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Sending Love and Happiness Back at Home

Out of darkness, there is always a ray of light called hope. When you think about it, the pandemic is one of the worst things to happen this year. Yes, there was an insurmountable amount of challenges, such as unemployment, typhoons, and even volcanic ash falls, but as Filipinos, we are strong and courageous to face any obstacle that comes our way. The most notable thing about the Filipino spirit is that it isn’t just fueled by one’s courage, it is also fueled by the good deeds of other people. We are always active when it comes to reaching out to those who are in need, we are always present whenever there are fundraising drives for people who were ravaged by storms, we are always ready to help whenever an organization needs donations for buying PPEs for frontliners, we are always there when they need volunteers during typhoons. Indeed, the virus may have limited us all this year, but it didn’t hold down the Filipino’s initiative to help each other when things go south.

In such case, even lending a helping hand towards your loved ones is made possible by a very reliable channel of remarkable service. Cebuana Lhuillier’s Remittance Service is always there to ensure that you, the ray of light that shines all throughout would be able to pass on this hope towards your loved ones, no matter where they are across the globe. For first-time readers, you may ask, “What is Cebuana Lhuillier’s Money Remittance Service? What does this service feature? What are its requirements?” Well, look no further than our introductory write up.

What is Cebuana Lhuillier’s Money Remittance Service?

Also known as Pera Padala, Cebuana Lhuillier’s Money Remittance Service an easy, safe, and convenient way to send and receive money within and outside the Philippines. You may claim the money as soon as the sender completes the remittance process in the branch. You may visit 2,500 branches nationwide and its wide network of accredited international partners.

Okay, are there any requirements? How do I send cash to my loved ones?

It’s actually very easy. The following is a step-by-step guide on how to remit money with Cebuana Lhuillier:

  1. You may visit any Cebuana Lhuillier branch and fill out the Pera Padala form.
  2. Then, present the accomplished form, valid ID, and 24k card (if you are a 24k cardholder) to the branch personnel.
  3. Give the total amount to be paid.
  4. Secure the Pera Padala form (and count the change received, if there is any).
  5. Provide the 10-digit control number to the receiver/beneficiary of money transfer.

Keep in mind that the receiver/beneficiary should provide the control number and present a valid ID when claiming the remittance. They would not be able to retrieve the cash amount if ever they were to lose the control number or fail to show any valid ID for verification. Cebuana Lhuillier’s high-quality service ensures that any amount sent would only be given out towards the appropriate receiver/beneficiary, and the verification process is put in place to avoid any forms of scams from dishonest people who may try to take advantage of your loved ones.

What IDs are accepted by Cebuana Lhuillier?

Cebuana Lhuillier has always believed in the accessibility of their services, and their Pera Padala is no different. As required by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), clients who engage in a financial transaction with covered institutions for the first time shall be required to present the original and submit a clear copy of at least ONE (1) valid photo-bearing identification document issued by an official authority. For our clients’ convenience, Cebuana Lhuillier no longer requires submission of the photocopied ID. IDs are captured using a webcam in all branches. Clients are also required to submit an updated photo and other relevant information whenever the need for it arises.

The forms of identification accepted are the following;

  • Passport
  • Driver’s License
  • Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) ID
  • National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance
  • Police Clearance
  • Postal ID
  • Voter’s ID
  • Barangay Certification
  • Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) e-Card
  • Social Security System (SSS) Card
  • Senior Citizen Card
  • Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) ID
  • OFW ID
  • Seaman’s Book
  • Alien Certification of Registration/Immigrant Certificate of Registration
  • Government Office and GOCC ID, e.g., Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP ID)
  • Certification from the National Council for the Welfare of Disabled Persons (NCWDP)
  • Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) ID
  • Company IDs issued by private entities or institutions registered with or supervised or regulated either by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Securities and Exchange Commission or Insurance Commission
  • Tax Identification Number (TIN)
  • ID issued by the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA)
  • Philhealth Health Insurance Card ng Bayan
  • School ID signed by the school principal or head of the educational institution
  • Philippine Identification Card (PhilID) issued by Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)

For Foreign Nationals, the following are required:

  • Passport
  • Alien Certificate of Registration

Understandably, even your relatives from outside the country may have been affected by the virus. In such case, they’d also need financial assistance to get by for their needs. Luckily, Cebuana Lhuillier’s Remittance service extends beyond borders.

How do I send money from the Philippines towards international receivers/beneficiaries (via Moneygram and Western Union)?

  1. The same high-standard approach is applied with international remittances, hence, you can expect only the safest and most secure transaction whenever you’re sending money abroad as well:
  2. Visit any Cebuana Lhuillier branch and fill out the Pera Padala form.
  3. Present the accomplished form, valid ID, and 24k card (if you are a 24k cardholder) to the branch personnel.
  4. Give the total amount to be paid.
  5. Secure the Pera Padala form (and count the change received, if there is any).
  6. Provide the 10-digit control number to the receiver/beneficiary.

Regardless if your family, friends, or loved ones are here or abroad, you can expect that Cebuana Lhuillier’s Money Remittance Service can reach them, come rain or shine. Send them a ray of hope this Yuletide season and be their reason to smile, all the way towards the New Year.