About Us

Affiliations and Partners

Land Bank of the Philippines

Owned by the government, Land Bank of the Philippines focuses on the needs of farmers and fishermen, even while providing the services of a universal bank.

LANDBANK is the fourth largest bank in the Philippines in terms of assets and is the largest government-owned bank. Unlike most Philippine banks, LANDBANK has an extensive rural branch network. It services many rural sector clients in areas where banking is either limited to rural banks or is non-existent.

Interchurch Organization for Development Co-operation

ICCO is one of the five Netherlands co-financing organizations, and supports projects, organizations, and programmes in developing countries through funds provided by the Dutch government and the European Union. ICCO has its roots in the Protestant-Christian churches and Christian social organizations in the Netherlands. It cooperates with some nine hundred partner-organizations in four continents. For the main reason that the supporting and strengthening of civil society is an indispensable link in realizing long-lasting social development, ICCO aims at cooperation with partner organizations that harness their efforts to combat poverty at the local level and play an active role in civil society.

ICCO has been NRBSL's strategic partner since the Bank's inception in 1994.

Foundation for a Sustainable Society, Inc.

On August 11, 1995 the Governments of the Philippines and Switzerland signed a Bilateral Agreement on the Reduction of the External Debt. Philippine bilateral debt to Switzerland was hence cancelled with the creation of a fund equivalent to 50 percent of the debt's face value. The value of this fund in Philippine pesos was PhP 454,822,597 in September 1995.

The Foundation for a Sustainable Society, Inc. (FSSI) manages and administers this fund.

Non-stock and non-profit, FSSI serves as a resource institution for the economic empowerment of enterprising rural and urban communities in the Philippines. It supports and promotes sustainable enterprises that are community-oriented, ecologically sound, and economically viable. It ensures that projects provide maximum benefit for the maximum number of beneficiaries.

Representatives of the Philippine Government and the Swiss Confederation sit in the Assembly and the Board of Trustees.

Small Business Guarantee and Finance Corporation

As a government corporate body created in 1991, the the Small Business Guarantee and Finance Corporation (SBGFC) is a primary agency for the promotion and development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the Philippines. Its mandate is to source and adopt development initiatives for globally competitive SMEs in terms of finance, technology, production, management, and business linkages. It is also mandated to support the development of small and medium enterprises all over the country through the provision of various alternative modes of financing and credit delivery systems. NRBSL acts as a conduit of SBGFC funds.

Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines

Formed initially by 18 banks in 1957, the Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP) has grown to a hundred or more members. NRBSL is an active member of RBAP since 1994 and the Bank's president, Andres G. Panganiban, served RBAP in various capacities as secretary, treasurer, consultant. He also became president of RBAP's regional and provincial formations in Central Luzon and Nueva Ecija, respectively. Through its president, NRBSL twice convened SMILES, a Luzon-wide rural banks' conference on the development of local economies and the raising of standards of rural banks.

Federation of Rural Banks of Nueva Ecija

Currently, NRBSL Vice President Joel Chaneco is president of the Federation. He holds the post for 2010-2011 from then outgoing president (2008-2009) of the Federation Abundio Quililan Jr, who is also NRBSL Executive Vice President. In recent years NRBSL President Andres G. Panganiban was elected to the same post twice.

National Livelihood Development Corporation

NLDC has evolvd from the 1981 government program called Kilusang Kabuhayan at Kaunlaran. Since then, it has pursued livelihood and enterprise development programs and interventions to hasten socio-economic growth in the countryside, especially in agrarian reform communities.