CHEERS TO 60 YEARS OF SERVICE: LANDBANK President and CEO Lynette V. Ortiz leads a celebratory toast alongside industry regulators, business leaders, development partners, and outstanding clients in commemoration of LANDBANK’s diamond jubilee on 08 August 2023.
To mark six decades of meaningful public service, the Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) honored outstanding clients and partners who have become its strong allies in promoting countryside and national development during an appreciation event on 08 August 2023 in Pasay City.
The 60-year-old state-run Bank conferred the prestigious Distinguished Initiators and Movers of National Development (DIAMOND) Awards to exceptional loan clients, and fund management and digital banking partners from across the country.
“May these awards inspire you to dream bigger and achieve more, while serving as a testament to our solid partnership, and to our unified resolve to continue making a lasting impact to the sectors and people we serve,” said LANDBANK President and CEO Lynette V. Ortiz.
Finance Secretary and LANDBANK Chairman Benjamin E. Diokno likewise expressed appreciation to the DIAMOND awardees for their contributions in accelerating the post-pandemic recovery of the Philippine economy.
“As chairman of this Bank, I assure you that we will continue to be a reliable partner in your development journey as we build a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable economy where no one is left behind,” said Finance Secretary Diokno.
(left photo) LANDBANK President and CEO Lynette V. Ortiz extends her appreciation to clients and partners for their trust and support for the Bank over the past 60 years. (right photo) Finance Secretary and LANDBANK Chairman Benjamin E. Diokno congratulates the DIAMOND awardees and assures all stakeholders of the Bank’s continued support towards building a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable economy.
Executive Secretary Lucas P. Bersamin joined Finance Secretary Diokno and LANDBANK President Ortiz in presenting the DIAMOND Awards to clients. Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary Conrado M. Estrella III, Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Bienvenido E. Laguesma, and Department of Agriculture (DA) Senior Undersecretary Domingo F. Panganiban also graced the event.
LANDBANK bestowed the DIAMOND Awards to outstanding loan clients nationwide who have trusted the Bank for the growth and development of their business operations, and have made ripples of positive change in their respective communities.
Awardees include the Lamac Multi-Purpose Cooperative as the Outstanding Agri-based Cooperative; ACDI Multipurpose Cooperative as the Outstanding Non-Agri-based Cooperative; Dolefil Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Cooperative and Goodyear Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Multi-Purpose Cooperative (GARBEMCO) as the Outstanding Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries’ Cooperatives; and Biotech Farms, Inc. as the Outstanding Partner in Agribusiness.
Other LANDBANK outstanding loan clients include the Green Innovations for Tomorrow Corporation as the Outstanding Partner in Renewable Energy; Leyte Metropolitan Water District as the Outstanding Partner in Water Development and Distribution; Fiesta Communities Incorporated as the Outstanding Partner in Socialized Housing Development; Allah Valley Medical Specialists’ Center, Inc. as the Outstanding Partner in Health Services; Juan Sumulong Memorial Schools Systems Inc. as the Outstanding Partner in Learning and Development; spouses Marcelina and Salvador Cabaero as the Outstanding Agri-based SME; and Mr. Porfirio P. Mina as the Outstanding Non-Agri-based SME.
LANDBANK also recognized outstanding partners in fund management who have extended resolute confidence in the Bank and remained loyal clients over the years.
Recipients of the LANDBANK DIAMOND Awards under fund management include the Bureau of the Treasury; San Miguel Group of Companies; OceanaGold (Philippines) Inc.; Peninsula Electric Cooperative, Inc.; WCS Construction Inc.; JM Maligaya Group of Companies; Metro Retail Stores Group Inc.; ECJ Negros Farms ARB Cooperative; and Ulticon Builders, Inc.
The DIAMOND Awards were also conferred to LANDBANK’s outstanding digital banking clients and partners who have helped advance digitalization and financial inclusion by leveraging on the Bank’s innovative products and services.
Awardees comprise of the Department of Education as Top in eMDS and weAccess Utilization; the Philippine National Police as Top in Link.BizPortal Utilization; Mastercard Transaction Services (Philippines) Inc. as Top Remittance Partner through LBRS (Local); and the Rural Bank of Sipocot (Camarines Sur), Inc. as the Top Agent Banking Partner.
