May 25, 2024


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Your lifeline in uncertain times

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2020 has not been an easy year for everyone. With the different tragedies that have been happening such as natural calamities, sudden deaths, and now this pandemic, one would think that this year is already, aptly borrowing from today’s pop culture lingo, CANCELLED. However, looking around in both the online and offline world, you would see that, despite all the negative scenarios happening, Filipinos still remain positive and hopeful. In fact, this can be seen even more clearly with those who are facing financial problems due to the pandemic. 

Due to COVID-19, majority of those who had a job before the lockdown were either put on mandatory unpaid leave, had to take a pay cut due to reduced working hours, or worse – got laid off. Though this can be heartbreaking, these people did not lose hope. While there is a small number who endures through the help of the government and our fellow countrymen, there are those who became creative and started small side gigs to survive – anywhere from selling baked goodies to having commissioned art projects. However, since not all people have skills that can be income-generating during this time, there is still a huge chunk of Filipinos who are left with no means to survive. Thankfully, for these people, Villarica Pawnshop is here.

During the lockdown, a lot of Filipinos ran to Villarica Pawnshop. They availed of the pawnshop’s different services to help them survive. Among the services, one of the most availed of during the lockdown was pawning. Due to the high appraisal rate, flexibility on acceptable items (jewelries and gadgets), and the 30-day payment extension offer with waived liquidated damage fees for those affected by the lockdown, Filipinos found a partner in Villarica. Their items were easily pawned off at any open Villarica branch in just a few steps and, definitely, with no hidden charges. And because of this “tapat and maaasahan” relationship, more Filipinos developed a stronger affinity for the brand. As such, they also availed of the pawnshop’s other reliable services. They used the domestic and international money remittance service with low transaction fees that has several trustworthy international money remittance partners such as Western Union, BDO Remit, and Transfast. To add, Filipinos who had foreign currencies also exchanged their dollar bills at the pawnshop due to the high exchange rates. And while they were at it, they also availed of the brand’s bills payment services (with over 100 partner merchants), POS withdrawals (accepts all ATM cards), and loading services. 

All in all, despite the many tragic events of 2020, Filipinos still see that there is something to look forward to in life. They know that survival is key and that everyone just needs to be resourceful in dealing with these misfortunes. For many of us, Villarica Pawnshop has been a lifeline with their reliable services. Kaya naman we can honestly say na Kering-keri magsurvive at mabuhay with Villarica!

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