FILING OF CERTIFICATES OF CANDIDACY FOR THE 2017 RBAP ELECTIONS

64th ANNUAL RBAP NATIONAL CONVENTION, MAY 29-30 IN BAGUIO CITY

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.

PROGRAM: RBAP 59th Charter Anniversary Symposium

33rd Mindanao Credit Management Conference – August 22-23, 2013

To All Participating Rural Banks:
We are inviting you to the 33rd Mindanao Credit Management Conference scheduled on August 22-23, 2013 at  Dotties Place, Samping Ave., Butuan City. You may download the invitation, registration form and hotel rates below.
Please take a moment to view this 3 minute video and see what’s  in store with your attendance.
Join us as Mindanao Rural Bankers ” Build Routes for Economic Progress”.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKvmuAEg16M&feature=youtu.be

 

View / Download:

Invitation to 33rd Mindanao Credit Management Conference

Program and Registration Form

Rates – Dottie’s Place

 

RBAP 60th Annual National Convention Program

Dear RBAP Members:

For your guidance, attached is the Program for the RBAP 60th Annual National Convention on June 10-11, 2013 at Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Manila.

View/Download RBAP 60th Annual National Convention Program

MPB (G-Cash) Training -May 08 and May 10, 2012

TO: 		ALL MEMBER RURAL BANKS

SUBJECT: 	INVITATION TO REGISTER TO MOBILE PHONE BANKING ACCREDITATION
TRAINING COURSE FOR RBAP MEMBER RURAL BANKS

We are inviting you to participate in Mobile Phone Banking Accreditation
Training and become part of the increasing number of GCASH partner rural
banks offering mobile phone banking services to their clients and enjoy
the benefits to earn additional fee-based income from GCASH transactions,
cost savings in mobile payment and increase deposit level through mobile
phone banking services. Through Rural Bankers Research and Development
Foundation, Inc. (RBRDFI) together with RBAP’s Microenterprise Access to
Banking Services (MABS) Program and G-Xchange, Inc. (GXI), subsidiary
company of Globe Telecom the accreditation training will be conducted on
the following dates and venue:

Date	Venue	Target Banks
May 08, 2012	RBAP Conference Room, Manila	NCR Banks
May 10, 2012	Crown Plaza Hotel, Naga City	Bicol Federation of Rural Banks

GCASH is an electronic money platform of Globe Telecom that turns your
cellphone into an electronic wallet. With GCash, Globe and Touch Mobile
subscribers can perform mobile phone banking functions such as deposit,
withdraw, remittance (local and abroad) and other mobile payments through
the use of mobile phone. Rural banks can also offer payroll services and
provide their clients with a PowerPay+ card, an ATM/debit card that is
linked to their GCash wallet. For more information about G-Cash, PowerPay+
and other mobile phone banking services, please visit Globe and RBAP’s
websites at www.g-cash.com.ph and www.mobilephonebanking.rbap.org
respectively.

This training-workshop focuses on the following objectives:

1)	Accreditation Training – Interested rural banks planning to obtain
accreditation to offer cash-in and cash-out services will be assisted by
RBAP in the process of getting certification from the BSP as a bank
authorized to offer mobile phone banking services utilizing the GCash
Platform. During the training, participants will be provided a complete
set of accreditation kit and will be guided in the process of GCash
accreditation. Note that banks will still need to get a “No Objection”
letter from the Supervision and Examination Sector of the BSP before they
can complete the accreditation process. We will include a proforma letter
to the BSP in the training kit for the banks to use to facilitate their
accreditation.

2)	Refresher Course – The course will also serve as refresher course for
previously accredited rural banks who are interested in expanding and
receiving an update on the latest mobile phone banking services as well as
to learn some of the “tricks of the trade” from examples of successful
banks and their clients who are now regularly using mobile phone banking
services.

3)	Implementation Training – The course will also provide a how-to
step-by-step guide for banks that plan to initiate GCash and mobile phone
banking services.

