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Corporate Governance Seminar -Jan 20-21, 2015

FOR : ALL PARTICIPATING RURAL BANKS

SUBJECT : CIRCULAR LETTER : BASIC COURSE ON CORPORATE GOVERNANCE FOR BANK DIRECTORS

The Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP), through the Rural Bankers’ Research and Development Foundation, Inc. (RBRDFI) is pleased to announce that it will conduct the seminar-workshop described below as part of its continuing strategy to strengthen the rural banking industry:

Course Title

Basic Course on Corporate Governance For Bank Directors

Training Venue
Gov. Licaros Hall, RBAP Bdlg., A. Soriano Ave. cor. Arzobispo, St.,
Intramuros, Manila

Date and Duration
January 20-21, 2015
(Tuesday-Wednesday)

2 days (8:30AM-5:00PM)

Pursuant to the following BSP Circulars

a) Cir. No. 296 prescribing the minimum qualifications of a bank director, a director ‘must have attended a special seminar for board of directors conducted or accredited by BSP…That incumbent directors as well as those who will be elected…must attend said seminar within a period of six (6) months…from the date of their election,

b) Circulars No. 749 and 757 sets new guidelines in strengthening the Corporate Governance in Financial Institutions”.

Registration Fee
a) Early bird rate of Five Thousand Two Hundred Pesos only (P5, 200.00)/ per registrant on or before January 05, 2015
b) Five Thousand Eight Hundred Pesos only (P5, 800.00)/ per registrant after January 05, 2015.
c) Six Thousand Nine Hundred Sixty Pesos only (P6, 960.00).♣ Non-member rural banks. To avail of the regular registration fee, non-member banks are encouraged to apply for membership with RBAP/RBRDFI. Please call RBAP for details.

Training Policies:

1. Before you deposit the registration fees, book your ticket (airline) and secure accommodations, confirm first with RBAP-RBRDFI your training slot, and wait for RBAP-RBRDFI acknowledgement on such reservation.

RBAP-RBRDFI will not be liable for any damage caused by unconfirmed reservation(s). Likewise, once training is FULL, RBAP-RBRDFI has the right to refuse participation or reimbursement on any damage brought by unconfirmed reservations.

2. Deadline for submission of registration is not later that January 19, 2015.

3. A Non-Refundable commitment fee of P2, 900.00 per participant. Payments can be remitted to the Rural Bankers Research and Development Foundation, Inc. bank account (Land Bank of the Philippines – Intramuros Branch Savings Account Number 0012-1046-26). Proof of payment (i.e., deposit slip) should be sent immediately verification at (02) 527-2980. Check payments, should be payable to Rural Bankers Research and Development Foundation, Inc. (RBRDFI)

4. Reservation via telephone conversation is accepted. However, Registration Form and fee must be settled 10 days prior the seminar date or January 19, 2015. Otherwise, reservation is considered cancelled.

5. Cancellation Policy: –
a) 10 days prior the seminar date is entitled for a full refund. *Regular Rate only
b) 3 days prior to the seminar date is entitled for a half refund * Regular Rate only
c) Participants who have paid but failed to show up for the seminar will only be entitled to a rebate of 50% of the total registration fee. (Regular Rate only)
d) For special cases (health, accident etc.), kindly coordinate with RBRDFI staff for refund procedures and requirements.

Please note that this is a live-out seminar.

Thank you very much.

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Communicating Effectively in the Workplace -Feb 05-06 2015

Date: February 05-06, 2015 (Thursday-Friday)
Venue: RBAP, Intramuros, Manila
Time: 8:30am to 5:30pm
Resource Person: Mr. Stephen I. Banares, CPA
Trainer & Consultant for HR Management & Business Solutions,
Business School Lecturer

Seminar Fee:

1. Early bird – P4,200 (on or before Jan 20, 2015)
2. Regular Rate – P4,600 (After Jan 20, 2015)
3. Non-Member/Delinquent – P5,520

Mode of Payment

• A Non-Refundable commitment fee of P2,300.00 per participant.
• Bank account (LBP – Intramuros Branch Savings Account Number 0012-1046-26).
• Proof of payment fax to (02) 527-2980.
• Check payments, should be payable to (RBRDFI).

