OFWs in Germany best Valentine giver
Filipinos living in Germany send an average of $12.5 to $32.5 more than usual to their loved ones in the Philippines on Valentine’s Day, showing they are the most generous long-distance lovers in the world.
A report released by WorldRemit shows Germany-based Filipinos are followed closely by Filipinos living in Norway, who send on average of $24 more. At third place are those living in New Zealand who send on average of $12.5 more.
The global data were based on an internal analysis of WorldRemit’s top 10 recipient countries in the months of February 2016 specifically on, before or after Valentine’s day week.
“Looking at this year’s data, we can see that Filipinos in Germany, Norway and New Zealand are planning ahead and sending more money to their loved ones in the days leading up to Valentine’s Day,” Alix Murphy, director of mobile partnerships at WorldRemit, said in a statement.
“On average, these groups sent $12.5 to $32.5 more for Valentine’s Day compared to the previous week to mark the occasion,” he said.