The Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Credit Policy Council (DA-ACPC), headed by Executive Director Jocelyn Alma R. Badiola, participated in the 69th Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP) Annual National Convention in Zamboanga del Norte.

With the theme “Rural Banks’ Resilience and Relevance: Rising Above the Challenges”, the two-day convention was held on May 26-27, 2022, with attendees from rural bank members, commercial banks, government banks, and national government agencies. Presentations and discussions were held on relevant programs, innovations, and best practices for rural banks, with booths to facilitate linkages between participants.

DA-ACPC promoted its lending scheme and programs to potential partners thru its booth, and Exec. Dir. Badiola presented the various programs during the plenary. Also present as guest speakers were Monetary Board Member Bruce Tolentino, who sits as the ACPC Vice Chair representing the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), and LANDBANK President and CEO Cecilia C. Borromeo.

DA-ACPC Exec. Dir. Jocelyn Alma R. Badiola (left) and Director Cristina Lopez (right) with RBAP President Atty. Mary Ann Tupasi-Saddul (center).
DA-ACPC Exec. Dir. Jocelyn Badiola with Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) President and CEO Cecilia C. Borromeo
DA-ACPC Exec. Dir. Jocelyn Badiola with First Tagum Rural Bank, Inc. (FTRBI)  President and CEO Reymund A. Pesiao
Monetary Board Member and ACPC Vice Chair Dr. Bruce Tolentino was one of the speakers during the RBAP Convention.