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.


RBAP 2012 Election of Officers

Dear Fellow Rural Banker:
In connection with the forthcoming RBAP 59th Annual Corporate Meeting to be held on May 24, 2012 at the Boracay Regency Beach Resort and Spa, we would like to advise all to download and review the attached files below:

Please take note that the deadline for the submission of the Certificate of Candidacy is on  May 9, 2012 (Wednesday).

Thank you.
Very truly yours,
Executive Director

PAL approved convention fare rate for RBAP

To all rural bankers interested in joining the the Annual National Convention in Boracay, please be informed of the latest fare rates approved by Philippine Airlines for RBAP members.


Sale Period:                        23 March to 15 April

Travel Period:                   To Manila  18 – 24 May; From Manila 25 to 31 May

Routing:                                LGP/BCD/CEB/RXS/TAC TAG – MNL v.v. or MINDANAO – MNL v.v.

Applicable Discount:      10 % on Gross fares

Mindanao Points:            Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Cotabato, Davao, Dipolog, General Santos, Ozamis, Zamboanga


To know more on this latest fare rate, download the attached file here:  RBAP.  Kindly take note of the dates and deadlines in order to avail this offer.

Many thanks and we hope to see you all in May.

Compilation of latest BSP Issuances

The Rural Bankers of the Philippines, which will be celebrating its charter anniversary in November, recently held its monthly Confederation Meeting at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.  One of the highlights of the event was the presentation by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas on four (4) circulars benefitting the rural banking industry. Worth mentioning among the vast significant issuances is Circular No. 723, or the Outsourcing of Automated Teller Machine Service for off-site ATMs.   Included on this particular issuance are certain conditions, which are subject to prior approval of the Monetary Board. To know more about this and other salient provisions, please click the attached PowerPoint presentation prepared by the BSP.BSP issuances


Circular No. 726: Increase in Statutory/Legal Reserve Requirements of Peso Deposit Liabilities and Deposit Substitutes

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President’s Report – May to June 2011



April 27, 2011

BSPC Meeting

April 28, 2011

RBAP Board Monthly Meeting

May 2, 2011

Meeting with San Buenaventura auditors at the RBAP Office

May 4, 2011

Department of Agriculture Planning Conference in Quezon City

May 5, 2011

Meeting with Philippine Dealing System Holdings Corporation regarding diversified opportunities in the PDS Market in Manila Polo Club

May 9, 2011

TWG together with Ms. Bella Sapnu meeting with Country Bankers Insurance Company and Prudential Life Insurance Corporation regarding Micro Insurance in Podium, Ortigas Centre

May 10, 2011

Meeting with Johan N. Diaz – Analyst and Eric Tyler- Program Associate from Micro Save regarding experiences in mobilizing savings and developing innovative savings products in the Philippines

May 12, 2011

Hearing at the Congress on Committee on Higher Education regarding House Bill No. 875 – proposed act establishing a voluntary student loan program by banks and government financial institution

May 13, 2011

RBAP Board Monthly Meeting

May 16, 2011

Invitation from US Embassy at USS Carl Vinson

May 17, 2011

Quedancor Meeting in Quezon City

Meeting with Land Registration Authority in Quezon City

May 19, 2011

Meeting with United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) regarding the status of clean energy technologies in RBAP office

May 23- 24, 2011

Meeting with USAID representatives regarding experience of rural banks with mobile banking.

Gave the welcome address in the RBAP MABS 11th National Roundtable in Hyatt Hotel, Manila.


Panel Resource Speaker during the RBAP MABS Roundtable day two in Hyatt Hotel.

Attended the Eagle Achievement Dinner and Award Ceremonies in RBAP MABS Roundtable in Hyatt Hotel

May 25, 2011

RBAP Special Board Meeting in SMX Coral Room

May 25- 26, 2011

Annual Convention in SMX Convention center in Mall of Asia

May 31, 2011

Meeting with new SEC Chairman Teresita Herbosa in SEC office in Mandaluyong

June 2, 2011

Department of Agrarian Reform meeting in Quezon City

June 7, 2011

Attended the meeting on Check Truncation in BSP Executive Business Center


June 8, 2011

Hearing at the Congress on Bill No. 875 regarding Student Loans


June 9, 2011

Meeting with TRIMONT regarding solutions and benefits of epayments/ebanking

June 10, 2011

Meeting with SSS VP- Agnes San Jose regarding Annual Confirmation of Pensioners (ACOP) in SSS Main Office, Quezon City

Meeting with Frederic Espiritu-Quedancor president and BAP Credit Bureau in Manila Polo Club

June 13, 2011

Meeting with Patricia Magarro BPI Manager –Trust regarding RBAP group retirement plan in RBAP office

June 14, 2011

PBSP PIC Members 160th Meeting in BDO Business Center Makati Avenue, Makati City


June 15, 2011

Consultation meeting on the proposed Rediscounting Windows I and II of the BSP at BSP





President’s Report – March to April 2011

March 28, 2011 Quedancor Meeting
March 29, 2011 3rd RBAP-MABS Microinsurance Roundtable Meeting
March 31, 2011 RBAP Monthly Board Meeting
April 4, 2011 Indian Type Crisis Summit at BSP
April 5-6, 2011 Microfinance Stakeholder’s Summit at BSP
April 7, 2011 BRBC Pilot Training at BSP
April 12, 2011 Meeting with Thuong Luong regarding Financial Consultancy at RBAP

Meeting with Annual Convention Sponsors at RBAP

April 13, 2011 Meeting at BSP with clearing banks (re: SAME DAY CLEARING)
April 14-15 Meeting with the Iloilo Federation of Rural Banks /dialogue with BSP (Ms. Gail Fule) / SPRB with PDIC and BSP / RBAP Updates at Amigo Hotel, Iloilo city
April 25, 2011 Small Business Corporation Meeting
April 26, 2011 Metro Manila Federation Meeting
April 27, 2011 BSPC Meeting


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Seminar on RB Accounting System – Dagupan City – Feb 24

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Circular Letter: Confederation of Central Luzon Rural Banks, Inc

ATTENTION: Early bird registrants have been extended until January 31, 2011. Attached is the new circular with revised date.

A Note from the President: 2011 Annual Management Conference at the Baguio Country Club, Baguio City on February 2, 3 & 4, 2011

For inquiries, please call Ms. Jocelyn S. Turla at telephone number (045) 982-3506 or Shalie Y. Recaido at telephone numbers (02) 527-2972 or 2980 or e-mail through or or log on to

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Circular Letter: Compliance Officer’s Development Workshop February 08-09, 2011

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