Philippine Embassy partners with OFBank for digital finlit webinar
24 March 2021, Berlin – As part of its Women’s Month offering for Filipinos in Germany, the Philippine Embassy in Berlin hosted a webinar entitled “Kagalingan at Kaligtasang Pinansyal sa Panahon ng Digital” in partnership with the Overseas Filipino (OF) Bank.
In her opening remarks, Ambassador Ma. Theresa B. Dizon-De Vega highlighted the particular relevance of sound financial management amid the pandemic, especially for women. “Women have had to bear a particular burden during the pandemic, and one of them is managing the finances of the family or the household,” she said.
OFBank Overseas Representative Officer (ORO) for Europe & Latin America Leover Loyola then gave a presentation on common digital scams and how to avoid them, followed by the embassy’s Economic Officer Cathy Torres, who gave tips on how to use social media more prudently in order to avoid predatory ads as well as scams.
The presentations were followed by a lively Q&A, where some of the participants shared their own experiences with scams and asked about OFBank’s services.
The live session was attended by more than 20 participants, and the webinar recording has also been shared on the embassy’s Facebook page, and may be viewed at https://fb.watch/4qTcByiUXE/ (END).