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On the second quarter of this year – May 03, 2018, Banco Dipolog, Incorporated opened its new Branch Lite in Mandaue City, located in A & J bldg., A.C. Cortes Avenue, Brgy. Alang-Alang of the said city. This Branch Lite is the twenty-eighth office of BDI nationwide as of the opening, and the first Branch Lite opened for this year.

The ribbon-cutting event started at around 9:30 in the morning, officially opened by BDI President and CEO, Mr. Harry A. Abellana together with Ms. Aurora Achas, A&J Building owner. The blessing of the new office was initiated by Reverend Father Arthur Manalo, also participated and witnessed by the teachers from different schools in Mandaue City. In support of the event, various Unit and Department Heads of BDI were there to celebrate the successful opening.

“Seeing the teachers really boosts our morale. Rest assured that the whole team is looking forward on how to serve the community better, and that each member in [the] BDI TEAM is a face of the bank that has been fueled by compassion to serve”, the BDI President said.

This is to the year of serving bigger and better community. KATUMANAN SA MAAYONG UGMA.


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Last August 8, the employees of Banco Dipolog, Inc. (BDI) formally welcomed the arrival of Mr. Harry A. Abellana, the Bank’s new President and CEO, by virtue of his appointment by the BDI’s Board of Directors.

He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Commerce degree from University of San Jose- Recoletos (then the Colegio de San Jose-Recoletos) in Cebu City, majoring in Accounting, and one of his Post Graduate Studies on Fellow Local Government Administration for Asia at the National Institute of Public Administration(NIPA), Seoul, South Korea on 1999.He is likewise a holder of both Second-Level Professional Eligibility and Third-Level Career Service Executive Eligibility under the Civil Service Commission.

With a wide array of professional and managerial experience, Mr. Abellana had been connected with pharmaceutical, life insurance, and banking industry, earning several excellence awards for the last 35 years. His previous employment in City Savings as the Assistant Vice President for Marketing Operations for 10 years and being the Vice President for Sales for a year, together with his past managerial and leadership experiences, have made him fit and appropriate to lead BDI in the coming years in the drive to maintain industry excellence and aggressive operations expansion.


Banco Dipolog, Incorporated appoints Ramon L. Lim as Officer in Charge

Banco Dipolog, Incorporated, the pioneering rural bank of Zamboanga del Norte, announced last July 13, 2017 that it has appointed Mr. Ramon L. Lim as Officer in Charge.

Mr. Ramon L. Lim brings to the Bank over four decades of extensive knowledge in the domestic and international banking markets. He gained exposure in different areas in banking, namely in Treasury, Trust and Audit while occupying Senior Management positions at Citibank, Unionbank and PNB. He is a Consultant of the Philippine Bank of Communications (PBCom) since May 2015 and previously the Chairman of the Rural Bank of Nagcarlan, Incorporated. He also worked as the Chief Executive Officer and President of PNB Securities Inc.. He completed his Masters in Business Management at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) in 1980 as a Citibank full scholar. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Commerce Major in Accounting (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of San Carlos in 1971 and a Certified Public Accountant.

The bank is confident that with Mr. Ramon Lim’s leadership experiences, the company will continuously thrive in attaining its vision: to be the rural bank of choice in providing excellent banking services to all its stakeholders across generations.


Banco Dipolog fully complies with the BSP’s EMV Conversion Requirement

In consonance with Circular No. 859, series of 2014 issued by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas regarding the EMV implementation on commercial / rural banks, Banco Dipolog, Inc. ,once and for all, already took the final step for the full compliance with the bank’s EMV conversion requirement.

Last June 6, 2017, the President and CEO of Banco Dipolog, Inc., Ms. Milcah A. Capundag, along with Chief Compliance Officer Flaviano B. Paloma Jr. And IT Department Head Mharjun A. Gamus, flew to Manila to finally complete the Bank’s full compliance with the EMV Conversion requirement. The steps were taken with the assistance of Ms. Joan Vergara from Bancnet.

