2017 Bankers Invitational Golf Tournament on May 28



The Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines will hold its 64th Annual National Convention and General Membership Meeting on May 29-30, 2016 (Monday & Tuesday) at the Cordillera Convention Hall of Baguio Country Club, Country Club Road, Camp John Hay, Baguio City.

The theme for the Convention is, “RURAL BANKS: LEADING THE WAY FOR COUNTRYSIDE DEVELOPMENT AND INCLUSIVE GROWTH”. It focuses on rural banks as prime movers of rural economic development — driving growth and progress in the local communities by making quality and reliable financial products and services accessible for the underserved Filipinos. Rural banks continue to lead the path in advancing inclusive growth with their knowledge of the rural market and their unparallel passion to serve the needs of their clients. With the aforementioned, combined with good governance and institutionalization of sound management practices, the industry aims to deepen and widen its role in boosting local economies.

For this national gathering, we are inviting speakers and experts from various institutions to provide insights about the industry, discuss new business opportunities and facilitate a fruitful exchange of information among the participants.

In the interest of an orderly Convention, please accomplish the following forms and submit to RBAP Secretariat via email rbapevents@gmail.com or fax (02) 527-2980 on or before the indicated deadline.

1. Registration Form (Annex A) DEADLINE: April 19, 2017 (Wednesday)
EARLY BIRD RATE: Php 5,000.00/delegate
SPECIAL EARLY BIRD GROUP RATE (10 delegates, 1 free): Php 50,000

2. Advertising Contract & Layout (Annex B) DEADLINE: April 28, 2017 (Friday)
3. List of Recommended Hotels (Annex D)
4. Golf Tournament – Hosted by: Federations of Baguio Benguet Rural Bankers and La Union Chamber of Rural Banks

Click here to download the circular and the above-mentioned forms.

Delegates coming from Visayas and Mindanao, click here to download the bus schedule and contact details of van rental service so you can directly arrange for your transportation from Manila to Baguio and vice-versa.



CCLRB AMC Letter Announcement – click to download file

CCLRB AMC Circular Invitation – click to download file

CCLRB AMC Sponsorship Packages – click to download file

Annual Management Conference Advertisement Contract 2017 – click to download file

Annual Management Conference List of Hotels 2017 – click to download file

Annual Management Conference Reg. form ANNEX B – click to download file

RBAP-RBRDFI Dec ’16 Holiday Notice

2016 RBAP Symposium Presentations (Day 2)

October 25 (Day Two)

Secured Transactions Reforms
Ms. Gay Santos
Senior Financial Sector Specialist, International Finance Corporation

Atty. Chester Abellera
Finance And Markets, International Finance Corporation

Managing Risks
Mr. Remigio Tito Tirones
Independent Consultant for Rural Banks

Pushing Boundaries Towards Inclusive Growth
Mr. Lito Villanueva
Managing Director & CEO, FINTQ/Voyager

Lowering the Cost on Inclusion for Financial Institutions Through the Cloud
Mr. Nicolas Schweitzer
Managing Director Asia, Oradian Group
Ms. Tanya Hotchkiss
Executive Vice President, Cantilan Bank

Enhancing the Bank’s Operational Risk Management Framework
Ms. Chuchi G. Fonacier
Managing Director, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Technology and Inclusive Business for Growth
Mr. Vince Rodriguez
Category Head for Business Efficiency, PLDT SME Nation

PANEL DISCUSSION: Expanding Rural Bank Opportunities

Ms. Teresita E. Cheng
Risk Management Expert

Computerization of RB System
Mr. Anselmo Paras

Payments and Remittance
Ms. Eleanor Turaray
Deputy Director, Payments and Settlements – Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Securing your Agricultural Credit
Ms. Edna Atienza
Program Executive Director, Agricultultural Guarantee Fund Pool

National Retail and Payment System
Mr. Raymond O. Estioko
Deputy Director, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

2016 RBAP Symposium Presentations (Day One)

October 24, 2016 (Day One)

Keynote Speaker
Mr. Gil S. Beltran
Undersecretary, Department of Finance

Keeping the Rural Market Niche
Mr. Rex C. Drilon II
Trustee, Institute of Corporate Directors

Cash Management Solution for Rural Banks
Ms. Ninna Richelle H. Veran
Cash Management Service Department, Land Bank of the Philippines

Status of Rural Banks: Challenges and Opportunities
Mr. Vittorio Z. Almario
Trustee – RBRDFI & President, Rural Bank of Mati, Inc.

