Filipino Consumer Alert

February 16, 2006

Philippine Real Estate Advertisements are Everywhere

If you read our local newspapers, you see a lot of real estate ads. If you browse most Filipino web sites, you see more real estate ads.

Who are these ads really targeting? Who is their major prospect?

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Filed under: Filipino, OFW, Overseas Filipino Worker, Philippine Real Estate, Philippines, Pinay, Pinoy — filipino360 @ 3:44 pm

If you are an OFW and go to some web sites catering to OFW (Overseas Filipino Worker), more often than not you are bombarded with advertisements right on the front page. Go to some OFW forums looking for some advice yet what you see are more advertisements regarding real estate, internet business, etc. I guess those advertisements cater mostly to the OFW because they could afford.

Again unfortunately, most of those ads are just gimmicks. Some of them are true but not totally true if you know what I mean. Things which has not been disclosed are those things that could bite you.

February 14, 2006

OFWs = $$

Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) remitted close to $12 billion last year. That's very big money and definitely more dollars came in to our country via our kababayans than was brought by some of our export products.

Working overseas was not easy for most but they strive to give their family members especially those who are left in the Philippines a better standard of living.

Unfortunately, those money remittances seemed like blood to those 'sharks' hiding within the confines of well established and legitimate businesses and also from those fly-by-night operations. They got to have a piece of the action. They always hone for a next gullible victim.

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