RCBC has recently strengthened its collaboration with Kabalikat ng Migrateng Pilipino, Inc. (KAMPI), allowing the bank’s OFW clients a chance to receive the proper assistance and guidance needed to attain security. In the past year since the partnership has evolved, the bank and KAMPI have been able to open a PDOS extension center for OFWs in Ermita, Manila.
The PDOS (Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar) extension center formally opened its doors last March 19 with a simple ribbon cutting ceremony and blessing that was attended by top officials of government agencies such as KAMPI, PASEI (Philippine Association of Service Exporter, Inc.), SSS, Philhealth and Pag-ibig.
“This new orientation center is a way for the bank to really reach out to our OFW clientele,” says Global Transaction Banking Head, Emmanuel Narciso. “Hand-in-hand with the BSP, we wanted to spread financial literacy amongst OFWs to ensure that they are well equipped to manage their savings. For this, we found the best possible partner in KAMPI, who has long been providing informational seminars to OFWs.”
The bank’s regular talks on financial literacy are focused to help Global Filipinos better manage their earnings for both themselves and their families. Through these seminars, OFW clients are given direct access to the bank’s financial services as well as products and remittance options that are relevant to their specific needs.
Jephoney Sabandal Balasabas is a Global Filipino who has learned a lot from the financial literacy program that RCBC provides OFWs. He has been an airport security staff in Dubai, UAE since November 2012. And since that time, he has been a loyal client of RCBC Telemoney.
“RCBC has really been helpful for me as an OFW.” Says Balasbas, “Whenever I needed to send money to my family, they are very helpful. Their wide range of services are really flexible and cater to all my needs. “
“The talks are very insightful,” Balasabas further shares,. “They teach us how to budget and save our salaries and how to take advantage of RCBC Telemoney’s remittance services.” Since attending PDOS, Jephoney Balasabas has been able to gradually save with every remittance to the Philippines. He and his wife now have a home they can proudly call their own.
“I’m very grateful to RCBC for teaching me these things.” Balasabas finishes, “In attending their financial seminars, I was able to provide a better life for my family.”
For more information on the schedule of talks and seminars, RCBC Telemoney clients are welcome to visit the bank’s new PDOS-extension center in 2/F 1170 Roxas Blvd. corner Arquiza Street, Ermita, Manila.
The Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) is the financial flagship company of the Yuchengco Group of Companies (YGC). As one of the largest private universal banks in the country, RCBC is able to provide a wide scale of services through its thrift bank, investment bank, foreign exchange brokerage house, leasing company, and overseas remittance companies. For more information on RCBC, visit www.rcbc.com