Robin Padilla joins recognition of OFWs via 'Idol Awards'


Posted at Oct 10 2017 04:37 PM

MANILA -- There are many reasons to believe that OFWs are the modern-day heroes of the Philippines. And veteran actor Robin Padilla agrees with this.

Without hesitation, Padilla spearheaded the "MoneyGram Idol Awards," a special recognition that aims to pay tribute to the invaluable contribution of OFWs and their families to our society.

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.

From December 15, 2016 to March 31, 2017, recipients of OFW remittances had been invited to participate in the "MoneyGram Idol Awards."

After the electronic raffle last April, a total of 25 winners were given a consolation prizes of P5,000 each, while 10 winners received P20,000 each as well as an all-expense paid trip to Manila and a three-day stay at a resort.

They also treated to an intimate dinner last May, where winners had been reunited with their loved ones. They also had a meet and greet session with Padilla, who personally listened to their stories and gave them a pat on the back for all their hard work.

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