The ceremonial ribbon cutting was led by the town Mayor Joy Pinzon-Merin, with former PRC Board of Dentistry Chairman Dr. Rosita Canlas-Nisce. Rev. Fr. Gregorio Q. Nillo, Parish Priest of St. Christopher Church, officiated the blessing of the newly opened branch. Rang-ay President & CEO, Ives Q. Nisce in his opening remarks stated that the opening of Bangar Branch is the first branch to open, of the ten (10) Banking Offices approved by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. Nisce is proud that Rang-ay Bank is a home-grown bank, with it’s head office in San Fernando City, La Union. The bank now has 21 branches spread in six provinces of the north: Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte, La Union, Pangasinan, Abra and Benguet.
Hon. Joy Pinzon-Merin welcomed the opening of the Branch and expressed the belief that the presence of Rang-ay Bank in Bangar signals improved economic activity of the municipality as it provides easy and affordable access to credit for the local farmers and entrepreneurs.