyone who shop at their establishment.

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Hindi lang pambaon ni bunso, pang-restock sa kusina ni nanay, o pang-handa sa birthday party ang maaasahan mo sa Ultra Mega!

Mahalaga na lagi ring kumpleto ang personal care items ng mamamang Pilipino, dahil ika nga nila, “health is wealth”. Para iwas sa polusyon, usok, alikabok, o bacteria, panatilihing malinis ang kamay at katawan gamit ang mga items na mabibili sa Ultra Mega sa presyong pang-sari-sari! Kaya naman ang iba, kung bumili ay maramihan na dahil presyong Divisoria ang nakahilera sa harap nila ngunit sa pang-mall na brand pero higit na mataas na presyo!

At dahil hangad ng BeamAndGo na matulungan kayo at ang mamimiling Pilipino, kaagapay ng aming trusted supermarket partner with their digital gift certificates, makakabili na ang ‘yong pamilya sa Ultra Mega Supermarket!

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Abot tenga ang ngiti ng BEAMers sa pamimili ng kanila groceries sa Ultra Mega!

Here are the branches of Ultra Mega Supermarket available at BeamAndGo:

  • Ultra Mega Naic. 268 Ibayo Silangan, Naic, Cavite
  • Ultra Mega Rosario, J.B. Zuno Street, Brgy. E Poblacion, Rosario, Batangas
  • Ultra Mega Muntinlupa, 888 Brgy. Tunasan National Highway, City Of Muntinlupa, Metro Manila
  • Ultra Mega Baliuag 888 Doña Remedios Trinidad Highway, Baliuag, Bulacan
  • Ultra Mega Balagtas 888 McArthur Highway, Balagtas (Bigaa), Bulacan
  • Ultra Mega Sapang Palay, Masipag St. Brgy. Bagong Buhay 1 Sapang Palay, City Of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan

How to avail of gift certificates from Ultra Mega Supermarket?

log inSince BeamAndGo was born to help, registration here is FOR FREE! Simply visit our website www.beamandgo.com and click the “SIGN UP FOR FREE” button. You only need to provide some of your details (full name, location overseas, profession, valid email address and mobile number). Once you’re done, makakatanggap ka ng email from us na successful ang iyong registration. It will only take 2-3 minutes to register, less hassle lang ‘di ba?

quantityNext thing to do is LOG IN your BeamAndGo username and head over to our STORE PAGE (upper right side). Select Ultra Mega Supermarket as your chosen product and ikaw na ang bahala kung ilang worth PHP 500 GC/s ang ipapadala mo para sa ‘yong pamilya. Of course, sigurado namang magiging masaya sila kapag mas marami!

Second to the last step is you need to fill in your beneficiary’s FULL NAME and MOBILE NUMBER. Be careful lang sa pag-fi-fill in ng details para sure na matanggap nila ng maayos ang transaction codes.

Last step is you can now proceed to checkout. You can pay via credit card, debit card (PayPal), online bank transfer at kung gusto mong magbayad ng cash, pwedeng-pwede kang pumunta sa remittance centers na tumatanggap ng BDO deposit and through our partners – Pacific Ace (Hong Kong & Macau) and iRemit!

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When everything is processed, your recipient will receive transaction and confirmation codes via SMS. Right after na matanggap nila ‘yon, they are able to redeem their goods at the nearest branch for them. Dadalhin lang nila ang isang valid ID at ipapakita ito sa Customer Service ng Ultra Mega Supermarket. Since we have your recipient’s details, our beautiful and handsome Customer Service team will assist them.

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Just go to the customer service counter, show the SMS that contains the codes, and present a valid ID!

Interesting? Cool! So ano pa ang hinihintay mo? Subok na rito sa BeamAndGo at simulan na ang wais na pagpapadala ng iyong perang kinikita. Not in Mega Manila? Huwag kayo mag alala dahil available narin ang BeamAndGo nationwide! Here are the Supermarket and pharmacy merchants of BeamAndGo.

