OFW SHOPPING ADVICE: Why Bataeños love this supermarket and department store?

Most of the people who don’t know the sacrifices and struggles of an OFW think that working abroad is just a piece of cake. But the truth is, life overseas is not as glamorous as it seems.

The OFW phenomenon has triggered the instant exodus of both skilled and service workers. They are being dispatched to different part of the globe. While OFWs are branded as modern-day heroes because of the much needed dollar remittances that pump the economy, the lush residences, and other earthly amenities from expensive gadgets to alcohol cannot pay off the negative impact of an absentee parent/s to the children left behind. It has influenced these children socially and emotionally.  Kaya dapat parents need to maintain their communication with their children.

Three years ago, BeamAndGo was born with a desire to help OFWs ensure their remittances are spent on basic needs – supermarkets, department stores, and pharmacies. If you use BeamAndGo, you are one step closer to kissing goodbye to all those horrific stories of broken OFW families.

Kaya naman may 15 supermarkets and department stores na ang BeamAndGo at ngayon, hangad namin na kayo ay magabayan sa pag-ba-budget ng inyong padala together with our new merchant partner, Vercons and Vergara’s Supermarket  Through our Digital Gift Certificates, your worries will be wiped out dahil sa assurance namin na sa tamang gastusin ito mapupunta.

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Ano nga ba ang sikreto ng VERCONS AND VERGARA’S?

Vercons and Vergaras are considered as the “top of mind” shopping malls and supermarket stores in Bataan and Zambales. This merchant was managed by Mr. and Mrs. Vergara since 1987 and proved that the people near their 8 branches will be served well.

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Food is one of the most important needs of our family. Hindi mawawala sa atin na hindi ito paglalaanan. Kung pipili ka ng supermarket for your family in Bataan and Zambales, huwag na magdalawang isip pumunta sa Vercons o Vergaras Supermarket dahil every day, mababa ang presyo dito! No more headaches din dahil sobrang approachable lahat ng staff nila. They have a wide array of goods like vegetables, fruits, baon packs, etc., na sulit ihanda sa hapag-kainan ng inyong pamilya.

Kung ang hanap niyo naman ay mga kagamitan na worth it para sa inyong bahay, marami kang pagpipilian sa Department Store. Mapa-damit, appliances, sapatos o school supplies ay available rin dito. Reasonable ang price at long-term pa dahil sa quality ng mga ‘to. Bukod sa everyday low prices, everyday new items din.

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Bago pumunta, we suggest you bring a shopping list! Don’t overbuy or exceed your budget especially since your parents working overseas worked hard for it.  Stick to your budget.

HERE’S THE BRANCH LIST FOR YOUR FAMILIES IN BATAAN AND ZAMBALES!

  • #1 Bonifacio St., Dinalupihan, Bataan
  • Mabini Extension National Hiway, Dinalupihan, Bataan
  • Baracca-Camachile, Subic, Zambales
  • 21st St. Rizal Avenue, West Bajac-Bajac, Olongapo City, Zambales
  • 23rd Arthur St., West Bajac-Bajac, Olongapo City, Zambales
  • P. Rizal St. Poblacion, Balanga City, Bataan
  • New Public Market, Balagtas, Orion, Bataan
  • San Carlos, Mariveles, Bataan

HOW TO AVAIL OF GIFT CERTIFICATES FROM VERCONS/VERGARA’S SUPERMARKET?

Alam namin kung gaano ang kahirap magtrabaho sa ibang bansa, kaya pinadali at pinasimple namin ang REGISTRATION para sa inyo! I-type lang sa inyong browser ang www.beamandgo.com and click SIGN UP FOR FREE. Oh ‘di ba? Easy na, libre pa! Ilagay mo lang iyong details (FULL NAME, LOCATION OVERSEAS, VALID EMAIL ADDRESS, MOBILE NUMBER, OCCUPATION) na kailangan para maka-proceed sa next process.

