RANG-AY BANKERS SUMMER GETAWAY

            Officers and Staff of Rang-ay Bank took a break in different parts of the country. More than 170 Rang-ay bankers enjoyed the three separate getaways during the summer of 2018.

            Bankers from North Branches put down their pens and calculators as they frolicked at the world famous Hundred Islands of Pangasinan last February 17, 2018. The participants enjoyed island hopping while marveling at the natural beauty of the islands and the deep blue color of the West Philippine Sea. Fun activities included banana boat rides, while others enjoyed snorkeling, which allowed them to view the marine life underwater. The day ended with everyone tired but as you see their faces, smiles were evident all around. North Branches consists of 13 branches in Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur and Abra.

North Branches enjoy Hundred Islands getaway


             Meanwhile, Rang-ay Bank’s Head Office and Central branches had their annual bank outing last April 8, 2018 at one of the biggest water theme parks in Asia – the Aqua Planet! A 10-hectare property located at the sprawling Clark Freeport Zone with over 38 water slides and attractions that offers exhilarating water rides suitable for guests of all ages is the newest and most modern water theme park in the country today. 66 employees in two buses joined the fun and enjoyed the various rides from high points down to spacious refreshing pools.

Central Branches at Aqua Planet Water Park


             South Branches had their own summer getaway and explored the beauty of the North last April 8, 2018. First stop was at the Sand Dunes of Ilocos Norte where they experienced riding those rugged 4X4s. They were mesmerized by the Kapurpurawan beach and rock formation; the giant wind mills scattered along the shores of Bangui and the Patapat bridge in Pagudpud. The group also visited Hannah’s Beach Resort (known as the Boracay of the North), Fort Ilocandia , Paoay Lake and the St. Augustine Church, better known as the Paoay Church that is famous for its distinct architecture. The final leg of the trip was at the famous Calle Crisologo and the dancing fountain of Vigan, Ilocos Sur. South Branches are composed of bank offices in La Union, Pangasinan and Benguet.

South Branches Ilocos Adventure

2018 STOCKHOLDERS' MEETING

Rang-ay Bank held its Annual Stockholders' Meeting at the bank's Head Office in San Fernando City, La Union on April  29, 2018.

            President & CEO Ives Nisce acknowledged the bank's officers and staff for their hardwork and dedication to maintain its status as the biggest bank in its class in the Ilocos and Cordillera Regions with twenty nine (29) banking offices. Rang-ay Bank’s total resources increased by double digits year-on-year. The bank's loan portfolio jumped by 26%, showing the bank's continued strong lending to the countryside.

In his annual report, Chairman Nisce also presented the bank's highlights for the year 2017. One is the BSP's renewal of the bank's authority as accredited Rural Financial Institution (RFI) for Agri-Agra Compliance. Other accomplishments are the opening of two new banking offices in Bangui Branch (I.N.) and Sinait Branch (I.S.), robust expansion in lending and engaging local communities through Corporate Social Responsibility projects.

            The bank offers regular and special deposit accounts, time deposits, demand deposits and Kiddie savers deposit accounts to its clientele. The hard work and dedication of Rang-ay bankers under the leadership of its officers, contributed to the bank’s continued growth. The bank’s growing loan portfolio is a concrete manifestation of the bank’s fulfillment of its mission to make credit readily accessible to the countryside. Loans extended to borrowers show lending to agriculture and SME still a large part of Bank's loan porforlio.

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The success marked by Rang-ay Bank is due to the sustained support and consistent efforts of its  stockholders, directors, officers and staff in pursuing the vision of the bank's pioneering founders. In the coming years, the bank aspires to accelerate financial inclusion by providing accesible and affordable banking services to the unbanked and underbanked sectors of our  society, thus helping achieve a more equitable development in the countryside.

RANG-AY BANK BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND STOCKHOLDERS

RANG-AY BANK BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND STOCKHOLDERS

14TH DINENGDENG FESTIVAL

            Rang-ay Bank Agoo (La Union) Branch officers and staff together with staff from Head Office Marketing Unit joined the Annual Grand Parade last May 1, 2018 in celebration of the 14th Annual Dinengdeng Festival. Dinengdeng which is called (Abraw) is a regional ilocano dish composed of different vegetables such as string beans, okra, ampalaya, eggplant and grilled fish.

            The parade  was participated by local government employees, public and private schools and institutions from the town. Rang-ay Bank employees distributed flyers, newsletters and giveaways to the town's people who watched and participated in the event. Rang-ay Bank has been serving the municipality of Agoo for the past 18 years with its own building located along the National Highway, Consolacion, Agoo La Union beside Basilica Minore of Our Lady of Charity Church.

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HANDOG TSINELAS PROGRAM

            To celebrate the 9th year anniversary of Rang-ay Bank Narvacan Branch, the officers and staff launched a “Handog Tsinelas Program” in which fifty-four (54) children of Brgy. Cosocos, Nagbukel, Ilocos Sur received pairs of slippers on April 27, 2018.

            The project reached out to children living in the outskirts of the Poblacion and provided decent pairs of footwear. Several activities and parlor games were prepared by Area Manager Rowena Rosales, Narvacan Branch Manager Dennis Dosono and Marketing Officer Florence Licudine. The bank hopes to reach out to more children as the opening date of classes approache

COMMUNITY PROJECTS MARK BRANCH ANNIVERSARIES

Two branches of Rang-ay Bank celebrated their anniversaries by organizing corporate social responsibility projects for their respective communities for March and April 2018.

