The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas will conduct a briefing/seminar on P.D. No. 114 or the Pawnshop Regulation Act and R.A. No. 9160, as amended, or Anti-Money Laundering Act, and other rules and regulations governing pawnshops or pawnbrokering, money changing and remittances agent, at the BSP Branch, Lacson corner Luzuriaga Streets, in Bacolod City, April 23 to 24, a press release from BSP said.
The seminar will cover discussions on the duties and responsibilities of both the pawner and the pawnee, innovations/evolutions in the pawnshop business and some financial data on the industry. Moreover, the briefing on pawnshop regulations and AMLA seminar for stockholders/proprietors, directors and officers and employees directly in-charge of operations of pawnshop/foreign exchange dealer/money changer (FXD/MC) and remittance agent is one of the pre-requisites for the issuance by the BSP of the Acknowledgment of Registration (Authority to Operate /Certificate of Registration) for these entities, it said.
BSP joins the pawnshops and FXDs/MCs/RAs in Bacolod City and the nearby provinces to attend the two-day briefing/seminar.
Interested parties are reminded to pre-register/enroll and pay the seminar fees with the BSP Head office or the nearest regional/branch office where the briefing/seminar will be held, the press release said.
The seminar fees are: P500 for the two-day briefing on Pawnshop Regulations and AMLA Seminar and P300 for the one-day AMLA seminar only.
Those who wish to make reservations, may contact the Integrated Supervision Department at tel. nos. (02) 306-2834; (02) 708-7434; or (02) 708-7701 local 2613, the press release added.*
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