The BSP Microfinance Poster Art Competition winning entries (from top left): Pinto ng Pag-asa (First place) by Andrew D. Tan of FEATI University; Partnerships Against Poverty (Second place) by Bret Faustino R. Manalo III of Far Eastern University; Pagbuo sa Pangarap (Third place) by Aaron Cedrick S. Manaloto of Far Eastern University and Salamat Suki (Third place) by Ralph William A. Villaluz of Far Eastern University.
In line with the celebration of the National Arts Month on February 2014, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) announced the winners of the Microfinance Poster Art Competition last 14 February 2014.
The BSP launched the competition as a part of its advocacy on microfinance and financial inclusion. A preparatory briefing for prospective contestants was held last 26 November 2013 during the BSP commemoration of the National Microfinance Week.
The theme of the competition, “Partnerships Against Poverty,” highlights the importance of partnerships among government, business and civil society in attaining shared objectives. It underscores the value of partnerships that help bring financial services to vast numbers of the excluded, enabling them to transform their lives.
Twelve entries from university students were evaluated by a distinct set of judges who are experts in the field of microfinance, culture and arts consisting of Mr. Antonino L. Alindogan, Jr., Former Monetary Board Member of the BSP and National Selection Committee Member of the Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards; Ms. Ma. Victoria Herrera, Visual Arts and Museum Division Director of the Cultural Center of the Philippines; and Ms. Remedios Boquiren, artist and painter.