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Best in Pinoy blogs recognized in 1st BDO Blogger Awards

BDO Unibank recognized the best online content creators in the first-ever BDO Blogger Awards.

The BDO Blogger Awards honors bloggers and influencers for sharing useful information, insights, and positivity with their followers and viewers. The awards honor bloggers’ contributions not only in spreading awareness about the bank’s advocacies, but also in initiating important public discussions for a more financially-inclusive industry through content creation.

The Awards feature two segments: the recognition ceremony, which awards the top-performing content creators in terms of the quality of content they published online from 2020 to 2021; and the content creation contest—a thematic activity that challenges participants to come up with unique and creative ways to talk about various topics.

This year, BDO challenged participants to discuss the bank’s innovative digital solutions, which served as an alternative option for clients to perform their bank transactions especially during the height of the pandemic.

And the awards go to…

The Digital Storyteller of the Year award was given to Mary Lorraine Llorin of Super Momma Blog. 

For Excellence in Digital Engagement category, the winners were Lally Gonzales of Lally Reflections (3rd place), Berlin Domingo of Momi Berlin (2nd place), and Reylen Castro of Made it Through Mum (1st place).

Awardees for the Influential Blogger of Year category were Mary Lorraine Llorin of Super Momma (3rd place), Reylen Castro of Made it Through Mum (2nd place), and Berlin Domingo of Momi Berlin (1st place).

The winners of the Special Award for Exemplary Initiative were Ruby Caberte of Pinay Mommy Online (5th place), Lhyzie Bongon of Life with Lyzie (4th place), Roselle Toledo of Snapped & Scribbled (3rd place), Sylver Sy of Iconic MNL (2nd place), and Richard Mamuyac of The Newsmakers blog (1st place).

Meanwhile, Fitz Villafuerte of Ready to be Rich was named BDO’s Online Advocate of the Year.

For the Content Creation Contest, winners were Berlin Domingo of Momi Berlin and Reylen Castro of Made it Through Mum for Luzon; Sigrid Lo of Lovingly Momma and Clarice Lao of My Metro Lifestyle for Visayas; and Ruby Caberte of Pinay Mommy Online for Mindanao.

Content Creation Excellence.
BDO Unibank virtually staged the 1st BDO Blogger Awards to honor bloggers and influencers nationwide for starting relevant discussions online about financial inclusion through creative content creation.
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BDO Remit donates Hygiene Kits to POEA Community Pantry

AS COVID-19 continues to adversely impact the lives of millions of Filipinos here and abroad, the efforts to at least mitigate its effects continue.

In celebration of Migrant Worker’s Day, BDO Unibank, through its remittance service brand BDO Remit, recently donated hygiene kits to the community pantry set up by Philippine Overseas Employment Administration’s (POEA).

For love of Overseas Filipinos. BDO Remit donates hygiene kits to the community pantry set up by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration in celebration of the Migrant Worker’s Day.

The kits, consisting of alcohol and face masks, among others, will benefit some 500 people and serve as a valuable health precautionary tool as POEA distributes them to overseas Filipinos coming back home from abroad, especially for those who will travel to areas in the country with still high COVID cases.

Setting up a community pantry is POEA’s own way of celebrating Migrant Worker’s Day this year as the agency was not able to hold its usual program of providing entertainment and giveaways to their clients, which POEA has been doing since 2017 in collaboration with BDO, because of health protocols.

In lieu of its usual activities, POEA decided to organize a simple community pantry this year to uplift the spirit of OFs and give them something they can use to protect themselves from the virus.

This is not the first time BDO Remit distributed health kits to OFs amid the pandemic.

Last year, in coordination with BDO Foundation, BDO Remit turned over hundreds of bags of hygiene kits to the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 and the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange, which were then distributed to OFs who were sent back to the Philippines due to the outbreak of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition, BDO Remit’s pre-departure orientation seminar team provided hygiene kits to more than a hundred repatriated seafarers in Iloilo in cooperation with OWWA Region 6 office. In Likewise, while working with OWWA, the Philippine Overseas Labor & Office, and the Philippine General Consulate office, the BDO Remit office distributed face masks to stranded and repatriated overseas Filipinos at the Macau International Airport.

All these form part of BDO Remit’s “Kayang-Kaya, Kabayan” campaign, an embodiment of its commitment to empower overseas Filipinos and make them feel that the Bank is ready to support and assist them wherever they may be. For more information on BDO Remit, visit BDO Kabayan Facebook page—BDO Unibank’s dedicated page for the overseas Filipino market.


About BDO Unibank, Inc.
BDO is a full-service universal bank that provides a wide range of corporate and retail banking services. These services include traditional loan and deposit products, as well as treasury, trust banking, investment banking, private banking, rural banking, cash management, leasing and finance, remittance, insurance, retail cash cards, and credit card services.

BDO has the country’s largest distribution network, with over 1,400 consolidated operating branches and more than 4,400 ATMs nationwide. It also has 18 overseas remittance and representative offices (including full-service branches in Hong Kong and Singapore) in Asia, Europe, North America, and the Middle East.

BDO ranked as the largest bank in terms of total assets, loans, deposits, and trust funds under management based on published statements of condition as of December 31, 2020. For more information, please visit http://www.bdo.com.ph.

