#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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WHAT OUR OFW BEAMERS SAY
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!

HOW TO SEND JOLLIBEE PADALA THRU BEAM AND GO IN 4 EASY STEPS:

log inSTEP 1. SIGN-UP FOR FREE.

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?

Untitled.png2. LOG-IN YOUR ACCOUNT AND CHOOSE THE MEAL YOU WANT TO SEND.

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!

STEP 3. ENTER YOUR BENEFICIARY’S DETAILS.

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.

Jollibee Payment Channels.jpgSTEP 4. PAY THRU BEAM AND GO’S GROWING PAYMENT CHANNEL PARTNERS WORLDWIDE.

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!

 

 

 

#BuhayOFW: The Ups and Downs of being an OFW and everything you need to know.

6 Founder of Mynd Tech Management Services

Ms. Myrna Padilla, Founder of Mynd Tech Management Services.

Bakit nga ba marami sa ating Pilipino ang pinipiling lumisan ng bansa? Isa lang naman ang sagot d’yan – upang kumita ng perang sadyang mas malaki kumpara sa kinikita dito sa Pinas. Sino nga ba namang tatanggi sa oportunidad na ito kung dito nakasalalay ang magandang buhay at kinabukasan ng maiiwang pamilya?

Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) – wala man ang bawat pangalan nila sa history books o superhero comic books, whether they save a thousand or a single person’s life, or help their fellow directly or indirectly, sila ang itinuturing na “Modern-Day Heroes”.  Isa na d’yan si Ms. Myrna Padilla.

 

 

 

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Ms. Myrna Padilla’s family

Si Ms. Myrna ay panganay na anak ng isang mangingisda sa Bohol, habang ang nanay niya ay mula naman sa Mindanao. Sa murang edad na sampung taon, nagtrabaho na siya bilang kasambahay kasabay ng kanyang pag-aaral sa elementarya.

Sa kasamaang palad, hindi nakatapos ng High School si Ms. Myrna kaya’t nang taong 1988, nakipagsapalaran siyang mangibang bansa para mamasukan bilang Domestic Helper. For almost 20 years, siya ay nagpalipat-lipat sa Singapore, Taiwan, at Hong Kong. She also founded OFW-centered organizations, served the OFW community, and won dozens of awards and certificate of appreciation for her work with OFWs and her
accomplishments in business.

Myrna MVP Award HK_a

Awarded and recognize in Hong Kong by Philippine Association of Hong Kong
Most Valuable Pinoy in Technology (MVP). 2018

In the year 2006, nagdecide si Ms. Myrna na umuwi na sa Pinas for good to focus on Mynd Consulting, an IT-BPO business which she established using money she had saved from her long service pay. Interestingly, Myrna learned and mastered everything she has to know about the IT-BPO industry thru her own experiences and discoveries from being an OFW.

That being said, Myrna is definitely an epitome of a successful OFW, the one we should be inspired from. Kaya naman our BeamerKada could not have any better guest speaker for BeamAndGo’s Friday program other than Ms. Myrna Padilla, to tackle about the stages of Buhay OFW.

STAGE 1. Ang Paglisan

For first time OFWs, walang hirap ang hihigit sa pag-iwan sa pamilya at sa sariling bayan para mag-trabaho sa ibang bansa.

Topic Discussed 1When asked what urged Ms. Myrna to work abroad, ang numero unong sagot niya ay “para sa edukasyon ng mga anak.” Not being able to earn a college diploma, naging layunin niya na makamit ng mga anak ang diplomang hindi niya nakamtan.

In terms of the challenges our OFWs face when deciding to work abroad, Ms. Myrna enumerated three key factors:

  1. Homesickness – Fighting the anxiety of being away from your family.
  2. Problems with employer – Struggling how to continue working despite maltreatment.
  3. Communicating your plans to your family back home.

To know more of Ms. Myrna’s advice to first time OFWs, watch the first episode of Buhay OFW Special here:

 

STAGE 2. Hanggang Kailan?

Ang tanong na malamang lahat ng ating mga Kabayan ay naitanong na sa sarili –  hanggang kailan ba ako magiging OFW?

quote 1 (1).pngIn the second episode of BeamAndGo’s Buhay OFW Special, the life after leaving their home was discussed. Ms. Myrna also shared the worst and the best part of being an OFW: The fear, pain and anguish of being separated with her family, especially her children, and on the other hand, the learning, earning opportunity that you should take advantage of.

Ms. Myrna also wanted the OFWs to take note of the three (3) motivators when you are at your lowest point: 1. Hope for success, 2. Faith in God and in yourself, and 3. Love for yourself and your family.

To find out what Ms. Myrna has to say on how to guide your children as they grow even when you’re miles away, watch the second episode of Buhay OFW Special here:

 

 

 

STAGE 3. Uwian na, Kabayan!

All OFWs look forward to that day when they can finally come home for good – hindi dahil sa biglaang pagdedesisyon na umuwi ngunit kalaunan ay mangingibang bansang muli dahil hindi pa pala sapat ang naiipon.

