If you already read my post about Pag-ibig MP2 and how to maximize it, then you might be wondering how the computations were done. I’ll be honest, it took me a while to understand it, and you’ll know why later. But after several hours, now I can confidently share with you how to compute for Pag-ibig MP2 dividends.

**What are the things to prepare?**

It is just my recommendation to you so that you’ll have an easier time following the steps. Actually, you may skip this part, but trust me, it could save you more time * and some brain cells too*.

- Pen and paper
- Calculator
- Excel Sheet or Google Sheet
- Simple and compound interest formula

If you’ll go for the manual method, prepare for a pen and paper so you can easily jot down the results. You may use any calculator, but a scientific calculator is more efficient, especially if you know how to use the summation function.

You may also use an excel sheet to make the job easier. But remember to familiarize yourself with the simple and compound interest formulas.

**How to compute Pag-ibig MP2 dividends?**

What I’ll be showing with you is the computation for the examples provided by Pag-ibig on its official website. The dividend rate used is 7.5%.* Again, it is just an example because the actual dividend rate will still depend on the actual performance of the Pag-ibig fund.*

However, **for your personal computations, you may use the average dividend rate for the past 5 years**.

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So here’s how to compute for Pag-ibig MP2 dividends.

**1. Monthly contribution with yearly dividend payout**

You’ll earn Php 5,718.75 if you will continuously invest Php 500 per month for the next 5 years and opted for the yearly dividend payout. That’s around 19% earnings from your total capital of Php 30,000.

Year |
Monthly Savings (MS) | Accumulated MS per Year | Cumulative Savings | Annual Dividend Payout | Total Accumulated Value TAV) |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

1 | 500 | 6,000 | 6,000 | 243.75 | 6,000 |

2 | 500 | 6,000 | 12,000 | 693.75 | 12,000 |

3 | 500 | 6,000 | 18,000 | 1,143.75 | 18,000 |

4 | 500 | 6,000 | 24,000 | 1,593.75 | 24,000 |

5 | 500 | 6,000 | 30,000 | 2,043.75 | 30,000 |

TOTAL |
– | 30,000.00 | – | 5,718.75 |
30,000 |

Now, let’s compute for the yearly Pag-ibig MP2 dividends.

I prepared a table below so you can visualize how it is done.

Month |
1st Year | 2nd Year | 3rd Year | 4th Year | 5th year |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

January | 500 | 6,500 | 12,500 | 18,500 | 24,500 |

February | 1,000 | 7,000 | 13,000 | 19,000 | 25,000 |

March | 1,500 | 7,500 | 13,500 | 19,500 | 25,500 |

April | 2,000 | 8,000 | 14,000 | 20,000 | 26,000 |

May | 2,500 | 8,500 | 14,500 | 20,500 | 26,500 |

June | 3,000 | 9,000 | 15,000 | 21,000 | 27,000 |

July | 3,500 | 9,500 | 15,500 | 21,500 | 27,500 |

August | 4,000 | 10,000 | 16,000 | 22,000 | 28,000 |

September | 4,500 | 10,500 | 16,500 | 22,500 | 28,500 |

October | 5,000 | 11,000 | 17,000 | 23,000 | 29,000 |

November | 5,500 | 11,500 | 17,500 | 23,500 | 29,500 |

December | 6,000 | 12,000 | 18,000 | 24,000 | 30,000 |

TOTAL |
39,000 | 111,000 | 183,000 | 255,000 | 327,000 |

AVERAGE |
3,250 | 9,250 | 15,250 | 21,250 | 27,250 |

DIVIDEND |
243.75 |
693.75 |
1,143.75 |
1,593.75 |
2,043.75 |

The first step is to get the Average Accumulated Monthly Saving (AAMS) for each year. Secondly, use the simple interest formula to get the dividends. It is done by multiplying the result from the first step by the dividend rate.

If you forgot, the formula is “I = Prt.”

**Where:**

I= interest earned

P=Principal

r= rate of interest per year

t= time

In this case, “t” is equal to one since we will be computing for the yearly dividends.

So, for example, in the first year, the AAMS is equal to Php 3,250. And then, multiply it by the dividend rate of 7.5%. The result is the dividend for the first year, which is** 243.75**.

The dividends for the succeeding years are computed the same way.* I’ll just leave it with you as an exercise.*

**2. Monthly contribution with compounded savings**

It is where things can get a little complicated if you opt for a monthly contribution with compounded savings. But fret not, I have a clear demonstration of how to get the numbers.

