BRANCHES CELEBRATE ANNIVERSARIES

          Rang-ay Bank continues to celebrate its 63 years of Countryside Banking by engaging local communities with relevant social projects. Three of the twenty-nine branches of the biggest rural bank in Ilocos Region and Cordilleras commemorated their anniversaries by organizing community projects and conducting financial literacy trainings in their local communities.

          Bangar, La Union Branch marked its 7th Anniversary by donating high visibility vests to tricycle drivers of Bangar Tricycle Operators and Drivers' Association (TODA) at Hall of Liga ng mga Barangay, Bangar last March 8, 2019. The objective of the project is to ensure the safety of the tricycle drivers. The Financial Literacy briefing which followed impressed on the TODA members an awareness on the importance of financial management and savings. Rang-ay Bank team was led by Area Manager Winnie Mingaracal together with Bangar Branch Manager Eden Balongcas and the bank’s Marketing Team. TODA President Edward Fiocca, expressed his appreciation to Rang-ay Bank in behalf of the tricycle drivers.

 

         Candon, Ilocos Sur Branch commemorated its 22nd Year serving the city by donating water dispensers to Candon City Hospital last March 27, 2019. Receiving the donation was Director Archimedes Mercado,MD in behalf of CCH. The bank team was led by Area Manager Rowena Rosales together with Candon Branch Manager Rosemarie Rigos and the HO Marketing Team. Marketing Officer Florence Joy Licudine also conducted a Financial Literacy briefing for the nurses & staff of the hospital to give awareness on the importance of saving for the future.  

         In observance of Balaoan, La Union Branch 13th Anniversary, the branch donated medals as gift to the graduates and awardees of Masupe, Balaoan Elementary School last April 2, 2019. The team led by Area Manager Winnie Mingaracal together with Balaoan Senior Branch Manager Leah Mantilla and Marketing Team introduced Rang-ay Bank and discussed the offered products and services of the bank. The team also conducted a Financial Literacy briefing for the parents, teachers and non-teaching Staff of the said school led by School Principal Connie Orfiano.

PARTICIPATING IN LOCAL FESTIVALS

 
BANGUED, ABRA DAPIL FESTIVAL

BANGUED, ABRA DAPIL FESTIVAL

LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

SAN FERNANDO, LA UNION SILLAG FESTIVAL

SAN FERNANDO, LA UNION SILLAG FESTIVAL

       Local fiestas and festivals are integral parts of Filipino culture. Each city and municipality has it’s own local festival which usually focus on religious traditions such as feast of their patron saint while the other festivals are integrated with significant historical events of the area or their local products. Rang-ay Bank welcomed the fiesta season in the Philippines by supporting and participating in local festivals and joining scheduled activities.

       Officers & staff of Bangued Branch led by Senior Branch Manager Rolly Rabanal joined the annual Dapil Festival of the capital town of Bangued, Abra last February 23, 2019. The Dapil Festival signifies the process of “panagdapil” which turns sugarcane into different end-products such as vinegar, basi, ‘balikutsa’ and muscovado (an ingredient in making Bangued’s famous ‘cascaron’). Rang-ay Bank Bangued participated in the fun run with all seven staff finishing the race.

       Last March 18, 2019, Rang-ay Bank participated in the annual celebration of the strawberry festival of the "Strawberry Fields of the Philippines" in La Trinidad, Benguet. The branch led by Branch Manager Marlon Flores, together with the Head Office Marketing Team participated in the parade together with the people of La Trinidad and other sectors of the community. The Strawberry Festival is a long-standing event that fuses delicious snacks with long-standing traditions for an amazing holiday experience where locals and foreigners get to savor the culture in Benguet while having fun.

       Officers and staff from the Head Office and San Fernando Main Branch led by Senior IT Manager Francis Delos Santos participated in the 8th Sillag Festival last April 5, 2019 held at Poro Point Freeport Zone, San Fernando City, La Union. The event kicked off with exciting activities such as Zumba (Dance by the Bay), Sunset Run for Hope 2k19 and the opening of the Sillag Village. Rang-ay Bankers participated in the Sillag Fun Run with 10 bankers who finished the race. Sillag is the brain child of Rang-ay Bank Chairman and former PPMC Chairman Ives Nisce which started in 2011.

RANG-AY PARTNERS WITH DBP

       Rang-ay Bank and the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) strengthened their partnership with the signing of Credit Line Agreement at Rang-ay’s Head Office in San Fernando City, La Union.

