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DEPED, RCBC LAUNCH ‘DISKARTECH’ – BRIONES

The Department of Education (DepEd) in partnership with Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) launched the “DiskarTech-Aralin sa Madiskarteng Pananalapi” at the Rizal High School in Caniogan to help promote financial literacy to teachers and learners in Senior High School. The program is in support of DepEd Order No. 22, s. 2021 titled Financial Education Policy […]

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FINANCIAL LITERACY AID FOR NAT’L ATHLETES URGED

The Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) Party-list is calling for the institutionalization of support and financial literacy training for national athletes as it hailed the rags-to-riches story of boxer and Olympic silver medalist Carlo Paalam. “Carlo Paalam’s story is an inspiration to us all, especially for the athletes striving to make it big in the […]

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Politics

RURAL FINANCIAL LITERACY BILL GETS HOUSE OK

The House of Representatives approved on the third and final reading a measure promoting financial inclusivity and literacy especially to those living in rural and underdeveloped areas to ensure equitable access to financial technology. A total of 204 lawmakers voted to approve House Bill 10582 or the “Rural Financial Inclusion and Literacy Act.” No lawmaker […]

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RIZAL SOLON URGES GOV’T TO BOOST FINANCIAL LITERACY DRIVE AMID PANDEMIC

Rizal 2nd District Rep. Fidel Nograles said the government should double its efforts to promote financial literacy amid an increase in reports of scams during the pandemic, with the Securities and Exchange Commission revealing that it has issued 68 advisories regarding questionable investment offers during the ongoing public health crisis. In separate advisories, the SEC […]

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HOUSE APPROVES BANGKO SA BARYO BILL — VILLAFUERTE

The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a measure on financial inclusion that its lead author said is part of a reform package designed to let Government upgrade the delivery of its future social amelioration programs (SAPs)—and avoid a repeat of the hitches that had mired the initial release of cash subsidies to […]

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MAKE FINANCIAL LITERACY COURSE MANDATORY IN SCHOOLS – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian wants to make Economics and Personal Finance (EPF) course mandatory in all levels, a move that can boost financial literacy nationwide. Gatchalian filed Senate Bill 1192 or the “Economics and Financial Literacy Curriculum Act of 2019” which requires public and private school students in elementary, secondary, tertiary and technical-vocational education levels to […]

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VILLAR TO OFWS: USE YOUR INCOME AND SAVINGS WISELY

Financial literacy, especially on investments and business start-ups, are important factors in ensuring that hard-earned incomes and savings of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are put to good use, Senator Cynthia Villar said at the 8th OFW and Family Summit recently. Villar, in her capacity as director of the Villar Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation and […]

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LACK OF FINANCIAL LITERACY IS ONE REASON WHY OFWs CANNOT ESCAPE POVERTY – VILLAR

Senator Cynthia Villar in her capacity as director of the Villar Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation and Governance (Villar SIPAG), has announced the holding of the 8th OFW and Family Summit on Nov. 21 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. The annual summit has become the go-to event for trainings and discussions designed […]