Showing posts with label Cebuana Lhuillier. Show all posts
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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Cebuanan Lhuillier Hailed Zaldy Bueno as Happiest Pinoy 2019

3:38:00 PM

A Public School Teacher, Zaldy Bueno, 37 years old from Quezon weas hailed as Cebuana Lhuilliers's 4th Happiest Pinoy. This is the biennial search of Cebuanan Lhuiller for the Happiest Pinoy which honors and celebrates the Filipinos' innate "optimism, resilience, and hope amidst different life crises."

Zaldy bested nine other finalists from different categories, winning one million cash and a trophy. The awarding ceremony was held at New World Makati where executives of Cebuana Lhuiller, winners and realtives, guests, members of the press, bloggers, and other personalities present. Zaldy's reaction when he was announced as the winner was priceless, full of emotion, and very much grateful.

The board of juges composed of Usec. Zenaida Maglaya, Gang Badoy Capati, James Deakin, RJ Ledesma, Love Anover-Lianko, Jonathan Yabut, Winston Maximo, Rommel Arellano, and Richardson Navor chose Bueno unanimously by virtue of his advocacy to see more children's lives change through education. Zaldy volunteered as an ALS teacher and taught on weekends he even had his mother as his student at one point and helped her finish her secondary education.

The project turned out huge with so many people donating new and used bicycle units from all over the Philipines even getting doantions from jOFWs abroad. This project drastically increased attendance for students at school for which their school received a perfect attendance award.

According to Cebuana Lhuillier President and CEO, Jean Henri Lhuillier, "I am very happy with the results of this year's search -- with over 800,000 entries received through our branches, online, SMS, and walk-in entries. It's been amazing to read the entries of the 10 finalists and Zaldy proves to be a worthy winner as his tale will definitely inspire countless people to push on despite life's difficulties, Zaldy exemplifies the commendable Filipino spirit of rising up from your current predicament and using that as fuel to make a difference in the lives of others."

Currently, Bueno serves as the head teacher of the English department at the Gumaca National High School. As a kid, their family would often encounter financial difficulties, Zaldy would help his mom wash clothes for their neighbours and would get his daily allowance from selling vegetables he planted to augment the family income. Zaldy vowed to work hard and study hard in order to improve their life.

A turning point in Zaldy's life was when typhoon Rosing hit in 1995 which completely obliterated their house, and they were forced to stay at the barangay health center. During clinic days, Zaldy and his family had to move their things on the street to accommodate the influx of patients.

After graduating secodnary school, Zaldy tried to get a college education but had to stop schooling due to fianncial cosntraints. In order to get back to school, he had to work two jobs, including stints at a tile store and as a sales agent for a local radio station. He finished college a would be 4-year coruse in 6 years.

Bueno is the fourth winner of the biennial search following Richardson Navor (2015), Romel Arellano (2012), and Winston Maxino (2009).

When asked what Bueno will do with the prize moeny, he shared that he will use it to further improve Prject PADYAK by acquiring more bike units which more students can use to get to school. He also shared that he will use a part of it to bring his parents to Singapore for a well-deserved vacation.

Breaking its own record, the Cebuana Lhuillier search received over 800,000 nominations this year, the most entries it has recived in its ten-year history.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Cebuana Lhuillier Introduces Micro Savings with their Campaign #KayaNa : Unbanked Filipinos No More Movement

6:30:00 AM

One of the country's leading microfinancial services company, Cebuana Lhuillier, recently introduced the Cebuana Lhuillier Micro Savings, enforced with their campaign  #KayaNa : Unbanked Filipinos No More Movement. This is a more convenient and affordable means to save the individual's hard-earned money.

This newest product of Cebuana Lhuillier will create the company to be the cash agent of the Cebuana Lhuillier Rural Bank (CLRB), a platform for Filipinos to overcome the barriers of saving.

This move of Cebuana Lhuillier is to encourage Filipinos to save the proper way, instead of opting to keep the savings at home. The lukewarm attitude of the masses towards opening a savings account is attributed to the barriers to saving in banks. The lack of access to banks among the country's many cities and municipalities remains as the top deterrent, according to a BSP study. In fact, only 33% or 551 cities in the Philippines have access to banking institutions. The numerous documentary requirements is a major turn off for many, along with the high cost of initial deposit, high maintaining balance, as well as , high dormancy charges.

To address this barriers, Cebuana Lhuillier's Micro Savings enables Filipino to open an account with only one valid ID and a minimal Php50 initial deposit as requirements. The good thing about Cebuana Lhuillier's wide network is that they have around 2,500 retail infrastructures that you can deposit.

During the unveiling of Cebuana Lhuillier's Micro Savings, Sen. Chiz Escudero gave a short talk and facts about savings with some few data about the financial situation of the Filipinos, most especially when it is about opening a savings accounts.

Few words from the President & CEO of Cebuana Lhuillier Jean Henri Lhuillier, "With BSP's basic deposit framework, Cebuana Lhuillier Micro Savings completes the full roster of our services, all designed and developed with financial inclusion in mind. We've come full circle - from offering collateralized loans or pawning, remittance service, micro insurance and now, micro savings - all of these products were designed with Filipinos from all walks of life in mind especially the unbanked and underserved, who would not have access to these financial services given their circumstances in life."

Aside from the Micro Savings product, Cebuana Lhuillier also launched their eCebuana app which allows micro savings users to check their balance and send money through remittance, as well as load prepaid credits to their phones, and pay their bills.  This app is just the first step in a long line of innovations connected to the micro savings product.

With developments Cebuana Lhuillier pushes to adapt a new philosophy, which is called the financial wellness. This allows more and more Filipinos to steer their own direction and be captains of their own ship.

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