       Rang-ay Bank represented by Chairman Ives Nisce, President and CEO Ives Jesus Nisce II and Treasury Senior Manager Eleanor Gozum signed the Agreement with DBP. The government bank was represented by Lending Center Senior Manager Edgardo Manalo and Account Officer Hazel Rabaya. The agreement allows Rang-ay Bank to access funds for relending to farmers and fisherfolk, contract and salaried workers, land owners, rural entrepreneurs, real estate developers and OFWs in the region.   

 
L to R: Senior Mgr. for Treasury Eleanor Gozum, President Ives Jesus Nisce II, Chairman Ives Nisce, Benguet Lending Center Senior Mgr.Edgardo Manalo and AO Hazel Rabaya

L to R: Senior Mgr. for Treasury Eleanor Gozum, President Ives Jesus Nisce II, Chairman Ives Nisce, Benguet Lending Center Senior Mgr.Edgardo Manalo and AO Hazel Rabaya

ENGAGING LOCAL COMMUNITIES

       Rang ay Bank hosted the monthly meeting of Luna (La Union) Central School last February 15, 2019. The said meeting was presided by Area Manager Winnie Mingaracal, Balaoan Branch Senior Manager Leah Mantilla and Marketing Team. The team discussed the Salary Loan Program for DepED teaching and non-teaching staff. In addition, other services of the bank such as deposit products as well as the FREE Depositors Personal Accident Insurance were discussed.

       In Bangued (Abra), Rang-ay Bank conducted a product presentation to the members of Jesus is Lord-Bangued, a religious organization headed by Mr. Robert Lemi last April 1, 2019. The team led by Area Manager, Rowena Rosales together with Bangued Senior Branch Manager Rolly Rabanal and Marketing Team introduced Rang-ay Bank and discussed the different products and services offered by the bank.

       The bank conducts Financial Literacy Training and presentations to local organizations all over the region. Get in touch with us thru e-mail at www.marketing@rangaybank.com or call us at (242) 5661 to 63 or 0917-320-5049 or message us at facebook.com/rangaybank. To know more about the bank and it’s services, visit our website at www.rangaybank.com.

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BANKERS' SUMMER OUTING AND TEAM BUILDING

       In the Philippines, summer adventure means surfing, snorkeling and swimming. These are activities that Filipinos look forward to every summer. Summer can be the time of the year when people get away from the grind of daily life and just unwind. To welcome the summer season, Rang-ay bankers from Head Office, North, South and Central Branches organized three (3) seperate team building events with exciting games and activities last February 24, 2019 .

       Officers and staff from Head Office and Central Branches had the chance to relax, unwind and have fun at the biggest floating playground in Asia with inflatable slides, towers, bridges, human launchers, swings and the world’s first unicorn island- the Inflatable Island, located at Subic Bay Waters, Olongapo City, Zambales.

A total of fifty six bankers were divided into four teams: Red, Pink, Yellow and Green who competed with each other through team building activities such as Amazing Race, “tubig-dagat” relay and Tug of War. The outing develops good bonding among the team members along with some fun activities resulting to great camaraderie that translate to better performance at work.

Central Branches and Head Office bankers go to Inflatable Island PH Olongapo City, Zambales

Central Branches and Head Office bankers go to Inflatable Island PH Olongapo City, Zambales

Rang-ay Officers and Staff from Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur & Bangued visit the far north of the country

Rang-ay Officers and Staff from Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur & Bangued visit the far north of the country

       Bankers from North Branches enjoyed the warm sun and cold water as they visited local sceneries of the far north. Employees travelled to Sta. Ana, Praxedes, Cagayan for a day of splashing in the cold fresh water of Portabaga Falls. Along the way, they had short stops at Aplaya Beach Resort in Pasaleng where they shared breakfast potluck, enjoyed the morning sea breeze and watched the sunrise. They also visited Hannah’s Resort in Pagudpud where they enjoyed the beautiful amenities of the resort as they explored the area and took photos as their momentos. As the trip ended, bankers passed along Bangui Windmills made special by the lovely setting sun.

       A total of sixty six bankers from South Branches invaded Batangas, particularly the town of Lemery where you can find one the most viral theme parks shared on social media nowadays, the so-called “Disneyland of the Philippines”.The Fantasy World Theme Park is one of the most magical and fantastic experiences tours around the view and scenery of the Fantasy World.

After taking a lot of photos at the theme park, bankers moved to the CML Water Park and Beach Resort where they had their team building with exciting games such as Water Relay, Tug of War and Kalamansi Relay. The employees also enjoyed the breathtaking water slides, swimming pools and other water facilities in the resort.

