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PiTaKa program helps OFW achieve their financial goal

Working abroad is not like taking a vacation out of the country and earn money. It may seem an easy way for you to help your family, but a lot of our Kababayans spend years or decades to save and send money back to their loved ones.

As a former OFW, one of the goals that we have is to give our family a better life, give them the things we can't afford, and paint our children's smiles with chocolates. With that mindset, we tend to send them whatever we can, up to the point that there is nothing left for us, and that should not be the case.

You don't want to work until you've had enough, you need to set goals, save money and prepare for the future of your family, giving them the things that they wanted is not bad but don't spoil them, your family needs you, more than the toys, fancy clothes and chocolates in the Balikbayan Box. Your return is what they will be anticipating most, so you can spend time and enjoy what you've hardly earned abroad with them.

If we want a better future for our family, saving money and teaching them the importance of investing and saving to have a stable future is the best thing that we can give to them.

So how can we start? It's easy to say that "I will save for my future" but taking the first step is the hardest.

This is one of the reasons why our government agencies like OWWA and Financial Institutions like BDO are helping our fellow Kababayans to achieve this goal.

One of the ways that they are doing it is by creating programs like Pinansyal na Talino at Kaalaman or  (PiTaKa) to equip our OFW's with the ability to manage their finances by teaching them on where they can put their remittances aside from sending it all back and ending up nothing left for them.

The goal of this program is for our OFW's is for them to return home without the worries that they need to sign another contract because they are already financially stable and able to take care of their family.

A lot of our Kababayan's are doing side jobs and overtime work just to earn extra, some of them even try to put up a business abroad to maximize their full earning potential and so they can save much faster.

This is the reason why organizations like BDO Foundation and BSP are eagerly educating our OFW's together with OWWA to make all their sacrifices worth it and create a stable Filipino family, one OFW at a time.

According to BDO Foundation President Mario Deriquito, "Filipinos should change their mindset regarding saving and spending We are all allowed to earn, in the case of OFW's, the opportunity is bigger, so all the more that we should save, we should save first then spend".

BDO Foundation is supporting the PITAKA program through financial education videos. These videos teach not only OFW's on how to handle their money properly but also encourage their families to do the same.


Nhet Mendoza said…
wow! nice naman ang program nila na ito.. and agree ako dun ah totoo yun okay lang kahit isang beses sa ipapadala mo yung chocolates and anumang package para di rin masanay.. pwede silang paliwanagan na magsave tayo para sa future yun ang mahalaga. Ang dami ng OFW ngayon dapat talaga ganito ang mindset natin kahit hindi man OFw.. Save and earn. hehe
Mylene Gravoso said…
I listen and watch this talga po cause im related with ofw husband .alm ko one of this days uuwi na sya at di ns babalik pa sa malaysia .. sana ma ok na makaipon kami .
Lovell Compoc said…
already watched the video and really convincing and very informative esp for our fellow kababayan na ofw. Agree ako sa setting goals, saving up para maging ready sa future. I have a sis who's working abroad and supporting my mother and youngest bro. I have cousins too who works hard for the future of their kids. This is such an eye opener para imbis na padala ng padala of so many things eh they have an option to set aside some amount for them to save��
Anafe Compoc said…
Maganda din tong program na 'to..dapat talaga matutunan ng bawat pamilyang mag save para sa future..hindi porket nasa ibang bansa eh waldas lang ng waldas ng pera..ang hirap kumita ng pera lalo na kung malayo ka sa mga mahal mo sa buhay..kaya instead na padala ng padala ng packages..i save nalang para sa kinabukasan..kasi hindi natin alam kung kelan o gaano ka katagal sa ibang bansa..kaya mas maagang mag ipon..mas maganda👍

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