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Monday, March 5, 2012

Nine OFWs win cash prizes in SSS promo

SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emilio de Quiros, Jr. said the nine winners will each receive P10,000 as cash prize under the Member-Get-Member (MGM) promo, which offers incentives to OFWs who encourage other overseas workers to become active SSS members.

"OFWs can win as 'nominators' through payment of contributions and referral of newly-active overseas workers or 'nominees' to the SSS. Participating members help fellow OFWs prepare for the future by urging them to be covered members," he said.

The list of winners for January include Teophe Quijano Mendaros (Brunei); Cristina Cananea Quimado and Maria Riza Santander Wabinga (Hong Kong); Mocita Maron Manuel (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia); and Pensees Dawny Rodriguez Figueroa and Gemma Soriano Biong (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates).


London-based OFWs Edgar Serrano Grande, Ma Christina Jagonos Garcia and Ryazan Dalane Sison Duray also won. A total of 45 winning nominators, or nine per month, will be drawn in the remaining monthly raffle draws from February to June.

"Winners will be notified by SSS through registered mail and email, which they will present along with their UMID card or two valid IDs in claiming their prize. They may claim their prize as check or have it credited to their bank account on or before December 1," he said.

Nominees and nominators with posted contributions for January to June 2012 will gain a raffle entry to the MGM Grand Draw on September 7.The grand prize is a vacation package worth P160,000 inclusive of round-trip airfare to Manila plus trip to Boracay for two with four-day hotel accommodation and pocket money.

The SSS will also draw two 2nd prize winners of P30,000 each; three 3rd prize winners of P20,000 each; and ten winners of P10,000 each as consolation prizes. The nominator with the most number of nominees will receive P50,000 and a plaque of appreciation.

OFWs can register for the promo thru the SSS website ( and at SSS foreign offices until June 30, and at local branches, including SSS' office at the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration headquarters in Mandaluyong City, until June 29.

The Board of Judges for the MGM raffle draws includes De Quiros; Commissioner Daniel Edralin, who heads the Social Security Commission's Committee on OFWs; and Antonette Fernandez, SSS Assistant Vice President of the Internal Audit Service Division.

Also part of the Board are Luther Calderon, President of the Kabalikat ng Migranteng Pilipino (KAMPI) which is a non-government organization for OFWs, and Pete Rahon, who is the Luzon and Metro Manila Coordinator of the Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards (PEBA).

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