Wanna learn more about the smartest way to remit? Don’t hesitate to watch this video!

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OFW SHOPPING: Bakit tinatangkilik ang NCCC sa Davao at Palawan? Alamin!

The life here in the Philippines is undeniably hard. And as the breadwinner of your family, the last option you have is to work overseas for them. However, it is really fulfilling when you are able to provide their daily needs.

Ilang buwan o taon ang pakikipagsapalaran mo sa ibang bansa kasama ang iba’t-ibang uri ng tao. Mahirap, pero ‘yun ay tinitiis mo para sa ikabubuti ng iyong pamilya.

So, if you are an OFW that has a family in Davao and Palawan, keep calm, because this blog is for you! Tanungin niyo sila kung alam nila ang NCCC Supermarket! Siguradong alam nila! Kahit si Digong (President Rodrigo Duterte, alam na alam yan!)

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NCCC offers affordable prices to your household needs! Make sure you compare prices of local versus imported. Sa NCCC, malinaw ang price tags color yellow pati narin mga signage!

BeamAndGo’s mission is to help Overseas Filipino Workers to make their lives better. Hindi na bago sa amin na makarinig kung paano lang nawawaldas sa wala ang pera na ipinapadala nila. Kaya andito kami para mabigyan kayo ng best service even if you’re a million miles away.

Choose NCCC when you shop!

It’s been thirty years since the NCCC owners founded this shopping mall na hanggang ngayon ay nag-po-provide sa kanilang customers with best priced quality products. Tulad ng BeamAndGo, NCCC Supermarket is committed to serve people with all their basic needs.

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At NCCC, you will surely meet their hospitable and friendly crew and they will be ready to serve you!

Summer is over! Tag-ulan na naman at sa mga panahong ganito, dapat ay parati tayong handa pagdating sa mga naka-imbak na pagkain. Kung safe at fresh na grocery items lang din naman ang hanap niyo, dito ka na sa NCCC Supermarket! Meron silang wide selection of products, basta make sure na ang nasa grocery list niyo ay ‘yung importante lang.

Kung ang kailangan naman bilhin ng pamilya mo ay ang pang-araw-araw na gamit sa bahay, sapatos, damit o pang-regalo, don’t worry! Dahil hindi limitado ang pag-sa-shopping dito.

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At BeamAndGo, we teach OFWs to prioritize your family’s needs! Siyempre kasama diyan ang breakfast food! Hot chocolate, coffee, bread, eggs, etc.

At dahil nais kayo matulungan ng BeamAndGo at ng aming trusted merchant partner, through our digital gift certificates, makakabili na ang ‘yong loved ones ng grocery needs sa NCCC Supermarket. Hindi sasakit ang ulo mo dahil they will give you the highest quality of customer service!

Here are the branches of NCCC available at BeamAndGo and pick the nearest for your family:

 

  • Lacao – 89 Lacao St., Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
  • Cabantian – 10 Brgy. Cabantian, Davao City (Davao del Sur)
  • Calinan – National Highway Across Public Market, Brgy. Calinan, Davao City (Davao del Sur)
  • Centerpoint – Centerpoint Matina Pingi, Davao City (Davao del Sur)
  • Davao – McArthur Highway corner Maa Road., Davao City (Davao del Sur)
  • Main Magsaysay – Magsaysay Avenue, Davao City (Davao del Sur)
  • Panacan – 13 Panacan, Davao City (Davao del Sur)
  • Sto. Tomas – G/F Chiu-Ta Bldg. Feeder Road 2, Tibal-og Davao del Norte
  • Tagum – National Highway Magugpo East, Tagum City
  • Nabunturan – Public Market, Poblacion Nabunturan,
    Compostella Valley
  • Monkayo – Purok 5 Poblacion Monkayo, Compostela Valley
  • Samal – Brgy. Villarica, Babak, Island Garden
    City of Samal, Davao del Norte
  • Sta. Cruz – Jose P. Rizal St. Sta. Cruz, Davao del Norte
  • Mati – Madang St., Public Market Mati, Davao Oriental
  • Panabo – KSJH Building Quezon St., Sto. Niño Panabo, Davao del Norte
  • San Pedro Palawan – San Pedro, One Asenso Shopping Mall
    Puerto Princesa City, Palawan

How to avail of gift certificates from NCCC Supermarket?