EMV (Europay, Mastercard& Visa) is a chip-based payment card which is a more secure alternative to traditional magnetic stripe payment cards. The EMV implementation is part of the BSP’s continuing efforts to protect clients against card fraud, safeguard their information and maintain interoperability of payment network. EMV chips have been proven primarily to reduce counterfeit fraud, skimming and other related attacks perpetrated in a magnetic stripe payment cards.

Having completed the foregoing regulatory requirement, Banco Dipolog, Inc. is now set for the EMV ATM implementation this coming September 2017. It is expected that more than 9,000 cards will be replaced as soon as the implementation goes full swing.

BDI will continue to ensure sustainable growth for all stakeholders across generations protecting the latter, and their benevolent in the bank.


BDI ILIGAN BRANCH celebrates 3rd Banking Anniversary

Khaesyl T. Sotomayor
Cluster 3 Correspondent

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Banco Dipolog, Inc. (BDI), Iligan Branch, commemorated the commencement of its operations three years ago on August 30, serving as a venue to sincerely thank its loyal patrons for the last three years of serving the Iliganon public.

The said event started at 8am in the morning, with the festive and glamorous theme decor igniting the positive atmosphere inside the bank. As a daily tradition, the celebrations still began with a prayer, followed by the recital of the vision and mission statement of the bank. During the day, the employees of Iligan Branch prepared and distributed finger food and drinks to their clients of the day as a way of expressing their “THANK YOU’S” for patronizing the bank products for their 3 years of existence and counting.

After closing all the transaction of the day, the employees of the Iligan Branch, headed by the Branch Manager Mr. Jerome Natingga, attended a Eucharistic Mass honoring the Almighty Father for all the protection, guidance and blessings in all of the branch’s operations and for a job well done in the service of all Iliganons.

Branch dinner took place thereafter, as a thanksgiving of a continuous 3rd fruitful year of BDI Iligan Branch. The dinner also served as a special place to all employees to celebrate success, who battled everyday in bridging the gap between the investors and lenders to provide them appropriate solutions for their respective needs, and to be their “Katumanan sa Maayong Ugma”.



Khaesyl T. Sotomayor
Cluster 3 Correspondent


Banco Dipolog, Inc. (BDI)’s Ozamiz Branch celebrated three years of successful and sound banking last August 8, 2016.

BDI Ozamiz Branch celebrated its third anniversary, together with their existing patrons. They prepared sweets and drinks for their clients, as a banking culture, for lasting personal relationships between the Branch employees and their customers. They also distributed fliers to clients and to those who happen to pass by the Branch on that day for additional awareness of the public about the existing products that BDI is currently offering.

In acknowledging the 3 years of unwavering commitment to service, the employees of Ozamiz Branch, under the leadership of Branch Manager Mr. Winie L. Realiza, enjoyed their festive after-work party as a thanksgiving to everyone in the team for a strong sense of cooperation among themselves for fruitful and stable banking.



Benjie B. Elopre
Cluster 2 Correspondent


In accord with the continuous thrust of Banco Dipolog, Inc. (BDI) to continually provide responsive services and operations to its patronizing public, BDI’s Microfinance Banking Office (MBO) in Molave, Zamboanga del Sur finally completed its long-prospected location move on August 1.

The ceremonies officially gracing the opening of MBO-Molave on its new location was started with a solemn office blessing by Rev. John Cubido, which was shortly followed by the symbolic ribbon-cutting ceremony signifying the formal opening of the new headquarters along Roxas Street in downtown Molave.

Key personalities present to witness the opening ceremonies was MBO Supervisor, Mr. Ronefer Tuden, Cluster 2 Head Mr. Richard Palalon, and the Branch Operations Officer (BOO) of BDI – Pagadian, Ms. Irene Sanchez. Ms. Lira J. Lacquio, the Branch Support Services (BSS) Head was also present, and did the ribbon-cutting herself, assisted by Mr. Palalon.

After almost six years of operations, MBO-Molave has always put its clientele above everything else in the performance of its duties. And this location move is indeed another step taken to make the MBO more visible to the public who needs it, in turn, making their prime services more accessible and more receptive to the said public.