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LANDBANK generates 52% of ‘Premyo Bonds 2’ sales

State-run Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) facilitated more than 6,700 orders worth P3.42 billion for the one-year peso-denominated Premyo Bonds 2 or “Premyo Bonds Para sa Bayan 2,” which represents 52% of the total P6.56 billion raised by the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) from the bond offering. The bulk or P2.98 billion of LANDBANK’s total Premyo Bonds 2 sales were generated via over-the-counter placements at LANDBANK branches, while a total of P78.5 million in sales were generated through the Bank’s online channels. Of the P78.5 million online sales, P40.7 million was transacted through the pilot launch of the bond purchase feature in the mobile banking application of the Overseas Filipino Bank (OFBank), the digital-only branchless bank subsidiary of LANDBANK. The remaining P37.8 million was generated through LANDBANK’s Link.BizPortal via the BTr’s Online Ordering Facility. “Despite a pandemic-induced recession, we observed wider participation for the Premyo Bonds 2 offering. This became possible through more accessible online ordering platforms, which include the OFBank Mobile Banking Application (MBA) that encouraged more Filipinos abroad to invest their hard-earned money in safe and affordable government securities,” LANDBANK President and CEO Cecilia C. Borromeo said. It was the first time that the OFBank MBA was utilized as an online ordering facility for the Premyo Bonds, following OFBank’s launch as a digital-only, first branchless Philippine government bank on June 29, 2020. The OFBank MBA allowed Filipinos from 63 countries abroad such as the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Qatar and Singapore to invest in the Premyo Bonds 2 through their smartphones, free of charge. Meanwhile, the state-run lender also generated total sales of P362 million under the BTr’s Exchange Offer program whereby bondholders of Premyo Bonds Tranche 1 could exchange their holdings for the latest Premyo Bonds 2 offering. The P6.56 billion total sales generated from Premyo Bonds 2 is more than double the P3-billion target of the BTr. Proceeds from the issuance will help fund the country’s educational programs, public infrastructure, and economic recovery in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and recent natural calamities. LANDBANK is Lead Issue Manager for the Premyo Bonds 2 offering. 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).

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LANDBANK opens first Agri-Hub in Sta. Maria, Ilocos Sur

Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary William Dar (5th from left), Sta. Maria Mayor Brigido Camarillo Jr. (6th from left), and LANDBANK North Luzon Branches Group Head, First Vice President Ma. Belma Turla (4th from left) lead the inauguration and opening of Sta. Maria Agri-Hub on January 16, 2021. Joining them are (left to right) DA Assistant Secretary Noel Reyes, LANDBANK Sta. Maria Agri-Hub Head Rene Domingo, Sta. Maria Vice Mayor Michael Florendo, Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) Board Member Rosalina Bistoyong, LANDBANK Narvacan Branch Head Department Manager Marichu Dagdagan, and DA Region 1 Director Nestor Domenden. STA. MARIA, Ilocos Sur – The Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) officially opened its newest Agri-Hub in the municipality of Sta. Maria, Ilocos—the first in the province—on January 16, 2021. The LANDBANK Sta. Maria Agri-Hub is the 5th to open nationwide, along with four (4) newly opened Agri-Hubs in Calabanga, Camarines Sur; Barotac Viejo, Iloilo; Sual, Pangasinan, and Echague, Isabela. “The establishment of Agri-Hubs is a testament to LANDBANK’s continued commitment in bringing safe, secure, and convenient financial services to unbanked and underserved rice farming areas in the country. During these challenging times, LANDBANK remains steadfast in working together with the National Government to drive support for the agriculture sector, especially to small farmers and fishers,” said LANDBANK President and CEO Cecilia C. Borromeo. Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary William Dar, Sta. Maria Mayor Brigido Camarillo Jr., and LANDBANK North Luzon Branches Group Head, First Vice President Ma. Belma Turla led the inauguration rites. They were joined by Sta. Maria Vice Mayor Michael Florendo, DA Assistant Secretary Noel Reyes, Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) Board Member Rosalina Bistoyong, and DA Region 1 Director Nestor Domenden, together with LANDBANK Narvacan Branch Head Marichu Dagdagan and Sta. Maria Agri-Hub Head Rene Domingo. “A ‘one-stop-shop’ commercial bank is now here in Sta. Maria—providing banking, lending, agrarian services, and processing of agrarian reform bonds and rights. Ang dami pong mga serbisyo na very accessible sa kanayunan. This will make Sta. Maria again elevate itself because as we have commercial banks established, then more economic activities will flourish,” said DA Secretary Dar. 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. It 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. "With the establishment of the Sta. Maria Agri-Hub, I am certainly the happiest person in the world right now. As a pledge of support to this Agri-Hub, I went here yesterday to open my bank account. The municipality of Sta. Maria will continue to support LANDBANK,” said Mayor Camarillo.   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 Agrarian Reform (AR) bonds and handling of agrarian-related concerns from landowners, bondholders, and AR Beneficiaries (ARBs). With the opening of LANDBANK Sta. Maria Agri-Hub, the state-run bank now operates 411 branches and 66 branch-lite units 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).

