“Maging masinop ka lang pagdating sa pera, kahit gaano man kalaki or kaliit ang sahod mo, kapag may goal ka makakapagipon ka,” said Antesa Paraon, one of the four lucky winners of a Honda Civic Sedan under RCBC and RCBC Savings Bank’s (RSB) Deposit and Drive promo” said Antesa Paraon, winner of a Honda Civic Sedan under RCBC and RCBC Savings Bank’s (RSB) Deposit and Drive promo.
Paraon has been an RCBC depositor for five years under payroll and is an advocate of saving for the future. She said whenever her pay gets credited, she withdraws enough to sustain her for the week and rest is left in her savings account. She also deposits to her bank account every time she gets her share from the company’s “employee fund”. An employee fund is pooling system that she and fellow workers have put together to help each other save some of their hard-earned money.
“Gusto ko po mabigyan ng magandang buhay yung pamilya ko. Itong kotse po, makakatulong po ito sa hanapbuhay namin,” she said.
Born and raised in Surigao City, Paraon had a tough life growing up. She went to Manila when she was 20 years old to look for jobs. It was not until 2013 when she found a company that gave her tenure and regularized her employment.
Paraon was a machine operator in one of the facilities in Laguna Technopark for three years and was promoted to technician two years ago.
According to Paraon, this was when she started saving funds for herself, her future, and her family.
“Nag-iipon po ako kasi naniniwala ako na dun ako pwede magsimula na maghanda para sa kinabukasan ko at ng pamilya ko,” Paraon added.