Since BeamAndGo was born to help, registration here is FOR FREE! Simply visit our website www.beamandgo.com and click the “SIGN UP FOR FREE” button. You only need to provide some of your details (full name, location overseas, profession, valid email address and mobile number). Once you’re done, makakatanggap ka ng email from us na successful ang iyong registration. It will only take 2-3 minutes to register, less hassle lang ‘di ba?

Next thing to do is LOG IN your BeamAndGo username and head over to our STORE PAGE (upper right side). Select NCCC SUPERMARKET as your chosen product and ikaw na ang bahala kung ilang worth PHP 500 GC/s ang ipapadala mo para sa ‘yong pamilya. Of course, sigurado namang magiging masaya sila kapag mas marami!

2nd to the last step is you need to fill in your beneficiary’s FULL NAME and MOBILE NUMBER. Be careful lang sa pag-fi-fill in ng details para sure na matanggap nila ng maayos ang transaction codes.

Last step is you can now proceed to checkout. You can pay via credit card, debit card (PayPal), online bank transfer at kung gusto mong magbayad ng cash, pwedeng-pwede kang pumunta sa remittance centers na tumatanggap ng BDO deposit and through our partners – Pacific Ace (Hong Kong & Macau) and iRemit!

Payment Channels 2018 updated

When everything is processed, your recipient will receive transaction and confirmation codes from us. Right after na matanggap nila ‘yon, they are able to redeem their goods at the nearest branch for them. Dadalhin lang nila ang isang valid ID at ipapakita ito sa Customer Service ng Redemption Center ng NCCC. Since we have your recipient’s details, our beautiful and handsome Customer Service team will assist them.

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Just go to the customer service counter, show the SMS that contains the codes, and present a valid ID!

Interesting? Cool! So ano pa ang hinihintay mo? Subok na rito sa BeamAndGo at simulan na ang wais na pagpapadala ng iyong perang kinikita. Not in Palawan or Davao, huwag kayo mag alala dahil available narin ang BeamAndGo nationwide! Here are the Supermarket and pharmacy merchants of BeamAndGo

 

 

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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!

 

Delivering on Promises He Made to His Country

If you have not heard, Lee Kuan Yew died this past week on March 23, 2015. And if you don’t know who he is, Lee Kuan Yew is the first Prime Minister of Singapore and the man chiefly responsible for what Singapore is today.

I have lived in Singapore for the past 12 years and here’s the deal: it’s safe here for everyone; it’s clean; efficient – everything works; no corruption; very little traffic; emphasis on education; continual uplifting. I love living here. I chew gum; I have freedom of speech; I respect others and others respect me.

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Singapore as a country shows what is possible for any country

Lee Kuan Yew envisioned this possibility and had the determination, perseverance and will to get it done. His views reflected his beliefs and his actions delivered on the promises he made to his country: stability, economic growth, jobs, a thriving metropolis, education for all, and harmony between all races and religions.

To say Lee Kuan Yee was a “great man” is the truth. The scope of his insights, his policies and the resulting product went beyond Singapore during his tenure as the country’s founding Prime Minister. His influence and intellect inspired global leaders till the day he died and will have a profound positive effect on future generations throughout the world.

I urge you to read more about him: his history and more importantly, his views. Just google “Lee Kuan Yew” or visit http://www.rememberingleekuanyew.sg/ and you will find ample reading.

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