Kaya naman Kabayan, kung nasa abroad ka pa at nagpa-plano ka nang umuwi ng Pinas, make sure to ask yourselves first:

  • What do I have to secure before deciding to come home?
  • What should I expect in terms of familial relationship once I come home?
  • How should I handle finances and savings I earned?

Lastly, when can you say that you’re completely ready to come home? Of course, hindi pare-pareho ang sagot ng bawat OFW dito bilang may kanya-kanyang consideration sila. But what does Ms. Myrna has to say about this? Alamin ang tips niya sa third episode of Buhay OFW Special. Panoorin dito:

 

 

We hope this Buhay OFW series became useful for you until you reach the point in your OFW life that you have to prepare for your homecoming. Hindi ka pa man nakakauwi, Kabayan, tandaang hindi natatapos ang pagsubok sa buhay sa pag-uwi lamang. It may be the happiest moment for OFWs’ lives, but know that you will be facing entirely new challenges back home – and you will be able to handle this smoothly.

Ano mang plano mo pag-uwi, always remember: Napakaraming aral at karanasan ang naituro sa iyo ng pagiging OFW. Gamitin mo ito patungo sa iyong tagumpay!

BONUS: Paano ko mase-secure ang pangangailangan ng pamilya kahit na nasa malayo ako?

BeamAndGo was born to help you with this concern, Kabayan! To make sure na sapangangailangan ng pamilya napupunta ang pinaghirapan mong pera, #GroceryRemit is made possible for you thru BeamAndGo !

Sign-up now and start remitting smarter! Let us help you handle your remittances and empower our OFWs to have control of your hard-earned money. Here are the Convenience StoreGas StationSupermarketDepartment StoreFast Food Restaurantand pharmacy merchants na maaari mong maipadala sa pamilya with the help of BeamAndGo!

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You can easily pay for your purchase 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 2019.pngWanna learn more about the smartest way to remit? Don’t hesitate to watch this video!

 

 

 

 

 

#BuhayOFW: The Ups and Downs of being an OFW and everything you need to know.

6 Founder of Mynd Tech Management Services

Ms. Myrna Padilla, Founder of Mynd Tech Management Services.

Bakit nga ba marami sa ating Pilipino ang pinipiling lumisan ng bansa? Isa lang naman ang sagot d’yan – upang kumita ng perang sadyang mas malaki kumpara sa kinikita dito sa Pinas. Sino nga ba namang tatanggi sa oportunidad na ito kung dito nakasalalay ang magandang buhay at kinabukasan ng maiiwang pamilya?

Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) – wala man ang bawat pangalan nila sa history books o superhero comic books, whether they save a thousand or a single person’s life, or help their fellow directly or indirectly, sila ang itinuturing na “Modern-Day Heroes”.  Isa na d’yan si Ms. Myrna Padilla.

 

 

 

my youngpic2

Ms. Myrna Padilla’s family

Si Ms. Myrna ay panganay na anak ng isang mangingisda sa Bohol, habang ang nanay niya ay mula naman sa Mindanao. Sa murang edad na sampung taon, nagtrabaho na siya bilang kasambahay kasabay ng kanyang pag-aaral sa elementarya.

Sa kasamaang palad, hindi nakatapos ng High School si Ms. Myrna kaya’t nang taong 1988, nakipagsapalaran siyang mangibang bansa para mamasukan bilang Domestic Helper. For almost 20 years, siya ay nagpalipat-lipat sa Singapore, Taiwan, at Hong Kong. She also founded OFW-centered organizations, served the OFW community, and won dozens of awards and certificate of appreciation for her work with OFWs and her
accomplishments in business.

Myrna MVP Award HK_a

Awarded and recognize in Hong Kong by Philippine Association of Hong Kong
Most Valuable Pinoy in Technology (MVP). 2018

In the year 2006, nagdecide si Ms. Myrna na umuwi na sa Pinas for good to focus on Mynd Consulting, an IT-BPO business which she established using money she had saved from her long service pay. Interestingly, Myrna learned and mastered everything she has to know about the IT-BPO industry thru her own experiences and discoveries from being an OFW.

That being said, Myrna is definitely an epitome of a successful OFW, the one we should be inspired from. Kaya naman our BeamerKada could not have any better guest speaker for BeamAndGo’s Friday program other than Ms. Myrna Padilla, to tackle about the stages of Buhay OFW.

STAGE 1. Ang Paglisan

For first time OFWs, walang hirap ang hihigit sa pag-iwan sa pamilya at sa sariling bayan para mag-trabaho sa ibang bansa.

Topic Discussed 1When asked what urged Ms. Myrna to work abroad, ang numero unong sagot niya ay “para sa edukasyon ng mga anak.” Not being able to earn a college diploma, naging layunin niya na makamit ng mga anak ang diplomang hindi niya nakamtan.

In terms of the challenges our OFWs face when deciding to work abroad, Ms. Myrna enumerated three key factors:

  1. Homesickness – Fighting the anxiety of being away from your family.
  2. Problems with employer – Struggling how to continue working despite maltreatment.
  3. Communicating your plans to your family back home.

