Vice President Jejomar Binay (UNTV News)
MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Jejomar Binay cited on Thursday some of the accomplishments of PAGIBIG Fund in 2014. He currently chairs said agency.
According to Binay, among the accomplishments of the agency are the increases in loan collection and membership.
The Vice President also affirmed that they made the right decision when they refused to impose additional contributions to its members, despite the opposition of some parties to the move.
PAGIBIG Fund is also set to launch a new program called the Loyalty Card. Under this program, cardholders could avail of discounts on different products and services accredited by PAGIBIG Fund.
“The Loyalty Card is set to be launched in the coming months. This program is similar to Makati City’s yellow card program, which is also under investigation,” he said.
Aside from the accomplishments and new program, the Vice President also boasted of the awards received by the agency.
“PAGIBIG Fund is the first government agency in the Philippines that won in the Stevie Awards. It is also the first government agency in Asia to win an award under the award giving body’s category of management team of the year,” Binay added.
All these awards and accomplishments, Binay said, disprove what the agency’s critics have been claiming.
It can be recalled that Pag-IBIG Fund has been accused of entering into anomalous contracts to serve Binay’s personal interests.
Once again, Binay called on critics to stop attacking the agency’s integrity.
“For a GOCC that lives by professionalism, honesty, competence, and dedication, I am hoping that it won’t be destroyed by politics. That, my countrymen, is not right. That is not “tuwid na daan” (a straight path),” he said.
The Vice President also added that the numbers and awards it has received attest to the real achievements of the said agency. (Darlene Basingan / UNTV News)