On June 20, 2023, the 𝐋𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐁𝐚𝐧𝐤 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐩𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬 through 𝐋𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐛𝐚𝐧𝐤 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐲𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐃𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐩𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐅𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧, 𝐈𝐧𝐜. (LCDFI), in cooperation with 𝐇𝐨𝐥𝐲 𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝 𝐂𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐂𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐠𝐞𝐬, 𝐈𝐧𝐜. (HCCCI), and the 𝐋𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐆𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐋𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐒𝐞𝐛𝐮, successfully conducted a Financial Literacy Training to the municipality's farmers, fishers, and other related individuals at Municipal Gymnasium, Poblacion, Lake Sebu.
This event is regarded as significant and meaningful given that it was graced by the presence of the Land Bank of the Philippines' esteemed President & CEO, Cecilia Cayosa Borromeo, LCDFI Chaiperson, Consuelo N. Padilla; LCDFI Executive Director, Roy C. Oscillada; Lake Sebu Municipal Mayor, Floro S. Andam; HCCCI's President, Marivet S. Caballero, HCCCI’s Chairman of the Board, Nathaniel C. Caballero; HCCCI's active Executive Vice President, Vanessa Marie L. Antiquin; HCCCI's Director for the External Affairs and Linkages, Gayle Grace S. Electores. With them also are the people who backlined the event: FLP Head, Alfred Lindsey C. Mapilisan; Municipal Tourism Officer, Jennifer B. Tupas, PhD; Municipal Agriculture Officer, Zaldy Artacho; and LCDFI's FLP coordinators, Phebelyn P. Andres, Mary Rosebe T. Tuyan, Anna Mae Claudia Companado, and Filipino N. Matienza, in cooperation with Land Bank of the Philippines Lending Center-South Cotabato personnel.
HCCCI has been the training partner of this 𝑭𝒊𝒏𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒊𝒂𝒍 𝑳𝒊𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒚 𝑷𝒓𝒐𝒈𝒓𝒂𝒎 which can be recalled as having been launched in the municipality of Lake Sebu last July 2022. There were already over 6,000 farmers and fisherfolks who attended this Financial Literacy training, conducted in all the barangays of the said municipality
The said event was the LBP's initiative through the LCDFI's endeavor to provide adequate training and a workshop for the farmers of Lake Sebu. Among all the associations in Lake Sebu, 3 were chosen to be part of a such an important event, namely; Lake Sebu Vegetable Association (LAS VEGAS), Lake Sebu Indigenous Women and Farmers Association (LASIWFA), and Luhib Coconut Farmers Association. It allowed them to have a separate time to learn about their financial situations as independent farmers and gain favorable insights on how to balance their savings and expenditures as a new or growing farmer association in their community from the perspective of the experts in this field. The totality of the members of the three associations who aspire to succeed in growing their financial situation and learning their financial accountability in farming have been able to gain important discourse through Financial Literacy Training (Lecture and Workshop) and Simultaneous Training in Natural Farming & Farm Planning, & Management as a form of a workshop, which was simultaneously supported with video documentation presentation as part of showcasing the honest and timely situations of our farmers in the areas of Lake Sebu.
Along with the mission of providing adequate instruction and support through education to the learners in its community, HCCCI's presence with the partnership of Classify Incorporated to help maneuver such a big event as a teaching institution in the community through external and community linkage plays a big role in developing the institution's capability to also provide access and delivery of literacy in economic exchange and conduct to the valued people of its community, such as our respected farmers. Furthermore, HCCCI is consistently seen as innovating to deliver excellent instruction to its treasured students while also taking an active role in international and local affairs to serve as a lighthouse for its community in moments of triumph and challenges.