Philippine Ambassador to Japan Jose C. Laurel V urged Filipinos currently residing in Japan to invest in the Philippines. In his remarks during the oath-taking ceremony of the Philippine Assistance Group (PAG) officers, he cited the strong and steady growth of the country’s economy.
Laurel noted that the Philippines is one of the fastest growing economies in Asia. He also said that this progress could be seen throughout the country.
Financial literacy among Filipinos
Laurel said they will organize financial literacy training programs for Filipinos in order to help them save and invest in the Philippines. This way, Filipinos can make informed choices about the best ways to save and grow their hard-earned money.
During the PAG ceremony, Laurel and Consul General Robespierre Bolivar gave Certificates of Commendation to the outgoing officers of the organization recognizing the officers’ assistance to Filipinos in distress and their contributions to the Filipino community.
PAG is a Tokyo-based federation of Filipino community organizations founded in 1997. They raise funds to assist Filipinos in distress, both in Japan and in the Philippines.