(left photo) Lamac Multi-Purpose Cooperative General Manager Elena C. Limocon delivers a message of appreciation to LANDBANK on behalf of all the DIAMOND awardees. (right photo) Executive Secretary Lucas P. Bersamin (rightmost), Finance Secretary and LANDBANK Chairman Benjamin E. Diokno (2nd from right), and LANDBANK President and CEO Lynette V. Ortiz (leftmost) confer the DIAMOND Award to Lamac Multi-Purpose Cooperative.
Lamac Multi-Purpose Cooperative General Manager Elena C. Limocon delivered a special message on behalf of all the DIAMOND awardees and thanked LANDBANK for its unwavering support to clients.
“Our deepest gratitude to LANDBANK for the trust and support showed to us throughout our institutional journey. This award serves as a reminder that through collaboration, convergence, perseverance and a strong sense of purpose, we can truly make a difference in the lives of our people,” said General Manager Limocon.
LANDBANK is celebrating its 60th anniversary this month, representing six decades of uplifting lives, empowering communities, and serving the nation — all in pursuit of an inclusive and sustainable economy.
LANDBANK expands operations in Davao de Oro, opens new branch
(left photo) LANDBANK President and CEO Lynette V. Ortiz (6th from right) and Davao de Oro First District Representative Congresswoman Maria Carmen S. Zamora (8th from right) lead the ribbon cutting at the inauguration of the LANDBANK Monkayo Branch in Davao de Oro on 09 November 2023. Joining them are LANDBANK Director Atty. David D. Erro (4th from right), Monkayo Councilor Manuel N. Zamora, Jr. (10th from right), together with other LANDBANK senior executives and local government officials. MONKAYO, Davao de Oro – The Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) continues to advance financial inclusion in the country with the opening of its newest branch in the first-class town of Monkayo in the province of Davao de Oro. Located in Barangay Poblacion, the LANDBANK Monkayo Branch makes banking services more convenient to clients from the 73 combined barangays of Monkayo and the neighboring towns of Compostela, Montevista and New Bataan. This is the second LANDBANK branch in Davao de Oro, replacing the previous LANDBANK Easy Access Facility (LEAF) in the municipality, to provide improved and expanded banking services to the Province. LANDBANK President and CEO Lynette V. Ortiz and Davao de Oro First District Representative Congresswoman Maria Carmen S. Zamora led the inauguration rites for the LANDBANK Monkayo Branch on 09 November 2023. They were joined by LANDBANK Director Atty. David D. Erro, Monkayo Councilor Manuel N. Zamora, Jr., and other LANDBANK senior executives and local government officials. “To keep in stride with local developments—not to mention Monkayo being the most populous town in the Province—we deemed it fitting to upgrade the previous LEAF into a full-fledged branch. We are now able to offer a wider range of services, as we complement the local government's vision of establishing a one-stop shop for basic public services,” said LANDBANK President Ortiz. For her part, Congresswoman Zamora thanked LANDBANK for its unwavering service to the nation and the Filipino people. “Without LANDBANK, government could not reach far-flung areas and could not reach ordinary Filipinos who need services,” she said. The newly inaugurated branch is equipped with an automated teller machine (ATM) and cash deposit machine (CDM) to facilitate fast, safe, and timely cash withdrawals and deposits of residents from the covered areas. LANDBANK clients who will benefit from the new touchpoint include over 53,000 Conditional and Unconditional Cash Transfer (CCT/UCT) program beneficiaries of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), 7,000 farmers and fishers, as well as government employees, teachers, and students, among others. The LANDBANK Monkayo Branch likewise features a Digital Corner where customers can open a deposit account in as fast as 15 minutes or less using the Bank’s Digital Onboarding System (DOBS). Opening an account via DOBS provides automatic enrollment to LANDBANK’s digital banking channels for safe and convenient online transactions. LANDBANK is the only bank present in all 82 provinces in the country, with a network of 606 branches and branch-lite units and 59 lending centers, 16 of which are in Mindanao. LANDBANK’s continued expansion across the country underscores its commitment to bringing banking services closer to its mandated and priority sectors, especially in unbanked and underserved areas.LEARN MORE
Batanes LGU, LANDBANK ink partnership for convenient online payments
