The annual tour is a heritage expedition organized by the Department of Tourism and the Department of Foreign Affairs. This year, the expedition will see the arrival of nearly 200 Filipino migrants from the US who are traveling through Manila and Cebu from July 5-10. The ACGTDT gathers delegates to visit the country as a way to experience and rediscover the rich culture and heritage of the Philippines.
“Share-a-Dream: Heroes for Better Fundraising” will be launched by Western Union as part of the Heroes for Better campaign. The campaign covers a search of the top 25 Filipino migrants with outstanding accomplishments and contribution in creating a better world.
The Heroes for Better campaign also recognizes the efforts of Filipinos around the world who have given their time, money, skill or expertise to make a positive difference in their lives, their families and the nation. Western Union will take an opportunity to put the spotlight on the migrant Filipino heroism during this entire tour.
From July 7 - 12, the ACGTDT delegates are encouraged to share with their friends through Facebook the stories of heroic migrant Filipinos under its Heroes for Better Campaign uploaded on the WUPinoy page (https://www.facebook.com/WUPinoy). Western Union will match the number of shares (1 share = US$10) with an equivalent amount go towards the fundraising. (Maximum contribution will be US$10,000.)
“Our goal in this campaign is in two-fold. Firstly, it is to raise funds that will provide multimedia libraries to various schools and organizations in the Philippines as an extension of our efforts to improve education, especially in financial literacy, for our children,” explained Patricia Riingen, Western Union Senior Vice President, Southeast Asia and Oceania.
“Secondly, the campaign will showcase Filipino heroism, making the entire country aware of their stories of courage and bravery and making us proud of being a Filipino.
“We are hoping that this campaign create a platform that will inspire Filipinos everywhere to be a Hero for Better,” ended Riingen.
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About Western Union
The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a leader in global payment services. Together with its Vigo, Orlandi Valuta, Pago Facil and Western Union Business Solutions branded payment services, Western Union provides consumers and businesses with fast, reliable and convenient ways to send and receive money around the world, to send payments and to purchase money orders.
As of December 31, 2014, the Western Union, Vigo and Orlandi Valuta branded services were offered through a combined network of over 500,000 agent locations in 200 countries and territories and over 100,000 ATMs and kiosks. In 2014, The Western Union Company completed 255 million consumer-to-consumer transactions worldwide, moving $85 billion of principal between consumers, and 484 million business payments. For more information, visit www.westernunion.com.
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