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Program Partner Category 1: Most Outstanding Program Partner for CAR, Regions I, II and III
Rural Bank of Malasiqui (RBMI)

Established in 1964, the Rural Bank of Malasiqui Inc. (RBMI) was envisioned to spur economic development of Malasiqui and neighboring towns in Pangasinan.

With an initial capital of P500,000.00 in 1964, it now has over P580,000,000.00 worth of consolidated resources. It has only one branch in Villasis, Pangasinan but plans to put up other branches all over the province.

Aside from administering the Livelihood Credit Assistance Program of the NLSF, the RBMI also helps in the marketing and production of the various goods developed by its microentrepreneurs. Today it sells sweet chili sauce, chili flakes, chili vinegar, and Bonuan bangus developed by the same microentrepreneurs that they extend credit to.

The bank currently caters to 3,695 borrowers in 51 ARCs who have availed of almost 30 million pesos in loans. 


Program Partner Category 1: Most Outstanding Program Partner for Regions IV and V
Cooperative Bank of Camarines Sur

In 1993, the Cooperative Bank of Camarines Sur was established with an initial capital of P1,380,192.00, the bank today has over 84 million pesos in assets. It started with 43 initial member cooperative, it has now grown to 115 cooperatives and almost 2,000 individual shareholders.

With a vision of accelerating development in Bicol, the bank makes credit accessible to entrepreneurs through the Livelihood Credit Assistance Program (LCAP) of the NLSF. The bank also provides trainings on enterprise development and management, and values formation.

The livelihood Credit Program of the NLSF was administered by the bank in 2003 with an initial P4,000.000.00 made available to borrowers, and now has P30,000,000.00 available for end-borrowers to fund their entrepreneurial ventures. As of 2006 the bank has released almost 30 million pesos to 2,492 microentrepreneurs belonging to 22 ARCs in their area.

Program Partner Category 1: Most Outstanding Program Partner for Visayas
Metro Ormoc Community Cooperative (OCCCI)

In August 25, 1978, the OCCCI was organized and founded by Rev. Fr. Oscar Lorenzo, Sister Carmela Mitaran, and the Christian Children Foundation with 78 members and a capital of only P28,280.00.

With its recognition in 1991 as a Credit Cooperative by the CDA and in 1997 as a multi-purpose cooperative, OCCCI diversified its product and services such as Micro-finance and other entrepreneurial ventures, it entered into housing projects, transportation and business merchandising.

In 1999, OCCCI had over 24 million pesos in assets and was growing by an average of 2000 members per year. The bank introduced innovations in micro-finance such as the PASKO and PAST Programs by offering higher savings interest rate and better benefits to win the trust and confidence of its members.

In 2002, the Cooperative engaged in massive expansion from four offices to 17 at present. It has greatly reduced its delinquency rate of 37% in 2002 to just 8% at present. Today the OCCCI continues the mission of responding to the socio-economic needs of its members and to ensure sustainable growth and development.

Through the bank's partnership with the NLSF it has provided credit to 1,847 borrowers in 126 Agrarian Reform Communities in the Visayas. In 2006 alone, it has released a total of 15 million worth of microcredit to inspiring microentrepreneurs.

Program Partner Category 1: National Awardee for Most Outstanding Program Partner and Most Outstanding Program Partner for Mindanao
Rural Bank of Montevista

Founded in March 1977, the Rural Bank of Montevista has grown into a network of eleven branches in Davao del Norte and Compostella Valley. It now has around 250 million pesos in resources. The bank also has a Microfinance Center in Davao City to serve the rural barangays duly identified by the NLSF as ARCs and KALAHI Zones.

The bank provides various credit lines through the National Livelihood Support Fund (NLSF), People's Credit and Finance Corporation (PCFC), and UCPB. The bank constantly aims to provide its services to almost all barangays in the provinces of Agusan del Sur, Agusan del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Compostella Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental, and Davao del Sur in line with the government's objective of uplifting the livelihood of the Filipinos through microlending activities. They have serviced 90 Agrarian Reform Communities providing 8,441 borrowers with credit lines to start their own microenterprises.