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CELEBRATING 63 YEARS OF COUNTRYSIDE SERVICE

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Turnover of wheelchair, walkers and canes led by Laoag Officers Jeanette Racoma and Joenalyn Udtohan

Turnover of wheelchair, walkers and canes led by Laoag Officers Jeanette Racoma and Joenalyn Udtohan

Farmers of Benguet Agri-Pinoy Trading Center (BAPTC) wearing their new aprons, pose with Rang-ay Bank officers.

Farmers of Benguet Agri-Pinoy Trading Center (BAPTC) wearing their new aprons, pose with Rang-ay Bank officers.

Pupils of Sacred Heart Learning Center smile while holding their Kiddie Savers Passbook.

Pupils of Sacred Heart Learning Center smile while holding their Kiddie Savers Passbook.

Farmers of Brgy. Bato, San Fernando City pose with Rang-ay Main Branch Officers.

Farmers of Brgy. Bato, San Fernando City pose with Rang-ay Main Branch Officers.


          Rang-ay Bank celebrated 63 years of Countryside Banking by conducting community projects in cities and municipalities where the bank operates. To commemorate its 63rd anniversary last January 16, 2019, the bank aims to give back to the people through local community projects in its hometown in San Fernando City, La Union; Agoo, La Union; La Trinidad, Benguet and Bangui, Ilocos Norte.

          The bank started from a single-unit bank with only four (4) employees and has grown from a one (1) unit bank to 29 branches all over the six northern provinces of Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Abra, Benguet and Pangasinan. Continuing to hasten progress in the countryside through accessible and affordable banking services, the bank has become the biggest in Region I and Cordilleras.

          Rang-ay Bank Main Branch marked its 63rd Anniversary by donating irrigation hoses to the farmers of Brgy. Bato, San Fernando City, La Union last February 7, 2019. Bank staff conducted a financial literacy program to educate the farmers on how to manage their income properly and the importance of savings. President Josefina Ducusin of Brgy. Bato Farmers Association expressed her appreciation to Rang-ay Bank for reaching their remote mountainous barangay.

          Agoo, La Union Branch celebrated its 19th Anniversary by opening free kiddie savers deposit accounts for thirty (30) pupils of Sacred Heart Learning Center (Sto.Tomas, La Union) during their Parents and Teachers Association (PTA) meeting last January 26, 2019. The bank aims to teach the kids the importance of saving and help inculcate in them the habit of thrift at a young age. Marketing Officer Florence Joy Licudine conducted financial literacy program for the kids and their parents while branch Officer In-Charge Aldyne Dela Cruz discussed various bank products and services.

          Rang-ay Bangui, Ilocos Norte Branch celebrated its 1st Anniversary by donating wheelchair, walkers and canes to twelve (12) Special Education (SPED) Children and Persons with Disability of Bangui, Ilocos Norte last December 28, 2018 at the Municipal Social Welfare Development (MSWD) Hall. The “Give The Gift of Mobility” project, in coordination with the Municipal Social Welfare & Development (MSWD) aims to provide for the special needs of the SPED & PWDs of Bangui. MSWD Officer Rhealou Dela Cruz expressed her gratitude in behalf of the municipality of Bangui.

          La Trinidad, Benguet Branch celebrated its 11th anniversary by donating aprons to the farmers of the Benguet Agri-Pinoy Trading Center (BAPTC) and conducting a Financial Literacy program at the BAPTC Hall, La Trinidad, Benguet last January 30, 2019. Area Manager Winnie Mingaracal, La Trinidad Branch Manager Marlon Flores and Marketing Officer Florence Joy Licudine introduced Rang-ay Bank and oriented the participants on the proper use of credit and the importance of saving part of their income.


More photos taken during anniversary projects.

MAIN BRANCH PROJECT


AGOO BRANCH PROJECT


LA TRINIDAD BRANCH PROJECT

GOITER AWARENESS WEEK

 

          Rang-ay Bank supported the Philippine Society of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism in marking the 2019 Goiter Awareness Week (GAW) last January 28, 2019 at Bethany Hospital, San Fernando City, La Union and at Burgos La Union Municipal Function Hall.

          Goiter Awareness Week is observed every fourth week of January by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 1188 signed on Dec. 11, 2006. Goiter, the abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland, and other signs of iodine deficiency were deemed a matter of national concern that needed public awareness.

          Rang-ay Bank Director Dr. Ivy Rose Nisce-Martinez, an endocrinologist, conducted lectures on thyroid diseases to the nurses and staff of Bethany Hospital and to the Barangay Health Workers of Burgos, La Union. The lectures aim to further public awareness on the prevention and control of goiter and other related Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD).