2012 RBAP-MABS Microfinance Conference and Awards Ceremony

Over 200 rural bankers and other participants throughout the Philippines attended the 2012 National Roundtable Conference organized by the Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP) – Microenterprise Access to Banking Services (MABS) Program. The two-day conference is a gathering of all RBAP-MABS participating banks to share and exchange experiences on microfinance operations, new developments [...]

Banks Now Serve 1 Million Active Micro-Borrowers

Opening the 2012 National Roundtable Conference of the Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines – Microenterprise Access to Banking Services Program (RBAP-MABS) on June 7, 2012, Ms. Chuchi Fonacier, Managing Director of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), cited a set of impressive statistics on how banks in the Philippines have now expanded access to microfinance [...]

Beyond SMS – Using Social Networks to Reach a Broader Market (Part 2 of 2)

By Aditya Banerjee This is the second of a two part series on the panel presentation for the RBAP-MABS National Roundtable 2012 Conference session entitled “Beyond SMS – Using Social Networks to Reach a Broader Market”. Panelists Maria Ressa, CEO and Executive Editor of Rappler, John Owens, Chief of Party of RBAP-MABS, Hans Roxas Chua, President [...]

Beyond SMS – Using Social Networks to Reach a Broader Market (Part 1 of 2)

By Aditya Banerjee This is the first of a two part series on the panel presentation for the RBAP-MABS National Roundtable 2012 Conference session entitled “Beyond SMS – Using Social Networks to Reach a Broader Market”. Panelists Maria Ressa, CEO and Executive Editor of Rappler, John Owens, Chief of Party of RBAP-MABS, Hans Roxas Chua, [...]