Xpress Money on Friday unveiled its first OFW (overseas Filipino workers) Center in the country, bringing migrant workers closer to their home.
Xpress Money-Business Development for Asia Pacific chief, Joel Candy, reiterated the company’s commitment to the Philippines by developing an OFW Center to support the initiatives taken by the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA).
Spread across the country, the facility is equipped with state-of-the-art training technology and systems meant to accommodate around 50 OFWs at a time.
“Xpress Money recognizes Philippines as an important market, being the fourth largest remittance receiving country in the world. We have been very closely engaged with the Filipino community over the last few years, and opening of the said OFW center is another way giving back to the community,” Candy said.
The OFW center caters especially to first-time OFWs preparing to leave the Philippines for work opportunities abroad. The center was also built as a response to the government’s mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar for Filipinos who have obtained a valid working visa in a foreign country and have been officially registered with the POEA.
PDOS arms OFWs with helpful information related to decorum and religious policies of specific countries, and with the do’s and don’t’s of the host country.
Xpress Money is a global money transfer brand with a thriving presence in more than 125 countries, with 135,000 agent locations across the world.
OFWs may remit their hard earned money thru Xpress Money’s agent partners MLhuiller, Cebuana Lhuillier, Banco de Oro, Metrobank, Kwarta Gram, China Bank, I-Remit, Allied Bank and Cash Remit.
Cebuana Lhuillier Pawnshop has been the leading pawnshop chain in the Philippines with over 1,500 branches across the country—from Aparri to Tawi-Tawi. For 25 years now, Cebuana has been true to its slogan “Walang Kapantay Magpahalaga” through the incomparable services that the company offers to its customers- this includes — pawning, local and international remittance, insurance, bills payment, e-load, collection, and foreign exchange. Founded in 1987 by the current Philippine envoy to Portugal, Ambassador Philippe Jones Lhuillier, Cebuana Lhuillier is currently managed by its President and CEO, Jean Henri Lhuillier.