#BuhayOFW: Here’s the BEST way to surprise your loved ones from miles away!

It has been the habit of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) to surprise their families back home with food, whenever there is a special occasion such as birthdays, graduation, holidays, or sometimes, even just on a regular day. Bonding na kasi talaga ng pamilyang Pinoy ang pagkain.

Watch: Isang OFW, pina-iyak ang kanyang magulang sa kanyang sorpresa.


This is made possible now because of the internet – where OFWs can select the product they want to send to their families and pay for it as well, all done thru their mobile phones. Isa na d’yan ang BeamAndGo.

BeamAndGo does not only empower OFWs when it comes to taking control of their remittances dahil sagot na rin namin ang salu-salo ng pamilya mo with their most favorite jollylicious, juicylicious, only the best-tasting Langhap Sarap Meals thru Jollibee Padala!

Choose from six Langhap Sarap Meals na pwedeng i-deliver door-to-door sa iyong beneficiary o i-dine-in or i-pick-up sa pinakamalapit na Jollibee sa kanila! Alin man ang piliin mo, tiyak na swak ‘yan sa dami ng pamilya, busog na busog pa sila:







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Jollibee Padala - Leonida Bayas.jpgThis is Leonida Bayas, isang overseas Filipino sa Saudi Arabia. Dahil sa distansya mula sa pamilya, humanap siya ng paraan upang masorpresa ang kanyang minamahal sa Pasig City sa darating nitong kaarawan, until she stumbled upon Jollibee Padala thru BeamAndGo on Facebook.

From then on, hindi na naging hadlang ang distansya sa pag-papadama ng pagmamahal ni Leonida sa pamilya, ano mang okasyon, wala mang okasyon. Kaya naman very proud ang BeamAndGo to be a part of her family’s celebration dito sa Pinas. 🧡

Kabayan! Tulad ni Leonida, you won’t be able to miss your loved ones’ birthdays even you’re miles away dahil pwede mo ipalasap ang sarap ng paboritong Langhap Sarap Meals nila thru BeamAndGo!



Since BeamAndGo was born to help OFWs and your families, 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, 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. Scroll down and under “Food Padala” category, choose from six different Langhap Sarap Meals that your want to purchase for your loved ones!


Fill in your beneficiary’s FULL NAME, MOBILE NUMBER, and COMPLETE ADDRESS. Siguraduhing kumpleto ang address, at mas maganda kung ilalagay mo rin ang landmark para mas madaling ma-locate ang kinalulugaran ng beneficiary mo. Also, be careful lang sa pag-fi-fill in ng details para siguradong matatanggap kaagad nilang ang iyong sorpresa!

How to Earn Cashback.jpgHere’s a TIP: Don’t forget to use your CASHBACK and CREDITS para maka-discount sa iyong padala! Sa bawat padala mo, makakaipon ka rin ng CASHBACK na maaari mong gamiting muli sa susunod na padala mo thru BeamAndGo.


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, PNB Overseas Offices, and through our partners – Pacific Ace (Hong Kong & Macau), CanPayBills (Canada), and PayRemit!

AND THAT’S IT! Upon receipt of order, Jollibee will contact the beneficiary within 48 hours to confirm his/her preferred date and time of delivery, dine-in or pick-up. And voilà! Ganoon lang kadali, Kabayan! Hassle free na, nakamura ka na at nakaipon ng cashback, nasorpresa mo pa ang iyong minamahal sa Pinas ano mang okasyon, wala mang okasyon. Talagang hindi problema ang distansya basta naka-BeamAndGo ka!

Order and Delivery Policy:

  1. The processing schedule of transactions is from 9AM to 3PM (Philippine Time). Transactions received after 3PM (PHT) will be processed the next day.
  2. Jollibee Delivery is available in selected key areas across the country from 8AM – 9PM (Philippine Time). For areas not covered, the recipient/beneficiary has the option to dine in or pick-up the meal package provided at the Jollibee store of his choice. For the list of Jollibee stores nationwide, click here.
  3. The beneficiary or representative should present any valid government ID to our rider /store representative upon receipt of the Jollibee Padala Meal Package for verification purposes.
  4. The intended recipient/beneficiary agrees to accept delivery of the products at the agreed time and place of delivery. If the recipient/beneficiary is not in the agreed time and place, the order shall be considered sold and non refundable.

7S200830 copy.jpgAno pa ang hinihintay mo? Ibida na ang saya sa pamilya with their favorite Langhap Sarap Meals! Subok na rito sa BeamAndGo at simulan na ang wais na pag-sorpresa sa minamahal mo, dagdag pa ang mas wais pagpapadala ng iyong perang kinikita!

BONUS: Do you also want to make sure na sa pangangailangan ng pamilya napupunta ang pinaghirapan mong pera? Huwag kayo mag alala dahil pwede ka ring mag-#GroceryRemit thru BeamAndGo ! Here are the Convenience StoreGas StationSupermarketDepartment StoreFast Food Restaurantand pharmacy merchants of BeamAndGo!

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




Paper forms, signature cards and the resulting hand cramp

RETRO-BANK-TELLER-005These days when someone asks me to fill out a physical paper form, it feels a little strange.

I am used to doing everything online and believe that it is the most efficient way to do things.

But recently, I had to open a bank account in a Singaporean bank. With this bank, account openings are performed at a bank branch and requires filling out a series of forms. My initial thought was, “This can’t be that bad.

However, I wouldn’t be writing this article if it “wasn’t that bad.”

My first issue is that my writing hand is not used to operating a pen anymore. So by the time I got to the 2nd page, my hand was cramping. But that was only the beginning of my problems.

bankteller1After filling out the forms, had to wait on a line for about 20 minutes. Once I got to the teller, she told me that I filled out the wrong form. No worries. She gave me the correct one and assisted me in filling in the blanks.

Afterwards, I waited while she transcribed what I wrote into the computer.

Next came the signature form. She asked me to sign my name in 5 different places. Not used to all that signing: some of my signatures didn’t look the same, so I was asked to sign again. Second time wasn’t much better. Signed again. Third time was the charm.

Teller_Window_08082012Then she asked me if I wanted “internet banking“. You know me, I’m all about the internet.

But the bank sure doesn’t make it easy.

Another form needed to be filled out. You’d think the bank had all my information in the system, so it should be just ticking off a checkbox, right?

Signed a few more documents. Was told that a security dongle would be mailed to me and with that I’ll be able to do all my banking transactions online. Happy. Or so I thought.

A week later, I received the security dongle, followed the instructions, and logged-in. After some use, I realized I could not make e-payments or send e-checks. Called up support and was informed that I did not have the proper authorization to perform any banking transactions. What?

Turns out that when I signed up for internet banking I filled out the wrong form. To rectify this issue and get all the basic internet banking functionality, I had to fill out another form and drop it off at the bank …

22fafd9d152965b05c2a6a651bbdd05cAye caramba; my patience was wearing thin.

I downloaded a form. Filled it out. Went to the bank. Stood on line. Submitted the form to a teller.

The teller keyed in all my info. Printed out another signature form. Took me only two tries this time before they accepted my signature as authentic.

The teller had seen me a few times already and thanked me for my patience. When it was all done, she asked me if I needed anything else.

I said, “oh yeah, I didn’t get an ATM card. When will it arrive?

The teller checks her computer then tells me, “You didn’t ask for one. You need to fill out the form requesting for one.”