Mom wins Avanza from money sent by US-based daughter

Agnes Flores of Angeles City, Pampanga took home a brand new 2009 Toyota Avanza after winning the grand draw for the Maagang Pamasko Hatid ng MoneyGram at BDO sa SM promo last January.

The 45-year-old mother of three is a beneficiary of money sent from the US by her daughter working in California. The remittance, sent through MoneyGram and claimed from a Banco de Oro branch, automatically earned her a raffle entry in both the monthly and grand raffle draws. The promo ran from August to December 2009.

BDO and MoneyGram are known in the industry for delivering fast, secure and reliable service. When remitters send money through MoneyGram agents, beneficiaries in the Philippines can claim their remittances from nearly 700 BDO branches, SM Business Service Center or SM Forex Counter in SM Department Stores, Makro and SaveMore branches.

Shown in photo, from left, were Jhoanna L. See (vice president for finance and admin, Toyota Alabang Inc.), Agnes Flores (winner), Ismael Estela Jr., senior vice president BDO's transaction banking group, Dennis Yaw (assistant vice president for business center operations, SM Retail Inc.).