Batanes Governor Marilou H. Cayco (2nd from left) and LANDBANK Basco Branch Head Joseph Caliguiran (3rd from left) lead the MOA signing for the use of the LANDBANK Link.BizPortal facility on 12 October 2023. Joining them are Acting Provincial Treasurer Cristina Caccam (leftmost) and LANDBANK Acting Branch Service Officer Aniceto Ferdinand Mariano (rightmost). BASCO, Batanes – The Provincial Government of Batanes and the Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) have partnered for the use of the Bank’s Link.BizPortal channel to facilitate online payments for the local government unit (LGU). The LANDBANK Link.BizPortal allows residents to conveniently settle local fees, dues, and charges online at their convenience with just a few clicks on their computers or mobile devices. “LANDBANK will continue to support the digital journey of Batanes with innovative products and services. We look forward to more fruitful collaborations in advancing responsive public service delivery,” said LANDBANK President and CEO Lynette V. Ortiz. Batanes Governor Marilou H. Cayco and LANDBANK Basco Branch Head Joseph Caliguiran led the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement for the partnership at the Provincial Governor’s Office on 12 October 2023. Governor Cayco thanked LANDBANK for its continued assistance and promoted the utilization of the Link.BizPortal among Ivatans. “Dahil dito, mas mapapadali at mapapagaan ang pagbabayad ng ating mga customers. Maraming salamat sa buong LANDBANK lalo na kay Manager Caliguiran sa walang humpay na tulong sa Kapitolyo at sa buong Batanes,” Governor Cayco said. The Provincial Government of Batanes has been the top depositor of the LANDBANK Basco Branch since 1992 and remains among its valued clients. It is also the first LGU in Batanes to avail of the Bank’s various digital banking products, including ATM payroll servicing and weAccess, among others.LEARN MORE
P4.3-B LANDBANK loan to back Pangasinan’s infra, health dev’t
Pangasinan Governor Ramon V. Guico III (3rd from left) and LANDBANK President and CEO Lynette V. Ortiz (4th from left) lead the signing of a P4.3 billion sub-loan agreement to finance the Pangasinan LGU’s various development projects on 25 October 2023 at the LANDBANK Plaza in Malate, Manila. They are joined by Vice Governor Mark Ronald DG. Lambino (2nd from left), Provincial Administrator Melicio F. Patague II (leftmost), and LANDBANK Senior Vice Presidents Ma. Celeste A. Burgos (5th from left) and Filipina B. Monje (rightmost). MALATE, Manila – The Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) greenlighted a P4.3 billion loan to the Provincial Government of Pangasinan, geared towards the improved delivery of public, health and tourism services in the Province. The loan is part of the P6 billion omnibus term loan agreement signed by the LGU and the state-run Bank earlier this year to fund the priority development projects in Pangasinan. The signing of the agreement was led by Pangasinan Governor Ramon V. Guico III and LANDBANK President and CEO Lynette V. Ortiz on 25 October 2023 at LANDBANK Plaza in Malate, Manila. They were joined by Vice Governor Mark Ronald DG. Lambino, Provincial Administrator Melicio F. Patague II, Acting Provincial Treasurer Cristy C. Ubando, Provincial Legal Officer Atty. Baby Ruth F. Torre and Provincial Accountant Atty. Marlon C. Operaña, along with LANDBANK Senior Vice Presidents Ma. Celeste A. Burgos and Filipina B. Monje. “LANDBANK remains committed to supporting Pangasinan’s transformative journey towards a more inclusive and sustainable local economy through our wide array of support services. We look to expedite progress within the Province for the improved delivery of basic and medical services, increased socio-economic activities, and a more robust local tourism sector,” said President Ortiz. Of the P4.3 billion loan, P1.8 billion is earmarked for the construction of an 11-storey government center in the Municipality of Lingayen, designed to house the offices of the Provincial Government and national government agencies. Another P500 million is allocated for the development of the Provincial Capitol Complex. To provide better health care for Pangasinenses, P758 million will be used for the purchase of advanced hospital equipment, including computed tomography (CT) scanners, x-ray, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and ultrasound machines for the Pangasinan Provincial Hospital, six (6) district hospitals and seven (7) community hospitals in the Province. Meanwhile, P700 million is set to fund the acquisition of land and construction of support facilities for the Bolinao airport in Bolinao, Pangasinan. The remaining P500 million will help establish a corporate center for businesses and other commercial spaces to help stimulate local economic activity. “We’re rolling out and implementing impactful projects that will boost the economy and improve the lives of our people. We are thankful for our partners like LANDBANK, who are ready to support us as we invest in the future of Pangasinan,” said Governor Guico III. LANDBANK remains a major development partner of the local government sector, supporting the financing requirements for inclusive local development in line with its broader thrust of serving the nation.LEARN MORE