To know more about this amazing campaign, read on what the organizers have to say:
“Western Union honors twenty-five Filipino migrants as Heroes for Better
After months of searching for Filipino migrants who had made an outstanding difference
in making a positive impact in the community, The Western Union Company
(NYSE:WU), a leader in global payment services, announced the top 25 Filipino
migrants who are living proof that Filipino migrants are indeed our modern day heroes.
Western Union had deemed it important to recognize heroic efforts of Filipino migrants,
to affirm their invaluable contribution to their families, communities and the country.
These migrants did not just send money back home; they had also given pride to the
Filipino community with their successful missions.
The “Heroes for Better” campaign celebrates the lives of migrant Filipinos, their work
and their personal advocacies because they were the ones who were courageous enough
to run after their dreams and to take it further by fulfilling other people’s dreams,” shares
Patricia Riingen, Senior Vice President, South East Asia & Oceania, Western Union.
“The campaign does not just recognize and tell their stories, it also provides them a
platform to inspire others to pay it forward.”
The 25 heroes are Eddie Vega, Nestor Puno, Nilo Beltran, Adelaida Saito, Edmond
Corpuz, Nanette Carillo, RJ Garcia, Agnes Granada, Mauro Oreta, Vangie Jorquia,
Consorcia De Leon-Scholtz, Jay Jaboneta Vincent Benares, Edna Dorado, Mary Jane Al
Mahdi, Hengie Taton, Mario Balboa, Alexis Belonio, Benette Cueto, Julieta Solas,
Armand and Bing Serrano, Judith Gonzales, Nilda Cochrane, Cecilia Cech, and Asma
“I guess it holds true for all of us heroes that it started with an issue that had affected us
and it simply compelled us to take action. It’s not that we wanted to change the world, we
just wanted to help in our own way,” says Nestor Puno.
“This recognition given to us by Western Union only inspires us to continue and even
extend the reach of our advocacies, involve more people, and hopefully influence other
migrants to start their own missions too,” adds Nilo Beltran.
Western Union will award USD25,000 to support the advocacy of the highest-voted hero.
People can vote for their favorite hero by logging on to www.wuheroesforbetter.org.
Voting closes on September 22, 2015 at 11:50pm.”
IGersManila believes in modern day heroism and we support campaigns that promotes positive vibes and inspiring stories. Let’s celebrate these heroes by simply voting for the person who most deserve the award. Vote now at http://www.wuheroesforbetter.org/leaderboard/