Bataan Governor Albert S. Garcia (3rd from left) and LANDBANK Central Luzon Branches Group Head First Vice President Sylvia C. Lim (4th from left) lead the official inauguration of the new LANDBANK Bataan Capitol Branch-Lite at The Bunker in Balanga City, Bataan. Joining them are (from left to right) LANDBANK Balanga Branch Head Nenita C. Lopez, Bataan Vice-Governor Ma. Cristina M. Garcia, Balanga Mayor Francis Anthony S. Garcia, and LANDBANK Bataan Capitol Branch-Lite Head Mark Michael Y. Apaya.
BALANGA, Bataan – The Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) officially inaugurated on October 28, 2020 the Bataan Capitol Branch-Lite as it continues to expand its branch network to provide banking services to the public despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
With the opening of the LANDBANK Bataan Capitol Branch-Lite, the state-run bank now operates 411 branches and extension offices strategically located across the country’s 81 provinces. This is complemented by 51 Lending Centers and 2,263 ATMs nationwide.
“LANDBANK remains aggressive in bringing banking services closer to unbanked and underserved areas in the country. During these challenging times, Filipinos need safer, faster and more convenient access to financial services. We are committed in fulfilling this, while ensuring the health and safety of our clients and personnel,” said LANDBANK President and CEO Cecilia C. Borromeo.
The inauguration was led by Bataan Governor Albert S. Garcia and LANDBANK Central Luzon Branches Group Head First Vice President Sylvia C. Lim. They were joined by Bataan Vice-Governor Ma. Cristina M. Garcia, Balanga Mayor Francis Anthony S. Garcia, LANDBANK Balanga Branch Head Nenita C. Lopez, and LANDBANK Bataan Capitol Branch-Lite Head Mark Michael Y. Apaya.
The LANDBANK Bataan Capitol Branch-Lite will serve as an extension office of the Balanga Branch to help provide banking services to the entire province of Bataan, the 25 barangays of the City of Balanga, and various government agencies.
This first LANDBANK branch-lite in the province is also expected to service the 236 farmers from Balanga, as well as the 1,025 beneficiaries of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) under its Listahan and Social Pension programs.
“With the City of Balanga’s steady progress through the years, it is but fitting that we at LANDBANK strengthen our presence here. Through this branch-lite, we hope to further contribute to the growth and development of Balanga and the entire Province of Bataan,” said LANDBANK FVP Lim.
“Natutuwa po ako na nandito na ang LANDBANK to support us. Thank you very much for your continued partnership, trust, and confidence for the City of Balanga, the Province of Bataan, and our people,” Bataan Governor Garcia said, noting that having a LANDBANK branch in the area helps promote stability and symbolizes a bright future.
The LANDBANK Bataan Capitol Branch-Lite will also play a significant part in the Province of Bataan’s vision of creating a “One-Stop-Shop” business center that houses national and local government offices, along with banks and other commercial establishments.
LANDBANK clients of the Bataan Capitol Branch-Lite will enjoy the convenience of the Digital Onboarding System (DOBS), a web application that makes the accomplishment of account enrolment forms easier and reduces account opening time to only 10 to15 minutes.
Opening an account through DOBS allows automatic enrollment to LANDBANK iAccess for internet banking, the LANDBANK Mobile App for convenient banking transactions through smartphones, and the LANDBANK Link.BizPortal for payment of bills, products and services to the enrolled merchants.
LANDBANK now operates a total of five branches in Bataan, with the Bataan Capitol Branch-Lite and Balanga Branch complementing operations in Mariveles, Dinalupihan and Limay. A total of 22 LANDBANK ATMs are also spread across the province to facilitate fast, safe and timely cash transfers and withdrawals for Bataaeños.
