2012 Visayas Management Course in Cebu City

This is to notify all rural bankers in the Visayas that the  Waterfront Hotel in Lahug, Cebu City will be the venue for the 2012 Management Course from March 15 to 16.   “Good Governance: a continuing challenge for rural banks” is this year’s conference theme.

For those who wish to participate, the  fee is P 5,500.00 per delegate.  However if you register on or before February 15, 2012 a discounted rate of P 5,000.00 will be given.  For other pertinent matters, kindly get in touch with the CFRBI Secretariat at telefax no. (032) 232-5745 or at (032) 430-9318; (032) 430-9133 c/o Maureen Cuyos or email at cfrb04@yahoo.com . You can also download the circular and registration form from this site. CFRB – 2012 Visyas Management Conference

Thank you.



Transfer of BSP Kalibo Branch

To all authorized agent banks in Roxas City and in the provinces of Capiz and Aklan, please be advised that the BSP branch in Kalibo is moving to its new home at Arnaldo Boulevard, Baybay, Roxas City.  Cash operations and other salient functions such as accepting deposits, supplying currency requirements and replacing unfit currency for circulation will begin on December 12.

To secure a copy of the promulgated memo, please click the attached pdf: m061

Thank you.

DOF-IC Microinsurance Orientation Seminar on September 23, Leyte Park Hotel, Tacloban City


There will be a Microinsurance Orientation Seminar on September 23, 2011 at Leyte Park Hotel, Tacloban City. This seminar is the first part of the government’s nationwide campaign on promoting microinsurance through the Department of Finance and the Insurance Commission.

Please click here for the Seminar Program.

For additional information, you may visit http://www.pia.gov.ph/?m=1&t=1&id=53853.

Thank you.




RBAP List of Officers for F.Y. 2011-2012




VI President Ian Eric S. Pama Valiant Rural Bank
IV-A VP Luzon Antonio O. Pasia Malarayat Rural Bank
VII VP for Visayas Enrique P. Abellana Rural Bank of Barili, Inc.
XI VP for Mindanao Vittorio Z. Almario RB of Mati, Inc.
NCR Treasurer Reginald L. Ocampo First Macro Bank
NCR Asst. Treasurer Vicente R. Mendoza Filipino Savers Bank
IV-B Corp. Secretary Atty. Edward Leandro Garcia, Jr. Quezon Capital Rural Bank, Inc.
X Asst. Corp. Sec. Wilner A. Palacios Rural Bank of Talisayan
I Director Armando B. Bonifacio BHF Rural Bank, Inc.
II Director Rene M. Sayo Rural Bank of Bambang, Inc.
III Director Orlando F. Cervantes Rural Bank of Sta. Rosa de Lima, Inc.
III Director Aurelio B. Villaflor GM Bank of Luzon, Inc.
V Director Milagros C. Florin Rural Bank of Sipocot, Inc.
VIII Director Rosario Ong Velos Rural Bank of Hilongos, Inc.
IX Director Marynoll A. Brasileno RB of Liloy, Inc.
XII Director Remedios Calderon Siargao Bank, Inc.


4th Basic Microinsurance Training Course originally scheduled on April 27-28 has been moved to May 5-6, 2011.


Please be informed that the Basic Microinsurance Training Course scheduled on April 27-28, 2011 in Cebu City has been moved to May 5-6, 2011 (Thursday and Friday). The said event will still be held at the Golden Prince Hotel and Suites, Acacia Street, Corner Archbishop Reyes Avenue, Barangay Kamputhaw, Cebu City.

The training schedule has been postponed to a later date to give more time to interested members to confirm their participation in the said event. Rural Banks who have already registered are guaranteed of the previously reserved slot/s for the training.

This course is offered to rural banks that wish to:

• explore opportunities or benefits offered by microinsurance sales & servicing
• ensure regulatory compliance of their microinsurance services
• enhance the bank’s current microinsurance services
• build up the capabilities of bank staff for microinsurance implementation

This training will also provide banks with a step-by-step guide in the licensing and approval process with the Insurance Commission, Bangko Sentral and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Tools and guides on insurer selection and service enhancements will also be included in the Participant’s Kit. The registration fee is Php 4,600 per participant.

To register, contact RBAP-RBRDFI Project Coordinator for Microinsurance Ghay Mapano at landline 02 – 527 2968 or mobile 0918 – 635 3235 or email gpmapano@yahoo.com.

Thank you for your continued support.