4)	Operations and Procedures Manual – The training will also equip the
rural banks with the Mobile Phone Banking Manuals and required bank
procedures, which have been reviewed and approved by the BSP. These
procedures fulfill the BSP electronic banking requirements

Rural banks that wish to attend the training must meet only two (2)
requirements:
•	CAMELS rating of at least 3.0
•	No major exceptions noted in the latest BSP examination

The training is designed for senior officers (from Marketing,
Compliance/Audit Dept, and/or Operations) that are in the position to
cascade this training and facilitate the implementation of recommended
procedures within the bank. Each bank is allowed to send up to 3
participants. Please note that the training will be limited to the first
40 participants who register for the course. Additional slots may be
available and are subject to space availability on a first come, first
serve basis.

The training fee is P1,400.00 per participant inclusive of materials, food
and venue. However, for those who register and pay at least a day before
the event, the early bird fee is reduced to P1,000.00 per participant.
Note that there is a minimum of twenty (20) participants in order to hold
this event. Should we be unable to meet the minimum number of
participants, you will be notified at least two days before that the
course will be moved to a later date. Please deposit your payment to the
RBRDFI Account No. 0012-1046-26 at Landbank, Intramuros, Manila Branch and
fax a copy of the deposit slip along with your confirmation to RBAP at
(02) 527-2980 or to MABS Office at (02) 400-4561 (Manila).

Attached are the training agenda for your advance information and the
confirmation sheet for your reservation. Should you have any questions,
please feel free to contact Mr. Ace Calang of RBRDFI at (02) 527-2968 to
69 or Ms. Roselle Hernandez of MABS-Manila Office at (02) 400-0971 or
0917-545-6227.

Thank you for your support and interest in this important training event.

MA. CORAZON L. MILLER
CHAIRPERSON

Download the Schedule and Confirmation Sheet in PDF 

RBAP-MABS National Roundtable 2012

The Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines-Microenterprise Access to Banking Services (RBAP-MABS) Program is happy to announce that its National Roundtable Conference will be on June 7-8, 2012 at the Hyatt Hotel, Pedro Gil corner M.H. Del Pilar, Malate, Manila.

Listen to discussions on pricing transparency and other regulations affecting microfinance. Share your own experiences as research findings on multiple lending are discussed by research investigators.  Take away lessons from your fellow rural bankers using information tools to improve their operations. Have yet to decide whether to use or not an existing credit bureau? Listen to your fellow rural bankers discuss how using the credit bureau has helped them avoid high risk clients.

Do you use SMS, Facebook, Tweeter and other social networking sites to interact with your clients? Hear Ms. Maria Ressa, CEO and Founder of Rappler, Mr. Hans Roxas Chua, past president of Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines, and others on the panel for a discussion on the creative uses SMS and social networking tools for your bank to reach more clients.

Been wondering what happens to RBAP-MABS Program going forward? Come to the National Roundtable to hear the plan for expanding RBAP-MABS training and technical assistance activities.

We have lined up interesting resource speakers, panelists, and rural bankers that will generously share their experiences.

And, of course, your bank’s EAGLE Scorecard for 2011 will be available.

There is more. Join us in celebrating the 15th year of the USAID-supported RBAP-MABS Program on the evening of June 7. Find out who the 2011 EAGLE Awardee is.

Been reporting to the MIX Market? Come and join Ms. Liz Larson on stage to be recognized during the awards ceremony.

The National Roundtable Conference is the only event which gives you updates and developments in new microfinance regulations, microinsurance, mobile banking technology, market research, and microfinance services.

Wait no longer!  Contact us today to learn more about attending and participating at the NRT 2012.

