Suspension of PDS Group Services on 26 September 2022

In line with BSP  PhilPaSSplus  Advisory No. BPU-2022-068 declaring closure of its business operations tomorrow, the following PDS Group services will likewise be closed for business on Monday, 26 September 2022:

PDS GROUP SERVICES

Fixed Income Trading
Fixed Income DVP Settlement
Fixed Income Registry
Fixed Income Depository
Equity Depository
Renminbi Transfers

Standard procedures for unscheduled Holiday and Force Majeure situations will be observed and implemented until normal operations can resume.

The services above are expected to resume normal operations by Tuesday, 27 September 2022.

For your information and guidance.

PDS Notice to Market Community Participants (as of 25 September 2022) Memo No. 11-2022 Suspension of PDS Group Services on 26 September 2022

Suspension of Selected PDS Group Services on 24 August 2022

In line with BSP PhilPaSSplus Advisory No. BPU-2022-062 declaring closure of its business operations tomorrow, the following PDS Group services will likewise be closed for business on Wednesday, 24 August 2022:

 

PDS GROUP SERVICES

Fixed Income (FI) Trading
Fixed Income (FI) Delivery versus Payment (DVP)
Fixed Income Registry
Fixed Income Depository
Equity Depository
Renminbi Transfers

 

Standard procedures for unscheduled Holiday and Force Majeure situations will be observed and implemented until normal operations can resume.

The services above are expected to resume normal operations by Thursday, 25 August 2022.

For your guidance and information.

PDS Notice to Market Community Participants No. 10-2022 Suspension of Selected PDS Group Services on 24 August 2022

Declaration of Monday, 09 May 2022, as a Special (Non-working) Holiday

In accordance with Presidential Proclamation No. 1357 s. 2022, please take note that 09 May 2022, Monday, is declared as a special (non-working) holiday throughout the country for the National and Local Elections.

We attach herein a copy of the Presidential Proclamation No. 1357 s. 2022 for your reference.

20220505-PROC-1357-RRD

Regular trading and settlement operations will resume on Tuesday, 10 May 2022.

For your guidance and information.

Declaration of Tuesday, 03 May 2022, as a Regular Holiday

In accordance with Presidential Proclamation No. 1356 s. 2022, please take note that 03 May 2022, Tuesday, is declared as regular holiday throughout the country in observance of Eid’l Fitr (Feast of Ramadan).

We attach herein a copy of the Presidential Proclamation No. 1356 s. 2022 for your reference.

20220501-PROC-1356-RRD

Regular trading and settlement operations will resume on Wednesday, 04 May 2022.

For your guidance and information.

Officer of the Week for Philippine Peso GS Benchmarks

The Bankers Association of the Philippines (BAP) released an advisory regarding the implementation of the Officer of the Week for Philippine Peso Government Securities BVAL Benchmarks.

The BAP will commence the implementation of the Officer of the Week structure for PHP GS benchmarks beginning 28 February 2022.

Attached below is a copy of the BAP’s notice for your reference.

BAP Advisory on GS Benchmark Administrator Role Officer of the Week dated Feb. 23, 2022

For your guidance and information.

Deferment of Revised Trading Hours for Fixed Income Market

As directed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), please be advised that the implementation of the revised trading hours originally slated for effectivity on the dates of 06 December 2021 and 03 January 2022 respectively shall be deferred until the regular approval process for new trading conventions is completed.

The original trading hours with the two-hour trading session break from 12 noon until 02:00 PM as indicated in the table below shall remain in force until further notice:

Pre-Open                  : 08:30AM – 09:00AM

Morning Session        : 09:00AM -12:00NN

Afternoon Session       : 02:00PM – 04:00PM
Close                         : 04:00PM

 

Trading Session Break : 12:00NN – 2:00PM

For your guidance and information.

REIT Conference 2021: Exploring the Capital Market

In connection to the celebration of the 2021 World Investor Week (WIW) and Investor Protection Week (IPW), we are pleased to invite you to participate in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) virtual conference on Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) entitled “REIT Conference 2021: Exploring the Capital Market” to be held on 24 & 26 November 2021, 1:30-5:00 PM via FB Live (https://www.facebook.com/PhilippineSEC).

The conference is one of the highlights of a two-month long celebration of the 2021 WIW and IPW. Through this endeavor, the SEC seeks to inform the public of the benefits and importance of REIT for both issuers and investors.

This conference will also serve as a platform where the first REIT corporations in the Philippines can share their experiences in complying with requirements of the Philippine REIT law and pertinent Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRRs) and their outlook on how REIT will help them with their growth and business development.

To receive an e-certificate of attendance, participants are requested to register (through this link: https://bit.ly/REIT2021-FB, attend the Conference, and accomplish the online evaluation form, the link to which will be provided right before the Conference ends.

For more information on the conference and forthcoming activities relating to the 2021 WIW and IPW, you may visit www.sec.gov.ph/investor-protection/

We look forward to your attendance and participation.

2021 World Investor Week and Investor Protection Week

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), along with other partners, is spearheading this year’s World Investor Week (WIW) and Investor Protection Week (IPW), which runs from October to November. The PDS Group fully supports this initiative organized by the SEC and is pleased to invite you to join the Commission’s events entitled “MAGING INVESTOR CHAMPION: SECure the Future through Smart and Sustainable Investment” to be held on the following dates:

08 November 2021, 1:00 PM Manila time (Launch: Investor Protection Week)
11 November 2021, 1:00 PM Manila time (Webinar: When and Where to Invest)
12 November 2021, 1:00 PM Manila time (85th SEC Anniversary SEC Awards 2021)

The announcement on the schedule of events and webinars may be accessed through this link:

https://www.facebook.com/PhilippineSEC/posts/250936790411142

The signup link for the webinar on “When and Where to Invest” scheduled on November 11, 2021 at 1:00-3:00 p.m. is this: https://forms.gle/YD8CVnfpyG3uiN7V8

To receive an e-Certificate of Attendance, participants to the webinar are requested to fill out the registration form, attend the webinar and accomplish the evaluation form to be provided before the webinar ends.

For more information on WIW and IPW, you may visit www.sec.gov.ph/investor-protection/

We look forward to your attendance and participation in these events.

Capital Market Operations Under the Enhanced Community Quarantine

ATTENTION : FIXED INCOME TRADING PARTICIPANTS, FIXED INCOME SETTLEMENT MEMBERS, RENMINBI TRANSFER SYSTEM PARTICIPANTS, PDTC REGISTRY CLIENT ISSUERS, PDTC FI AND EQUITY DEPOSITORY PARTICIPANTS

As directed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), we disseminate the SEC’s Notice on Capital Market Operations Under the Enhanced Community Quarantine in the National Capital Region (NCR) from 06 August to 20 August 2021.
For your reference, copies of the SEC’s Notice and its Annexes A and B are attached.

Notice – Capital Markets Operations during ECQ August 2021

Annex A – Resolution-130-A

Annex B – Capital Market Participants as of 050821
For your information.