Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) across the globe who will save at least P600 a month with Pag-IBIG Fund will get a chance to win US $10,000 in Pag-IBIG’s 2nd “Dagdag Ipon Raffle Promo” for its OFW-members.
Pag-IBIG Fund President and Chief Executive Officer Atty. Darlene Marie B. Berberabe said that the raffle promo is open to all new and active Pag-IBIG OFW members who will remit membership savings of at least P600 a month in a single transaction.
“We encourage our OFW members to save with Pag-IBIG Fund for their future needs. The good thing about saving with the Fund is that they also gain access to Pag-IBIG’s various provident and housing programs. More importantly, their savings have earned dividends at least four times higher than banks’ rate.” Atty. Berberabe said.
“One of the advocacies of Vice President Jejomar C. Binay, concurrent Chairman of Pag-IBIG’s Board of Trustees, is to uplift the plight of OFWs and ensure that all their hard work and sacrifice to secure the future of their families are recognized and protected. This raffle promo instills in our OFW members a savings culture that they will hopefully continue in the years to come,” Atty. Berberabe added.
Last year, an OFW-member from Dubai won the grand prize of US$10,000 at the first “Dagdag Ipon Raffle Promo.” His regular monthly remittance of upgraded savings gave him greater chances of winning. Other OFW winners of the 2013 raffle promo reunited with their families through vacation packages or won gadgets and gift certificates, all courtesy of the Fund. The 2013 raffle promo successfully created awareness among OFWS and their families of the many benefits of being an active Pag-IBIG member.
Based on the promo mechanics for this year, every P600 savings remitted in a single transaction is equivalent to one electronic raffle entry. Thus, a member who will contribute P1,200 will get two raffle entries, and so forth.
Those who wish to join the promo need to follow a one-time simple procedure, which can be done online, at the convenience of their homes or wherever there is internet access, according to Atty. Berberabe.
The Pag-IBIG President explained that once remittance of the contribution has been made, OFWs will just have to visit www.pagibigfund.gov.ph and click the “Filipinos Working Abroad” web button, and then the “Join the raffle promo” link. This procedure, however, will only be done once, wherein the member will be required to update his/her record to validate his/her entry to the raffle promo. The succeeding entries will be automatically registered upon remittance of at least P600 membership savings.
Atty. Berberabe said that monthly savings may be remitted by the OFW or his/her representative, at any Pag-IBIG office in the country, Pag-IBIG satellite desks located at the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration offices, Pag-IBIG accredited banks and remittance centers, and through online using MasterCard or Visa credit card.
“We are doing our best to make Pag-IBIG membership of OFWs and their remittance of savings easy and hassle free,” Atty. Berberabe said.
Aside from the cash prize, Pag-IBIG will be giving away round-trip plane tickets to and from the Philippines, family vacation packages, smart phones, iPad Mini units, and 3D smart TVs.
The promo will run from July 01, 2014 to December 31, 2014.