Training Policies:

1.Reserve first with RBAP-RBRDFI your training slot, and wait for RBAP-RBRDFI confirmation of your reservation. Thereafter, you may deposit the Registration Fees, book ticket (airline) and secure accommodations.

RBAP-RBRDFI will not be responsible for any damage caused by unconfirmed reservation (s).

Likewise, once training is FULL, RBAP-RBRDFI has the right to refuse participation or reimbursement on any damage brought by unconfirmed reservations.

Deadline for submission of registration is not later that February 02, 2015.

1. Reservation via telephone conversation is accepted. However, Registration Form and fee must be settled 10 days prior the seminar date or January 23, 2015. Otherwise, reservation is considered cancelled.

2.Cancellation Policy: – This will apply to non-subsidized training fee.

a)10 days prior the seminar date is entitled for a full refund. *Regular Rate only
b)3 days prior to the seminar date is entitled for a half refund * Regular Rate only

c)Participants who have paid but failed to show up for the seminar will only be entitled to a rebate of 50% of the total registration fee. (Regular Rate only)

d)For special cases (health, accident etc.), kindly coordinate with RBRDFI staff for refund procedures and requirements.

Seminar Methodologies

Lectures, Workshops/Exercises, Discussions / Best Practices

Expected Participants

Front and Back Office, Managers/Senior Executives across different functions

Objectives
This program aims to improve the written and oral communication skills of participants. It consists of two modules:

1. Written Communication
a. Speed up the writing process when writing business documents
b. Organize ideas and conclusions coherently when writing
c. Develop a professional and reader-friendly style in writing.
2. Oral Communication / Presentation Skills
a. Develop the confidence to deliver effective presentations
b. Learn the framework for structuring a presentation, the methods for highlighting and emphasizing key messages, the skills to use and control the voice more effectively when giving presentations, and the practical techniques to interpret and engage the audience.

• MODULE 1: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

o Review of English Grammar
• Subject-Verb Agreement
• Tenses of Verb
• Words Often Confused
• Common Errors – A Compilation of Common Errors Found in Business
Letters, Reports and Memos
o E-mail Etiquette
o Planning and Organizing Business Writing
o The Key Principles of Professional and Effective Business Writing
o Editing Business Writing Effectively

• MODULE 2: ORAL COMMUNICATION / PRESENTATION SKILLS

o Preparing Your Presentation
• Structure
• Content
• Visual Aids
o Gaining Self-Confidence and Equanimity
o Using Your Voice: Volume, Articulation, Pronunciation
o What the Audience Sees: Physical Appearance, Body Language, Eye
Contact, Posture and Poise, Gestures
o Taking Questions

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Basic Course on Tellering – Jan 29, 2015

Date: January 29, 2015 (Thursday)
Venue: RBAP, Intramuros, Manila
Time: 8:30am to 5:30pm
Resource Person: Ms. Victoria Palanca
Branch Bank Head, Trainer & Consultant

Seminar Fee:

1. Early bird – P2,500 (on or before Jan 16, 2015)
2. Regular Rate – P2,800 (After Jan 15, 2015)
3. Non-Member/Delinquent – P3,360

Mode of Payment

* A Non-Refundable commitment fee of P1400.00 per participant.
• Bank account (LBP – Intramuros Branch Savings Account Number 0012-1046-26).
• Proof of payment fax to (02) 527-2980.
• Check payments, should be payable to (RBRDFI).

Training Policies:

1.Reserve first with RBAP-RBRDFI your training slot, and wait for RBAP-RBRDFI confirmation of your reservation. Thereafter, you may deposit the Registration Fees, book ticket (airline) and secure accommodations.

RBAP-RBRDFI will not be responsible for any damage caused by unconfirmed reservation (s).

