BOF opens 20th branch
in Bacolor, Pampanga
BOF held the blessing and inauguration of its 20th branch in the Municipality of Bacolor, Pampanga on December 18, 2020.
BOF President and CEO, Ms. Teresa David-Carlos, Rev. Fr. Emil Guiao, and Hon. Mayor Eduardo Datu led the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The opening of Bacolor Branch Office is in line with BOF's objective to promote financial inclusion and expand its reach to unbanked areas. To date, BOF Bacolor branch is the only bank in Bacolor Pampanga.
BOF donates PPE and medical supplies to the Municipality of Magalang
In its continued efforts to support the frontline workers, BOF donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and cleaning supplies to the local government of Magalang on November 20, 2020.
The donations were received by Magalang Mayor Romy Pecson and Municipal Administrator Lyndon Cunanan.
BOF gives support to DES back-to-school efforts
BOF donated school supplies and hygiene materials to Dau Elementary School (DES) on September 29, 2020 to support the teachers and students in preparation for the school reopening on October 5, 2020.
BOF Personnel with DES teachers
BOF extends aid to gov't led COVID-19 response
BOF donated relief packages, face masks and gloves to the City of San Fernando, Pampanga on June 10, 2020 in support of the Oplan Kontra Covid-19 Project.
The city government's ongoing project is designed to assist the front line health workers and the families critically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The donated items from BOF will be an added reinforcement in sustaining their basic needs.
V-day Treat for BOF Clients
BOF celebrated Valentine’s Day by giving out sweet treats to the valued clients who visited the branch offices on February 14, 2020 as a way of showing gratitude and love for their continued support and loyalty. The Valentine treats were ordered from the Inocencio Magtoto Memorial Foundation, an institution that provides care and training for the children with disability in Pampanga.
Blessing and Inauguration of Newly Relocated ACBO
BOF's Angeles City branch welcomed the new year with a brand new location. The blessing and inauguration of the newly relocated branch was held at T-Square Building, Sto. Domingo, Angeles City, Pampanga on January 27, 2020.
BOF President and CEO, Ms. Teresa David-Carlos, Rev. Fr. Antonio D. Atole, and valued clients Mr. Gheric P. Manaloto and Ms. Rizalyn M. Manaloto led the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Members of BOF Board of Directors, top management, and other VIP guests attended the event. One of the event highlights is the sharing of client success stories and their memorable experiences with BOF over the years.
Angeles City Branch’s new location provides accessibility and better facilities to cater to the banking needs of more Angeleños. It is also aligned with BOF's mission of promoting financial inclusion in Central Luzon.
The event concluded with a bonding session with the BOF guests.
(L-R) Rev. Fr. Antonio D. Atole, Ms. Rizalyn M. Manaloto, Mr. Gheric P. Manaloto and Ms. Teresa David-Carlos during the ribbon-cutting ceremony
State of the Bank Address 2020
BOF kick started the new year on its annual State of the Bank Address (SOBA) held on January 18, 2020 in Otel, Lazatin Blvd, City of San Fernando, Pampanga.
BOF President and CEO, Ms. Teresa David-Carlos, presented the bank's 2019 performance and shared some of its future plans.
BOF Board of Directors, including its new Chairperson, Ms Nina Datu-Aguas(who gave an inspirational message), attended the event.
Another event highlight is the Awarding Ceremony where employees who showed exemplary performance in 2019 were recognized.
Ms. Teresa David-Carlos, BOF President and CEO
BOF Board of Directors (L-R) Jaime P. Panaganiban, Atty. Elfren P. Hipolito, Jr.,
Susan David-Nunga, Nina D. Aguas, Teresa David-Carlos, Engr. Jesus S. Nicdao, Yolanda David-Aguila, Jose Paolo D. Carlos
PRRI Awardees with the Management Committee
Havana Nights @ BOF
BOF together with the House of David Group enjoyed a Havana-themed Christmas Party on December 14, 2019 at The Forum, The Orchid Gardens, City of San Fernando, Pampanga.
One of the highlights of the event was the Dance Showdown wherein six groups of employees showcased their dancing skills through their dynamic and energetic performances. Also, the male and female top finalists for the Best Dressed category flaunted and modeled their Havana-styled outfits.
Moreover, special intermission numbers were presented by the Management Committee, newly hires and other selected employees. Throughout the event, lucky raffle winners were drawn and the night was capped off with the grand raffle prize.
BOF gears up for 2020-2022
BOF conducted a two-day Strategic Planning Workshop on November 9 and 22, 2019 at Alviera Country Club, Porac, Pampanga which aimed to review BOF’s progress, address existing gaps, and position the bank for success.
Ms. Tita D. Puangco and Mr. Ignacio Aquino of the Ancilla Enterprise Development Consulting Inc., facilitated the workshop with high level engagement from BOF Board of Directors, Senior Management, Groups and Department Heads.
The workshop provided notable discussions on the latest trends on corporate management, banking practices, and the move toward digitalization.
BOF Board of Directors, Senior Management, Groups and Department Heads with Ms. Tita D. Puangco and Mr. Ignacio Aquino
BOF’s 19th Branch Now Open!