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After signing up, you can now LOG IN your BeamAndGo account and take the next step which is the merchant selection process. Choose VERCONS SUPERMARKET as your selected product and it’s up to you kung ilang worth PHP500 GC/s ang gusto mong ipadala sa ’yong pamilya. Mas marami, mas masaya!

Your recipient’s details are important, make sure you provide the correct spelling of their name and mobile number. We know it’s easy but we’ll provide you more screenshots so you could visualize.

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Last step is your payment. You can pay via credit card, debit card (PayPal), online bank transfer, at any remittance centers that accept BDO deposit and through our partners, Pacific Ace, iRemit and PayRemit (tie-up branches in Singapore, UAE, Saudi and Taiwan).

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When everything is done and processed, your recipient will receive the CODES from BeamAndGo. Do not worry, our Customer Service will call him/her to confirm if the codes were received. Pupunta lang sila sa pinakamalapit na branch sa lugar nila at ipapakita ang CODES at isang VALID ID sa CUSTOMER SERVICE DEPARTMENT. And finally, maaari na silang mag-shopping nang mga goods and items na kailangan nila.

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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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OFW SHOPPING ADVICE: Why Bataeños love this supermarket and department store?

Most of the people who don’t know the sacrifices and struggles of an OFW think that working abroad is just a piece of cake. But the truth is, life overseas is not as glamorous as it seems.

The OFW phenomenon has triggered the instant exodus of both skilled and service workers. They are being dispatched to different part of the globe. While OFWs are branded as modern-day heroes because of the much needed dollar remittances that pump the economy, the lush residences, and other earthly amenities from expensive gadgets to alcohol cannot pay off the negative impact of an absentee parent/s to the children left behind. It has influenced these children socially and emotionally.  Kaya dapat parents need to maintain their communication with their children.

Three years ago, BeamAndGo was born with a desire to help OFWs ensure their remittances are spent on basic needs – supermarkets, department stores, and pharmacies. If you use BeamAndGo, you are one step closer to kissing goodbye to all those horrific stories of broken OFW families.

Kaya naman may 15 supermarkets and department stores na ang BeamAndGo at ngayon, hangad namin na kayo ay magabayan sa pag-ba-budget ng inyong padala together with our new merchant partner, Vercons and Vergara’s Supermarket  Through our Digital Gift Certificates, your worries will be wiped out dahil sa assurance namin na sa tamang gastusin ito mapupunta.

BeamAndGo_Vercons_groceries

Ano nga ba ang sikreto ng VERCONS AND VERGARA’S?

Vercons and Vergaras are considered as the “top of mind” shopping malls and supermarket stores in Bataan and Zambales. This merchant was managed by Mr. and Mrs. Vergara since 1987 and proved that the people near their 8 branches will be served well.

BeamAndGo_Vercons_supermarket

Food is one of the most important needs of our family. Hindi mawawala sa atin na hindi ito paglalaanan. Kung pipili ka ng supermarket for your family in Bataan and Zambales, huwag na magdalawang isip pumunta sa Vercons o Vergaras Supermarket dahil every day, mababa ang presyo dito! No more headaches din dahil sobrang approachable lahat ng staff nila. They have a wide array of goods like vegetables, fruits, baon packs, etc., na sulit ihanda sa hapag-kainan ng inyong pamilya.

Kung ang hanap niyo naman ay mga kagamitan na worth it para sa inyong bahay, marami kang pagpipilian sa Department Store. Mapa-damit, appliances, sapatos o school supplies ay available rin dito. Reasonable ang price at long-term pa dahil sa quality ng mga ‘to. Bukod sa everyday low prices, everyday new items din.

BeamAndGo_Vercons_Appliance

Kumpleto and selection nila at dekalidad! Affordable appliance, kitchenware, and department store items from everyday casual wear to school supplies.

