Message from the President

Welcome to the RBAP website!

The incumbent Board of Directors of the Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines is humbled with the great honor to serve the industry as we embraced the challenge to formulate and implement programs for our members.

First, we would like to share the news that more rural banks are seen to be working closely with the regulators in enhancing their capabilities to cope with the present day requirements in banking.

Second, we wish to focus our work in strengthening the industry by working hand in hand with rural banks and collectively come up with strategies in response to the issues confronting our institutions. To do this, we capitalize on the network of local federations and confederations to enhance communication, effective implementation of programs, and build venues for members to forge partnerships with each other.

The Association is open to receive your concerns and we commit, together with the RBRDFI, to continuously advance the welfare and interests of the industry.

Our direction is anchored on the idea of “bayanihan”. We shall build strength by thinking and acting together. Our individual resources may be small, but when combined, there is no doubt that rural banks can and remain to be viable financial providers in the countryside.

Mabuhay ang rural banking!