To know more of Ms. Myrna’s advice to first time OFWs, watch the first episode of Buhay OFW Special here:

 

STAGE 2. Hanggang Kailan?

Ang tanong na malamang lahat ng ating mga Kabayan ay naitanong na sa sarili –  hanggang kailan ba ako magiging OFW?

quote 1 (1).pngIn the second episode of BeamAndGo’s Buhay OFW Special, the life after leaving their home was discussed. Ms. Myrna also shared the worst and the best part of being an OFW: The fear, pain and anguish of being separated with her family, especially her children, and on the other hand, the learning, earning opportunity that you should take advantage of.

Ms. Myrna also wanted the OFWs to take note of the three (3) motivators when you are at your lowest point: 1. Hope for success, 2. Faith in God and in yourself, and 3. Love for yourself and your family.

To find out what Ms. Myrna has to say on how to guide your children as they grow even when you’re miles away, watch the second episode of Buhay OFW Special here:

 

 

 

STAGE 3. Uwian na, Kabayan!

All OFWs look forward to that day when they can finally come home for good – hindi dahil sa biglaang pagdedesisyon na umuwi ngunit kalaunan ay mangingibang bansang muli dahil hindi pa pala sapat ang naiipon.

Kaya naman Kabayan, kung nasa abroad ka pa at nagpa-plano ka nang umuwi ng Pinas, make sure to ask yourselves first:

  • What do I have to secure before deciding to come home?
  • What should I expect in terms of familial relationship once I come home?
  • How should I handle finances and savings I earned?

Lastly, when can you say that you’re completely ready to come home? Of course, hindi pare-pareho ang sagot ng bawat OFW dito bilang may kanya-kanyang consideration sila. But what does Ms. Myrna has to say about this? Alamin ang tips niya sa third episode of Buhay OFW Special. Panoorin dito:

 

 

We hope this Buhay OFW series became useful for you until you reach the point in your OFW life that you have to prepare for your homecoming. Hindi ka pa man nakakauwi, Kabayan, tandaang hindi natatapos ang pagsubok sa buhay sa pag-uwi lamang. It may be the happiest moment for OFWs’ lives, but know that you will be facing entirely new challenges back home – and you will be able to handle this smoothly.

Ano mang plano mo pag-uwi, always remember: Napakaraming aral at karanasan ang naituro sa iyo ng pagiging OFW. Gamitin mo ito patungo sa iyong tagumpay!

BONUS: Paano ko mase-secure ang pangangailangan ng pamilya kahit na nasa malayo ako?

BeamAndGo was born to help you with this concern, Kabayan! To make sure na sapangangailangan ng pamilya napupunta ang pinaghirapan mong pera, #GroceryRemit is made possible for you thru BeamAndGo !

Sign-up now and start remitting smarter! Let us help you handle your remittances and empower our OFWs to have control of your hard-earned money. Here are the Convenience StoreGas StationSupermarketDepartment StoreFast Food Restaurantand pharmacy merchants na maaari mong maipadala sa pamilya with the help of BeamAndGo!

your family's favorite brandss

You can easily pay for your purchase 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 2019.pngWanna learn more about the smartest way to remit? Don’t hesitate to watch this video!

 

 

 

 

 

Buhay OFW: TOP 4 smartest gift ideas to surprise your loved ones with!

Mataas ba ang grade ni bunso ngayong grading period?

Papalapit na ba ang kaarawan ng iyong inaanak?

Graduating with honors ba si Ate o Kuya?

O gusto mong 24/7 connected kay Nanay at Tatay even you’re miles away?

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APPRECIATION – tunay na nakakagalak ng puso para sa mga overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) ang bawat achievements at magagandang balita na natatanggap nila mula sa mga minamahal sa Pilipinas. Hindi nga ba’t ito ang isa sa mga motivation ng ating mga Kabayan para patuloy na kumayod, malayo sa piling ng pamilya?

That’s why in return to their loved ones’ achievements, OFWs make sure to give gifts as rewards and token of appreciation – bukod pa sa pagsuporta sa pangangailangan ng pamilya. But in reality, it’s the other way around dahil kung tutuusin, these achievements are actually the family member’s way to be thankful of their loved ones’ hard work abroad!

In short- these modern heroes are the one who are supposed to be rewarded, pero dahil sa labis na pagmamahal ng ating mga Kabayan, they’re very much willing to spend for gifts out of their hard-earned money.

Still, does this mean you should spend big-time just to send gifts back home? BeamAndGo says NO!

Gadgets Launching.jpgTo save our OFWs from the hassle, stress, thinking and over-spending on what to give your loved ones, BeamAndGo offers you the NEWEST OPPO SMARTPHONES and HUAWEI SMARTPHONES na pwedeng ninyong ipadala sa minamahal ninyo anywhere sa Pinas, DISCOUNTED PA until March 31, 2019!

GIFT IDEA #1: HUAWEI Y6 2018

Looking for competitive quality but affordable smartphone for your loved ones? HUAWEI Y6 2018 is the right device for you!