PH Air Force launches online payment system powered by LANDBANK
Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana (2nd from left) and LANDBANK President and CEO Cecilia C. Borromeo (3rd from left) lead the launching of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) Online Payment System (POPS) at Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City on January 12, 2021. They are joined by (from L-R) Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Deputy Chief of Staff Vice Admiral Erick I. Kagaoan and PAF Chief Lieutenant General Allen T. Paredes. In responding to the growing demand for safe and contactless payment services, the Philippine Air Force (PAF), in partnership with the Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK), officially launched the PAF Online Payment System (POPS) at Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City on January 12, 2021. Powered by LANDBANK’s Link.BizPortal Facility, the POPS will facilitate the efficient online payment of light and water utility dues, bidding document fees, and trust receipts for the Air Force General Hospital. Through the POPS, PAF clients which include creditors, suppliers, and PAF personnel family members, will be able to settle their financial commitments in a faster, secure, and convenient manner. “With the Land Bank of the Philippines serving as our formidable partner in this project, and with everyone’s cooperation, I am sure that we will be able to experience more of the comfort, convenience, and benefits of a safe, fast, efficient, and reliable payment system,” said Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana. The launching ceremony was led by Defense Secretary Lorenzana, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Deputy Chief of Staff Vice Admiral Erick I. Kagaoan, PAF Chief Lieutenant General Allen T. Paredes, and LANDBANK President and CEO Cecilia C. Borromeo. They were joined by LANDBANK officials namely Branch Banking Sector Head, Executive Vice President Julio D. Climaco, Jr., South NCR Branches Group Head, Senior Vice President Ramon R. Monteloyola, South NCR Branches Group-Cluster C Relationship Officer, Assistant Vice President Mary Lilian M. Cruz, and Villamor Air Base Branch Head Ritzel S. Pagaduan. “We congratulate the Philippine Air Force for taking the lead, and being the first among the Major Services of the AFP to implement this online payment system. The launching of POPS is even more timely and relevant as we continue to leverage on digital channels to meet the growing demand for contactless financial solutions in the new normal,” LANDBANK President and CEO Borromeo said. The PAF is among the 767 LANDBANK Link.BizPortal partner-merchants nationwide. As of December 2020, the Link.Biz has successfully facilitated a total of 2.12 million transactions amounting to P7.95 billion, representing increases of 35% and 71%, respectively, over the same period in 2019. For more updates, please Follow, Like and Share the official LANDBANK Facebook, Instagram and YouTube accounts (@landbankofficial), Twitter (@LBP_Official), or visit the LANDBANK website (www.landbank.com).LEARN MORE
LANDBANK to open new Agri-Hub in Sta. Maria, Ilocos Sur
STA. MARIA, Ilocos Sur – State-run Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) will open its first Agri-Hub in the province of Ilocos Sur, the LANDBANK Sta. Maria Agri-Hub, on January 15, 2021. The LANDBANK Sta. Maria Agri-Hub will provide financial and technical services to the Bank’s clients, especially to more than 10,000 farmers and fisherfolk in the municipalities of Sta. Maria, Burgos, and San Esteban. LANDBANK’s Agri-Hubs are strategically located in the top rice-producing provinces in the country and designed to provide a wide array of services. This includes banking services such as account opening, withdrawals, and check encashments; lending services such as the processing of loan applications; and agrarian services such as processing of AR bonds and handling of agrarian-related concerns from landowners, bondholders, and Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs). The LANDBANK Sta. Maria Agri-Hub will also offer LANDBANK’s various digital banking platforms, including the Digital Onboarding System (DOBS) which simplifies the account opening process for new clients to only 10-15 minutes. The Sta. Maria Agri-Hub will have its official inauguration on January 16, Saturday, to be led by Department of Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar, Sta. Maria Mayor Brigido Camarillo, Jr., Burgos Mayor Nathaniel D. Escobar, San Esteban Mayor Ray M. Elaydo II, and LANDBANK North Luzon Branches Group Head First Vice President Ma. Belma T. Turla. The LANDBANK Sta. Maria Agri-Hub is the 5th Agri-Hub to open nationwide, along with four (4) newly opened Agri-Hubs in Calabanga, Camarines Sur; Barotac Viejo, Iloilo; Sual, Pangasinan; and Echague, Isabela. LANDBANK now has a total network of 411 branches and 65 branch-lite units, composed of branch-lites, Agri-Hubs, LEAFs, tellering booths, and FX booths across all 81 provinces. This is complemented with 55 lending centers in strategic areas nationwide. For more updates, please Follow, Like and Share the official LANDBANK Facebook, Instagram and YouTube accounts (@landbankofficial), Twitter (@LBP_Official), or visit the LANDBANK website (www.landbank.com).LEARN MORE
