My asawa and I have had a peso savings account with BDO, Banco de Oro, for a couple of years. We established it when my ATM debit card from our bank in the United States expired. At the time we needed to open an account so my sister-in-law from Kuwait, Marjorie, an OFW, Overseas Filipino Worker, could easily send remittances to us. We care for her two children, Shaina and Sherwin. Here’s the story of how BDO screwed up our dollar account in the Philippines.
Had lunch at my favorite talabahan in Guimaras the other day. My asawa went up front to order her usual two bowls of oysters at P30 each. I requested a grilled chicken along with four sticks of pork BBQ. And a bottle of Pilsen, of course.