 

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Features:

  • Display: 5.7-inches, S-IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • OS: Android 8.0 Oreo with EMUI 8.0
  • Processor: 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor
  • Storage: 16GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 256GB
  • RAM: 2GB RAM
  • Main Camera: 13MP
  • Front Camera: 5 MP
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery

Available colors: Black and Blue

WHY YOU SHOULD BUY THIS: Full view display, face unlock capability, powerful speaker, camera quality

GIFT IDEA #2: HUAWEI Y6 PRO 2019

Does your loved one need a phone upgrade that won’t blow your budget? Surely, Huawei Y6 Pro 2019 won’t disappoint you!

 

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Features:

  • Display: 6.9 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie); EMUI 9
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6761 2.0GHz quad-core
  • Storage: 32GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 512GB
  • RAM: 3GB RAM
  • Main Camera: 13MP
  • Front Camera: 8 MP
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3020 mAh battery

Available colors: Black and Blue

WHY YOU SHOULD BUY THIS: Face unlock capability, low light photography, Huawei Supersound (loud speaker good for music and movies)

GIFT IDEA #3: OPPO A7

Advanced tech design, excellent dual rear camera with 4230mAh battery capacity that frees you from the concern of battery drain! All of these you can get at an affordable price with OPPO A7!

 

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Features:

  • Display: 6.2″ 19:9 HD+ 1520 x 720 pixels
  • OS: ColorOS 5.2 based on Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Processor: Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 (14 nm) Octa-core Cortex-A53
  • Storage: 32GB
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Main Camera: 13 MP, f/2.2, AF + 2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
  • Front Camera: 16 MP
  • Battery: 4230 mAh battery

Available colors: Glaring Gold and Glaze Blue

WHY YOU SHOULD BUY THIS: Selfie Camera, Bigger Battery

GIFT IDEA #4: OPPO A3s

Let us help you deliver happiness to your family with this budget-champion phone that gives great value for your money! Give your loved one this top-selling phone with long-lasting battery and impressive camera with OPPO A3s!

 

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Features:

  • Display: 6.2″ 19:9 HD+ Full-screen Display”
  • OS: Android 8.1 (Oreo)
  • Processor: Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450, Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Adreno 506
  • Internal Storage : 16GB ROM Memory : 2GB RAM
  • Camera Front : 8 MP, f/2.2 Camera
  • Dual Rear : 13 MP, f/2.2, AF + 2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
  • Battery :Non-removable Li-Ion 4230 mAh battery

Available Colors: Red and Dark Purple

WHY YOU SHOULD BUY THIS: Dual Camera, Bigger Battery

WHAT OUR OFW BEAMERS SAY

OPPO - Harold Minguillan.jpgBagong release pa lamang ang OPPO and Huawei SmartPhones sa BeamAndGo, isang overseas Filipino na agad ang nag-regalo sa partner niya dito sa Pilipinas.

Mr. Harold purchased OPPO A3s with the help and assistance of BeamAndGo’s friendly Sales Representatives who guided him from the beginning until the phone was delivered door-to-door to his beneficiary!

HOW TO AVAIL OF OPPO AND HUAWEI SMARTPHONES AT BEAM AND GO:

PHONE INFOR

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?

Next thing to do is LOG IN your BeamAndGo username and head over to our STORE PAGE. Scroll down and choose the phone unit and color that your want to purchase for your loved ones!

Second to the last step is you need to fill in your beneficiary’s FULL NAME, MOBILE NUMBER, and COMPLETE ADDRESS. Be careful lang sa pag-fi-fill in ng details para siguradong matatanggap kaagad nilang ang iyong regalong smartphone.

Payment Channels 2019 updatedLast step is you can now proceed to checkout. Don’t forget to enter the PROMO CODE to redeem your discount! 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!

Here’s a tip: Tumuktok lamang sa aming Facebook page para sa discount codes!

When everything is processed, BeamAndGo will ship your order to the address of your beneficiary. YES! Ganoon lang kadali, Kabayan! Hassle free na, nakamura ka na, nasorpresa mo pa ang iyong minamahal sa Pinas. Talagang hindi problema ang distansya basta naka-BeamAndGo ka!

Disclaimer

  1. Delivery Policy
    • Delivery in Metro Manila: 2-3 business days
    • Delivery in Luzon: 3-7 business days
    • Delivery in Visayas and Mindanao: 7-10 business days
  2. In Warranty Policy
    • Phones – 12 months
    • Headphones, battery, charger and other accessories – 6 months
    • As part of OPPO guidelines, all phones will have to be pre-registered for warranty before the delivery. Click here to read more.