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PSA, LANDBANK partner in PhilSys to deliver Nat'l IDs, bank accounts

In partnership with the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), state-run Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) continues to support the National Government’s agenda of financial inclusion by providing registrants of the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) with their own transaction accounts. LANDBANK will be co-locating with the PSA in registration centers for the second step of the PhilSys registration, to allow registrants to open new transaction accounts and gain formal access to basic banking and other financial services. After the roll out of the first step of the PhilSys registration, PSA reported that more than 82% of more than 10.5 million registrants did not have transaction accounts. The Bank will be offering a LANDBANK Mastercard Prepaid Card to successful PhilSys step 2 registrants without any transaction account free-of-charge through LANDBANK account opening booths at designated co-location areas. With the LANDBANK Mastercard Prepaid Card, cardholders can cash-in, cash-out, and transfer funds at any LANDBANK Branch or Agent Banking Partner. They can also withdraw cash at ATMs and POS terminals, perform cashless transactions, tap payments, and shop online, as well as receive government subsidy digitally. "Our collaboration with PSA significantly advances our mutual thrust toward greater financial inclusion. Through LANDBANK accounts, we can reach and provide financial services and government support interventions to as many underserved and unbanked Filipinos nationwide," said LANDBANK President and CEO Cecilia C. Borromeo. LANDBANK has tapped cooperatives, associations, small and medium enterprises, and private entities as Agent Banking Partners to facilitate account application and Know-Your-Customer (KYC) activities at PhilSys registration areas. As of December 23, 2020, LANDBANK has also on-boarded 136 Local Government Units (LGUs) to assist in the data gathering for future account opening and provision of LANDBANK Cards for their unbanked constituents participating in the registration. The Bank will also procure the services of more than 1,000 Service Contract Workers (SCWs) to assist in customer on-boarding activities and ensure compliance to social distancing and health protocols. The PhilSys Program aims to provide Filipinos with valid proof of identity to simplify public and private transactions. It also aims to promote the seamless delivery of financial services and government support interventions to beneficiaries across the country.

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LANDBANK unveils the Mastercard Prepaid Card for TES beneficiaries

(Top row, L-R) Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and House Speaker Lord Allan Jay Q. Velasco extend their congratulations during the virtual launch of the LANDBANK Mastercard Prepaid Card for the Tertiary Education Subsidy (TES) Program on January 15, 2021, led by (Bottom row, L-R) LANDBANK President and CEO Cecilia C. Borromeo, CHED and UniFAST Governing Board Chairman J. Prospero de Vera III, and UniFAST Executive Director Atty. Ryan L. Estevez. In partnership with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education (UniFAST), state-run Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) launched the LANDBANK Mastercard Prepaid Card (LMPC) for the Tertiary Education Subsidy (TES) Program on January 15, 2021. The LMPC is a general-purpose reloadable card for TES beneficiaries that functions as an electronic wallet and can be used as a debit or ATM card. Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and House Speaker Lord Allan Jay Q. Velasco extended their congratulations through recorded video messages during the launch. “The virtual holding of this ceremony is an affirmation of this administration’s unyielding commitment to make quality tertiary education more accessible for Filipino students, especially now that we are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic,” President Duterte said. The virtual launch via Facebook Live was led by LANDBANK President and CEO Cecilia C. Borromeo, CHED and UNiFAST Governing Board Chairman J. Prospero de Vera III, and UniFAST Executive Director Atty. Ryan L. Estevez. President Borromeo announced that TES beneficiaries may withdraw their stipend using their LMPC through LANDBANK’s 2,320 ATMs and 411 branches nationwide. “We welcome this opportunity to provide efficient and secure banking services to student-beneficiaries. As your partner bank, we will ensure that the students will receive their monthly stipends in a timely, safe, and convenient manner,” President Borromeo said. Aside from accessibility and convenience, the LMPC also offers cashless payments, electronic funds transfers, and online account management, among others, as part of LANDBANK’s response to the growing demand of safer and digital financial solutions. Moreover, TES beneficiaries will also benefit from the other features of the LMPC such as 3DSecurity for secure online transactions, contactless “tap” payments, and reloading of funds at any LANDBANK branches or Agent Banking Partners across the country. “The LANDBANK Mastercard Prepaid Card that we are launching today will help ease the burden of our TES beneficiaries in receiving their TES amidst the restrictions of COVID-19,” said CHED Chairman De Vera. Also present during the virtual launch were Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations Managing Director Atty. Joseph Noel M. Estrada, Association of Local Colleges and Universities UniFAST Commission Chairperson Dr. Elena E. Presnedi, and Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges President Dr. Tirso A. Ronquillo. The TES Program is a joint venture among CHED, UniFAST, and LANDBANK that aims to prioritize support to more than 400,000 students from the poorest of the poor households. It also forms part of the implementation of Republic Act 10931 or the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act.