LANDBANK caps off 2020 with new ‘agri-hubs’ for farmers, fishers
In line with its continuing thrust toward greater financial inclusion, the Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) wrapped-up 2020 by further expanding touchpoints in key strategic areas nationwide to bring financial services closer to more farmers and fishers. The state-run bank established four Agri-Hubs in December which provide banking, lending and agrarian services in the country’s top rice-producing provinces and unbanked and underserved rice farming areas. “Amidst the ongoing pandemic, LANDBANK remains steadfast in delivering safe and reliable financial services to unbanked and underserved communities in the country. We will continue to intensify support and respond to the developing needs of the agriculture sector, most especially the small farmers and fishers,” said LANDBANK President and CEO Cecilia C. Borromeo. LANDBANK inaugurated its first-ever Agri-Hub in the Municipality of Calabanga, Camarines Sur to service farmers and fishers from the area, alongside neighboring municipalities of Siruma, Bombon, Magarao, and Tinambac. The opening of the Calabanga Agri-Hub was led by Calabanga Mayor Eduardo A. Severo and Southeast Luzon Branches Group Head, Senior Vice President Althon C. Ferolino. They were joined by LANDBANK Legazpi Branch Head, Assistant Vice President Cesar A. Ramirez, Naga Rotunda Branch Head Melanie D. Avila, and Calabanga Agri-Hub Head Emma Ruth Estadilla. Meanwhile, the Barotac Viejo Agri-Hub in Iloilo will serve the 26 barangays of the Municipality of Barotac Viejo, as well as the nearby towns of Banate and San Rafael. Barotac Viejo Mayor Nielo C. Tupas and LANDBANK West Visayas Branches Group Head, First Vice President Delma O. Bandiola led the inauguration rites of the Barotac Viejo Agri-Hub, together with former Barotac Viejo Mayor Myrna C. Tupas, LANDBANK Corporate Affairs Group Head, Vice President Vivian M. Cañonero, Iloilo Branch Head, Assistant Vice President Rudina D. Pastrana, and Barotac Viejo Agri-Hub Head Merebeth B. Collado. LANDBANK also opened the Sual Agri-Hub in Pangasinan—the first Agri-Hub in North Luzon—which will bring the Bank’s services closer to farmers and fishers in the Municipality of Sual and Labrador. The inauguration of Sual Agri-Hub was led by Sual Mayor Liseldo D.Q. Calugay and North Luzon Branches Group Head, First Vice President Ma. Belma T. Turla, Alaminos Branch Head Roehl S. Bautista, and Sual Agri-Hub Head Rolando B. Jaquias. Meanwhile, the Echague Agri-Hub in Isabela will cater primarily to the 2,533 farmers within the 64 barangays in the municipality. Echague Vice Mayor Amado Gaffud, Special Assistant to the Mayor Josephine Rivera, and LANDBANK Ilagan Branch Head, Assistant Vice President Lorenzo M. Saquing led the opening of the Echague Agri-Hub. With them were Isabela State University Admin and Finance Services Vice President, Atty. Romano P. Cammayo, and LANDBANK officials namely Santiago Branch Head, Assistant Vice President Catherine M. Guerrero, San Isidro Branch Head Leilani S. Antolin, and the staff of the Echague Agri-Hub led by Ms. Josephine A. Lorenzo. In addition, LANDBANK inaugurated its newest branch in the Municipality of Balingasag, Misamis Oriental on December 28, 2020—LANDBANK’s 8th branch in the Province complemented by 59 ATMs. The LANDBANK Balingasag Branch will serve the banking and financing needs of more than 3,000 farmers and fishers covering the municipalities of Balingasag, Jasaan, Lagonglong and Salay. Balingasag Mayor Alexis S. Quina and LANDBANK West Mindanao Branches Group Head, Vice President Lina K. Pacio led the Balingasag Branch inauguration rites. They were joined by Balingasag Vice Mayor Felix H. Borromeo and LANDBANK officials namely Capistrano Branch Head, Assistant Vice President Josephine B. Mercadal and Balingasag Branch Head Mark Chester T. Yongco. LANDBANK now has a total of 411 branches and 65 branch-lites across all 81 provinces nationwide. For more updates, please Follow, Like and Share the official LANDBANK Facebook, Instagram and YouTube accounts (@landbankofficial), Twitter (@LBP_Official), or visit the LANDBANK website (www.landbank.com).LEARN MORE