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Moneygram honours Filipino families

With over 12 million Filipinos working abroad to provide for their families in the Philippines, the MoneyGram Idol Awards promotion is MoneyGram’s way of honouring the sacrifices of overseas Filipino workers’ families.

According to World Bank data, Australia supports more than $16.8B in outflow money transfers to global markets such as the Philippines. These money transfers are vital to many Filipino households in order to support everyday living, school fees, or helping family members.

The positive impact of Filipinos working abroad to their own domestic economy is significant with these transferred funds fueling household spending, which drives more than 60% overall economic growth in the Philippines.

The MoneyGram Idol Awards promotion, now it its third year, will run until 30 April 2019. The promotion aims to provide receivers in the Philippines the chance to win through the dedication and support they receive in the form of money from their loved ones overseas.

The promotion enables Filipinos who send money from Australia, to make their money transfer go even further. To enter the promotion, senders from Australia can register for a chance to win for their loved once in the Philippines cash prizes and an opportunity to meet MoneyGram’s global brand ambassador Robin Padilla in a gala dinner hosted by MoneyGram.

Twelve lucky winners will enable their receivers’ in the Philippines to receive PHP30,000 in cash plus an all-expense-paid trip to Manila where they will spend three days at a luxury resort and join the gala dinner. In addition, twenty five winners’ receivers in the Philippines will receive PHP5,000 in cash each.

Entry into the promotion is easy. Just send a MoneyGram money transfer to the Philippines before 30 April 2019. Once completed, register the entry through Each transaction code entitles 1 unique entry into the promotion so the more times you transfer, the more chances to win the listed prizes for your receiver in the Philippines.

“Overseas Filipino Workers display an admirable commitment to their families by living abroad to provide financial support to those they have left behind. Both senders and receivers make significant sacrifices and through the MoneyGram Idol Awards, we wanted to bring attention to these modern-day heroes” said Michael Minassian, Regional head for MoneyGram

“As an innovative money transfer servicers provider who financially connects friends and family around the world, we wanted to connect senders and receivers through the spirit of the MoneyGram Idol Awards. Senders might want to actively let their family know they’ve entered them or keep it as a surprise in case they are the lucky winners” Sabrina Chan, Marketing lead for MoneyGram added.

MoneyGram is available online, through a mobile device or at any locations nearby For full MoneyGram Idol Awards promotion terms and condition, please visit