RBAP Celebrates 70 Years of Rural Banking

The Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP), the national association of rural banks, celebrated 70 years of rural banking last August 12, 2022. The celebration’s theme: Turning a new leaf @70 through digitalization and inclusive financial sustainability, affirmed the industry’s readiness to embrace change while remaining relevant to its mission and mandate of countryside development through responsible finance.

RBAP hosted Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Dr. Felipe M. Medalla and Deputy Governor Chuchi G. Fonacier in a simple dinner at the Sagittarius-Capricorn Room, Diamond Hotel, City of Manila. The event included a briefing on the industry’s initiatives in support of BSP’s broader economic aims, and closed with an affirmation of the industry’s commitment to support BSP’s plans and programs for both the banking industry and the economy.