CFE at Mead Johnson Nutrition

Mead Johnson employees enjoying the educational but light-hearted seminars

People often think that nutrition is limited the food and drinks that they take. In reality, a healthy well-rounded person also takes a healthy dosage of financial literacy.

Last October 29 and 30, the Colayco Foundation held a Pera Mo, Palaguin Mo workshop in the head office of Mead Johnson Nutrition in Makati City. Mead Johnson is one of the top baby nutrition companies in the country. Ms. Guita Gopalan and Mr. Armand Bengco conducted the seminars for two sessions each day for the different employees of Mead Johnson.


Ms. Guita Gopalan giving the talk during the first day

The employees were nourished with all of the financial lessons and realizations they got from the seminar. They took into mind and heart the importance of growing their money and to prepare well for their retirement. They realized that whatever stage of life they are in, their obligation to wealth starts NOW!




Want to nourish your personnel with a healthy dosage of financial literacy? Call us at 637-3731 or 637-3741. Look for Mr. James Gonzales for more details.

The participants having fun with Mr. Armand Bengco

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CFE at the 3rd Quarter Pag-IBIG SOFA

Pag-IBIG Fund held a State of the Fund Address or SOFA last October 12. The concept was taken from the annual State of the Nation Address or SONA of the President of the Philippines. That is why the purpose of SONA and SOFA is  to present the status and plans of the said institutions to their respective addressees.

Unlike SONA which was annually delivered, SOFA is held quarterly and the latest was its third run for the year 2012. Pag-IBIG has invited major private and public civil society institutions to share their advocacies to some of Pag-IBIG’s high executives nationwide.

Colayco Foundation for Education Inc., was invited to discuss about proper handling of finances. Mr. Armand Q. Bengco gave a talk mainly on financial management with certain emphasis on “Retirement.”

Mr. Bengco has presented the value of looking forward and preparing for retirement. These were applicable to all employees may it be in the private or in the government sector. He also pointed out that retirement was never a number or an age but it is grounded on how prepared we are.

In the latter part, Mr. Bengco introduced some instruments to help the employees grow their money and prepare for their retirement.

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See you in Dagupan Nov 24

“Hope is the power that gives us the power to step out and try.”

- Anonymous


Allow us to share a story of deep determination, dedication, and pure heart.

A few months ago Ednas School, a simple school in Dagupan City invited us to give a talk to their teachers, parents and students. Despite the challenges of the costs of mobilizing from Manila to Dagupan needed to be covered and a limited budget, Ednas School was committed to educating their school family on matters about personal finance. Instead of giving up…they found a way!

Their solution was simple yet unbelievable.

Through the Association of Private Schools Colleges and Universities (APSCU) in Pangasinan, EDNAS was able to convince other schools to band together. It was able to find other like-minded institutions to make the seminar happen. Through the sheer amount of support this small event ideally for the few people in Ednas school has transformed into a major community event in Pangasinan!

Other institutions also joined in support of financial literacy sponsoring in cash and kind to make this event happen. A hopeful heart and the power of one- these are what makes Ednas School a modern inspiration.




Pera Mo, Palaguin Mo: A Day with Francisco J. Colayco

Date: November 24, 2012

Time: 8:00am-12:00nn

Venue: Lyceum Northwestern University Gymnasium

Participation Fee / Tickets:

VIP Seats – P500 w/ free book

General Admission – P100

Student Admission – P100

Registration Procedure:

On-site registration / purchase of tickets

Pre-event ticket sales. Please visit La Salette School or Ednas School for ticket sales or call (075) 696-0876 / 522-3279 for more details


Thank you to the Sponsors for making this happen!

Presentor: Association of Private Schools Colleges & Universities – Metro Dagupan Chapter, Ednas School & Escuela de Nuestra Sra. de La Salette

Co-Presentor: CSI Group of Companies (VM Belen Fernandez)

Gold Sponsors: Philamlife Insurance / Philam Asset Management, RCBC Savings Bank, Star Plaza Hotel, Sights & Sites

Silver Sponsors: Kuya Max Restogrill, Pedrito’s Restaurant, Plato Wraps, Dagupena Restaurant, Pixelhub Creative, Francis Portraits, PC Cartel / Epson

Partner Organizations: Philippine Red Cross Pangasinan Chapter, Rotary Club of Dagupan East, Innerwheel Club of Dagupan East, Innerwheel Club District 379, Pangasinan Medical Society, Integrated Bar of the Philippines Pangasinan Chapter, Samahan ng Bangko Rural ng Pangasinan

Partner Colleges / Universities: Lyceum Northwestern University, Colegio de Dagupan, University of Luzon, University of Pangasinan

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Finally an Investment for Everyone!

Tired that your money is “sleeping” in your piggy bank or savings account? Want to avail of high returns (like those in the stock market) but do not have enough time and expertise? You may want to consider investing your hard-earned savings in mutual funds. Called the “democratizer of investing” for a minimum investment of P5,000, you too can experience a growth of 62% in a year like in 2009.

Mutual funds are collective investing instruments where funds from investors (including yours) are pooled together to form a big fund. The fund is then used to purchase various securities like stocks, bonds, and others. The money of the shareholders is spread across different securities, thus taking advantage of returns from various instruments. You also don’t need to worry about your money because a professional fund manager takes care of the fund for you!

INVESTability: Mutual Funds teaches you the basics, as well as the fundamental strategies in mutual fund investing. Not only will you learn how mutual funds work but you will also learn how you can better utilize them in achieving your financial goals. Mutual funds will definitely become an important arsenal in your journey towards wealth.

Join us in our upcoming seminar on November 17, Saturday, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Click here for complete details. For reservations and inquiries, you may reach us at the following contact details: call (632) 637-3731, (632) 502-4590, or (632) 637-374, text us at 09178088857, or e-mail us at


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