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Year | Monthly Savings (MS) | Accumulated MS per Year | Cumulative Savings | Dividend Amount | Total Accumulated Value (TAV) |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

1 | 500.00 | 6,000.00 | 6,000.00 | 243.75 |
6,243.75 |

2 | 500.00 | 6,000.00 | 12,243.75 | 712.03 |
12,955.78 |

3 | 500.00 | 6,000.00 | 18,955.78 | 1,215.43 |
20,171.21 |

4 | 500.00 | 6,000.00 | 26,171.21 | 1,756.59 |
27,927.81 |

5 | 500.00 | 6,000.00 | 33,927.81 | 2,338.34 |
36,266.14 |

TOTAL |
– | 30,000.00 | – | 6,266.14 |
36,266.14 |

The general idea is, in the first year, you’ll just compute for the simple interest earned. In the second and succeeding years, you have to get the simple interest for that year and the interest from the previously earned dividends.

Thus, it is called compounding of interest because your interest gets to earn interest.

But before the computation, here is the summary of dividends on the first example:

- 243.75
- 693.75
- 1,143.75
- 1,593.75
- 2,043.75

Again, the dividend in the first year is **Php243.75**. It is the same as the first example.

In the second year, it will be the 2nd year dividend from the first example plus the interest earned from the dividend in the first year. So here’s how it will look in an equation.

**2nd-year dividend** = Php693.75 + (Php243.75)*0.075 = **Php712.03**

In the 3rd year, it will be the 3rd year dividend from the first example plus the interest earned from the first and second year dividends.

**3rd-year dividend **= Php1,143.75 + (Php712.03 + Php243.75) * 0.075 = **Php1,215.43**

Again, I will just leave the remaining years as an exercise.

**3. One-time contribution with yearly dividend payout**

If you are planning to make a one-time investment with yearly dividend payout, then this computation can help you forecast your earnings in the next 5 years.

Year | Monthly Savings (MS) | Accumulated MS per Year | Cumulative Savings | Annual Dividend Payout | Total Accumulated Value TAV) |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

1 | 1,000,000 | 1,000,000 | 1,000,000 | 75,000 | 1,000,000 |

2 | 0 | 0 | 1,000,000 | 75,000 | 1,000,000 |

3 | 0 | 0 | 1,000,000 | 75,000 | 1,000,000 |

4 | 0 | 0 | 1,000,000 | 75,000 | 1,000,000 |

5 | 0 | 0 | 1,000,000 | 75,000. | 1,000,000 |

TOTAL |
– | 1,000,000.00 | – | 375,000 |
1,000,000 |

It is the most simple and straightforward computation. You will just have to multiply the capital with the dividend rate.

So, in this example, the dividend is equal to Php 75,000.

As you can see, the dividend for each year is the same because the Total Accumulated Value (TAV) stays the same. *It is a different case if you choose to compound your savings.*

**4. One-time contribution with compounding savings**

If you read my article on how you can maximize the Pag-ibig MP2 dividends, you will know that this computation will give you the highest earnings.

Basically, there are two key points behind it.

- The capital is already earning the full dividend rate for each year. Unlike with monthly savings, where you will only get a fraction of the rate for each monthly contribution.
- The interest gets to earn interest—compound interest.

Year | Monthly Savings (MS) | Accumulated MS per year | Cumulative Savings | Dividend Amount | Total Accumulated Value TAV) |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

1 | 1,000,000 | 1,000,000 | 1,000,000 | 75,000 | 1,075,000 |

2 | 0 | 0 | 1,075,000 | 80,625 | 1,155,625 |

3 | 0 | 0 | 1,155,625 | 86,672 | 1,242,297 |

4 | 0 | 0 | 1,242,297 | 93,172 | 1,335,469 |

5 | 0 | 0 | 1,335,469 | 100,160 | 1,435,629 |

TOTAL |
– | 1,000,000 | – | 435,629 |
1,435,629.33 |

Now, we’ll use the compound interest formula to compute for the dividends.

So here’s the formula.

FV = PV (1 + r) ^ t

**Where:**

FV = Future Value

PV = Present Value

r = rate of interest per year

t = number of periods lapsed (no. of years)

Let’s use it to compute for the future value of your one-time investment after 5 years.

FV = 1,000,000 * (1 + 0.075) ^ 5 = **Php 1,435,629.33**

It is a growth of 43.6% on your capital compared to 37.5% if you opt to get your dividends each year.

You might be thinking, “the difference is small.”

It is true. *But, it is still a 6.1% difference.*

However small, the difference will become more evident if you are planning to invest beyond 5 years.

Happy investing 🙂

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Federico is an electronics engineer, financial blogger, insurance agent, and a certified investment solicitor. A multi-awarded financial advisor with clients ranging from lawyers, doctors, engineers, accountants, business owners, company directors, and OFWs to minimum wage earners had sought advice from him in achieving lifetime financial freedom.