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SEDPI promotes Pag-IBIG to thousands of Filipinos in the Philippines and overseas

SEDPI promotes Pag-IBIG to thousands of Filipinos in the Philippines and overseas

Home Development Mutual Fund more popularly known as Pag-IBIG fund seeks to improve the quality of life of the Filipino by providing them sufficient shelter, an integrated nationwide provident savings, and housing through the mobilization of funds for shelter finance. It is mandatory for all Filipinos with monthly income of at least PhP1,000 to become Pag-IBIG Fund members. In addition, it is not only for formally-employed but more importantly for self-employed and those from the informal sector.

SEDPI recognizes the value of the Pag-IBIG Fund membership and the benefits of savings and home financing it provides for its members. Its members consist of self-employed individuals in the informal sector with need for improved social protection and access to decent and affordable housing. This led SEDPI to agree to act as conduit through which Pag-IBIG Fund membership shall be provided to its members.

Pag-IBIG Fund and SEDPI agreed to jointly work in providing Pag-IBIG Fund membership for the self-employed members of SEDPI towards providing them access to provident savings and decent and affordable shelter financing through Pag-IBIG Fund’s programs. In fulfillment to the memorandum of agreement, SEDPI conducted series of orientations to 1,554 participants from the informal sector and overseas Filipino; and produced vlogs and articles promoted in various social media channels that reached nearly 2 million audience. 

Series of orientations to informal sector 

Pag-IBIG became part of SEDPI’s Social Welfare Protection Program (SWePP), a consolidated microinsurance and social security program which aims to provide security and financial safety net to members through adoption of various insurance schemes. For those with maximum monthly compensation of PhP5,000, monthly savings with Pag-IBIG Fund is PhP100. 

With the partnership, SEDPI members only need to pay PhP20 per month or PhP5 per week. Contributions were paid during weekly group meetings held within the barangay where the members live that saved them costs in visiting the nearest Pag-IBIG Fund branch, which is one town away, at best.

As part of its damayan program, beneficiaries receive PhP4,000 instant abuloy when a SEDPI member passes away. With the partnership, SEDPI explained to its members that when they register with Pag-IBIG, their family will be able to receive additional PhP6,000 death benefit, for a total of PhP10,000. 

The table below shows the locations of SEDPI’s orientations on Pag-IBIG with its corresponding number of participants. 


LocationNumber of Participants
San Francisco, Agusan del Sur117
Bunawan, Agusan del Sur24
Trento, Agusan del Sur118
Pagtilaan, Surigao del Sur56
Lingig, Surigao del Sur66
Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur128
Bislig, Surigao del Sur160

Financial literacy trainings abroad 

SEDPI also conducted training events to promote Pag-IBIG abroad. A total of 895 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) attended these trainings in different countries. 

The events became an opportunity to encourage Filipinos to patronize Pag-IBIG and realize the benefits it offers. SEDPI provided 30 minutes for a Pag-IBIG representative to talk if they have representatives in the posts abroad.

In a video posted by SEDPI president Vince Rapisura on social media, an OFW shared his inspiring story of saving through MP2 and accessing housing loan. The table below shows the locations of SEDPI’s trainings abroad where Pag-IBIG was promoted, with the number of participants for each event.


LocationNumber of Participants
Abu Dhabi61


Videos and blogs in Usapang Pera

SEDPI has also made its own promotional materials for Pag-IBIG membership, which comes in various forms — articles, videos, etc. In social media, Pag-IBIG was promoted by SEDPI to the 220,000+ Facebook followers and 31,000 You Tube subscribers of Sir Vince Rapisura.

The table below shows the articles and videos on Pag-IBIG produced by SEDPI with their corresponding reach on social media. 


VideosFacebook reachYoutube reach
#UsapangSerbisyo 027: PagIBIG MP2 dividend for 2018278,000 67,100 
#UsapangPera: PagIbig loan, S03E157,000 5,700 
usapang pera S02E11 PAGIBIG237,000 1,100 
#UsapangPera 147: Paano magcompute ng Pag-IBIG MP2 dividend147,911 10,400 
#UsapangPera 070: MP2 experience of an OFW141,000 54,200 
#UsapangPera: Modified Pag-IBIG II (MP2) Program, S03E05818,000 274,700 
#UsapangPera: PagIbig housing loan, S03E2444,000 10,000 
Total1,628,911 423,200 


BlogsUnique viewers
Modified Pag-IBIG Savings 2 Primer48,836
Kailan puwede ma-withdraw ang Pag-IBIG contribution?43,972
Paano magbukas ng Modified Pag-IBIG II (MP2) account?38,290
Pag-IBIG upgraded monthly savings: high-earning, tax-free and 100% government-guaranteed savings program21,646
Paano i-verify ang Pag-IBIG contribution?19,335
Paano ang computation ng Pag-IBIG MP2 dividend14,152
Magkano ang puwedeng makuhang loan sa Pag-IBIG Housing Loan11,186
Pag-IBIG Savings and MP28,000
Pag-IBIG Multipurpose Loan Guide7,978
Eligibility requirements para makakuha ng Pag-IBIG housing loan7,968
Nawawala ba ang hulog sa Pag-IBIG at SSS?7,864
Terms and conditions ng Pag-IBIG housing loan6,572
Paano i-reactivate ang membership sa Pag-IBIG?6,470
Paano i-check ang Pag-IBIG contribution?5,401
Dapat ba akong mangutang sa Pag-IBIG para siguradong walang ibang gagamit nito?4,110
Ano ang ibig sabihin ng fixing period sa interest rate ng Pag-IBIG housing loans?3,943
Saan puwede gamitin ang housing loan ng Pag-IBIG?3,704
Multiple housing loans sa Pag-IBIG, puwede na!3,440

Photo Documentation

Social Enterprise Development Partnerships, Inc. (SEDPI) conducted training events to promote Pag-IBIG locally and abroad. 

Local Events 

SEDPI promoted Pag-IBIG primarily through its several orientations in the provinces Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Sur. A total of 669 members received these orientations with discussion on Pag-IBIG and its benefits. 

SEDPI has also displayed tarpaulins on Pag-IBIG Fund membership and benefits in conspicuous areas of its units and areas. It has also made available a timeslot in its meetings for the playing of audio-visual presentations on Pag-IBIG Fund membership and benefits, whenever feasible. 

Below are some of the photos from the SEDPI orientations.

Sir Vince Rapisura discussing with members from Pagtilaan, Surigao del Sur.

Sir Vince poses for a photo with some members from Bislig, Surigao del Sur.

Events Abroad

Abroad, around 895 OFWs attended SEDPI trainings promoting Pag-IBIG. Series of training were held in different countries including Hong Kong, Thailand, Italy, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Macau, Japan, Singapore, Qatar, Egypt, South Korea, Spain, and Switzerland. The events became an opportunity to encourage Filipinos to patronize Pag-IBIG and realize the benefits it offers.

Distressed OFWs in Abu Dhabi posing for a photo with Sir Vince Rapisura’s book on Learning Wealth.

Sir Vince Rapisura with OFWs in Barcelona, Spain.

Sir Vince Rapisura with OFWs at the Labor Camp in Doha, Qatar.

Sir Vince Rapisura with OFWs in Dubai.

OFWs in Madrid who underwent SEDPI’s Financial Literacy and Social Entrepreneurship training.


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