BDO Foundation aids typhoon victims; BDO Remit encourages donations from overseas Pinoys
To ease the lives of our countrymen hit by typhoons Quinta, Rolly, and recently, Ulysses, BDO Remit has waived the remittance fee on donations from overseas Filipinos coursed through various foundations. BDO Remit is the remittance service brand of BDO Unibank. Meanwhile, BDO Foundation, working closely with BDO and BDO Network Bank branches, has started sending food and drinking water to families hit by Typhoon Ulysses.
BDO Remit encourages donations
Overseas Filipinos may remit their donations free of service fees through any BDO Remit office abroad to BDO Foundation, Inc., the Philippine Red Cross, GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc., and ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc. BDO Foundation, Inc. is BDO Unibank’s corporate social responsibility arm.
“The year 2020 has been very challenging. But we have to recover, and we have to be there for our Kabayans who are in dire need of help. Hopefully, with this, we can encourage more donations from our overseas Filipinos to those adversely affected by the recent typhoons,” said BDO senior vice president and remittance head Genie T. Gloria.
The remittance fee for said donations began on November 4, 2020 and ends on December 31, 200.
BDO Remit has nine subsidiary offices outside the Philippines. In Asia, BDO Remit has offices in Macau, Hong Kong, and Japan. In North America, BDO Remit is located in Daly City, USA & in Toronto, Canada while in Europe; BDO Remit has presence in the United Kingdom. Visit bdo.com.ph, go to Remittance Services and click BDO Remit international network to see the complete list of addresses.
BDO Foundation’s disaster response advocacy
BDO Foundation has been coordinating with BDO and BDO Network Bank branches in sending relief packs to numerous families hit by Typhoon Ulysses. The relief packs contain food, rice, and drinking water.
This is the latest disaster response project BDO Foundation has undertaken. It has earlier distributed relief goods to more than 36,000 families hit by Typhoons Pepito, Quinta, and Rolly. Relief work in Rolly-affected provinces is on-going.
BDO Foundation has already distributed relief packs to almost 11,000 affected families in Albay, Camarines Sur, and Catanduanes, the provinces hit hardest by the super typhoon. The Foundation has already sent relief packs to more than 14,000 families affected by Pepito and Quinta in Bulacan, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija and Quezon (these provinces were hit hardest by the typhoons).
The corporate citizenship initiative was made possible by officers of BDO and BDO Network Bank branches, who helped gather beneficiary information and identified barangays that needed assistance. Logistical support was provided by local government units and partner non-governmental organizations.