 

Internal Control-Internal Audit -May 18, 2012

FOR	: ALL PARTICIPATING RURAL BANKS

FROM  	: MA. CORAZON L. MILLER, Chairman

SUBJECT	: INTERNAL AUDIT/INTERNAL CONTROL SEMINAR

Dear Fellow Rural Bankers:

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

Course Title:	Internal Audit/Internal Control Seminar

 Speaker :	        CARLOS LANDAGAN, CPA
                        Retired Dep. Dir. of ISS Dept., Banko Sentral ng
Pilipinas

Venue:	        RBAP Conference Room, RBAP Bldg., A. Soriano Ave., cor.
		        Arzobispo St., Intramuros, Manila

Schedule:	       18 May 2012 (Friday) 1 day (8:30AM-5:30PM)

Participants:    Compliance Officer,  Accountants, Cashiers
	               Internal Auditors, Managers

Registration Fee
a)	One Thousand Eight Hundred Pesos only (P1, 800.00).♣
b)	Early bird registrants (those who pay the full amount on or before May
03, 2012 are entitled to a 5% discount or PhP1, 710.00.
c)	Two Thousand Two Hundred Pesos only (P2, 200.00) registration fee for
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.
d)	This is a live-out seminar. Seminar fee includes snacks, training kit
and certificate of attendance.

For your reservations, kindly observe our training policies:

1.	Deadline for submission of registration is not later that May 15, 2012.
a)	Nomination form of the participant(s) duly endorsed by the bank’s
authority
b) Filled-up Participant’s Profile.
2.	A Non-Refundable commitment fee of P900.00 per participant (50% of the
registration fee). 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)
3.	Reservation via telephone conversation is accepted. However,
Registration Form and fee must be settled 10 days prior the seminar date
or May 07, 2012. Otherwise, reservation is considered cancelled.
4.	Cancellation Policy:
a)	10 days prior the seminar date is entitled for a full refund. *
b)	5 days prior to the seminar date is entitled for a half refund
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.
d)	For special cases (health, accident etc.), kindly coordinate with
RBRDFI staff for refund procedures and requirements.

Please be advised that we accept on a first-come-first-served basis with a
manageable level up to thirty (30) participants only.

For your reservation, please call RBRDFI Training Officers:

Mr. Ace M. Calang      
Ms. Grace Dimapilis.       
Ms. Jesica Cepeda

Contact details: (02) 527-2969, 527-2980; 09178374604; 09178374603; 
09178374599
      
Emails:   training@rbap.org,  grace@rbap.org, cepedajesica_rbap@yahoo.com

Please note that this is a live-out seminar.

Thank you very much.

Download the Participant's Profile Sheet in PDF 

Smart Money Accreditation Training Course April 26, 2012

SUBJECT:        SMART MONEY ACCREDITATION TRAINING COURSE FOR RURAL BANKERS TO
BE HELD IN CEBU ON APRIL 26, 2012

The Rural Bankers Research and Development Foundation, Inc. (RBRDFI), together with Microenterprise Access to Banking Services (MABS) Program and Smart Communications, Inc. is NOW READY TO ROLL-OUT SMART MONEY-IN MONEY-OUT (MIMO) SERVICES TO RURAL BANKS. Take advantage of the upcoming scheduled Smart Money Accreditation Training and be among the FIRST rural banks to offer Money-In Money-Out services to rural clients.

Date    : April 26, 2012  Target Participant RBs: All RBs
Location:         Diamond Suites and Residences, Cebu City

Smart Money is an electronic wallet that allows you to do money transfers, bills payment and airtime reloading using a Smart subscriber’s mobile phone. Once your bank is accredited, you will earn 1% per MIMO transaction and PhP 40.00 per Smart Money Card application. There are more than 8.5
million clients subscribed to Smart Money of which 2.5 million are actively using it. An average volume of around PhP 8 billion Smart Money transactions is also processed monthly.

Accredited rural banks will also be able to provide their clients with a Smart Money Instant Card, which doubles as both a debit Mastercard and an ATM card. This will enable your clients to withdraw from an over 9,000 BancNet and Megalink ATMs, load in over 4,000 Money In and Money Out
Centers, 15 Partner Banks nationwide and 95,000 partner agents worldwide. Clients will also now be able to make purchases or payments in more than 17,300 local merchants and business and more than 24.6 million MasterCard locations worldwide. For more information about Smart Money, you may visit
http://www1.smart.com.ph/money.

