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U.S. Ambassador Joins FAIRBank’s Outstanding Microentrepreneur of the Year Award Ceremony
Posted Date: 9/16/2011 1:00:00 PM
First Agro-Industrial Rural Bank Inc. (FAIRBank), a rural bank with eleven (11) branches in the province of Cebu, recognized its outstanding microloan clients during a ceremony held on September 16, 2011. Kaabag sa Pamilya (Helper to the Family) Awards, a bank-wide search for outstanding microentrepreneurs, aims to create awareness for microfinance by giving due recognition and honor to outstanding clients of the bank. The United States Ambassador to the Philippines, Harry K. Thomas, Jr., attended the ceremony and handed out plaques to the awardees. United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Philippines Mission Director, Gloria Steele, together with other U.S. Embassy and USAID representatives were also on hand to witness the event. Read More

Aquino brings home 43T jobs for Pinoys
Posted Date: 9/28/2010 1:21:49 PM
"We were able to secure a commitment of at least 43,650 new jobs over the next three years, including some 4,500 in construction-related jobs. And because of the multiplier effect, we estimate 200,000 more jobs to benefit our countrymen," the President said. Read More

Rural Banks Providing Wider and more Accessible Rural Financial Services
Posted Date: 9/28/2010 1:16:15 PM
As RBAP official, I am pleased to see the progress that the rural banking sector now plays with regard to increased access to microfinance services. Since 1997, RBAP with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has continued to support RBAP’s Microenterprise Access to Banking Services (MABS) program. Read More