The World’s largest coin mosaic holder now belongs to the Western Union PH by Guinness World Records. Western Union celebrate its 25th year of service in the Philippines last Sept 30 by forming the coin mosaic the image of the company’s 25th anniversary logo with the image of a rising sun to represent hope and a brighter future while the abstract of a dove symbolizes the company’s ambition for the young children who will benefit from this project. The tagline “25 Years of Moving the Filipino for Better” Both logo and tagline celebrates and reaffirms the company’s commitment towards bringing a better life for the Filipino through financial progress.
The total value of the coins used in mounting the coin mosaic, an estimated P3.5 million, will be part of Western Union’s Technology Aiding the Nation’s Youth to Accelerate Growth program or TANYAG. The company tapped the Knowledge Channel Foundation in providing both the hardware and content of the multimedia libraries with each of the 25 public schools receiving a multimedia package, consisting of a 32” LED television with a set of speakers, and a laptop preloaded with Knowledge Channel’s educational videos. The recipients of the multimedia libraries will be 25 public schools, with five in Metro Manila, ten in Luzon, six in the Visayas, and four in Mindanao.
The image was formed by Php 5- and 10-centavo copper coins, the bronze colored 25-centavo coin, the silver finish of P1, the gold finish of P5, and the dual tone silver and gold face of the P10 coin.
“Forming the coin mosaic is our way of giving back to the Filipino people – the people who have helped us become what we are today. The value of the coins used in the mosaic will be used to help fund the development of elementary public school students through multimedia tools and resources,” said Patricia Riingen, Western Union, Vice President for Southeast Asia and Oceania Region.
Other highlights of the 25th anniversary celebration includes the printing of special anniversary stamps by The Philippine Postal Service (Philpost), specially designed and freshly minted commemorative medals by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas and the Heroes for better campaign, a program launched to recognize and celebrate Filipino heroes from around the world who have dedicated their lives to serving their Fellow Filipinos without anything in return.
Western Union started operations in the Philippines in 1990 and has expanded to more than 8000 locations nationwide. Across the globe, Western Union has over 500,000 agent locations in over 200 countries and territories.