BSP To Conduct Finance Education Campaign In Capiz
ROXAS CITY, Capiz (March 6) -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) will hold various financial literacy activities as part of its Economic and Financing Learning Program (BSP-EFLP) from March 8 to 10.
BSP acting deputy director Teresita Lisama said in a letter that the outreach educational activities aims to promote greater awareness and understanding of the essential economic and financial issues in order to help the public to acquire knowledge and develop skills in making well-informed economic and financial decisions and choices.
She said that on March 8, they will be conducting a Public Information Campaign dubbed as “Be up to Speed on BSP” - Role of the BSP in the economy which will cover topics on the recent economic developments with particular emphasis on the three pillars of central banking such as on price and financial stability as well as efficient payments and settlements system.
“Discussion on the new generation Philippine currency will likewise be given emphasis,” Lisama said.
A Financial Education (Fin-Ed) Expo will likewise be conducted simultaneously with the Financial Learning Campaign for Overseas Filipinos and their beneficiaries, she said.
Lisama said that the Fin-Ed Expo for the working sector will be held on March 9 while that for the students and members of the academe will be on March 10.
She explained that the expo, with a theme “Financial Education: Building Block for a Stronger Economy,” will feature lectures and activities in booths covering topics on the Philippine Financial System, Financial Consumer Affairs Group and Consumer Protection, currency concerns, personal finance and financial products.
Accordingly, the activities and graphics on panels in each booth will supplement the information gained from the lectures and reinforce the learning experience of the participants.
Lisama revealed that the Fin-Ed expo will also feature a booth for financial regulators manned by BSP partners in the financial sector forum, namely the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation, Securities and Exchange Commission and Insurance Commission.