Higit 800 delegado mula sa iba’t ibang bansa, dumalo sa opening ng 2013 Microcredit Summit

admin   •   October 9, 2013   •   2395

Si Department of Budget Secretary Florencio Butch Abad sa kanyang pagbibigay ng pananalita bilang bahagi ng ginanap na  2013 Microcredit Summit nitong Miyerkules ng umaga, October 09, 2013 sa Philippine International Convention Center (PICC).

Si Department of Budget Secretary Florencio Butch Abad sa kanyang pagbibigay ng pananalita bilang bahagi ng pagbubukas ng 2013 Microcredit Summit nitong Miyerkules ng umaga, October 09, 2013 sa Philippine International Convention Center o PICC. (UNTV News)

MANILA, Philippines — Mahigit walongdaang delegado mula sa iba’t-ibang panig ng mundo ang dumalo sa pagbubukas ng 2013 Microcredit Summit kaninang umaga, Miyerkules sa Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) sa Maynila.

Pinangunahan ni World Bank President Jim Yong Kim ang pagbubukas ng 2013 Microcredit Summit, na may temang “partnerships against poverty”.

Ayon kay Kim, layon ng summit na masugpo ang kahirapan bago ang taong 2030 sa pamamagitan ng public at private sector partnerships.

Ilan pa sa mga nanguna sa summit sina Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Amando Tetango, Jr., Indonesian Minister of Cooperatives and SMEs Syarifuddin Hasan, at 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus.

Nagbigay din ng kanyang mensahe si Philippine Budget and Management Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad.

Sinabi naman ni Microcredit Summit campaign Director Larry Reed na sisikapin ng summit na pagsamahin ang expertise ng microfinance field at ibang sektor gaya ng kalusugan, edukasyon at agrikultura, para makabigay ng “efficient” at “sustainable” na serbisyo at imprastruktura, sa ikauunlad ng mundo.

Ang 2013 Partnerships against Poverty Summit ay isang global conference na binuo ng Microcredit Summit Campaign at ng Microfinance Council of the Philippines.

Ang Microcredit Summit ay nagsimula ngayong araw hanggang Biyernes. (Bianca Dava / Ruth Navales, UNTV News)

BSP issues guidelines for 60-day grace period for loan payments under Bayanihan 2

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 30, 2020

Banks cannot charge late payment penalties and other fees due to the mandatory 60-day grace period under the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP).

BSP Governor Benjamin Diokno said this covers loans under Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), Social Security System (SSS), and Pag-IBIG Fund.

Iyong mandatory one-time 60-day grace period ay automatic na kailangan bigay ng mga BSP-supervised financial institutions at saka ng mga ibang lending institutions katulad ng SSS, GSIS at saka iba pa (The mandatory one-time 60-day grace period should be automatically granted by the BSP-supervised financial institutions and other lending institutions such as the SSS, GSIS, and others),” he said.

The grace period covers salary loans, personal loans, commercial loans, housing loans, motor vehicle loans, amortizations, financial lease payment and premium payment, and credit card payment that has a due date from September 15 until December 31, 2020. -AAC (with reports from Vincent Arboleda)

BSP consumer chatbot now on live run to address complaints vs financial institutions

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 20, 2020

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has fully deployed its consumer chatbox which aims to address complaints against BSP-Supervised Financial Institutions (BSFIs).

The chatbot called the BSPS Online Buddy (BOB) can efficiently handle queries sent through the webchat in the BSP Website, SMS, or social media. BOB can also respond to queries and complaints in English, Tagalog or Taglish.

BOB may be accessed through the following: 

  1. BSP Webchat –  http://www.bsp.gov.ph/]
  2. SMS – 21582277 (for Globe subscribers only; BOB will also be made available for other network subscribers soon)
  3. BSP Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/BangkoSentralngPilipinas/

“Aside from enhancing BSP’s quality of service, BOB empowers financial consumers by giving them a more accessible channel for raising complaints. This is in line with BSP’s commitment to pursue innovations in financial services for the benefit of Filipinos,” according to BSP Governor Benjamin E. Diokno. -AAC

Washing, soaking money to disinfect violates the law, BSP warns

Marje Pelayo   •   August 19, 2020

MANILA, Philippines —The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) advises the public to refrain from soaking banknotes in detergent soap, bleach solution and other chemicals.

“Iwasang ibabad o wisikan ang salaping papel at barya ng tubig at sabong panlaba, alcohol, bleach, at iba pang kemikal (Refrain from soaking or misting paper bills or coins with soap, alcohol, bleach or other chemical solutions),” the agency said in its advisory.

The BSP said washing or laundering money may destroy its features and such an act would constitute a penalty under the Constitution.

“Ang pamamaraang ito ay itinuturing na ‘acts of mutilation or destruction of Philippine currency'” at may kalakip na kaparusahan alinsunod sa probisyon ng PD No. 247 (This method is considered an “act of mutilation or destruction of Philippine currency” and is punishable under the provision of PD. No. 247),” the agency added.

Fear of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has led to creative approaches to avoid infection.

However, the BSP says washing money is not a good idea.

Under Presidential Decree 247, any act of defacing, mutilating, tearing, burning or destroying central bank notes and coins incurs a fine of more than P20,000 and/or by imprisoned for not more than five years.

Instead of washing, the BSP recommends maintaining proper hygiene and practicing proper hand washing after touching bank notes and coins.

“Para maiwasan ang pagkalat ng #COVID19, kailangang gawin ang proper hygiene at ituring ang pera na katulad ng ibang mga bagay na laging hinahawakan (To avoid the spread of COVID-19, it is important to practice proper hygiene and treat bank notes as regular objects that are frequently touched),” the agency said.

“Ugaliin ang paghuhugas ng kamay at pag-iwas sa paghawak ng mukha pagkatapos humawak ng pera (Practice regular hand washing and refrain from touching your face after touching money),” it added.

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