Luzon and Visayas RBs convene at RBAP-MABS Regional Roundtable Conference

The USAID-supported RBAP-MABS Program continuously keeps its bankers updated on the latest trends in the Philippine microfinance industry by holding regular conferences and featuring informative presentations and discussions for rural banks. On November 23, RBAP-MABS held its annual Regional Roundtable Conference for Luzon and the Visayas, gathering over 40 bankers from all over the two island groups.
With the theme, “Managing Bank’s Risk, Creating Value for Clients”, the conference featured the latest Central Bank of the Philippines regulations related to microfinance and rural banking, strategies for a changing microfinance market, managing hardcore delinquency, small claims cases, and the latest updates on microinsurance and branchless banking.
RBAP President Corazon Miller welcomed the participants into the conference, thanking RBAP-MABS and its other partners in helping raise the level or rural banking in the country. Ms. Pia-Roman Tayag, BSP Inclusive Finance Advocacy Staff Head, discussed the latest BSP regulations on microfinance and rural banking, while Judge Maria Filomena Singh of the Regional Trial Court oriented the bankers into the small claims court and how they can make use of it to collect from their clients and get fast resolution for their filed cases.
MABS also provided a report on its assessment of its participating banks’ performance in the last six months based on the EAGLE (Efficiency, Asset Quality, Growth, Liability Structure and Earnings) criteria.
RRT 2010 - Luzon

Ms. Pia-Roman Tayag, Head of the Inclusive Finance Advocacy Staff of the Central Bank of the Philippines (BSP), congratulated the bankers for their huge participation in upping the country's global microfinance ranking during the Regional Roundtable Conference for Luzon and the Visayas held at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Malate, Manila.

The USAID-supported RBAP-MABS Program continuously keeps its bankers updated on the latest trends in the Philippine microfinance industry by holding regular conferences and featuring informative presentations and discussions for rural banks. On November 23, RBAP-MABS held its annual Regional Roundtable Conference for Luzon and the Visayas, gathering over 40 bankers from all over the two island groups.

With the theme, “Managing Bank’s Risk, Creating Value for Clients”, the conference featured the latest Central Bank of the Philippines regulations related to microfinance and rural banking, strategies for a changing microfinance market, managing hardcore delinquency, small claims cases, and the latest updates on microinsurance and branchless banking.

RBAP President Corazon Miller welcomed the participants into the conference, thanking RBAP-MABS and its other partners in helping raise the level or rural banking in the country. Ms. Pia-Roman Tayag, BSP Inclusive Finance Advocacy Staff Head, discussed the latest BSP regulations on microfinance and rural banking, while Judge Maria Filomena Singh of the Regional Trial Court oriented the bankers into the small claims court and how they can make use of it to collect from their clients and get fast resolution for their filed cases.

MABS also provided a report on its assessment of its participating banks’ performance in the last six months based on the EAGLE (Efficiency, Asset Quality, Growth, Liability Structure and Earnings) criteria.