Lagayan Mayor Edmarc L. Crisologo (2nd from left) and LANDBANK Ilocos Sur Lending Center Head Loida Arlene Ringor (3rd from left) lead the signing of a P60-million loan to finance various infrastructure projects for the Municipality. They are joined by Vice Mayor Apolinar Molina, Sr. (4th from left), Municipal Treasurer Jesus B. Dalangin (rightmost), and LANDBANK Account Officer Richard A. Refuerzo (leftmost).
LAGAYAN, Abra – The Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) and the Municipal Government of Lagayan in Abra province recently signed a P60-million loan to finance development projects to boost the local economy.
Facilitated by the LANDBANK Ilocos Sur Lending Center, the 15-year term loan will finance the rehabilitation of a municipal road between barangays Pulot and Poblacion, to significantly improve the movement of goods and the public within the municipality. The road serves as the main route linking all four of Lagayan’s barangays and connects the town to other adjacent municipalities.
The municipal road is seen to benefit Lagayan’s 4,617 residents, including 850 farmers and 625 fishers, and allows them to travel more safely and efficiently, especially when transporting agricultural goods to markets in nearby municipalities.
The road will also support increased tourism activity within the municipality. Local tourist attractions in Lagayan include the caves in Mount Gaco, Lusuac Sprint Resort, and whitewater tubing or bamboo rafting near Ar-Arbis Falls.
The P60-million LANDBANK term loan will also cover the purchase of a payloader to be used mainly in dredging the Palsuguan and Tineg rivers traversing Lagayan. This is part of the LGU’s efforts to prevent floods in rice fields and barangays caused by the natural build-up of debris and rising waters resulting from monsoon rains.
To further control seasonal flooding, the LGU will also use part of the LANDBANK loan to put up a drainage canal system in Barangay Poblacion to improve water drainage for the health and safety of residents.
“LANDBANK remains a ready and able partner of LGUs nationwide for various recovery and development initiatives. We will continue to serve local communities to spur economic activity, growth, and recovery,” said LANDBANK President and CEO Cecilia C. Borromeo.
Lagayan Mayor Edmarc L. Crisologo expressed his appreciation for LANDBANK’s financial support, which will also bankroll the construction of a Legislative Building and the rehabilitation of the municipality’s Evacuation Center to be able to accommodate more evacuees, especially during disasters. The Center will also serve as the operations hub for the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management (MDRRM).
“May we continue and strengthen our partnership towards the success of every Lagayano’s dream. On behalf of my constituents, I am in deep gratitude for the helping hand extended by LANDBANK and the realization of the vision, dreams, and aspirations that Lagayanos have been longing for a long time now,” said Mayor Crisologo.
As of end-October 2021, LANDBANK has extended P62.06 billion in outstanding loans to LGUs nationwide. Of this amount, P22.96 billion financed various agri-aqua projects, including P5.82 billion and P5.23 billion for transportation and health-care initiatives, respectively.
LANDBANK launches 10 mobile ATMs to bring services closer to customers
The Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) kicked off its 59th anniversary month celebration with the official inauguration of 10 mobile automated teller machines (ATMs) today, 05 August 2022, designed to service communities with disrupted or limited access to banking services. LANDBANK President and CEO Cecilia C. Borromeo, together with Manila Mayor Maria Sheilah “Honey” Lacuna-Pangan and Vice Mayor John Marvin “Yul” C. Nieto, led the blessing and inauguration of the LANDBANK Mobile ATMs at the Plaza Rajah Sulayman in Malate, Manila. They were joined by LANDBANK Director Virgilio DV. Robes, LBP Leasing and Finance Corporation (LLFC) President and CEO Michael P. Arañas, LANDBANK Executive Vice Presidents Alex A. Lorayes, Alan V. Bornas and Carel D. Halog, Senior Vice President Randolph L. Montesa, and other LANDBANK senior officials. “The launch of new LANDBANK Mobile ATMs today reflects our continuing commitment to deliver unhampered and essential services to customers. We are also expanding our reach nationwide to promote greater financial inclusion, as part of our broader thrust to spur inclusive and sustainable development,” said LANDBANK President and CEO Borromeo. Six (6) of the new LANDBANK Mobile ATMs will be stationed in LANDBANK branches located in Luzon—including two units in Metro Manila—and two units each in Visayas and Mindanao. The new touchpoints increase LANDBANK’s total mobile ATMs to 20 and a wider ATM network of 2,877. Designed as an offsite ATM mounted on a customized transport vehicle, the LANDBANK Mobile ATM can provide basic banking services, such as cash withdrawal, balance inquiry, bills payment, and fund transfer. The LANDBANK Mobile ATMs can be deployed in areas affected by disasters or calamities, including cash payouts to beneficiaries of the National Government’s Conditional and Unconditional Cash Transfer (CCT/UCT) Programs under the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). Through the years, LANDBANK has grown into one of the leading universal banks in the country, while remaining faithful to its social mandate of promoting national development. On 8 August 2022, the state-run Bank will mark its 59th anniversary, representing almost six decades of service to the nation.LEARN MORE
