BASCO, Batanes – The LANDBANK Basco Branch recently transferred to a new and
more strategic location to provide better banking services to small farmers and
fishers, cooperatives, micro small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), local
government units (LGUs) and other customers in all six (6) municipalities and 29
barangays in Batanes.
From its former location at Santana Street in Barangay Kaychanarianan, the
LANDBANK Basco Branch—the first and only LANDBANK Branch in the Province—officially transferred to the Provincial Capitol Compound in Barangay
Kayhuvokan at the heart of the 5 th class Municipality.
“Through the LANDBANK Basco Branch, we will continue to intensify our support for
the development requirements of Batanes. We are one with the Provincial
Government in advancing inclusive and sustainable growth in the province,” said
LANDBANK President and CEO Cecilia C. Borromeo.
Batanes Vice Governor Ignacio C. Villa and LANDBANK Senior Vice President Ma.
Belma T. Turla led the inauguration of the Branch in its new location on 06 June
2022. They were joined by Mahatao Mayor Pedro F. Poncio, Ivana Mayor Leonardo
V. Hostallero, Itbayat Mayor Ronald V. Gutierrez, Sabtang Mayor Marcial Armando A.
Alavado, Basco Vice Mayor German A. Caccam and LANDBANK Basco Branch Head
Joseph L. Caliguiran.
The LANDBANK Basco Branch will also cater to almost 1,500 beneficiaries of the
Conditional and Unconditional Cash Transfer (CCT/UCT) Programs of the Department
of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), with two (2) Automated Teller
Machines (ATMs) and one (1) Cash Deposit Machine onsite.
LANDBANK also has three (3) Agent Banking Partners (ABP) covering the
neighboring Municipalities of Sabtang, Itbayat, Uyugan, and Ivana to facilitate point-
of-sale (POS) cash-out services on behalf of the Bank.
Opening of deposit accounts in the LANDBANK Basco Branch is also made easier and
more convenient with the Bank’s Digital Onboarding System (DOBS), which reduces
account opening time to 15 minutes or less.
“Sana ay ipagpatuloy ng LANDBANK ang suporta sa SMEs, farmers and fishermen,
para sa tuloy-tuloy na pagpapaunlad ng ating kanayunan,” said Basco Vice Mayor
German A. Caccam.
The relocation of LANDBANK Basco Branch follows the recent inauguration of the
new LANDBANK Real Branch in the Province of Quezon, the latest addition to the
Bank’s network of 607 branches and 58 lending centers.
The continued expansion of LANDBANK’s physical touchpoints underscores the
Bank’s commitment of bringing banking services closer to unbanked and
underserved areas nationwide, as part of its intensified efforts in advancing financial
inclusion and in serving the nation.