Tarlac State University was awarded a plaque of recognition by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for its support given to the SEC SuperVision 2025.
The SEC SuperVision 2025 is a seven-year development plan to transform the Commission into a premier investor champion and catalyst of a deep, broad and informed investor-based capital market and more empowered business sector considered among the best in the Southeast Asian region.
SEC Tarlac Extension Office (TEO) Director Atty. Richard Laus handed the plaque to TSU President Dr. Arnold E. Velasco yesterday, March 14, 2023.
According to SEC Information Officer Mr. Mark Catacutan, TSU was granted this recognition because of its active partnership in the SEC internship program. The university has been sending student interns from the colleges of Business and Accountancy (CBA) and Public Administration and Governance (CPAG) to SEC every year.
Moreover, TSU works hand-in-hand with the Commission to promote financial literacy and raise awareness regarding business and capital market among students and the local enterprise sector. Last December 2022, CBA tapped the Commission as its partner in a financial literacy seminar for students at the TSU Gymnasium.
Meanwhile, under extension services, CPAG collaborated with SEC in October 2022 to assist micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), particularly event suppliers in Tarlac, as reported by the Philippine Information Agency-Tarlac.
In a virtual interview with Mr. Catacutan, he added that TSU and SEC are already working on a formal partnership through a memorandum of agreement.
"A MOA is already in the works po to formalize this partnership with TSU under the SEC Communication, Advocacy and Network (SEC-CAN) Project," he said.
Before the plaque turnover, the SEC-TEO representatives met with Pres. Velasco and discussed future partnerships for the Commission's campaigns and advocacies.
Initially, SEC bestowed the recognition to the awardees in a formal awarding ceremony on November 29, 2022 at the SEC Headquarters in Makati City during the Commission's 86th anniversary celebration.
They also recognized individuals and organizations from public and private sectors who have promoted the Commission's mission to improve ease of doing business, capital market development, investor protection, good governance, and organizational development.
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