Marilyn Ayson, from Culiat, Quezon City, received one of the 12 grand prizes in the second edition of MoneyGram Idol Awards.
Winning the raffle entitled her to treat a loved one working abroad to an all-expense paid holiday to Manila.
Ayson chose to bring her daughter, Jocelyn Sato, who left to work in Japan almost 20 years ago, to the country.
Sato decided to become an OFW to provide for the needs of her family. Her story is one of many similar stories of Filipino children who want to give back for their parents’ sacrifice.
“When my daughter decided to be an OFW, I allowed her even though it was painful for me to see her leave. I knew she would take care of us when we get older,” shared Basilio Ayson, Sr., Sato’s father.
Sato has not forgotten that promise as she continues to contribute to her parents’ household, even now that she’s married.
“She is a very generous child. I am very thankful because she helps us make ends meet. She sends us money through MoneyGram because we are both retired. Jocelyn’s help is vital as it provides financial support for regular household expenses and medications of her father,” shared Ayson.
Through these years, MoneyGram has been a reliable service provider to their family. “MoneyGram’s fast remittance service has always made things easier for us. As soon as my daughter sends the money, we can pick it up in minutes,” said Ayson.
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