The Economic and Financial Learning Center (EFLC) of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) in its Ozamiz Branch Office will be re-launched on 19 June 2012 at 10:00 a.m. The program will include the unveiling of the EFLC-Ozamiz signage, followed by the blessing of the EFLC premises. During the same event, the third leg of the BSP Economic and Financial Learning Program (BSP-EFLP) for 2012 will be formally opened in Northwestern Mindanao. Senior officials from BSP Manila and Ozamiz will host the event which will be attended by representatives of the Northwestern Mindanao banking, business and academic communities, officials from other government agencies as well as members of the media.
Already in operation since 2008, the EFLC-Ozamiz has expanded its scope and services by upgrading its facilities and linking with the EFLC network to ensure that all electronic resources in the EFLC in Manila are also available to the public in Ozamiz. Thus, economic and financial learning will be made available to the people of Northwestern Mindanao not only through more conventional media like books and periodicals, but also through technology-based interactive learning modules, informative video clips and even educational computer games. Researchers will also be able to browse the digitized library collection, as well as the economic statistical database for information on economic issues that are of interest to them. The re-launching of EFLC-Ozamiz is in line with the BSP’s master plan to set up EFLCs in the BSP’s main office in Manila and in its 21 regional offices and branches nationwide.
Meanwhile, the BSP-EFLP consolidates the outreach educational activities of the BSP under one flagship program. It consists of a series of learning sessions and activities which aim to promote greater public awareness and understanding of essential economic and financial issues. This is expected to help the people make wise financial decisions. The BSP-EFLP also embodies the goal of the BSP to promote economic and financial education among its stakeholders, who can then become its more effective partners in maintaining stable prices as well as in ensuring a stronger and safer banking and payments system.
Specifically, the following component programs1 of the BSP-EFLP will be conducted in Ozamiz City:
- “Be up to SPeed on BSP,” information campaign on the role of the BSP in the economy, 19 June 2012, 12:30 to 5:00 p.m., Grand Ballroom, Royal Garden Hotel;
- “Paghahanda sa Kinabukasan” financial learning campaign for overseas Filipinos and their beneficiaries, 20 June 2012, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Grand Ballroom, Royal Garden Hotel;
- Financial education expo for students and members of the academe, 20 June 2012, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., RBC Hall, Naomi’s Botanical Garden and Tourist Inn; and
- Financial education expo for the work force, 21 June 2012, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., RBC Hall, Naomi’s Botanical Garden and Tourist Inn.
1 See Annex for the description of each program.