Bago pumunta, we suggest you bring a shopping list! Don’t overbuy or exceed your budget especially since your parents working overseas worked hard for it.  Stick to your budget.

HERE’S THE BRANCH LIST FOR YOUR FAMILIES IN BATAAN AND ZAMBALES!

  • #1 Bonifacio St., Dinalupihan, Bataan
  • Mabini Extension National Hiway, Dinalupihan, Bataan
  • Baracca-Camachile, Subic, Zambales
  • 21st St. Rizal Avenue, West Bajac-Bajac, Olongapo City, Zambales
  • 23rd Arthur St., West Bajac-Bajac, Olongapo City, Zambales
  • P. Rizal St. Poblacion, Balanga City, Bataan
  • New Public Market, Balagtas, Orion, Bataan
  • San Carlos, Mariveles, Bataan

HOW TO AVAIL OF GIFT CERTIFICATES FROM VERCONS/VERGARA’S SUPERMARKET?

Alam namin kung gaano ang kahirap magtrabaho sa ibang bansa, kaya pinadali at pinasimple namin ang REGISTRATION para sa inyo! I-type lang sa inyong browser ang www.beamandgo.com and click SIGN UP FOR FREE. Oh ‘di ba? Easy na, libre pa! Ilagay mo lang iyong details (FULL NAME, LOCATION OVERSEAS, VALID EMAIL ADDRESS, MOBILE NUMBER, OCCUPATION) na kailangan para maka-proceed sa next process.

beamAndGo_shopping review_website

 

After signing up, you can now LOG IN your BeamAndGo account and take the next step which is the merchant selection process. Choose VERCONS SUPERMARKET as your selected product and it’s up to you kung ilang worth PHP500 GC/s ang gusto mong ipadala sa ’yong pamilya. Mas marami, mas masaya!

Your recipient’s details are important, make sure you provide the correct spelling of their name and mobile number. We know it’s easy but we’ll provide you more screenshots so you could visualize.

BEAMANDGO_SHOPPING ORDER_WEBSITE

 

Last step is your payment. You can pay via credit card, debit card (PayPal), online bank transfer, at any remittance centers that accept BDO deposit and through our partners, Pacific Ace, iRemit and PayRemit (tie-up branches in Singapore, UAE, Saudi and Taiwan).

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When everything is done and processed, your recipient will receive the CODES from BeamAndGo. Do not worry, our Customer Service will call him/her to confirm if the codes were received. Pupunta lang sila sa pinakamalapit na branch sa lugar nila at ipapakita ang CODES at isang VALID ID sa CUSTOMER SERVICE DEPARTMENT. And finally, maaari na silang mag-shopping nang mga goods and items na kailangan nila.

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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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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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OFW Shopping Advice: Why Batangueños love this supermarket and department store!

Batangas is one of the lovely and peaceful provinces in Luzon, kaya naman hindi na nakakapagtaka kung bakit maraming turista ang  bumibisita rito. Sa dalawang milyong Pilipino na naninirahan sa Batangas, 25% of them ay Overseas Filipino Workers na nakikipagsapalaran sa ibang bansa para sa kanilang mga pamilya.

Marami sa ating mga kababayan abroad, nasa Batangas ang pamilya. Halos lahat sa kanila ay nagpapadala para sa grocery needs ng mga ito. At dahil marami ang nagrerequest na mga Batangueños na magkaroon ng BeamAndGo sa kanilang lugar, happy kami na isa na ang Citimart sa mga trusted supermarkets namin.

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Citimart offers the freshest produce straight from the farm! 

Ala eh, balita namin na ang Citimart raw ang pinakaunang shopping mall sa Batangas na nakakapag-provide ng pinaka-da best na grocery products, clothings, kitchen utensils, appliances at iba pa. With their seven branches existing now, walang duda na incomparable ito sa pagbibigay ng excellent customer service all over the city.