So ano pa ang hinihintay mo? Perfect na pang-regalo ito lalo na ngayong paparating na ang graduation ng mga bata! 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!

your family's favorite brandss

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

 

Mag-Noche Buena kasama ang pamilya even while you’re abroad

When you live far away from your loved ones, any form of communication is vital. Bilang mga OFW, we consider technology as our best friend. Ito kasi ang gamit natin to keep in touch with our loved ones sa ‘Pinas! Gamit na gamit natin ito, especially during the moments we can’t make it back home. Kaya para sa ating mga kababayang OFW na hindi makakauwi sa papalapit na Pasko, don’t worry! Heto ang mga paraan para maka-bonding ang ating mga mahal sa buhay, even when we are miles away:

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If there is no need to make a call, sending a text or chat is the most convenient way to relay your message to your friends and family. Hindi mo din kailangan gumastos ng malaki para mag-text sa mga kaibigan at kapamilya mo! Basta may wifi or data connection ka, makakausap mo sila. Okay ito, especially kung iba ang time-zone ng kausap mo. Kung tulog man siya, siguradong mababasa niya ang message mo pagbukas niya ng kanyang cellphone.

Isang paraan para maging updated sa buhay ng mga kapamilya mo ay ang paggamit ng social media. Kapag friends kayo sa Facebook, Twitter, at Instagram, makikita mo ang mga updates sa buhay nila. Pwede mo pang gamitin ito para maka-chat sila, tulad ni Kassy at ng kanyang mommy. They use social media to keep in touch and maintain constant communication. Kaya nga close pa rin sila, kahit nasa Dubai si mommy at siya ay nasa Pilipinas.

wechat-phoneAside from social media, there are a ton of messaging apps you can choose from. Ilan sa mga ito ay Viber, Line, WeChat, at WhatsApp. Iba-iba sila ng special features pero lahat ng ito ay pwede mong gamitin to chat with your friends and family.

Pero teka muna, may gagamitin na ba ang mga mahal mo sa buhay para maka-chat mo sila? Kung wala pa, you can send a Kata i3L using BeamAndGo as a gift to your loved one this Christmas! Perfect ito to for chatting and mobile browsing. With a 16 GB Storage + 1 GB RAM, you can download your favorite social media and chat apps and see them on the 5-inch IPS super HD display. It has an 8 megapixel front camera and 13 megapixel back camera para makapagsend ka ng pictures sa mga mahal mo sa buhay!

 

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Send a Kata i3L to your loved one today!

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Screen Shot 2016-11-17 at 7.47.28 PM.pngPara sa mahaba-habang kwentuhan, itawag mo na lang yan! You can even subscribe to your network’s most affordable IDD promos to call your friends and family. Pero mas madali nang tumawag, basta may internet ka. Most messaging apps already have a voice call feature. Kahit nasaan ka man sa mundo, pwede kang tumawag. Convenient diba?

Syempre, dapat may load ang mga kapamilya mo, para maka-subscribe sila sa iba’t ibang promos ng kanilang networks. Just visit your network’s website or call their hotline to inquire about their different promos. Ang iba pa nga ay may free Facebook at Viber!

Send eLoad using BeamAndGo!

Mag-Video Call

Ang pag-video call na marahil ang pinaka-magandang paraan to keep in touch. 10 years ago, naririnig lang natin ang mga kausap natin using our phones. Ngayon, pwede na rin natin silang makita sa screens gamit ang ating computer, phone, o tablet.

Ngayong Pasko, send a Kata T mini 3 to your family! Sino man sa inyong bahay ay maaaring gumamit nito para makatawag sa iyo:

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Choose between the RAM 1GB + ROM 8GB version or RAM 2GB + ROM 16GB version, kung kailangan niyo ng mas malaking memory. May 3000 mAh battery ito na tatagal kung gagamitin niyo itong pang-video call. Kitang-kita niyo pa ang inyong kausap sa 6.95″ HD display nito at kitang-kita ka din nila dahil may 5 megapixel front camera ito at 8 megapixel back camera.

For other Christmas gift ideas for your parents, click here.

desktop_mainv2Ilan sa mga paboritong video calling apps ay ang Skype, Google Hangouts at Facebook. Kung computer o laptop ang gamit mo, you just have to open the website of your chosen video calling app using your browser, register, and make the call! Ang dali lang! Skype and Google Hangouts are known for their reliability. Facebook, on the other hand, is an all around platform. Besides being a social media platform, magagamit mo ito sa pag-chat at pagtawag. With just a few clicks, makikita mo na ang ngiti ng iyong pamilya habang sinasabi nila na miss ka na nila.

Ano man ang gamitin mo to stay connected with your loved ones, ang importante ay nadadalian kayo sa paggamit nito.  Hindi mo man nakakasama ang inyong pamilya, nakikita at nakaka usap niyo naman sila. These advancements in technology make it easier and cheaper keep in touch.

Now, it’s even easier and cheaper to send love to your family using BeamAndGo! Click here to know more. 

Filipina in Japan gives her thumbs up: “BeamAndGo is here to help your families.”

No matter how modern and fast-paced our lifestyles may have become, ‘di mawawala sa ating mga Pilipino ang pagiging matulungin. Bayanihan is one of the most admirable attributes of Filipino culture. Galing ang salitang bayanihan sa bayan — meaning nation, municipality, and community. Kaya naman, we are always willing to lend a helping hand to the whole BeamAndGo community.