This training focuses on the following objectives:

1)      Accreditation Training – Qualified rural banks interested in pursuing to become a Smart Money Center will be assisted by RBAP in the process of getting certification from the BSP as a bank authorized to offer Smart Money services. During the training, participants will be provided a
complete set of accreditation kit and will be guided in the process of Smart Money accreditation. Note that the banks will still need to get a “No Objection” letter from the Supervision and Examination Sector of the BSP after the training in order to complete the accreditation process. We will include a proforma letter to the BSP in the training kit for the banks to use to facilitate their accreditation.

2)      Implementation Training – The course will provide a how-to step-by-step guide for banks that plan to initiate Smart Money-In Money-Out services.

3)      Operations and Procedures Manual – The training will also equip the rural banks with the Smart Money Cash Loading and Encashment manuals and required bank procedures which have been reviewed and approved by the BSP. These procedures fulfill the BSP electronic banking requirements for the use of Smart Money platform to perform mobile phone banking services. Rural banks that wish to attend the training must meet only two (2)
requirements:
•       CAMELS rating of at least 3.0
•       No major exceptions noted in the latest BSP examination

The training is designed for senior officers (from Marketing, Compliance/Audit Dept, and/or Operations) that are in the position to cascade this training and facilitate the implementation of recommended procedures within the bank. Each bank is allowed to send up to 3 participants. Please note that the training will be limited to the first 40 participants who register for the course. (Additional slots may be available and are subject to space availability on a first come, first serve basis.)

The training fee is P1,700.00 per participant inclusive of materials, food and venue. However, those who register and pay at least a day before the event will enjoy a discounted early bird fee at P1,300.00 per participant. Note that there is a minimum of twenty (20) participants in order to hold this event. Should we be unable to meet the minimum number of participants, you will be notified at least two days before that the course will be moved to a later date. Please deposit your payment to the RBRDFI Account No. 0012-1046-26 at Landbank, Intramuros, Manila Branch and fax a copy of the deposit slip along with your confirmation to RBAP at (02) 527-2980 or to MABS Office at (02) 400-4561 (Manila).

Attached are the training agenda for your advance information and the confirmation sheet for your reservation.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Roselle Hernandez of MABS-Manila Office at (02) 400-0971 or Grace Dimapilis at (02) 527-2968 to 69.

Thank you for your support and interest in this important training event.

MA. CORAZON L. MILLER
RBRDFI – CHAIRPERSON

 

Download the Training Agenda in PDF

CLOSED – FRP Seminar -April 20, 2012

FOR	: ALL PARTICIPATING RURAL BANKS

FROM  	: MA. CORAZON L. MILLER, Chairman

SUBJECT	: FINANCIAL REPORTING PACKAGE  SEMINAR

Dear Fellow Rural Bankers:

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

Course Title:	Financial Reporting Package (FRP) Seminar

Speaker :	        DANIEL VINCENT BORJA, CPA
                        Associate Professor / Consultant / Trainer

Venue:	        RBAP Conference Room, RBAP Bldg., A. Soriano Ave., cor.
		        Arzobispo St., Intramuros, Manila

Schedule:	        20 April 2012 (Friday) 1 day (8:30AM-5:30PM)

Participants:     Compliance Officer, Accountants, Cashiers
	                Internal Auditors, Managers

Registration Fee
a)	One Thousand Eight Hundred Pesos only (P1, 800.00).♣
b)	Two Thousand Two Hundred Pesos only (P2, 200.00) registration fee for
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.
c)	This is a live-out seminar. Seminar fee includes snacks, training kit
and certificate of attendance.

