INFOGRAPHIC: The traits of a modern-day Pinoy abroad
MANILA, Philippines — It’s no secret that a big chunk of the Philippines’ economy is due to the remittances sent over by Filipinos working abroad. Hailed as "modern-day heroes”, these Pinoys are often described as martyrs who sacrifice the comforts of home for the sake of making a living or supporting their family. So what we see in the headlines of newspapers and what we hear about through viral articles are the stories of struggle, loneliness and displacement. But perhaps it’s time to take a look at the Filipino worker abroad in a different light.
It takes enormous strength of character to choose to live abroad. You need to be street smart, resourceful, focused and quick to adapt to go through each day in a foreign land without the comforting presence of friends and family.
In this regard, overseas workers of the digital age at least get to enjoy opportunities that close the gap between faraway countries. Through Skype and social media, Filipinos are empowered and have more options with communicating with their friends and family back home.
And through convenient banking products like BDO Kabayan Savings, sending remittances is instant, convenient, and often, with the lowest charge. Modern overseas workers now have more legroom over how they would like to remit, giving them better control over their hard-earned finances.
How they use these tools reflects their resourcefulness and adaptability — an important characteristic of a modern Pinoy out of the country. To see what other traits our modern day heroes embody, check out this infographic. — Rappler.com
BDO Kabayan Savings empowers OFWs to take control of their finances. Signing up for an account is simple and easy. It also grants OFWs access to their savings 24/7 through the BDO Online Banking. With the BDO Kabayan Savings Account, OFWs can remit funds frequently and instantly without incurring any extra fees. And beneficiaries enjoy that same treatment, and can withdraw their funds through any BDO ATMs nationwide free of charge. The BDO Kabayan Savings account is the perfect companion to any modern OFW, allowing them the control and empowerment that they need.