Likewise, once training is FULL, RBAP-RBRDFI has the right to refuse participation or reimbursement on any damage brought by unconfirmed reservations.

Deadline for submission of registration is not later that Jan 27, 2015.

2.Reservation via telephone conversation is accepted. However, Registration Form and fee must be settled 10 days prior the seminar date or January 19, 2015. Otherwise, reservation is considered cancelled.

3.Cancellation Policy: – This will apply to non-subsidized training fee.

a)10 days prior the seminar date is entitled for a full refund. *Regular Rate only
b)3 days prior to the seminar date is entitled for a half refund * Regular Rate only
c)Participants who have paid but failed to show up for the seminar will only be entitled to a rebate of 50% of the total registration fee. (Regular Rate only)

d)For special cases (health, accident etc.), kindly coordinate with RBRDFI staff for refund procedures and requirements.

Seminar Methodologies

Lecturettes, Workshops, Discussions / Best Practices

Expected Participants

Tellers, Account Specialists, Cashiers

Objectives
At the end of the one-day session, participants should be able to:

I. Classify his/her role and identify the main job of his/her position in conformity with bank rules and regulation.
II.Process transactions proficiently according to par policies and procedures.
III.Adhere to established internal control measures in accepting, sorting, and handling checks and cash

Course Outline

I.The Teller
II. General Operations of Tellering
III.Documents on new accounts
IV.Tellers’ receiving functions
V.Negotiable Instruments Law
VI.Tellers’ paying functions
VII.Customer satisfaction
VIII.Curtailing frauds and mistakes

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Signature Verification Bank Fraud & Forgery Detection – Jan 28 2015

Date: January 28, 2015 (Wednesday)
Venue: RBAP, Intramuros, Manila
Time: 8:30am to 5:30pm
Resource Person: Ms. Jennifer Dominguez
Question Document Examiners, NBI

Seminar Fee:

1. Early bird – P2,300 (on or before Jan 28, 2015)
2. Regular Rate – P2,600 (after Jan 28, 2015)
3. Non-Member/Delinquent – P3,120

Mode of Payment

• A Non-Refundable commitment fee of
P1,300.00 per participant.
• Bank account (LBP – Intramuros Branch Savings Account Number 0012-1046-26).
• Proof of payment fax to (02) 527-2980.
• Check payments, should be payable to (RBRDFI).

Training Policies:

1. Reserve first with RBAP-RBRDFI your training slot, and wait for RBAP-RBRDFI confirmation of your reservation. Thereafter, you may deposit the Registration Fees, book ticket (airline) and secure accommodations.

RBAP-RBRDFI will not be responsible for any damage caused by unconfirmed reservation (s).
Likewise, once training is FULL, RBAP-RBRDFI has the right to refuse participation or reimbursement on any damage brought by unconfirmed reservations.

Deadline for submission of registration is not later that January 27, 2015.

2. Reservation via telephone conversation is accepted. However, Registration Form and fee must be settled 10 days prior the seminar date or January 16, 2015. Otherwise, reservation is considered cancelled.

3. Cancellation Policy: – This will apply to non-subsidized training fee.

a) 10 days prior the seminar date is entitled for a full refund. *Regular Rate only

b) 3 days prior to the seminar date is entitled for a half refund * Regular Rate only

c) Participants who have paid but failed to show up for the seminar will only be entitled to a rebate of 50% of the total registration fee. (Regular Rate only)

d)For special cases (health, accident etc.), kindly coordinate with RBRDFI staff for refund procedures and requirements.

