Embassy Urges Filipinas to Become Entrepreneurs

30 March 2017— In commemoration of Women's Month, the Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur urged Filipinas to be money wise and become "entre-Pinoys".

The Embassy made this call at a seminar on women's issues for members of the Filipino community and Embassy officers and staff on March 26 at the Embassy' Vista Community Hall.

In his opening remarks, Ambassador J. Eduardo Malaya highlighted the important role of women in nation-building.

"Filipinas undertake half of our nation-building efforts, and are as good as their male counterparts in whatever they do. In our history and culture, we have numerous female role models who have made marks in their chosen fields. In fact, Filipinas are one of the most empowered women in the world," he said.

Ambassador Malaya also urged them to save and invest their hard-earned monies and become entrepreneurs while in Malaysia or when they return home.

In her talk on financial management, Commercial Attaché Rosa Katrina Banzon gave tips on how to maximize savings and provide capital for investment, and outlined the services provided by the Department of Trade and Industry for would-be entrepreneurs.

Meanwhile, Social Welfare Attache Bernard Bonina made a presentation on stress management and discussed the major causes of stress and how to manage them. He gave suggestions on how to better handle relations with one's family, notably those in the Philippines, as well as in the workplace.

Members of the Filipino community expressed their appreciation to the Embassy for the conduct of the seminar.

"Ang tips po na natutunan naming ngayon ay importante po sa pang araw-araw po naming gawain (the things we learned today are very much important in our day to day lives)," said by one of the Filipino community members who attended the event. END