Modern communication facilities are now installed in all branches, full computerization of its transaction is constantly among the bank's priority.

Program Partner Category 2: Awardee for Most Outstanding Program Partner for CAR, Regions I, II and III
Nueva Segovia Consortium of Cooperatives (NSCC)

Organized in 1922 by Archbishop Orlando Queverdo, the Nueva Segovia Consortium of Cooperatives was established with the goal of creating a viable and integrated program among its member cooperatives that would catalyze the holistic development of barangays and towns in Ilocos Sur.

At present, the NSCC provides a wide range of credit services that include production loans, microcredit, emergency loans, and providential loans, aside from the usual time and savings deposit services. The consortium also provides training and consultancy to its member cooperatives.

Through the Livelihood Credit Assistance Program of the National Livelihood Support Fund, the NSCC has provided 638 microentrepreneurs with loans for their own livelihood activities, helping 23 agrarian reform communities in the region. The NSCC also implements the livelihood programs of the Provincial Government of Ilocos Sur and the City of Vigan.

Program Partner Category 2: Most Outstanding Program Partner for Regions IV and V
Countryside Multi-Line Cooperative (CMC)

Founded in 1992 by employees of the Bicol Upland Resources Development Foundation Inc. (BURDFI) its original purpose was to provide services to its members. But as time passed by, its members would grow to include farmers and para-professionals.

The CMC is accredited with different agencies as a partner in their different programs, namely: the Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources, Provincial Gov't of Camarines Norte, Land Bank of the Philippines, National Food Authority, Cooperative Development Authority, UCPB-Cooperative Industry Investment Fund, Habitat for Humanity, Small Business Guarantee and Finance Corporation, and the National Livelihood Support Fund. With the Livelihood Credit Assistance Program (LCAP) of the NLSF, it has provided over 20 million pesos in loans to over 2,000 end-borrowers.

Aside from providing credit loans, CMC also has an Organized Palay Production and Marketing Program which helps farmers by providing farm inputs, milling facilities, warehousing, and storage.

Program Partner Category 2: National Awardee for Most Outstanding Program Partner and Most Outstanding Program Partner for Visayas
Northern Samar Development Workers Credit Cooperative (NSDWCC)

With the humble objective of giving their community an alternative socio-economic enterprise to help them rise from the ranks of poverty the NSDWCC was organized thru the efforts of the Visayas Cooperative Development Center (VICTO) under the AIDAB-NSIRDP. From an initial membership of only 15 professionally trained and skilled personnel of VICTO, the members grew to 89 in just one year of operation.

With the phase out of the AIDAB-NSIRDP, the NSDWCC suffered a major setback as massive withdrawals from NSIRDP and MAF employees affected the delivery of the cooperative's services. Despite of this the volunteer staff and officers of the cooperative continued to work hard, several strategic planning workshops and membership campaigns helped revitalize the NSDWCC. Capital build-up mechanisms were put in place to increase the amount of resources that the cooperative had.

As of the end of last year, the NSDWCC has already given microcredit to more than 1,600 microentrepreneurs representing 15 Agrarian Reform Communities, the cooperative currently has a 10 million peso credit line with the National Livelihood Support Fund.

Program Partner Category 2: Most Outstanding Program Partner for Mindanao
Rural Bank of Hagonoy

The Rural Bank of Hagonoy was established in 1972 by the late Guillermo E. Torres Sr., founder of the Torres Group of Companies and his friends. The bank was established to provide opportunities to its residents and neighboring municipalities to save their funds and earn interest.

The bank sustains the financial needs of farmers, businessmen, and employees. In 2003, the bank expanded its product line, offering microcredit to aspiring businessmen by availing of the credit line through the Livelihood Credit Assistance Program (LCAP) of the National Livelihood Support Fund in the amount of two million pesos, today its credit line has reached 15 million pesos.

Through the years the bank has helped tremendously the growth and development in Hagonoy, Davao del Sur. The bank has made credit available to over 1,400 borrowers in 60 Agrarian Reform Communities in Davao del Sur, helping revitalize the local economy. 

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