            Rang-ay Bank Balaoan (La Union) Branch celebrated its 12th Anniversary by donating a water system to Santol Central School last March 26, 2018. Santol Central School is a public elementary school located at the municipality of Santol, La Union.This project aims to provide the teachers and students with proper water facilities which promote cleanliness and orderliness of the school. With the help of the water system, teachers and students will have a healthier life. Principal Arsenio Obejas expressed his appreciation in behalf of the Santol  Central school.

Turn-over ceremony led by Area Manager Winnie Mingaracal and Balaoan Branch Manager Leah Mantilla with Marketing Officer Florence Joy Licudine.

Turn-over ceremony led by Area Manager Winnie Mingaracal and Balaoan Branch Manager Leah Mantilla with Marketing Officer Florence Joy Licudine.

Gift Giving led by South Branches Area Manager Winnie Mingaracal, Balaoan Senior Manager Leah Mantilla, Bangar Branch Staff together with Marketing Staff

Gift Giving led by South Branches Area Manager Winnie Mingaracal, Balaoan Senior Manager Leah Mantilla, Bangar Branch Staff together with Marketing Staff

            Rang-ay Bank Balaoan (La Union) Branch celebrated its 12th Anniversary by donating a water system to Santol Central School last March 26, 2018. Santol Central School is a public elementary school located at the municipality of Santol, La Union.This project aims to provide the teachers and students with proper water facilities which promote cleanliness and orderliness of the school. With the help of the water system, teachers and students will have a healthier life. Principal Arsenio Obejas expressed his appreciation in behalf of the Santol  Central school.

 

RANG-AY BANK PARTICIPATES IN THE FESTIVALS

            Longer days and the promise of warmer weather can only mean one thing: it's festival season in the Philippines. We have festivals for all sorts of things - thanksgiving, crop season, religion, and of course, music. Rang-ay Bank welcomed the summer by supporting and joining local celebrations in the various communities over the Ilocos and Cordilleras.

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            Every Summer, an Agri Trade Fair is held in Rosario, La Union to celebrate the yearly harvests.The celebration is called the  “Linubian Festival” which is named after a local cassava and banana cake. The 11th Linubian Festival last April 17-25, 2018 included a Street Dancing competition which was one of the highlights of the event. It also include the competition for each Barangay where a Kubo, or a small nipa hut is built by the officials on the skating rink before the main event. 

The start of the festival coincided with the formal opening of the Rang-ay Bank Rosario (La Union). The branch sponsored Brgy. Poblacion East’s float and booth. Poblacion East, Rosario La Union is the home address of Rang-ay’s 29th and newest banking office.

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         Bangui, Ilocos Norte celebrated its Annual Amian Festival on April 26, 2018. It is a    thanksgiving celebration for the town's patron saint, St. Lawrence. Bangui is well known because of the Bangui Wind Farm, the first power generating windmill farm in Southeast Asia, which is the town's most popular tourist attraction.

            Rang-ay Bank Bangui and Laoag Branches joined in the celebrations by participating in one of the highlights of the event. Rang-ay Bank opened its 27th branch last December 8,2017 which is it’s 3rd branch in Ilocos Norte.The grand civic parade was participated by local government employees, schools, senior citizens and non-government organizations all over the town.   

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         The strawberry capital of the country aims for community-centered activities for the 37th Strawberry Festival in La Trinidad, Benguet. The two-week celebration was launched on February 26 with the theme "La Trinidad's Strawberries Forever." Close to 20,000 tourists joined this year’s celebration.

            Rang-ay Bankers led by Branch Manager Marlon Flores together with La Trinidad Branch staff and Marketing Staff energetically participated  in the Strawberry festival parade last March 16, 2018. Rang-ay Bank La Trinidad (Benguet) Branch provides full banking services ranging from big businesses and contractors to agri-businesses including strawberry farmers and distributors.

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         The Bangus Festival of Dagupan, Pangasinan is one of the most awaited festivals in the country because of the way it is celebrated. Dagupan City celebrates its Annual Bangus Festival on April 3-May 5, 2018. The main highlight of the festival is the street party where people would grill a total of ten thousand Bangus using one thousand grills along the Fernandez Avenue on the 30th day of April 2018.

                Rang-ay Bank Dagupan (Pangasinan) branch has been in the city serving the people of Dagupan for 23 years. The bank staff grilled the bangus as part of the celebration of the Pangasinan sea food delicacy and our national fish.

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        The Sillag Festival is named after the Ilocano word “sellag” meaning “moonbeam”, alongside other positive subtexts including happiness or enjoyment as one is elated and relaxed from a moonbeam after a hard day’s work. La Union celebrated its 7th Sillag Festival of Lights last April 6-8, 2018 at the Poro Point Freeport Zone, City of San Fernando La Union.

            The event kicked off with exciting activities including Zumba by the Bay followed by Sunset Run for Hope, street dancing and lantern parade competition, airshow and skydiving. Rang-ay Bank continues to support this event by actively participating every year in the Sillag Run for Hope.