International House, Cavite State Univesity
“We are here not to sell you a product but to sell you an idea.” – the first statement was given by the speaker, Andro Beltran. This showed that care for people’s financial needs is prioritized over earnings. The discussion started out well and strong by citing real-life samples and experiences, continued with the audience’s active participation, and ended with clarified reservations, life realizations and hopefully, to-be-fulfilled actions.
We have searched so long for a speaker/entity to tie-up with to conduct a financial literacy seminar in our community in Indang, Cavite. The price is usually high for well-known speakers, and that is only for a couple of hours; an additional charge will be given once the time limit is exceeded. We did not want to take risks by not choosing what we thought are the best in the field, hence we have hesitations if we would be still able to pull this off. Because they are usually fully booked, we have not received any response to some speakers we’ve enquired. Some needs a formal letter of request first before answering to our general queries which made the process long and indistinct, not allowing us to make estimates and move on with our timeline.
That is why we were very glad I came across FIS’ post about FIRSTMETROSEC’s free financial education seminar. Besides from the given that it has no cost, the Company’s point of contact, who happened to be the speaker also, was very easy to communicate with and was very active in answering our queries. Everything can be clarified, from the topic to the supplementary materials that can be used so that it can be customized to cater the needs and understanding of the audience. Majority of the materials/equipment to be used (projectors, laptop) were also provided by the Company. We were also not charged of the transportation cost of almost a five-hour drive from and to Metro Manila and the weekend work of the team, as it fell on a Saturday. On the day of the seminar, even though the no. of participants was less than what’s expected, delivery was still with much energy and enthusiasm. They were very open to and was able to answer clearly every question raised. We were highly interested until the end especially we learned that Company provides affordable and easy-to-understand saving and investing, which reaches average-income earners, including those living in the rural areas. We, as one of their clients, were really served very well.
Caring for people by helping them secure their financial future is emphasized over earnings. Professional, credible, and knowledgeable personnel who went beyond expectations. That was the experience that FIRSTMETROSEC gave us. No wonder the Company is nominated again as Finance Asia’s Best Stock Brokerage Firm - because you will only get what you give.
Hoping only the best for the Company and the team! May you have more power to continue to sow these seeds of knowledge, discipline, and effort so that all Filipinos can grow much further contributing value not only to their own lives but to others and the whole community as well.
Office of the Vice Mayor