Camp Navarro, Calarian, Zamboanga City – November 16, 2022
The Western Mindanao Command through its Office of the Assistant Chief of Unified Command Staff for Personnel facilitated the conduct of a Gender and Development (GAD) activity entitled “Financial Literacy Seminar” on November 16, 2022. The activity was held at the WMC Gymnasium and was participated by 150 military personnel and Civilian Human Resources of the command and from its major component units.
“This initiative will aid the military and civilian workforce to become financially secure and more practical in money management believing that financial freedom isn’t about luck but it’s about choice,” Marine Brig. Gen. Arturo Rojas, Acting Commander of WestMinCom.
Mr. Armand Bengco, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of KsK SMP Cooperative, was the speaker during the activity. He shared his best practices on how to generate more income and save and invest money. He also educated the participants on how to manage and/or eliminate debts and build long-term investments.
One of the remarkable statements of Mr. Bengco is: “In our LIFE there are IFs which we call S.A.D. events. S stands for Sickness, A for Accidents, and D for Death or Disability, therefore, we must save money for these unexpected events.”