For your reservations, kindly observe our training policies:

1.	Deadline for submission of registration is not later that April 18, 2012.
a)	Nomination form of the participant(s) duly endorsed by the bank’s
authority
b) Filled-up Participant’s Profile.
2.	A Non-Refundable commitment fee of P900.00 per participant (50% of the
registration fee). 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)
3.	Reservation via telephone conversation is accepted. However,
Registration Form and fee must be settled 10 days prior the seminar date
or April 10, 2012. Otherwise, reservation is considered cancelled.
4.	Cancellation Policy:
a)	10 days prior the seminar date is entitled for a full refund. *
b)	5 days prior to the seminar date is entitled for a half refund
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.
d)	For special cases (health, accident etc.), kindly coordinate with
RBRDFI staff for refund procedures and requirements.

Please be advised that we accept on a first-come-first-served basis with a
manageable level up to thirty (30) participants only.

For your reservation, please call RBRDFI Training Officers:

Mr. Ace M. Calang
Ms. Grace Dimapilis.
Ms. Jesica Cepeda

Contact details: (02) 527-2969, 527-2980; 09178374604; 09178374603;
09178374599

Emails:   training@rbap.org,  grace@rbap.org, cepedajesica_rbap@yahoo.com

Please note that this is a live-out seminar.

Thank you very much.

Download the Participant's Profile Sheet in PDF

Rang-Ay Bank’s 21st branch is now open for business

Rang-Ay Bank's 21st Branch

​A fast growing bank, the Rang-ay Bank formally opened its 21st banking office last February 27, 2012 located at the heart of the municipality of Bangar, La Union. 

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.

Rang-ay Bank President and CEO Ives Nisce renewed the bank’s commitment to establish branches in towns which have limited access to formal financial services. “We would like to ensure that Rang-ay Bank services are accessible to a greater client base and to grant more people access to banking services,” said Nisce. This is in line with the advocacy of greater financial inclusion by BSP Gov. Tetangco. The opening of this banking office will surely bring banking services to the doorstep of the townspeople of this northern town of La Union, long famous for it’s hand-woven blankets.

Philippine Star: RBs to boost consumer, SME lending portfolio

Philippine Star — The country’s rural banks will be aggressively lending to the consumer and small and medium enterprise (SME) markets this year, a bank official said.

According to Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP) president Ian Eric Pama, the high level of liquidity, low interest rate environment, and strong competition within the country’s banking systemserve as a perfect condition for robust lending.

Pama added that rural banks would likewise increase their presence in the urban areas outside Metro Manila.

“Rural banks will also expand aggressively in urban areas to capture these markets. And these are the thrift banks’ traditional market base,” the RBAP head added.

One reason for the gradual shifting of attention is that competition in the microfinance sector is “getting stiffer.”

“A lot of non-government organizations (NGOs) and foundations are into microfinance and they are not regulated by BSP (Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas). There is no level playing field for rural banks, so we expect increased lending to SMEs and consumer market,” he added.

And a lot of these groups, including the microfinance institutions (MFIs), are getting support fromcommercial banks.

Still another reason is the swift urbanization of a lot of towns and municipalities where rural banks have strong presence. As these towns prosper and grow, the same goes with their credit needs and credit appetite, he said.

Urbanization means more lending to the consumer and SME markets, a strong potential for deposits, and expansion of other bankingservices.

Latest data from the BSP reflect a 4.1 percent growth in deposits in the first three quarters of 2011. Demand and new deposits went up 14.6 percent.

In the same period, rural banks exceeded the 10-percent allocation for agrarian reform credit by over 14 percent.

For microfinance lending, latest data reflect an amount of P5.8 billion in early 2011.

Nonetheless, Pama said that there would still be a pressing need for the rural banking system to consolidate.

“I expect more consolidations in the sector in the near future because as they say, size is might. To be able to compete competitively, size does really matter,” the RBAP president explained.

He further explained that the entry of new and younger generations of rural bankers signals a shift of new ideas.

