MABS participating rural bankers present at Women’s World Banking Headquarters

GM Bank President and Chairman of the Rural Bankers Research and Development Foundation Inc. (RBRDFI) Tomas Gomez IV and Rural Bank of Pagbilao President Senen Glorioso shared the experiences of rural banks engaged in microfinance and their experiences with the RBAP-MABS program at the International Headquarters of Women’s World Banking (WWB) in New York City on April 13.
WWB Relationship Manager Gil Lacson gave a thorough presentation about WWB, including their views on the commercialization of microfinance services and an overview of the WWB network. He also shared WWB’s interest in South East Asia, specifically the Philippines.
Mr. Gomez presented on the performance of the rural banking sector, focusing on its growth and savings mobilization. RB Pagbilao President Glorioso, on the other hand, shared the experiences of the USAID-supported RBAP-MABS program, emphasizing the innovations in mobile phone banking technology utilizing GCASH. He also discussed the new product developments in housing microfinance, microinsurance and SME finance.
Fourteen key officers and staff of WWB participated in the event including COO Cecille Zacarias and Microfinance Products and Services Hans Dellien.
According to Mr. Glorioso, “strong relationships were established to bring the RBAP closer to the international networks of microfinance institutions such as WWB.”
From left: Rural Bank of Pagbilao President Senen Glorioso, WWB Relationship Manager for Asia Gil Lacson, and RBRDFI Chairman and GM Bank President Tomas Gomez IV.

From left: Rural Bank of Pagbilao President Senen Glorioso, WWB Relationship Manager for Asia Gil Lacson, and RBRDFI Chairman and GM Bank President Tomas Gomez IV.

GM Bank President and Chairman of the Rural Bankers Research and Development Foundation Inc. (RBRDFI) Tomas Gomez IV and Rural Bank of Pagbilao President Senen Glorioso shared the experiences of rural banks engaged in microfinance and their experiences with the RBAP-MABS program at the International Headquarters of Women’s World Banking (WWB) in New York City on April 13.

WWB Relationship Manager Gil Lacson gave a thorough presentation about WWB, including their views on the commercialization of microfinance services and an overview of the WWB network. He also shared WWB’s interest in South East Asia, specifically the Philippines.

Mr. Gomez presented on the performance of the rural banking sector, focusing on its growth and savings mobilization. RB Pagbilao President Glorioso, on the other hand, shared the experiences of the USAID-supported RBAP-MABS program, emphasizing the innovations in mobile phone banking technology utilizing GCASH. He also discussed the new product developments in housing microfinance, microinsurance and SME finance.

Fourteen key officers and staff of WWB participated in the event including COO Cecille Zacarias and Microfinance Products and Services Hans Dellien.

According to Mr. Glorioso, “strong relationships were established to bring the RBAP closer to the international networks of microfinance institutions such as WWB.”