Seminar Methodologies

Lecture, Discussions and Workshops

Expected Participants

Bank Teller, Cashier, Account Officers, Loan Officers

Objective
For the participants to be aware of the significance of handwriting identification and other aspects of questioned documents examination to related areas in their chosen field;

Course Outline

Module 1: Signature Verification and Forgery Detection
a. Handwriting Impressions
1) Manual operation of the hand and the brain
b. Typewriting and Printing Impressions
2) Machine produced impressions

3) Miscellaneous Aspects
4) Alterations
5) Sequence of strokes, etc

Module 2: Fraud Detection and Prevention
a. Elements of Fraud
b. Prevention Techniques
c. Internal Control System

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AMLA Seminar -AMLC Reporting Procedures- Jan 14, 2015

Briefing on the New AMLC Reporting Procedures (Format 1.0)]

Date: January 14, 2015 (Wednesday)
Venue: Gov. Licaros Hall, RBAP Bldg, Intramuros, Manila
Time: 8:30am to 5:30pm
Resource Persons from AMLC Secretariat
Atty. Arnold Kabanlit,
Mr. Alexander Villacorta
and Mr. Ronaldo Velasco

Seminar Fee:

1. Regular Rate – P2,600
2. Non-Member/Delinquent – P3,120

Mode of Payment

• A Non-Refundable commitment fee of P1,300.00 per participant.
• Bank account (LBP – Intramuros Branch Savings Account Number 0012-1046-26).
• Proof of payment fax to (02) 527-2980.
• Check payments, should be payable to (RBRDFI).

Training Policies:

Reserve first with RBAP-RBRDFI your training slot, and wait for RBAP-RBRDFI confirmation of your reservation. Thereafter, you may deposit the Registration Fees, book ticket (airline) and secure accommodations.

RBAP-RBRDFI will not be responsible for any damage caused by unconfirmed reservation (s).

Likewise, once training is FULL, RBAP-RBRDFI has the right to refuse participation or reimbursement on any damage brought by unconfirmed reservations.

Deadline for submission of registration is not later that January 12, 2015.

1. Reservation via telephone conversation is accepted. However, Registration Form and fee must be settled 10 days prior the seminar date or January 05, 20145 Otherwise, reservation is considered cancelled.

2. Cancellation Policy: – This will apply to non-subsidized training fee.

a.10 days prior the seminar date is entitled for a full refund. *Regular Rate only

b.3 days prior to the seminar date is entitled for a half refund * Regular Rate only

c.Participants who have paid but failed to show up for the seminar will only be entitled to a rebate of 50% of the total registration fee. (Regular Rate only)

d.For special cases (health, accident etc.), kindly coordinate with RBRDFI staff for refund procedures and requirements.

Seminar Methodologies

Lecture and Discussions

*Participants are encourage to bring a Laptop.

Expected Participants

President, Directors, Compliance Officer, Internal Auditors, Managers

PART I
Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2001 (AMLA)
and its revised implementing Rules and Regulations

PART II
I. Introduction
II. Hardware and Software Requirements
III. Registration
IV. Transaction Security Process/Protocol
V. Exercise on the Transaction Security Process/Protocol
VI. Covered Transaction/Suspicious Transaction Report (CTR/STR) Preparation
VII. Exercise on CTR/STR Preparation (CSV File Preparation)
VIII. Format Checking
IX. Actual Checking of Covered Transaction Report (CSV File)
X. Encryption of CSV File
XI. Transferring/Uploading of Encrypted CSV Files
XII. Summary

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BSP Circular No. 859: Europay, Mastercard and Visa (EMV) Implementation Guidelines

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RBAP 57th Charter Anniversary Symposium

BSP Circular No. 857: BSP Regulations on Financial Consumer Protection

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BSP Circular No. 858: Amendments to Relevant Provisions of the Manual of Regulations for Banks Implementing Republic Act No. 10641

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Selected Asset Quality Indicators

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Loans Outstanding for Production and Household Consumption (per 1994 PSIC ending May 2014)

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Loans Outstanding for Production and Household Consumption (per 2009 PSIC starting June 2014)

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Income Statement and Key Ratios

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Balance Sheet and Key Ratios

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Changes in the credit risk guidelines

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BSP Managing Director Restituto Cruz explained the credit risk management guidelines for banks, as amended by BSP through Circular No. 855.