To download Mr. Almario’s speech, click 2016-symposium_speech-mralmario

Settng the Industry Roadmap for Rural Banks

The Agenda for Change in the Rural Banking Sector
Mr. Ricardo Nicanor N. Jacinto
Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Corporate Directors

PROGRAM: RBAP 59th Charter Anniversary Symposium

BSP Supervisory Process & Examination Approach on Bank’s Compliance – Nov 25 Hotel Jen Manila

One-Day Orientation/Briefing on BSP Supervisory Process and Examination
Approach on Monitoring Bank’s Compliance with the Single Borrower’s Limit

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, through the Central Point of Contact
Department III (CPCD III) and Examination Department III (ED III) and in
partnership with the Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP)
invite you to attend the One-Day Orientation/Briefing of BSP Supervisory
Process and Examination Approach on Monitoring Bank’s Compliance with the
Single Borrower’s Limit.

November 25, 2016 (Friday) Time: 08:00 AM – 05:00PM

Ambassador Sala Room
Hotel Jen Manila 3001 Roxas Blvd., Pasay City Tel. No. 795-8888


Ph 1,500.00 /pax

Bank: LBP – Intramuros, Branch
Account Name: RBRDFI
SA No. 0012-1046-26.
Telefax (02) 527-2969 /527-298


Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Director, CPCD III


  1. BSP Supervisory Process
  2. Compliance System
    * Expectations of Compliance System
  3. BSP Supervisory Enforcement Policy
    * Enforcement framework
  4. Expectations on Compliance with the Single Borrowers Limit (SBL)

President, Chief Compliance Officers and Heads of Credit Risk Management
(CRM) /Loans Department

Should you be interested, kindly submit the CONFIRMATION FORM
training@rbap.org on or before November 18, 2016. Lunch and
morning/afternoon snacks will be served. Please note that this is a
live-out seminar. Accommodation is on a first come, first serve basis due
to seats limit.

Download File: Circular and Confirmation Form

Advanced Course on Property Appraisal – Dec 02-03

Advanced Course on Property Appraisal

Date: Dec 02-03, 2016 (Friday-Saturday)
Venue: RBAP, Intramuros, Manila
Time: 8:30am to 5:30pm
Resource Person: Engr. Ferdinand Bocobo
Senior Property Manager, BDO

Seminar Fee

  1. For Member only
    a. Early bird – P4,500 (on or before Nov 11)
    b. Regular Rate – P4,800 (After Nov 11)
  2. Non-Member/Delinquent – P5,520

Check payable to:
Rural Bankers Research & Development Foundation Inc.

Non-Refundable commitment fee of P2,400.00 per participant.

Bank: LBP – Intramuros, Branch
Account Name: RBRDFI
SA No. 0012-1046-26.
Telefax (02) 527-2969 /527-2980

Seminar Methodologies

Lectures & Actual Computations

Expected Participants

Appraisers, CI, Loan Officers, Branch Manager, Credit Risk Officer and

Course Outline

PART I: Salient Features of Republic Act 9646

A. Continuing Education Requirements under D.A.O. No. 3 Series of 1999
B. Salient Features if the I.R.R. Of the RESA 9646
C. Overview of the Philippine Valuation Standards (PVS)

PART II: Review of the Sales Comparison and Cost Approach

A. Other Primary Methods of Valuation
a. Valuation by Allocation
b. Valuation by Extraction / Abstraction
c. Valuation by Inferential and Rectification
d. Stripping Method of Valuation
e. Valuation by Plottage and Assemblage
f. Valuation by Averaging
g. Ground Rent Capitalization
h. Valuation by Discounted Cash Flow

B. Income Approach
a. Land Residual Technique
b. Building Residual Technique
c. Property Residual Technique

C. Hypothetical Subdivision Development Technique

PART III: Sample Problems

Download File: Advanced Course on Property Appraisal Circular and Confirmation Sheet

Rural Banking Consciousness Week

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 362 issued on 24 August 2000 (click here), the Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines spearheads the celebration of the “Rural Banking Consciousness Week” this August 22-26, 2016.