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Papalapit na papalapit na naman ang summer ngayon at sigurado ako na nag-reready na kayo at ang inyong pamilya para sa mga planong outing o picnic. Sino ba namang ayaw na hindi maging masaya ang magiging bakasyon kung wala silang handang pagkain diba?

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Don’t forget to bring a shopping list! Do not buy  on impulse! Mauubusan ka kasi maraming selection!

Para sa mga kababayan nating Batangueño, Citimart lagi ang takbuhan nila. Sa sobrang dami ng kanilang pagpipilian, sulit na sulit ang pamimili dahil bukod sa fresh at bago lagi ang mga produkto, kayang-kaya ng budget nila.

Minsan okay lang mag snacks! Pero tandaan na unahin mo muna ang nasa listahan! Ano ba ang mga kailangan ng mga bata sa pang baon? Gatas, biskwit, orange juice, at tinapay. Bawas bawasan ang mga junk food!

Citimart Department Store

Pagdating naman sa magagandang kalidad na mga damit at kagamitan sa bahay, kumpleto ‘yan sa Department Store ng CitiMart. Dahil hilig rin ng ilan sa inyong pamilya ang pagsh

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Ang mga polo at damit na pang office at lakwatsa ay sikat sa Citimart Department Store! Mura, maganda ang style, at de kalidad!

shopping, good choice ang CitiMart Department store.

 

Para sa mga OFW friends natin abroad, hindi hadlang ang layo para makapaghatid ng saya sa inyong pamilya. Thru BeamAndGo’s digital gift certificate, you can treat them as many as you want.

Ang masayang training with Citimart and BeamAndGo:

Ginanap ang official training na pinangunahan ng aming Senior Vice President, Mr. Albert Christian Go at Customer Service Representative, Mark Pencer Inopiquez nuong February. Ayon sa kanila, bukod sa kalidad ang mga produkto, approachable at organized ang customer service ng aming new partner supermarket. Kaya naman walang duda na tinatangkilik ito ng mga kababayan nating Batangueno!

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The Citimart and BeamAndGo Team ready to serve over 500,000 OFWs from Batangas! 

 

How to avail digital gift certificates?

Simple lang ang pagsali sa BeamAndGo! First is you need to sign up at www.beamandgo.com. Madali na,  libre pa! Saan ka pa? Pagkatapos mag log in sa inyong account, maari ka nang pumunta sa store at i-select lamang ang Citimart Supermarket GC at ang halaga na nainis niyong ipadala (minimum is Php 500).

At dahil ikaw ang sender, ikaw rin ang bahala kung ilang worth Php

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Just tell your family member to show the SMS with the serial number to the customer service team! Bring a valid ID (Government, School, Senior Citizen, or Company)

500 GC/s ang gusto mo ipadala sa iyong pamilya at kung sino ang gusto mong makatanggap ng iyong padala. Ang last procedure ay ang payment, madali lang ito mga ka-Beamer dahil pwedeng-pwede ka magbayad via credit card, debit card (PayPal), online transfer, thru our sales partners Pacific Ace and iRemit o sa kahit saang remittance centers that accepts BDO deposit.

Ang padadalhan niyo ay makakatanggap ng SMS
na may serial code at confirmation number! Ipapakita lang niya ang SMS sa customer service representative ng Citimart branch na pinili niyo.

Madali lang ‘di ba? Ano pang hinihintay mo? Ito na ang chance mo para mas makasigurado na ang iyong perang pinaghihirapan, mapupunta sa magandang kalagayan! Log on to http://www.beamandgo.com or simply go directly to the Citimart Supermarket digital gift certificate page so you can take care of your family’s needs!

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We welcome you Batangas OFWs! Take care of your family’s needs from groceries to department stores through BeamAndGo Digital Gift Certificates. 

Mga sikat na Festivals in Davao: Adto ta Didto! Celebrations that make OFWs miss home!

