SEC-Tarlac Extension Office and the Department of Agrarian Reform-Pangasinan joined forces to educate and train agrarian reform beneficiaries associations (ARBs) officers on how to submit Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reportorial requirements. The seminar-workshops were held on February 15-16 at Regina’s Garden and Restaurant in Lingayen and Ciudad Fernandino Hotel in Urdaneta City, with more than 120 participants from the six districts of Pangasinan trained by SEC-TEO personnel.
The seminar-workshops aimed to capacitate and orient agrarian reform farmers on the online submission of annual reports for easier and faster transactions. DAR-Ilocos regional director and concurrent Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II of DAR-Pangasinan, Maria Ana Francisco, expressed gratitude to SEC for the partnership that enabled them to provide training for ARB officers, the first of its kind in the area.
During the training, participants were taught how to file their annual financial statements, general information sheet, SEC Memorandum Circular (MC) 28 form, and mandatory disclosure form online. SEC-TEO personnel also introduced the Electronic Filing and Submission Tool (EFAST), which participants can use for registration, access, and submission of annual reports to the Commission.
One of the participants, Felizardo Buyao, the president of Malasiqui Onion Growers Association, expressed gratitude to DAR and SEC for the assistance given to their organization in dealing with the online transactions at SEC.
The SEC remains committed to reaching its clientele at the grassroots level, including farmers, and continuously assists them in complying with regulatory reports and registration. With this collaboration, ARBs in Pangasinan can expect smoother and more efficient transactions with the SEC.