Air Force salutes LANDBANK as outstanding ‘wingman’
LANDBANK South NCR Branches Group Head, Senior Vice President Ramon R. Monteloyola (center) receives the plaque of recognition on behalf of LANBANK from PAF Commanding General Lt. Gen. Connor Anthony D. Canlas, Sr. (left) and AFP Vice Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Erickson R. Gloria (right) during the PAF 75th Anniversary Night celebration. The Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) was conferred with the Outstanding Stakeholder honor for the second year in a row by the Philippine Air Force (PAF) during its 75th Anniversary Night celebration at the Sheraton Hotel in Pasay City. The PAF recognized LANDBANK’s invaluable and continuous support over the years, notably the Bank’s digital banking facilities that the Air Force is utilizing. LANDBANK was instrumental in creating the one-time crediting system with the Air Force Accounting Office for PAF personnel’s salary and allowances; and the PAF Online Payment System which allows personnel to settle government-related accountabilities and dues through LANDBANK’s digital payment portal. “LANDBANK is one with the Philippine Air Force in its ongoing defense modernization efforts, as we continue to serve the country’s armed forces with convenient and accessible digital banking services,” said LANDBANK President and CEO Cecilia C. Borromeo. LANDBANK South NCR Branches Group Head, Senior Vice President Ramon R. Monteloyola received the plaque of recognition on behalf of the Bank from Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Vice Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Erickson R. Gloria and PAF Commanding General Lt. Gen. Connor Anthony D. Canlas, Sr. To sufficiently serve PAF personnel especially during peak demand, LANDBANK recently installed an offsite ATM in Clark Air Base and deployed a mobile ATM at the Air Education Training and Doctrine Command at Fernando Air Base in Lipa City, Batangas. The state-run Bank also previously facilitated the processing and distribution of LANDBANK ATM cards to all PAF trainees. LANDBANK is leveraging on the latest technology to support the digitalization of various government operations as part of its expanded mandate of serving the nation.LEARN MORE
LANDBANK income surges 94% to P20.3-B in H1 2022
The Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) recorded a net income growth of 93.5% to P20.3 billion in the first half of 2022 from P10.3 billion a year ago, alongside doubledigit increases in assets and deposits. LANDBANK’s substantial expansion in net income is attributed to its prudent management of the cost of funds as well as sustained interest income from loans and investments. “LANDBANK’s robust financial performance will continue to drive its intensified assistance to key industries, especially the agriculture sector, in support of the country’s continuing recovery. We will also build on this growth momentum to further our efforts to rebuild local communities, advance financial inclusion, and support the National Government’s development agenda,” said LANDBANK President and CEO Cecilia C. Borromeo. LANDBANK’s total assets in the first half of the year grew by 11.8% to P2.8 trillion, further solidifying its ranking as the second-largest bank in the country. This was propelled by deposits amounting to P2.5 trillion, up 10.1% year-on-year. The government sector continues to account for the bulk of LANDBANK’s total deposits at 62% or P1.5 trillion, while the private sector comprised the remaining 38% share amounting to P930 billion. LANDBANK posted modest capital growth year-on-year at 1.9% to P206.5 billion, primarily due to the 93.5% surge in net income for the six-month period ended 30 June 2022. The Bank’s financial ratios remain at healthy levels, with return on equity at 15.43%, return on assets at 1.19%, and net interest margin at 2.92%. Through the years, LANDBANK has grown into one of the leading universal banks in the country, while remaining faithful to its social mandate to promote inclusive and sustainable development. On 8 August 2022, the state-run Bank will mark its 59th anniversary, representing almost six decades of service to the nation.LEARN MORE