Davao is home to a lot of our hard-working kababayans. Aside from being hard-working, kilala ang mga Davaoeño at Davaoeña sa pagiging malinis, disiplinado, masayahin, at festive. From family gatherings, such as birthdays and weddings, to community gatherings like fiestas, celebrations in Davao are definitely something to look forward to. Kaya nga hindi natin masisisi ang ating mga kababayang OFW for missing their hometown while abroad. Sino ba ang hindi makaka-miss sa masarap na pagkain sa handaan, sa sayawan at kasiyahan, at syempre, ang pagiging malapit sa mga kapamilya at kaibigan?

Related: Balik-Pilipinas: What Makes You Miss Home?

Kung kailangang mamili para sa mga handaan sa Davao, GMall ang dapat puntahan!

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Send GMall Supermarket GCs using BeamAndGo!

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Uuwi ka man sa Davao bilang balikbayan o bibisita bilang turista, heto ang mga celebration na hindi mo dapat palampasin:

Araw ng Dabaw

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Kung uuwi ka ngayong summer, isakto mo na sa week-long celebration ng Araw ng Dabaw! Sa linggong ito, the people of Davao celebrate their foundation as a city. From March 10 to 16, kaliwa’t kanan ang kantahan, sayawan, cultural performances at competitions. Magsusulputan ang mga vendor ng local food and delicacies na siguradong nakakatakam. Hindi mawawala dito ang paborito nating Durian at iba-ibang pagkaing gawa dito.

Sa huling araw, may masaya at makulay na paradang magiikot sa Davao City. Ito ang pinakamasaya at nakaka-enganyong bahagi ng celebration na ito.

Kadayawan Festival

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Sino pa ba sa atin ang hindi pa nakakarinig sa Kadayawan Festival? It’s one of the most popular festivals in the region and in the Philippines. Nagdadagsaan ang mga turista sa Davao para makisama sa kasiyahang ito!

Every third week of August, Davao celebrates its abundance of culture, harvest, life, and oneness of the people. Nakakatuwang masilayan ang mga tradisyon ng mga lumad, mga tribong muslim na binibigyan ng pagkakataong ipamahagi ang kanilang kultura sa Kadayawan. Makikita ang mga ito sa Tribuhaning Pasundayag Cultural Show at Tribuhanong Dula games. Sikat din ang sayawan sa street dance parade o Indak-indak sa Kadalanan. Dancer groups from all over Mindanao come to showcase their culture through music and dance. Another highlight of the festival is the pageant, Hiyas ng Kadayawan. This is where the smart and beautiful young women of Davao compete to become the representative of Davao’s colorful culture and tradition.

Like Araw ng Dabaw, Kadayawan also ends with a parade. Pamulak Kadayawan is a parade of flowers and fruits by communities, organizations, and businesses. The flowers and fruits symbolizes the abundance of bounty in Davao.

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The parties and festivities don’t just stay on the streets. Different establishments, like GMall, participate during these festivals by having sales and bazaars. Mas marami kang mabibili, kahit may budget ka, kapag may piyesta!

‘Wag mong kalimutang magpadala ng BeamAndGo Supermarket GCs para makapaghanda ang iyong pamilya ng inyong mga paborito!

Related: Balik-Pilipinas 2: Kain Tayo Dito!

Aside from these festivals, the different communities in Davao and its neighboring provinces celebrate their heritage during different fiestas. Pagpapakita ito ng pasasalamat para sa mga biyaya. This is why a lot of festivals celebrate bounty and agriculture: Palay Festival, Banana Festival, Durian Festival, etc. Marami din ang fiesta para sa mga santo at santa, o mga sinaunang diyos ng mga ninuno sa Davao. But one thing Davaoeños and Filipinos are most thankful for is being with loved ones to celebrate life. Wala talagang tatalo sa piyestang Pinoy dahil nandito ang lahat ng makakapagpasaya sa atin.

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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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!