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A lovely family picture of Gina and her children

By sending Supermarket GCs to your family in the Philippines, mas madadalian ang pamilya mo sa pag-budget ng mga gastusin. Tulad ng pagpapadala,  isa sa mga bihasa sa pagpapadala ng Supermarket GC ay si Gina–isang loyal Beamer from Japan. Sanay na siya sa pagpapadala ng GMall Supermarket GCs sa kanyang pamilya. 

Sa BeamAndGo, we have a 24-hour promise: your family will receive the gift certificates in 24 hours or less. Sign up na para makapagpadala ka na!

In a change of events, Gina sent Supermarket GCs for Super 8 instead of GMall to her daughter, Arisa. Sinubukan nila ito dahil bumisita ang kanyang anak sa Manila. To make sure na makakarating sa kanyang anak ang kanyang ipinadala, Gina contacted Angela, our customer service representative. Nang malaman niyang nandito si Arisa, sinamahan niya ito at ang kanyang mga kaibigan sa kanyang pamimili sa Super 8 Libertad

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Arisa’s friends and our extra smiling Customer Service representative, Angela

Dito sa BeamAndGo, gusto naming convenient at smooth ang experience ng bawat Beamer. Kaya naman Angela is more than happy to help Arisa in her grocery shopping sa Super 8.

Isa ang Super 8 Grocery Warehouse sa mga supermarkets na pwede mong pagpilian! Super 8 branches are located in Metro Manila, Cavite, Antipolo and Northern Luzon. For the full list of branches, click here.

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Habang namimili si Arisa, kasama ang kanyang mga kaibigan, ibinahagi niya kay Angela ang kwento ng buhay nila. More than 30 years na pala ang kanyang ina abroad. She has been working more than 2 jobs, para masuportahan niya ang kanyang pamilya dito. Si Gina lang rin ang nagpapaaral sa kanyang anak and Arisa has always been thankful.

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Arisa, her brother and her tita – regular recipients of Gina’s gift certificates

Hindi man daw vocal si Arisa pagsabing mahal niya ang kanyang mama, she always makes sure she shows this in all other ways. She does this by being studious as a Tourism Major at Holy Angel University, Angeles, Pampanga. Pangarap niyang makapagtapos, makakuha ng magandang trabaho, at makapag-ipon ng malaki. She wants to be successful para makatulong sa kanyang mama at magkasama na sila.

Masaya kaming maging bahagi ng kwento ni Gina at Arisa. More than making it easier for Gina and Arisa to budget and to save on remittance costs, gusto naming mapanatiling close ang bawat pamilya ng ating mga kababayang OFW. Masaya din kaming makatulong sa bawat Beamer, kahit saan man pa kayo sa mundo!

We’re always ready to help you in any way we can! Just send us an email at customerservice@beamandgo.com, our customer service representatives here will gladly assist you. 

The favorite brands you love from Luzon to Mindanao are now available in BeamAndGo. Don’t forget to sign up now and start sharing to this your friends!

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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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7 Tips when living as an OFW in Singapore

Isa ang Singapore sa mga paboritong out-of-the-country destinations of our fellow Filipinos. This may be a reason why a lot of our OFW kababayans choose to work here. For OFWs in Singapore and all over the world, we at BeamAndGo would like to help you take care of your families.

Send Supermarket GCs to your family in the Philippines!

Tanggalin mo na ito sa list ng inyong proproblemahin while you’re in Singapore! Now, it’s good to learn din about the culture in Singapore, para prepared ka!

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Old habits die hard,” sabi nga nila, especially when these habits are a part of our everyday lives. Maraming pagkakaiba ang Singapore from our motherland, the Philippines. It’s no simple to task to adapt to a completely new environment. Ilan sa mga major differences ng Pilipinas at Singapore ay ang religion, language at culture na nagiging evident sa maliliit na bagay gaya ng habits at interaction ng mga tao. We’ve listed 7 attitudes that you need to adapt to when traveling to Singapore:


1. Be ready to walk, walk, walk.

Sa Singapore,Be ready to walk masipag maglakad ang mga tao! Maaaring ito ay dahil sa kanilang low crime rates at maliis na lugar. Their sidewalks are full of people heading to the nearest MRT station, malls, or establishments. Kung ikukumpara, mas mahal ang pamasahe sa Singapore para makarating sa iba’t ibang lugar kesa sa pamasahe natin dito. Kaya naman ihanda ang sarili sa long and far walks, para na rin maka-exercise ka!

2. Follow the rules.

Follow the rulesThis might seem obvious, but sadly, hindi natin sinusunod ang mga simpleng batas when it’s inconvenient for us. Kaya nga sa Pilipinas, napapansin natin na people skip lines, cut each other off in traffic, or bribe certain government officials. But this is not the case in Singapore. May kasabihan silang, “Singapore is a very fine city,” emphasis on fine. Indeed, Singapore is very strict with its rules and regulations, and even one misstep or mistake can set you back a couple thousand SGD in the form of fines. Kaya naman, whether we are abroad or not, we should always follow the rules and keep our impulses in check.

