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The Philippine Embassy Holds an Online Financial Literacy Seminar on Retail Treasury Bonds to Start-Off Celebrations for Women’s Month

H.E. Mr. Jose C. Laurel V, Philippine Ambassador to Japan, during his Opening Remarks for the Online Financial Literacy Seminar

National Treasurer Rosalia de Leon promoted the Government’s Retail Treasury Bonds in an online seminar for the Filipino Community

The Philippine Embassy in Tokyo, in coordination with the Bureau of Treasury (BTR), hosted an online financial literacy seminar. The seminar, conducted with National Treasurer Rosalia V. De Leon, introduced the recent retail treasury bond offering by BTR. With the theme “Kasama mo sa Kinabukasan”, the issuance marks the 25th tranche of RTBs (RTB 25) which will run from 09 February to 04 March 2021. RTB25 is a 3-year RTB with an interest rate of 2.375% per annum.

In his remarks, Ambassador Jose C. Laurel V stated that this program is being offered by the Philippine Embassy as a start to the celebrations for Women’s Month this coming March. The RTB25 will also be available for investment up to 4 March 2021. The Ambassador wore a pin for the “He-For-She” campaign of the UN Women Liaison Office. It is for an inclusive approach with the men as partners for women’s rights. Both Ambassador Laurel and Treasurer De Leon also wore the color purple in support of this event. The theme of Women’s Month is “We Make Change Work for Women.”

BTR encouraged the Filipinos in Japan to invest in the safe and secure BTR25. Their investments will not only lead to growth in their personal savings. These investments will also help the Philippines’ in its COVID-19 recovery efforts as well as contribute to the development of the country. The RTBs has been a way for Filipinos to have an active part in the Philippines’ economic resurgence.

More ways to invest online were unveiled by BTR to make the RTBs as accessible as possible to Filipinos both locally and abroad. Filipino investors in Japan continue to be one of the biggest investors for the retail treasury bonds of BTR.

This event was made available via the Zoom platform and Facebook Live. Representatives from Nagoya PCG and Osaka PCG also participated in the online event.

First Secretary and Consul Leah Victoria C. Rodriguez (1st Row – Right) moderated the discussion with the speakers and representatives from the participating banks.