Senior citizen takes home the grand prize

Published May 22, 2021, 6:30 AM

by MB Technews

A former asin vendor who used to peddle her wares along the streets of San Fernando, La Union emerged as the lucky winner of Cebuana Lhuillier’ year-long International Payout Cash Panalo Promo. Rosita Guerrero Nisperos, 62 years old, emerged victorious out of millions of entries to take home the One Million Pesos grand prize tax-free.

Cebuana Lhuillier International Payout Cash Panalo winner Rosita Guerrero Nisperos recently received her winnings from Cebuana Lhuillier La Union Area Head Alan Paul Ramirez (left) and Deputy Area Head Jade Eulalio (rightmost). Joining her is husband Vuenabentura Nisperos.

Cebuana Lhuillier International Payout Cash Panalo, which ran from March to December 2020 in all 2,500 Cebuana Lhuillier branches nationwide, is the company’s way of showing its appreciation to the millions of OFWs working hard across the globe, by providing accessible financial services to their beloved families back in the Philippines.

“OFWs have always served as the unsung heroes of our local economy, and have always served as the strength and backbone for many of their families here in our country. At Cebuana Lhuillier, we are happy to serve as a partner in ensuring that the fruits of their hard work and labor, their hard-earned money, will be received quickly, safely, and efficiently by their families in the Philippines, no matter where they may be,” Cebuana Lhuillier president & CEO Jean Henri Lhuillier said.

Nisperos, a long-time Ka-Cebuana, regularly transacts at the Cebuana Lhuillier La Union 2 branch to receive remittances from a daughter who is currently an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) in Saudi Arabia. Part of the remittance would go to Nisperos and her 65-year-old husband’s daily needs, including maintenance meds to treat her asthma, while the rest would be handed over to her daughter’s family.

For a long time, both husband and wife worked various jobs in order to place food on the table and to raise their four children, two of which now work abroad. Rosita would peddle asin, plying the streets of San Fernando, while her husband used to work part-time in construction sites and neighboring farms. Following the outbreak of COVID-19, both had no choice but to stay indoors and rely on the remittance sent by their children from abroad for their living expenses.

A longtime client of Cebuana Lhuillier, Nisperos relied on her trusted branch for all her financial needs. Since she is the only one in her family who had a valid ID, she would visit the branch once a month, sometimes even more, usually to get remittances intended for various family members and even in-laws, “More than ten years na ako kliyente ng Cebuana Lhuillier dito sa San Fernando. Mabilis ang serbisyo at mababait ang mga guards at empleyado. Inuuna din nila ang mga senior citizens. Kaya mas gusto kong dito nagpupunta,” Nisperos remarked. Her frequent visits to the branch earned her multiple raffle tickets which qualified her to the then-ongoing Cash Panalo promo for international remittance. One of the raffle tickets for a remittance worth P15,000 served as her lucky break in clinching the One Million Pesos grand prize.

Nisperos enthused that her winnings are about to change her life and that of her family’s. First on her list is to fix their small home and then start her dream business, a store which she will manage with her kids. During the awarding of the cash prize, Nisperos was in tears as she relates her plans post-win, “Sobrang hirap na hirap po kami sa buhay. Madami po kaming pagsubok na pinagdaanan at nagsumikap po kami para lang makaraos sa araw-araw. Ngayon po, sa tulong ng Cebuana Lhuillier, mababago ko na po ang buhay naming mag-asawa pati na din po ng aming mga anak. Maraming, maraming salamat po, hindi ko ito makakalimutan.”

On top of fixing their home and starting a business, Nisperos made it a point to still save for a rainy day. She also made sure to deposit a small part of her winnings to her Cebuana Lhuillier micro savings account, which will come handy as she begins life anew.

Meanwhile, to further heat up summer, Cebuana Lhuillier recently launched, “Winner TECHs All,” an electronic raffle promo open to all clients who will claim their international remittance sent through partners abroad in any of Cebuana Lhuillier’s 2,500 branches nationwide. With as much as One Million Pesos to be given away in prizes, at stake for the monthly raffle include 40 smartphones and 40 tablets; as well as 40 e-Scooters, plus PHP5,000 cash each for the final monthly raffle.

For more information, head to www.cebuanalhuillier.com or visit the Cebuana Lhuillier page on Facebook. Promo runs until June 30, 2021.

 
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