3. Respect Your Surroundings.

Respect your surroundingsSingapore prides itself as being a very clean city. Whatever you do, don’t just throw or leave your trash wherever, because not only does this earn you a heavy fine, it will also offend the people around you and cause you to be the object of not one too many glares and whispers. Meron pa nga silang CCTV cameras sa ibang public restrooms to check if you flushed the toilet or not!

4. Observe proper etiquette in public places

Check your mannersTulad ng pagbibigay nila ng importance sa kanilang environment, the good people of Singapore are also particular with how they treat each other. Things like not hogging the sidewalk, not blocking the escalator by staying to the right side, letting train passengers alight before boarding, giving your seat away to the disabled, pregnant, and elderly are just a few of the basic manners na kailangang i-practice sa Singapore.

5. No Filipino Time

Being on timeNaku! Isa raw sa mga weakness natin ay ang pagkakaroon ng “Filipino Time”. Do yourself a favor and start timing yourself right, because time really is gold! Everything and everyone in Singapore moves like a precisely timed machine; nothing and nobody will wait for you if you are late! Being late will just damage your reputation, your character, and your mindset.

Para makatulong sa pag-manage ng inyong oras, BeamAndGo is here to help! Send your family supermarket GCs and other care packages with just a few clicks!

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6. Change How You Communicate

No Filipino TimeTayong mga Pilipino ay kilala sa ating malumanay na pananalita o pagiging soft-spoken. Pero ibang ang kanilang kinasanayan sa Singapore. Of course, it’s important to be polite, but not to the point that you can be pushed around. Importante ang pagiging confident sa pananalita. Assert yourself and show that you’re someone to be respected.

7. Be Self-Sufficient

Be self-sufficientWhether you are an OFW working and living there o turista na namamasyal, importante ang pagiging independent. Ang paglinis, pagluto, paglaba at paghuhas ng pinggan ay ilan lamang sa mga chores na magagamit sa iyong stay abroad. May mga pagkakataon na malayo ka sa iyong pamilya kaya naman importante ang na marunong kang alagaan ang iyong sarili.

Para naman sa iyong pamilya sa Pilipinas, alagaan sila sa pamamagitan ng pag papadala ng BeamAndGo gift certificates na magagamit nila sa kanilang iba’t ibang pangangailangan!

See the list of our partner merchants here!

Culture, beliefs at way of life – hindi maikakaila na marami talagang tayong pinagkaiba hindi lamang sa Singapore ngunit pati narin sa ibang bansa. Pero ang mahalaga ay kaya natin mag adapt sa mga ito habang napapanatili ang Tatak Pilipino!

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Kassy, a Speech Communication graduate from UP Diliman, with her Mommy Ailen during her University Graduation last June 26, 2016.

From Dubai with Love: OFW Moms deserve only the best!

We all know it’s difficult growing up far from our parents, especially our mom. Our moms are one of the most influential and important people in our lives. Whenever we need someone to give us advice, someone to understand our shortcomings, someone to support our undertakings, or just someone to be with when life gets a little rough, it’s our moms we go to.

We spoke with Kassy, a recent graduate of the University of the Philippines Diliman, who majored in BA Speech Communication. She grew up away from her mom since she was 13 years old. She admits it was difficult having a long-distance relationship with Mommy Ailen, but it was never a hindrance for them to constantly stay in touch. Even if mommy is away, she never forgets even the little things, like the basic needs of her family. Just like any other parent, Mommy Ailen makes sure that her family has their basic needs. To make this part of parenthood a lot easier and better, BeamAndGo is here to help!

Click here to send Supermarket GCs!

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Have you found a supermarket near your family? Buy now!

Kassy tells us that just like most OFWs, her mom decided to work abroad to improve their family’s financial stability. From being a housewife, her mom flew to Dubai, not knowing what job she would get into. She just took her shot. After just 5 days, her mom found a job as a secretary. After a year, she found her current job as an HR employee. She has been happily working for the same company after 10 years. Kassy says her mom is career-oriented. This motivates her to become successful in her future career too as a Speech Communication graduate.

Communication is Key!

Kassy considers herself very close to her mom. Early on, they have always been regularly speaking — talking about the little things, like how their days go, to major life decisions. Thanks to Facebook, they can now talk to each other everyday! Kassy’s mom has been very hands-on in taking part in her life. She makes sure that she’s always here for special occasions and major celebrations. Whenever she’s in the Philippines, they make the most out of their bonding time as a family.

13874954_10207989155501104_103121876_nKassy has three other siblings. Kat, 27, who works as a ground crew, Kyle, 26, a customer service agent and Kris, 18, who is still in school. All four siblings look out for each out other especially when their mom is not here. They’ve learned to count on each other and have formed a solid support group. Whenever Mommy Ailen goes home to Manila, they all go out together. On most days, they communicate through their Facebook chat group.

Related: For bonding ideas for you and your family, click here.

