TO celebrate Western Union’s two decades in connecting Filipinos working and living overseas, every week, 10 Western Union Money TransferSM recipients in the Philippines will have the chance to double the amount of money they receive until August 2010.

Under the Western Union Doble Doble Panalo promotion, anyone in the Philippines who receives money through Western Union’s International Money Transfer or Domestic Money Transfer services from now to Aug. 19 are automatically included in an electronic raffle to win doubled money.

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A total of 10 winners will be drawn weekly from June 18 for 10 consecutive weeks.

Western Union will double the money received for up to P40,000 or US$800 for each winner. Prizes will be awarded according to the original currency as received by the winner.

“Filipinos are a close-knit community, and their desire to work and live overseas is motivated by their love to improve the life of their families along with (their own).

This dedication to show their love and utmost moral support to their family and loved ones is inspiring,” said Patricia Riingen, Western Union senior vice president for Pacific and Indochina.

“Doubling the payout is only a small token of appreciation from the company when compared to the overwhelming generosity of Filipinos who are

away from home, from their friends and families.

“Western Union has brought the world to Filipinos, facilitating love-sending and connecting loved ones back home for 20 years by providing convenient, reliable and fast international and domestic money transfer services.

We look forward to bringing more love to Filipinos worldwide,” said Riingen. (PR)