Rang-ay Bank Tagudin, Ilocos Sur Branch in coordination with the Local Government Unit of Tagudin and Municipal Health Unit celebrated its 10th Anniversary by donating medical equipment to ten (10) rural barangays of the municipality last Novermber 15, 2018. The recipients of the medical packages are Barangays: Pudoc West, Cabulanglangan, Las-ud, Libtong, Malacañang, Dardarat, Quirino, Rizal, Salvacion and Pacac.

          Rang-ay Bank Vice President Ives Jesus Nisce II together with Bank Director Jose Osias, Area Manager Rowena Rosales, Candon Manager Rosemarie Rigos, Tagudin Manager Janice Peralta and Marketing Team led the turnover of the medical equipment to the leaders of each barangays. The medical equipment package comprised of a nebulizer, blood pressure monitor and weighing scale. Municipality of Tagudin headed by Hon. Mayor Roque Verzosa, Municipal Health Officer Dr. Aly John S. Lopez and the Barangay Officials expressed their gratitude to Rang-ay Bank for the early Christmas gifts.

          Tagudin, Ilocos Sur is a 2nd class municipality in the southern most part of Ilocos Sur bordering La Union and well known for their Tikanlu Festival. Rang-ay Bank Tagudin Branch is located along the National Highway corner San Jose Street Tagudin. The bank offers business and agricultural loans to the entrepreneurs and farmers of the fast growing municipality. The branch also offers a wide range of deposit and other bank products such as Bills Payment and Remittance services.


          The first & original Chowking store in La Union was formally reopened after a complete renovation last November 11, 2018. It is centrally located along Gov. Luna St. San Fernando City, La Union beside Rang-ay Bank Head Office.

          The inauguration and blessing started with a mass inside the store premises officiated by Father Alex Pardo followed by cutting of the ceremonial ribbon led by La Union Congressman Pablo Ortega, San Fernando City Vice Mayor Alf Ortega, Dr. Rose Nisce, Managing Director Ross Nisce, Chowking RBU Head Annabelle Narciso and Rang-ay Bank President Ives Nisce.


          Rang-ay Tubao, La Union Branch celebrated its 36th Anniversary last November 23, 2018 by handing out long-sleeved Kamisa de Chino and tumblers to members of Tubao Amianan Agoo La Union Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association (TAATODA) for their use as protection from the heat of the sun.

          Area Manager Winnie Mingaracal together with Tubao Branch Manager Shierrefie Bragado and Head Office Marketing Team introduced Rang-ay Bank and discussed various bank’s products and services such as Tricycle Loan Program for the purchase and upgrade for their existing tricycle, Kiddie Saver’s for their little ones and Micro-Insurance for themselves and their families.

          To mark its 11th anniversary, Rang-ay Bangued (Abra) Branch hosted a Christmas Party for the children of Bahay Pag-asa in Brgy. Calaba, Bangued last December 4,2018.

Bangued Branch started its operation on November 27, 2007 and for eleven years now has been continuously providing quality banking products and services to the people of Abra. The project was led by Area Manager Rowena Rosales, Bangued Branch Manager, Rolly Rabanal together with the Branch Staff and Marketing Team. Rang-ay Bankers gave away gifts and food as well as sponsored games and entertainment to the youth ages 12 to 17 housed in Bahay Pag-asa. As appreciation the children shared their talents through songs and dances. Area Manager Rowena Rosales thanked the Head of the Provincial Social Welfare Development, Ms. Decimia Cabang, for allowing Rang-ay Bank to contribute in the rehabilitation process of these children. She also gave an inspirational message to the young offenders. In turn, the children expressed their gratitude with a song entitled “Sana Ngayong Pasko”.

          Rang-ay Baguio (Benguet) Branch marks its 26th anniversary by donating trash bins to Barangay Mines View last November 13, 2018 at their barangay hall in Baguio City. Mines View Park is one of the most known and visited Tourist Attractions in the City of Pines. The project aims to promote the cleanliness and orderliness of the park by giving trash bins for proper segregation of waste to protect our Mother Earth and become a better place for tourists. Rang-ay Bank team headed by Area Manager Winnie Mingaracal, Sr. Baguio Branch Manager Mila Guanzo and HO marketing team turned over the trash bins to Brgy. Kagawad Reydiolo Rastado & Kagawad Lester Bolwa who express their appreciation in behalf of their barangay.



