Regional Roundtable Meeting: November 09, 2011

folder icon Regional Roundtable Meetings
Luzon & Visayas:   November 9, 2011
Location:    Hyatt Hotel & Casino, Manila
Theme:  MABS Participating Banks: Moving Forward into the Future
Presentations & Activities

Welcome Address

  • Mr. Ian Eric Pama
    President, Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP)
Adobe Reader 7 or higher version Session 1 – Microfinance – Moving Forward for Rural Banks

  • Discuss market, competition, branchless banking trends
  • Atty. John V. Owens
    Chief of Party, Microenterprise Access to Banking Services (MABS)
Adobe Reader 7 or higher version Session 2 – Successful Savings Mobilization

  • Explains research insights and cases of successful savings mobilization strategies to attract and retain microfinance clients
  • Mr. Ferdinand Sia
    Research & Project Monitoring Coordinator, MABS


  • Cantilan Bank, CARD Bank, MicroSave
Adobe Reader 7 or higher version Session 3 – Developments in Micro-insurance

  • Shares recent industry trends and updates especially tools to be used by rural banks
  • Ms. Reonore Pardilla
    Microinsurance Coordinator, Rural Bankers Research and Development Foundation Inc. (RBRDFI)


  • Progressive Bank, Insurance Commission , Pioneer, CountryBankers
Adobe Reader 7 or higher version Session 4 – Preparing for Pricing Transparency

  • Updates banks on the regulation, mechanics, and impact of effective interest rate calculations on loans
  • Ms. Laila Deles or Mr. Darrel Flores
    Project Manager, Microfinance Transparency
Adobe Reader 7 or higher version Session 5 – Client Mapping Initiatives 

  • Walk banks through the new EIR calculations and understand its effects on interest rates as well as pricing strategies


  • Adora Santos
    together with MicroSave
Adobe Reader 7 or higher version Session 6- Microfinance Credit Bureau: Experiences from the Field

  • Launches credit bureau services tailor-fitted for banks and other institutions engaged in microfinance
  • Mr. Leonilo “Topper” Coronel
    Managing Director, BAP-Credit Bureau
Adobe Reader 7 or higher version Session 7- Mobile Banking Options and Updates

  • Discuss updates on mobile banking platforms, financial education, and social networking to expand outreach
  • Mr. Anthony Petalcorin
    Senior MIS Manager & Regional Manager, MABS


  • Smart, Globe, MyClick
Moving Forward through Strategic Partnerships

  • Introduces strategic partners to sustain and continue the RBAP-MABS Program for participating banks (MCPI presents support services for MABS rural banks along with MSPs; short 5 minute talk from Punla, MICRA, SeedFinance)


  • Meliza Agabin
    Deputy Chief of Party, MABS


  • MCPI, Punla, Seed Finance, MICRA, RBAP
  • Closing Remarks
  • Ms. Mila Bunker
    President, Microfinance Council of the Philippines

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