• April 23, 2024

Families of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) were treated to heartwarming moments, lively performances, and significant announcements at the annual Banco De Oro (BDO) Unibank Pamaskong Handog event at SM Fairview last December 16.

“BDO values the hard work of our OFWs and we want to help them by making it easier for them to provide for the needs of their families back home,” said BDO’s Senior Vice President and Head of Remittance Genie Gloria.

“Through our partnership with SM Supermalls, we made banking and remittance very affordable and easily accessible and incorporated it into the behavior and needs of the Filipino family, which led to us becoming the preferred bank of OFWs,” she added.

The event, hosted by comedians MC & Lassy, included games, raffles, and surprises from BDO partners, including online remittance service Remitly.

Adding excitement to the event were actor-singer Piolo Pascual, BDO’s long-time brand ambassador, and content creator Small Laude, the newest member of the BDO family.

Piolo and Small also announced a surprise gift from BDO and SM Supermalls to all Kabayan savings account holders. Each savings account holder is entitled to special discounts from partner merchants such as The SM Store, Miniso, SM Surplus, and Ace Hardware on selected days this December.

Meanwhile, every first Tuesday of the month for 2024 is Kabayan Day, where Kabayan account holders will be entitled to a 10% discount for a minimum purchase with participating merchants like SM Store, SM Hypermarket, SaveMore, SM Surplus, Miniso, Watsons, Ace Hardware, and more.

BDO also paid tribute to Maria Teresa Yasuki, one of the first OFWs to open an account with BDO Remit in Japan, by sponsoring her round-trip ticket so she can reunite with her family in the Philippines after 22 years. Her family also received a P10,000 shopping spree at SM Supermalls as a gift.

Since 2012, it has been BDO and SM’s mission to uplift overseas Filipinos with holiday cheer through the Pamaskong Handog. BDO and SM have been working together in delivering special treats for OFWs.

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