Rang-ay Bank supported the Philippine Thyroid Association Lay Lecture and Goiter Screening last August 10, 2017 at the Multi-purpose Gym of San Juan, La Union.

Specialists from Manila led by Philippine Thyroid Association President Dr. Sjoberg Kho and members Dr. Nestor Eric Laplano, assisted by Dr. Ivy Rose Nisce-Martinez a member of the Board of Directors of Rang-ay Bank, is a graduate of the UST Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism and coordinated by Dr. Eumelia Sanglay, rendered their services to the townspeople of San Juan. The Philippine ThyroiD Association Inc. is a globally (international and local) recognized, respected and responsive association of competent and dynamic professionals dedicated study and practice of Thyroidology and its dissemination for the welfare of the public.



         Four branches of the premiere countryside bank in North Luzon commemorate their anniversaries by organizing four seperate community projects in their respective communities all over the region. Burgos (Ilocos Sur) Branch celebrated its 13th Anniversary last July 26, 2017 with a thanksgiving project by giving Rang-ay T-shirts to the town’s Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association (BTODA). BTODA President Max Tamayo and officers of the association expressed their thanks to the bank. Rang-ay Bank is the only bank in the 4th class municipality of Burgos.


            Rang-ay Bank Laoag (Ilocos Norte) Branch celebrated its 19th Anniversary last August 28, 2017. The branch staff, led by Laoag Senior Branch Manager Jeanette Racoma conducted a tree planting project at Capasan, Dingras, Ilocos Norte with the theme “Let’s Keep it Green” in coordination with DENR Ilocos Norte headed by Mr. Aurelio Macugay, Forester II, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is the primary agency responsible for the conservation, management, development, and proper use of the country’s environment and natural resources.


            Naguilian (La Union) Branch marked its 11th year of service on September 25, 2017. The event was celebrated with a donation bags of cement to St. Augustine of Hippo Parish. The banks aims to help in the renovation of the said parish. Area Manager Thelma Evelyn Tabafunda, Consultant Leticia Asenci, Marketing Specialist Florence Joy Licudine, Lemuel Castigo and Branch Manager Karen Valdez turned over the bags of cement to Father George Ablan after a brief program.


            Rang-ay Bank Rosales (Pangasinan) Branch celebrated its 8th Anniversary last    October 6, 2017 by donating trash cans to the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Alcala,   Pangasinan. A thanksgiving mass was also offered at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Carmen East, Rosales, Pangasinan. Area Manager Winnie Mingaracal, Senior Branch    Manager Alsandy Galvan, Marketing Specialist Florence Joy Licudine and Marketing Assistant Jeric Genove were on hand for turnover to Vice Mayor Rodolfo C. Rosquita,  Officers and staff expressed their heartfelt thanks to Rang-ay Bank for choosing them as the bank’s beneficiary for our community project.



Rang-ay’s Narvacam and Burgos Branch were again recognized for their hardwork, dedication and high level of skill in becoming 2016’s best Rang-ay Bank Branches. Also joining the trip was the bank’s Remedial Management Unit headed by Niña Francisca T., Palabay which was judged as the best Head Office Unit of 2016. Management rewarded the top performer a three-day package trip to Hong Kong last August 26-28, 2017.

It was the first time to see Hong Kong for some of the bankers before. As such, they did not waste any time in exploring the beauty of the City especially on Day 1 where they witnessed the magically dazzling main street of Disneyland. Amidst the hot temperature, they got up close to look at the colorful Flight of Fantasy Parade. After they experienced the exciting rides ad 3D movies at Tommorowland, Fantasyland and Adventureland while patiently waiting for the Disney in the Stars Fireworks show which made it even more thrilling to watch.

Despite the rainy weather experienced on the last days of the tour, It did not stop them from wandering around the Central Plaza where they had chance to see and meet flock of OFWs gathering and enjoying each other’s company. The team also zipped around the city taking the ferryboat, MTR, Climbing abroad its iconic trams and shopping in Mong Kok where street and night markets are set between skyscapers. The tour was a great escape from another year of countryside banking.


                The Rural Bankers Association of the Philipines (RBAP) hosted an AMLA Seminar for La Union Chamber of Rural  Bankers (LUCRUB) Member Banks last October 21, 2017 at Chowking Function Hall.

                The Seminar was participated by eleven member banks which were Rang-ay Bank, Bannawag Rural Bank, Rural Bank of San Gabriel, Coop Bank of La Union, Ilocos Sur Cooperative Bank, La Union Development Bank, Rural Bank of Agoo,  Bacnotan, Bauang, Rosario & Sudipen for a total of thirthy eight participants.

The Resource Speaker was Mr. Heinz Espinosa, Bank Officer V of the Anti-Money Laundering Specialist Group. He discussed the amended circular of Anti-Money Laundering Rules and Rehulations which is BSP Circular No. 950 which took effect on March 15, 2017.