The Commission on Higher Education (CHED), the Philippine Council of Deans and Educators in Business (PCDEB) and industry partners including the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) and the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) recently forged ties through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the integration of financial literacy education in the revised business administration curriculum. This milestone event was marked by the ceremonial ringing of the bell at the PSE Tektite Tower. The tripartite undertaking aims to help bridge the gap between the academe and the industry in the field of business as well as enhance the business administration curriculum in the country and produce globally competitive graduates. The PDIC will integrate in business courses updated information on the Philippine financial system, the role of PDIC in helping promote financial stability in the economy, saving, and responsible banking. PDIC Executive Vice President and officer-in-charge Imelda S. Singzon said that through this collaboration, the PDIC shares the commitment to help produce well-rounded business graduates in the years ahead. Photo shows (left to right) PSE President Francis Lim, CHED Director Catherine Castañeda, CHED Chairman Carlito Puno, CHED Technical Panel member Ramon Medina, PSE Chairman Justice Jose Vitug, People Management Association of the Phils. President Marquez Go; Phil. Chamber of Commerce and Industry vice president Dr. Eduardo Gutierrez-Ong; League of Corporate Foundations Director Lydia Enrile and PDIC EVP Singzon.