EastWest’s Joey Regala lays out new framework for information security officers in the Work From Home era

As the COVID-19 situation forces businesses and companies to take most of their operations to their employees’ homes, there is a growing need to adapt information security and the way these organizations approach it, says EastWest Chief Information Security & Data Protection Officer Joey A. Regala. In a webinar hosted by the Financial Services Information…

GCash broadens efforts to support PH digital transformation strategy thru digital payments solutions for government dues

As the government intensifies its efforts to digitize its processes, GCash, the leading mobile wallet in the Philippines, is also broadening its initiatives to support the Philippine Digital Transformation Strategy by providing digital payments solutions to government agencies. By allowing GCash account holders to pay for government services, GCash is helping the government bring its…

Visa’s Financial Literacy Program Educates More Than 36,000 Students and Teachers

Visa’s financial literacy program, launched in 2017, has educated over 36,000 students and teachers in 30 cities. Teaming up with Tanghalang Pilipino and Teach for the Philippines, Visa launched the tagalog skit, Lukot-lukot, Bilog-bilog three years ago, with support from Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. The interactive play focused on Gwyneth, a young student faced with…

Mindanao restaurateur wins 2019 Citi Microentrepreneurship Award

Eduardo Azores (4th from left), Citi Microentrepreneurship Award (CMA) National Winner leads this year’s batch of microentrepreneurs recognized for their outstanding achievements, joined by National Selection Committee Co-Chairs Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas governor Benjamin Diokno (standing, left) and Citi Philippines CEO Aftab Ahmed (standing, right) with member Imelda Nicolas (standing, center.) This year’s winners include…

GCash Bags BSP Awards For Digital Transformation And Innovative Mobile Financial Services

  For its innovative and responsive digital financial services, the Bangko Sentral ng PIlipinas (BSP) recognized G-Xchange Inc. as its Outstanding Partner for Digital Transformation and Outstanding Partner for Innovative Financial Services for 2019. On top of bagging the two awards, G-Xchange, the registered entity for GCash, was also a finalist for Outstanding Partner for…

Metrobank | 57 Years Of Meaningful Banking

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin Diokno (center) graced Metrobank’s 57th anniversary celebration at the Grand Hyatt Manila, BGC, Taguig. He led the celebratory toast together with Metrobank Chairman Arthur Ty (2nd from left), GT Capital Holdings Co-Vice Chairman Alfred Ty (2nd from right), Metrobank Vice Chairman Francisco Sebastian (extreme right), and Metrobank President Fabian…

BSP Recognizes PSBank For Top-Quality Customer Service At Pagtugon Awards

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), at its recently-held 2019 awards ceremony and appreciation event for stakeholders, once again recognized Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank) for its outstanding customer focus and service – granting the thrift-bank arm of the Metrobank Group its 4th Pagtugon award since 2015. The award underscores the bank’s commitment in responding to,…

Saving Is Rewarding With GCash

Pay day? For many, that day comes with relief and excitement. That is, the excitement to reward ourselves with a special meal with family or friends (samgyupsal anyone?), that pair of sneakers we’ve long been eyeing, a nice new toy to add to our Funko collection or that new tumbler and card to add to…

UnionBank Wins Multiple Awards From Bangko Sentral Pilipinas

Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) won three awards at the 16th Awards Ceremony and Appreciation Lunch for Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas stakeholders held last Wednesday at the BSP Complex in Manila. The Bank won the Top PESONet volume contributor award, as well as the outstanding partner for digital excellence and outstanding partner for digital…

Search For Outstanding Microentrepreneurs Launched

The search for the country’s most successful microentrepreneurs is on, with the launch of the annual Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards (CMA) recently held at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas governor Benjamin E. Diokno and Citi Philippines chief executive officer Aftab Ahmed led the launch of the 17th CMA, which honors microentrepreneurs…