Please click the Philippine Star link to read the full article:

http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=788144&publicationSubCategoryId=66

 

MPB (G-Cash) Training – Pansol Calamba Laguna -March 30, 2012

TO : 		ALL SOUTHERN TAGALOG RBAP MEMBER RURAL BANKS

SUBJECT : 	MOBILE PHONE BANKING TRAINING COURSE FOR SOUTHERN TAGALOG RBAP
MEMBER RURAL BANKS

We are inviting you to participate in a one-day Mobile Phone Banking
Accreditation Training and become part of the increasing number of GCASH
partner rural banks offering mobile phone banking services to their
clients and enjoy the benefits to earn additional fee-based income from
GCASH transactions, cost savings in mobile payment and increase deposit
level through mobile phone banking services.

GCASH is an electronic money platform of Globe Telecom that turns your
cellphone into an electronic wallet. With GCash, Globe and Touch Mobile
subscribers can perform mobile phone banking functions such as deposit,
withdraw, remittance (local and abroad) and other mobile payments through
the use of mobile phone. Through Rural Bankers Research and Development
Foundation, Inc. (RBRDFI) together with RBAP’s Microenterprise Access to
Banking Services (MABS) Program and G-Xchange, Inc. (GXI), subsidiary
company of Globe Telecom the accreditation training will be conducted in
the following area:

Date	:       March 30, 2012
Target Participant RBs :Southern Tagalog Rural Banks
Location:       Makiling Highlands Resort, Pansol Calamba, Laguna

This training focuses on the following objectives:

1)	Accreditation Training – For interested rural banks planning to obtain
accreditation to offer cash-in and cash-out services using the GCASH
platform as well as to apply to the BSP as a bank authorized to offer
mobile phone banking services utilizing the GCash Platform.  This
accreditation training will provide the rural banks with all the BSP
reviewed RBAP-MABS mobile phone banking procedures and manuals required to
fulfill BSP electronic banking requirements for the use of mobile phone
banking services using the GCASH platform.  Note that, as part of the
accreditation process, all banks will still need to get a “no objection”
letter from the Supervision and Examination Sector of the BSP before they
can complete the accreditation process but we will include a proforma
letter in the kit for the banks as part of the training.

2)	Refresher Course – The course will also serve as refresher course for
previously accredited rural banks who are interested in expanding and
receiving an update on the latest mobile phone banking services as well as
to learn some of the “tricks of the trade” from examples of successful
banks and their clients who are now regularly using mobile phone banking
services.

3)	Implementation Training – The course will also provide a how-to
step-by-step guide for banks that plan to initiate mobile phone banking
services.

The training is designed for senior officers (from Marketing,
Compliance/Audit Dept, and/or Operations) that are in the position to
cascade this training and facilitate the implementation of recommended
procedures within the bank. Each bank is allowed to send up to 4
participants.

For more information about G-Cash and mobile phone banking services,
please visit Globe and RBAP’s websites at www.g-cash.com.ph/ and
www.mobilephonebanking.rbap.org  respectively.

All interested rural banks must comply individually with the regulatory
requirements set forth by the BSP:

➢	Certification that the bank has complied with the minimum
pre-conditions set forth in circulars 240 and 269 (signed by the President
of the Bank).  Please see checklist of requirements found in the Mobile
Phone Banking Accreditation Kit for more details.
➢	Attended this Accreditation Training.
➢	CAMELS rating of at least 3.0 with no major exceptions noted in
the latest BSP examination.

The training fee is normally priced at P 2,500.00 per participant
inclusive of materials, food and venue. With support from GXI and RBAP’s
MABS, the training fee is reduced to P1,400.00. However, for those who
register and pay at least a week before the event, the early bird fee is
reduced to P1,000.00 per participant. Note that there is a minimum of
twenty (20) participants in order to hold this event and you will be
notified in advance if the minimum number is not met at least two days
before the course. Please deposit your payment to the RBRDFI Account No.
0012-1046-26 at Landbank, Intramuros, Manila Branch.

Attached are the training agenda for your advance information and
confirmation sheet for your reservation.