The theme for this year is “Rural Banks: Partners for Change”. Our nationwide reach put rural banks at the forefront of financial inclusion wherein the farmers and fisher folks, and millions of household in the countryside are given access to various financial products and services. The commitment of the industry is to spur growth and development in the communities that we serve. It is vital that a continuing effort to educate the Filipinos about the contribution of rural banks in economic development is sustained.

We request all rural banks to join us in celebrating the Rural Banking Consciousness Week by displaying the prescribed tarpaulin layout (click here) in the premise of all of your offices and branches from August 22 to 26, 2016. The preferred size is 3 ft. x by 8 ft. but may be adjusted accordingly.

The RBAP is also providing each rural bank with a uniform sticker for posting on each of your office and branch. Please contact your respective federation/confederation regarding the distribution of stickers.

Thank you and mabuhay ang rural banking!

To download a copy of the signed memo, click here.

Cantilan Bank Wins Highest Post in Landbank’s Gawad CFI

Cantilan Bank

Cantilan Bank has been named as the country’s No. 1 Most Outstanding Countryside Financial Institution and Best CFI Availer for Agri-Agra Loans during the 18th edition of Gawad CFI by the Land Bank of the Philippines (Landbank), a government financial institution focusing on serving the needs of rural communities.

“We are one with Landbank in helping develop and sustain the livelihood of the people in the countryside. These awards will help us further our endeavor to deliver the best financial services to the communities that we serve,” said CBI Chairman Lt. Gen. William K. Hotchkiss III (Ret.) who received the awards during the Gawad CFI Awarding Ceremonies held at the DM Hall, Landbank Plaza on August 10, 2016.

“We are thankful that our financial inclusion efforts in the countryside have been recognized by Landbank for six consecutive years now,” he added.

Department of Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III, the event’s guest of honor, congratulated the bank for its outstanding performance. Aside from Gawad CFI awardees, Landbank also honored this year’s winners of Gawad PITAK, Gawad Entrepreneur, Gawad KAAGAPAY, and Gawad MFI.

Gawad CFI is an annual awarding ceremony of Landbank which gives recognition to the efforts of outstanding financial institutions who have made a valuable impact in countryside development, benefiting more farmers, fisherfolk, and small-medium enterprises.

Recently, Cantilan Bank also bagged an award from the Small Business Corporation as Most Distinguished Partner in Credit Guarantee.

Insular Savers Bank Chosen as Recipient of Pagtugon Award

insular-savers-bankInsular Savers Bank (A Rural Bank) or ISB was chosen as this year’s recipient of Pagtugon Award for Rural Banks by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) during the 2016 Awards Ceremony and Appreciation Lunch for BSP Stakeholders held on July 13, 2016.

Present during the awarding ceremony were Rodel P. Geneblazo, ISB President, and Frank Hilario D. Mendoza, ISB Chief Operating Officer. The Chairman of the Monetary Board and Governor of the BSP, Amando M. Tetangco, Jr., and Monetary Board Member and Chairman of the Board of Judges, Valentin A. Araneta, led the awarding of the trophy.

The Pagtugon Award, the first-ever award of this category to be given by BSP, grants the award to the bank that is most responsive in serving and protecting the interest of its clients and the public, in support of the advocacy programs of the BSP to uphold consumer protection. The award creates a greater sense of awareness and responsibility for banks in ensuring responsiveness and greater efficiency in serving and protecting the interest of their clients and general public as well as in adhering to the best practices in customer service.