          The Balikat ng Bayan Awards, established in 1995, is the annual recognition program of the Social Security System (SSS) for partners who have helped achieve its mandate. It is the SSS’s way of acknowledging the value of its partnerships with other sectors for their unwavering support to the programs of the government body.

          The 2018 Balikat ng Bayan Best Collecting Partner Rural Bank is awarded to Rang-ay Bank, for being the nation's top rural bank with the highest collections while processing a large volume of SSS transactions throughout it’s wide area network.

          The National Award was presented by SSS President and CEO Emmanuel Dooc, Sen. Richard Gordon and Incoming SSS Chair Aurora Cruz Ignacio to Rang-ay Bank Vice-President Ives Jesus Nisce II during the SSS 61st Anniversary Celebration and National Awarding held at SSS Building, East Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City last September 21, 2018.

          Rang-ay Bank offers Pensioner Deposit accounts for SSS pensioners with their pensions directly deposited to their respective accounts. The bank also accepts SSS contributions and loan payments in all of its 29 branches. The bank can also retrieve and generate payment reference number (PRN) for SSS Members as part of SSS new Electronic Payment Collection. As an additional service, pensioner depositors can get instant emergency loans from the bank.

From left to right: SSS Commissioner Gonzalo Duque, Senator Richard Gordon, Rang-ay Bank Vice President for Operations Ives Jesus Nisce II, SSS President and CEO Emmanuel Dooc, and SSS Chair Aurora Cruz Ignacio.

From left to right: SSS Commissioner Gonzalo Duque, Senator Richard Gordon, Rang-ay Bank Vice President for Operations Ives Jesus Nisce II, SSS President and CEO Emmanuel Dooc, and SSS Chair Aurora Cruz Ignacio.


            Rang-ay Bank celebrated the birthday of President & CEO Ives Q. Nisce at Rose Bowl Restaurant, Pagdalagan Sur, Bauang La Union with the theme “Let's Fiesta!” last October 13, 2018. More than 200 Rang-ay Bankers from Rang-ay’s 29-branch network attended wearing their best festival costume.

            Rang-ay Bank top man Ives Q. Nisce has led the bank for over Four Decades and parlayed the single unit bank he took over from his father the late Atty. Rodolfo Nisce to 29 banking units with branches in 6 provinces of Region I and the Cordilleras. Inspired by the mission of the bank’s founders, that fueled Rang-ay Bank’s continued growth, it has become and continues to be the biggest bank in its class in the whole of the Ilocos and the Cordillera.


            The event started with a liturgical mass led by Rev.Fr. Roberto Collado followed by Dra. Ivy Rose Nisce-Martinez for the welcome remarks and an Audio Visual Presentation delivering birthday messages to the celebrant. One highlight of the celebration was the presentation of Service Achievement Awards to Ernesto Casison, Leticia Asenci and Marcelo Ofiaza for their more than 30 years of dedicated and loyal service to the bank. The bank likewise recognized the excellent performances of outstanding officers and staff for the first semester of 2018. The awardees were cited for their excellent performance during the first two quarters of 2018.

            Another highlight of the event was the festival dance presentations coming from three groups; the North Branches Officers, South Branches staff and the Head Office new hirees. Fun & games followed plus a raffle to cap the celebration.



          Rang-ay Bank conducted its 2019 Strategic Planning in a 2 day workshop amidst the pine trees of Baguio City last October 20 & 21, 2018. The workshop was attended by members of the bank’s Board of Directors, Senior Management, Consultants and other Top Rated Officers. The objective of the workshop is to prepare for the coming year and strategize by working as a team to achieve its targets for 2019.

          The planning workshop is an annual exercise of management and its corps of officers in a concerted effort to realize the bank’s vision of “Empowering North Luzon with globally competitive banking services” and achieve its mission “To hasten progress in the communities of the Ilocos and Cordillera region through accessible and affordable banking services”.