Kindly accomplish the confirmation and fax it to RBAP at (02) 527-2980 or
to MABS Office at (02) 400-4561 (Manila).

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Ace Calang
of RBRDFI at (02) 527-2968 to 69 or Ms. Roselle Hernandez of MABS-Manila
Office at (02) 400-0971 or 0917-545-6227.

Thank you for your support and interest in this important training event.

MA. CORAZON L. MILLER
CHAIRPERSON

Download the Full Invitation and Confirmation Sheet in PDF

Important Reminder: Hotel Reservation for the 2012 RBAP Convention

 

Dear Rural Bankers:

Please forward to RBAP your hotel reservation for the upcoming 2012 RBAP National Convention in Boracay on or before March 16, 2012.

For those who wish to extend their stay after the Convention proper, rooms may be subject to availability.

Please be guided accordingly.

 

The Accommodations Committee


AMLA Seminar: BSP Cir 706 -UARR – Apr 13, 2012

FOR        : ALL PARTICIPATING RURAL BANKS

FROM    :  MA. CORAZON L. MILLER, Chairman

SUBJECT :   AMLA SEMINAR :BRIEFING ON BSP CIR. 706 – UPDATED AML RULES AND
REGULATIONS

Dear Fellow Rural Bankers:

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

Course Title:   AMLA Seminar
Briefing on BSP Cir. 706 : Updated  AML Rules and Regulations

Speaker :              ATTY.  MEL GEORGIE B. RACELA, CPA, LLB, LIM
Dep. Dir. and Head of AMLSG , Banko Sentral ng
Pilipinas

Venue:         RBAP Conference Room, RBAP Bldg., A. Soriano Ave., cor.
Arzobispo St., Intramuros, Manila

Schedule:             13 April 2012 (Friday) 1 day (9:00AM-4:30PM)

Participants:    President, Directors, Compliance Officer,
Internal Auditors, Managers

Part of the training requirement, participants are expected to read
beforehand the BSP Circular No. 706 dated 5 January 2011 otherwise known
as the Updated AML Rules and Regulations (UARR).  Copy of the  BSP
Circular 706 is attached for your reference.

Registration Fee
a)      One Thousand Eight Hundred Pesos only (P1, 800.00).♣
b)      Early bird registrants (those who pay the full amount on or before
March 23, 2012 are entitled to a 5% discount or PhP1, 710.00.
c)      Non-member rural banks will be charged thrice the regular registration
fee. To avail of the regular registration fee, non-member banks are
encouraged to apply for membership with RBAP/RBRDFI. Please call RBAP for
details.

For your reservations, kindly observe our training policies:

1.      Deadline for submission of registration is not later that April 09, 2012.
a)      Nomination form of the participant(s) duly endorsed by the bank’s
authority
b) Filled-up Participant’s Profile.
2.      A Non-Refundable commitment fee of P900.00 per participant (50% of the
registration fee). 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)
3.      Reservation via telephone conversation is accepted. However,
Registration Form and fee must be settled 10 days prior the seminar date
or March 30, 2012. Otherwise, reservation is considered cancelled.
4.      Cancellation Policy:
a)      10 days prior the seminar date is entitled for a full refund. *
b)      5 days prior to the seminar date is entitled for a half refund
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.
d)      For special cases (health, accident etc.), kindly coordinate with
RBRDFI staff for refund procedures and requirements.

Acceptance of reservation is on first come first-served basis; only thirty
(30) participants will be accommodated per session.

For your reservation, please call RBRDFI Training Officers:

Mr. Ace M. Calang

Ms. Grace Dimapilis.

Ms. Jesica Cepeda

Contact details: (02) 527-2969, 527-2980; 09178374604; 09178374603; 09178374599

Emails:   training@rbap.org,  grace@rbap.org, cepedajesica_rbap@yahoo.com

Please note that this is a live-out seminar.

Thank you very much.

 

Download the Participant’s Profile Sheet in PDF