Amplifying SEDPI’s practice: 2019 media highlights
In 2019, SEDPI, with the leadership of its founder and president Vince Rapisura, further enhanced its brand as the premier capacity builder in the fields of social entrepreneurship, microfinance and financial literacy in the Philippines. Apart from the organization’s social media page and video blog, #UsapangPera, the organization was able to reach hundreds of thousands more people through various media engagements, most of which are in television and radio.
GMA News TV and DZBB
Vince Rapisura guested in the television and radio show of veteran journalist, Susan Enriquez, aired on GMA News TV and DZBB on radio. He shared his expertise with the viewers and listeners as he discussed savings and investments.
In another show in the same station, Lala Roque interviewed Vince Rapisura on how to make the most out of 13th month pay and holiday bonuses.
Before the year ended, Vince Rapisura also aired in another program this time with Norie and Tootsie to discuss how to start the year right.
In the various appearances Vince Rapisura reiterated the importance of savings, insurance, and investments. He also promoted social investments, SEDPI’s main advocacy, so that the public may know alternatives from traditional and conventional financial products.
Radyo5 and Cignal TV
Vince Rapisura had several engagements with another veteran journalist, Cheryl Cosim aired via Radyo5 and Cignal TV. They discussed various topics including guidelines and tips in using credit cards, tips to improve financial well-being, and tips on budgeting and saving.
Award winning journalist, Cathy Yang, interviewed Vince Rapisura on the role of microfinance in climate change adaptation and disaster management. He shared the challenges microfinance inatitutions face during response and recovery as well as emphasized the need for closer collaboration with the local government unit to improve needed basic services in communities.
Vince Rapisura also guested several times in DZMM’s Kapamilya Konek with another award winning journalist Jing Catañeda and Susan Afan. He shared good financial tips and money management targeting the OFW market.
Reaching more Filipinos through multimedia platforms
SEDPI strives to reach and educate the most number of people on financial literacy and the value of social investments. The organization seeks to translate the seemingly complicated financial subjects into the popular language to attract more people to take part in the advocacy.
Ultimately, SEDPI works hard to further contribute in the dream of lifting Filipinos out of poverty.