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DUBAI – Filipino expatriate Fred Tuiza of Sharjah bested six finalists to win the title of LBC Balikbayan Box Bae.
Fred is a purchasing assistant who joined the search for the brand ambassador of the popular cargo and logistics company because he wants to “make a positive impact on the global Filipino community”.
“I am very honored to have been chosen as the first ever LBC Balikbayan Box Bae and I hope I make my supporters, the Filipino community, and LBC proud,” Tuiza said.
The LBC Balikbayan Box Bae winner was evaluated and chosen based on a rigorous set of standards, including judges scoring, challenges performance, and online voting.
As the winner of the first LBC Balikbayan Box Bae, Fred will become LBC’s new brand ambassador and will receive Dh10,000 and a round-trip ticket to the Philippines for the LBC 2020 Experience Tour Project.
“LBC Express aims to improve the lives, livelihoods, and businesses of Filipino communities by bridging the distance between resources,” says Allan Michael Bautista, Senior Marketing and Sales Manager, LBC Middle East Operations. “More than just packages, we are committed to moving the Global Filipino community forward. By choosing the first LBC Balikbayan Box Bae within the Filipino community in the UAE, we aim to work together to become a moving force for good, getting people together, upholding culture, and bringing hope and happiness to every kabayan.”
First runner up Kevin de Ocampo was named the first LBC Bae for Courier Services and will receive Dh5,000. Second runner up Darbs Estrebilla bagged the title LBC Bae for Money Remittance and will receive Dh3,000.
From left: Darbs Estrebilla, Fred Tuiza and Kevin de Ocampo.
Tuiza, de Ocampo and Estrebilla will be joined by Bae finalists Darwin Quinones, Edmar Pascual, and Cris Valenzuela for an exclusive 2020 LBC Balikbayan Box Bae Calendar.
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