Atty. Edward Leandro Z. Garcia, Jr., President and CEO of Quezon Capital Rural Bank, Inc. was elected as Corporate Secretary of the Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP) for FY 2011-2012 during its 58th National Annual Convention on May 25, 2011 held at SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Pasay City. This was followed by the induction of said officers on August 4, 2011 at Mindanao Ballroom, Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila. On the said occasion, Atty. Edward together with the other elected officers headed by RBAP’s new President Ian Eric S. Pama of Valiant Rural Bank was sworn to office by no less than Gov. Amado M. Tetangco Jr. of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.
On his message, Gov. Tetangco emphasized that the rural banking industry plays a special role in accelerating the country’s economic growth thru financial empowerment of the countryside.
With more than 700 member banks, RBAP is continuously supporting its members to offer quality banking services to all their clientele, complying with regulatory requirements, and promoting the welfare of the communities in which they operate. Further, RBAP is constantly satisfying the demands of customers through a strong and responsive rural banking system. Introducing innovative products and services which are adaptive and beneficial for the rural communities that RBs served.
Prior to Atty. Edward’s election, he also served as RBAP’s past VP for Luzon, past President of Quezon Federation of Rural Banks and Confederation of Southern Tagalog Rural Bankers.