MoneyGram recognizes hard work of OFWs through ‘Idol Awards’


MANILA — There are many reasons to believe that OFWs are the modern-day heroes of the Philippines.

Apart from bringing in remittances that boost our economy, OFWs also inspire many to believe in the value of hard work and sacrifice. Many of them can share success stories that prove life can be sweet if one knows how to handle money well.

We hear stories of OFWs who were able to build their dream houses, send their children to school, and retire well.

Behind these success stories is a reliable remittance company that makes sure every centavo arrives to the hands of your loved ones. For years now, MoneyGram has been bringing every OFW closer to their home.

To pay tribute to their fruitful partnership with OFWs, MoneyGram held the “Idol Awards,” aimed at recognizing the contribution of OFWs and their families to our society.

From December 15, 2016 to March 31, 2017, MoneyGram invited recipients of OFW remittances to join the “Idol Awards” by logging in to

In April, an electronic raffle was conducted. A total of 25 winners were given a consolation prize of P5,000, while 10 winners received P20,000 each and an all-expense paid trip to Manila that includes a three-days stay at a resort.

MoneyGram also hosted a special dinner event in May, where the winners had a great time reunited with their loved ones.

About MoneyGram International, Inc.

MoneyGram is a global provider of innovative money transfer and payment services and is recognized worldwide as a financial connection to friends and family. Whether online, or through a mobile device, at a kiosk or in a local store, we connect consumers any way that is convenient for them. We also provide bill payment services, issue money orders and process official checks in select markets. In 2017 MoneyGram received the Technology Innovation Award in ‘Best Governance Risk and Compliance Project’ category from The Asian Banker. More information about MoneyGram International, Inc. is available at

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