By Madelaine B. Miraflor
Overseas Filipino Workers’s (OFW) remittance is seen to increase days before Mother’s Day, a global data showed.
A new survey from the leading online international money transfer service WorldRemit revealed how Filipinos living abroad celebrate with Mother’s Day.
The result showed that WorldRemit money transfers to the Philippines during the week leading up to Mother’s Day increased by 13 percent last year, highlighting that Mother’s Day is a special time for OFWs to show their love and appreciation for their moms.
The WorldRemit survey of customers sending money to the Philippines revealed that when asked who they send money to, 62 percent of those who responded said they send money to their moms in Philippines.
When asked when they last met their mother, 43 percent of those who responded said they haven’t seen them for at least 2 years, while 99 percent of respondents who send money to their mothers celebrate Mother’s Day.
When asked how they celebrate Mother’s Day, 82 percent of those that responded said they send their mother money.
Last year, overseas Filipinos sent home over $33.8 billion.
“Mother’s Day is an important time for the 10 million Filipinos living and working abroad to show their moms that they’re thinking of them,” said Michael Liu, Managing Director for Asia-Pacific at WorldRemit.
“Our online money transfer service makes it easier to send money to your mom this Mother’s Day. Customers can make transfers at any time from anywhere with just a few taps on their smartphones. We also deliver notifications to you and your mom when the money has been sent and received to help you stay connected at every stage of the money transfer journey,” he added.