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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).

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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).

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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).

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LANDBANK finds new home in Valenzuela

MAYSAN, Valenzuela – Valenzuela City Mayor Rexlon T. Gatchalian (2nd from right) and Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) Branch Banking Sector Head, Executive Vice President Julio D. Climaco, Jr. (4th from right) lead the official relocation of the LANDBANK Valenzuela Branch to the ARCA North Corporate Center Building, #150 F. Dela Cruz St., cor. Maysan Road, Brgy. Maysan, Valenzuela City on December 21, 2020. Joining them from LANDBANK are (from L-R) North NCR Branches Group Head, Senior Vice President Marilou L. Villafranca, North NCR Branches Group Relationship Officer, Vice President Francisco E. Burgos, Jr., and Valenzuela Branch Head, Department Manager Josephine D. Santiago, as well as ARCA Building Lessor Arnold Cabiltes. Featuring a fresher and modern design, the LANDBANK Valenzuela Branch is strategically located within the city’s commercial area to provide accessible financial services to businesses, various government agencies and private clients. 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).

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LANDBANK honored as first DENR Gawad Kamagong awardee

Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) was conferred with the Gawad Kamagong award by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for its valuable contributions to the environment and active participation in volunteer projects. LANDBANK Corporate Affairs Specialist Arnold Aldaba received the award on behalf of the Bank from DENR Undersecretary Benny Antiporda on December 15, 2020. State-run Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) was awarded by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) with the first-ever Gawad Kamagong award for the Bank’s unwavering support to environmental advocacy through long-term volunteer work. Considered as the highest recognition for volunteer partners, the Gawad Kamagong was awarded to LANDBANK for implementing volunteer programs that support the protection and rehabilitation of watersheds and for uplifting the livelihood of its partner community organizations. “LANDBANK has been a longstanding advocate for environmental preservation and sustainable development. We will continue to support inclusive countryside development by joining government partners in promoting environmental awareness, protection, and conservation,” said LANDBANK President and CEO Cecilia C. Borromeo. LANDBANK was among 49 organizations from government and private institutions, local government units, non-government organizations, academic institutions, cooperatives, and community and civic groups who were recognized for making outstanding contributions in support of the DENR’s programs, projects, and activities. Since 2001, LANDBANK has partnered with the DENR for various Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs for the environment, which includes the Manila Bay SUNSET Partnership Program, Inc. (MBSPPI), the Gawad Sibol Program (formerly Adopt-A-Watershed Program), and the “50@50” Program (50,000 trees for LANDBANK’s 50th anniversary year). LANDBANK Corporate Affairs Specialist Arnold Aldaba—who received the award as the Bank’s representative—also became the first recipient of the Gawad Masigasig, a special individual award for demonstrating exceptional work in linking the Bank’s environmental programs with the DENR. DENR Undersecretary Benny D. Antiporda led the awarding ceremonies held at the DENR Central Office on December 15, 2020. The recognition program was in celebration of the National Volunteer Month which promotes volunteerism as a tool for development in both the government and the private sectors. 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).

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