Like other children with OFW parents, Kassy imagines what it would be like if her mom just stays for good. Of course, she prefers to be with her mom more often. And although it’s difficult, she understands that the decision for her mom to work abroad is the more practical option.

To our OFW parents: You deserve only the best!

Bittersweet — this is how Kassy would describe how it is growing up with an OFW mom. Mommy Ailen’s sacrifice to not be with Kassy as she grows up is no joke. Open communication and understanding really is key to staying close with your family, whether together or away from each other.

What’s your family story? We’d love to hear from you as well!

Sign up at BeamAndGo and share us your story!

OFW Shopping Advice: ‘Wag mong bilhin yan!

Bilang isang OFW, ikaw nga ay nagpapadala ng Supermarket GCs using BeamAndGo, pero sinisigurado mo ba na nagagamit ito sa wastong mga bilihin? Nararapat lang na ang maging wais tayo sa ating mga gastusin bilang OFW. Ilan lamang ito sa mga remittance advice at shopping tips on what not to buy and their alternatives when grocery shopping in a supermarket.

Gusto mo o kailangan mo?

Bago pa man pumunta sa supermarket, ugaliing gumawa ng listahan ng mga kailangan sa bahay. Siguraduhing ang nasa list mo ay ang inyong household needs at hindi wants. This is a good way to spend under your budget and make better buying decisions sa pag-grocery shopping. Pagdating sa supermarket, unahing bilhin ang mga nakasulat sa listahan. Kapag may sobra pa sa budget, saka kumuha ng ibang mga bagay na gustong bilhin. Avoid impulse buying. Don’t buy items that aren’t on your list or those that will go over your budget.

Kung kailangan mo pa ng mas maraming tips kung paano mag-budget, punta lang dito.

Maramihan o tingi?

Mas mabuting bumili in bulk (maramihan) para sa mga produktong matagal mag-expire. Kadalasan, mas napapamahal kapag bumibili ng patingi-tingi. Kung in bulk at isahan ang pagbili, makakatipid tayo sa presyo mismo ng produkto at sa effort at gastos ng pagpunta natin sa supermarkets. Para sa mga bagay na hindi nabubulok o matagal mag-expire, do buy in bulk. Halimbawa, kung may sobra pa sa budget mo, ‘wag lang isang soap bar ang bilhin mo, bilhin mo na ang pack of 6. Nakatipid ka na, hindi ka pa pabalik-balik sa Supermarket.

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Pero kung ang bibilhin mo naman ay mabilis mag-expire, tulad ng gulay, prutas, karne, at iba pa, bumili lamang ng sakto para sa iyong pamilya para hindi ito masayang. Para sa mga bagay na nabubulok at/o mabilis mag-expire, do buy just enough.

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Healthy o junk?

May iilan sa atin na nakasanayang kumain ng junk food araw-araw, kahit na alam nating hindi ito maganda para sa kalusugan. Okay lang namang mag-indulge paminsan-minsan — everything in moderation. Kaya lang, don’t buy junk food on a regular basis.

Regular price o sale?

Madaling masilaw sa mga items na on sale. Iniisip kasi nating makakatipid tayo kapag bumili tayo ng mga gamit na naka-promo, pero mas madalas tayong napapagastos dahil sa mga ito. Don’t buy items on sale, if you don’t really need it. Kung hindi naman talaga kailangan, mas mapapagastos ka pa kapag bumili ka ng naka-sale, lalo na kung hindi pa ito kasama sa inyong grocery list.

More tips on making a budget, click mo lang ‘to!

Generic o sikat?

Isa sa ating mga values bilang Pilipino ay ang pagiging loyal, kasama na dito ang pagiging loyal sa mga brands ng mga produktong ating nakasanayan. We trust these “household brands” dahil sanay na sanay na tayo sa brand na ito, pero palagi tayong may mahahanap na alternatibong mas mura at mas sulit. Don’t always buy products from big brands you’re used to. Once in a while, makabubuting sumubok ng mga bago o hindi gaanong sikat na produkto, kasama na dito ang mga generic brands ng mga supermarket. Karaniwang mas mura ang mga ito pero ganoon parin ka-epektibo.

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Local o imported?

Iniisip kasi nating mas maganda ang quality ng imported products, pero sa katotohanan, pareho lang naman ‘yan! Minsan nga ay mas maganda pa ang mga produkto natin. Don’t buy imported products just because they are imported and do support local products. Kadalasan pa nga ay mas makakamura tayo, at makakatulong pa tayo sa negosyo ng ating mga kababayan kung bibili tayo ng gawang Pinoy.

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Kapag napadalhan mo na ng Supermarket GCs ang inyong mga kapamilya sa Pilipinas, i-share mo sa kanila ang article na ito! Sa susunod nilang punta sa BeamAndGo partner supermarkets, alam nila ang mga dapat bilhin at dapat iwasan.  

Para sa mga katanungan tungkol sa BeamAndGo digital gift certificates, you may contact us at customerservice@beamandgo.com. The favorite brands you love from Luzon to Mindanao are now available!

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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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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.