BDO Unibank, Inc.
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7899 Makati Avenue
Makati City 0726, Philippines
Tel +63(2) 8840-7000
http://www.bdo.com.ph

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Kabuhayan Loan ng BDO Network Bank, Katulong sa Pag-asenso ng MSMEs, OFWs at Kanilang Pamilya

Isinagawa ng BDO Network Bank (BDONB) ang kanilang Go Negosyo talk show na pinamagatang “Kayang-kaya Kabayan” nitong Biyernes, June 4. Layunin ng talk show na magbahagi ng financial management tips at valuable insights pagdating sa mga sustainable at adaptable business opportunities hindi lamang para sa mga local Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), kundi pati na rin sa mga Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) at kanilang mga beneficiaries.

Pinangunahan ni SME Advocate Josie Conlu ang talakayan tungkol iba’t-ibang financial challenges na kinakaharap ng ating mga OFWs abroad. Nagbahagi rin siya ng mga opportunities na maari nilang subukan pagkatapos nitong pandemya.
Naroon din si Randell Tiongson, isang registered financial planner and advocate ng Life & Personal Finance, na nagbahagi ng preparedness at adaptability tips kung paano ba i-manage ang income at kung papaano mag-impok para sa emergency funds. Kabilang dito ang pag-shift sa mga essential business, paggamit ng online platforms, at pagdagdag ng stocks.

Napag-usapan din ang importansya ng MSMEs sa pagpapalago ng lokal at nasiyonal na ekonomiya.
“Ang pag-unlad ng Pilipinas ay nakasalalay sa pagsulong ng mga MSMEs. Sa paglago ng mga MSMEs, gaganda ang kinabukasan nila at ng kanilang pamilya. Dahil dito, tinatawag na “growth engine” ng ekonomiya ang mga MSMEs,” ani BDONB Senior Vice President and MSME Group Head Karen Cua.

Dagdag pa niya, ang mga MSMEs ay ang nagpapatakbo ng ekonomiya ng ating mga komunidad dahil nakapagbibigay ito ng trabaho, mga produkto, at mga serbisyong kailangan sa pang araw-araw.

Ayon sa data ng Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, ang MSMEs ay isang kritikal na sector ng ating bansa dahil they account for 99.5% ng business enterprises, 62.4% ng total employment, at 35.7% ng gross value added. Maliban dito, sila rin ay nagsisilbing valuable partners at suppliers ng mga malalaking enterprise.

Kaya’t patuloy na sinusuportahan ng BDONB ang mga MSMEs upang mapanatili at mapalago ang kanilang operasyon sa gitna ng pandemya.
Ang dating OF na si Ernesto Abad, isang electrician na nagtrabaho sa Saudi Arabia, ay nagbahagi ng kanyang kwento kung paano nakatulong ang BDONB at ang Kabuhayan Loan sa kanyang pamilya at sa kanilang negosyo lalo na ngayong pandemya.

“Dahil sa sitwasyon ng lockdown, ang buwanang padala ng asawa ko na nasa abroad ay natigil, kaya’t napakaganda ng pag-alok sa akin ng BDO [Network Bank] upang maipagpatuloy ko ‘yung aking negosyo kahit sa panahon ng pandemic,” ani Abad.

Bilang isang trusted partner ng mga MSMEs sa business growth at sustainability, handog ng BDONB ang Kabuhayan Loan upang mabigyan ang mga MSMEs ng access sa additional capital at investment para sa kanilang stocks, sa pag-expand at pagpapalago ng kanilang negosyo.at sa pagbili ng mga business assets gaya ng delivery trucks at iba pang kailangang equipment.

Ang Kabuhayan Loan ay mayroong mabilis at simpleng application process para sa pagpapa-utang sa mga negosyante ng mula P30,000 hanggang P1,000,000 na hindi nangangailangan ng collateral. May installement options ito na 12 months hanggang 24 months, depende sa kakayahan ng isang borrower magbayad. Meron din itong kaakibat na Credit Life Insurance na nagsisilbing proteksyon ng pamilya laban sa financial burden.

Ang BDO Network Bank’s Kabuhayan Loan ay makakapagpa-utang sa mga negosyante ng mula P30,000 hanggang P1,000,000 ng walang collateral.

Ang BDO Kabuhayan loan ay available sa lahat ng BDONB branches. Para ma-qualify sa loan, ang borrower ay dapat mayroon existing na negosyo for at least three years at nagge-generate ito ng weekly sales na di bababa sa P15,000. Magsubmit lamang ng isang valid ID, business permit, at proof of sales. Maaari ring mag-apply online via http://www.bdonetworkbank.com.ph.

Mula May 17 hanggang July 16, 2021, 30 lucky applicants ang mananalo ng Kabuhayan Package na tig-P10,000 worth of grocery goods o SM appliances. Para sa mga inquiries tungkol sa promo, mag-send lamang ng private message sa BDO Network Bank PH Facebook page o bisitahin ang http://www.bdonetworkbank.com.ph/kabuhayan-loan.


BDO Network Bank

Ang BDONB ay ang rural bank subsidiary ng BDO Unibank. Ang linyang “Sama-sama Tayo” ang pangakong pinatutupad ng BDONB sa lahat ng mga customers sa tulong ng mga produkto at serbisyo nito. Sa ngayon ang BDONB ay may higit kumulang na 290 offices at 277 ATMs sa buong Pilipinas.

Para sa iba pang impormasyon, bisitahin ang http://www.bdonetworkbank.com.ph.