BOF inaugurated its 19th branch at the HD Plaza Promenade, Guagua, Pampanga on September 19, 2019.
The Guagua Plaza Branch Office, BOF’s second branch in Guagua, provides more accessibility with the same quality of service to the Cabalens in Guagua Town Plaza and nearby areas.
(L-R) Rev. Benjamin Espiritu III, BOF President and CEO Teresa David-Carlos, Mayor Dante Torres and Atty. Janina Fernando-Lagman during the ribboncutting ceremony
Rain Relief: Donation of Raincoats and Boots to Saplad Elementary School
BOF in cooperation with House of David Foundation, Inc. (HDFI) has distributed raincoats and rain boots to seventy (70) students in Saplad Elementary School (SES), Minalin, Pampanga on August 14, 2019 as part of its Corporate Social Initiatives.
BOF President and CEO Ms. Teresa David-Carlos with some officers led the distribution of the raingears.
Saplad Elementary School Principal, Mr. Joel Mercado, expressed his gratitude as these essential items served as a huge help for the students during the rainy season. Saplad is a barangay in the municipality of Minalin which lies in a coastal area. The school can only be accessed via boat.
This event is in line with BOF's principle of being a caring bank as well as a way of showing support and encouragement to the students to focus on their studies and not miss their lessons due to hazards caused by rain.
(L-R) Grade school teachers of Saplad Elementary School, Mr. Joel M. Mercado (SES Principal), Teresa David-Carlos (BOF President and CEO), Rona Q. Binuya (Senior VP-Branch Banking Group), Eirene M. Figueroa (BOF Marketing and Communications Department Head) ,
Jaime P. Panganiban (BOF EVP), Christine C. Regala (Minalin Branch Operations Officer)
BOF CELEBRATES 55 YEARS
BOF held its 55th anniversary celebration on June 27, 2019 at the LausGroup Event Centre, City of San Fernando with the theme " Experiene BOF's LoVe ".
It was a notable occasion showcasing BOF's unique way of catering to its stakeholders, while reminiscing its rich history and celebrating its accomplishments over the last 55 years. The event celebrated with BOF's valued clients, partners, employees and the community it servers.
Moreover, Ms. Lyn I. Javier of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Mr. Emmanuel E. Barcena of Philippine Clearing House Corporation and Atty. Atlee T. Viray, who represented Hon. Edwin Santiago, Mayor of City of San Fernando, gave their congratulatory messages and commended BOF's achievements and success.
Ms. Teresa David-Carlos, BOF President and CEO
Energetic and heart-felt song and dance performances from the Central Luzon Talents, and audio-visual presentations were shown to express BOF's gratitude and appreciation. One of the events highlights was to honor the late Mr. Levy P. Laus with a Posthumous Award for his 16 years of extraordinary leadership, service and unparalleled support to BOF. The night ended with raffle draws along with partying and socialization.
Ms. Teresa David-Carlos, BOF President and CEO
BOF Board of Directors with family members of the late Mr. Levy P. Laus. (L-R) Reynaldo S. David, Jaime P. Panganiban, Atty. Ma. Fides Andin-Balili, Teresa David-Carlos, Diorella Laus, Isha Laus, Sherlette Laus, Engr. Jesus S. Nicdao, Susan David-Nunga, Yolanda David-Aguila, Jose Paolo D. Carlos
Central Luzon Talents with the Body Shock Dancers performing “Sumayaw, Sumunod”.
(L-R) Andy Pangan, Eliza Arnaiz, Renz Ruther Robosa and Jeneal Mariano
Guest of Honor and speakers. (L-R) Ms. Lyn I. Mr. Javier, Emmanuel E. Barcena and Atty. Atlee T. Viray
LENTEN REFLECTION 2019
Lent is a time of worship, reflection and, finally, celebration of Christ’s resurrection. In preparation for the Holy Week, BOF invited Bro. Harold R. Espeleta to lead a Lenten Reflection which was held at the TPKI Building, Greenville Subdivision, San Jose, City of San Fernando, Pampanga on April 13, 2019 with a powerful speech delivering the message of God’s belovedness, spiritual growth and renewal.
Bro. Harold highlighted the importance of our relationship with God and provided a moment of deliverance and reflection that divert everyone from their faith.
He also made sure that the session was interactive by encouring everyone to be participative in terms of volunteer and group sharing. He ended the recollection by sharing his own meaning of HOLY WEEK:
– SWITTCH “OFF” CONCERNS
– YIELD TO GOD
– WARM UP RELATIONSHIPS
– ERASE GUILT
– EPRESS LOVE
– KNEEL DOWN
EMPOWERED : PWDay with BOF
On April 24, 2019 (Wednesday), the House of David Foundation Inc (HDFI) in cooperation with BOF partnered with the Municipal Social Welfare and Development to conduct a symposium and training program for the Lubao Association of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) which was held at Sta. Cruz Multipurpose Gymnasium Sitio Dau, Sta. Cruz, Lubao, Pampanga.
BOF invited Ms. Marites F. Liwanag from the Department of Social Welfare and Development to be the speaker for the program. Her talk focused on raising awareness of PWDs, their rights, needs, potential, livelihood programs and their contribution in the community.
The program ended with fun and engaging activities such as, singing and dancing performances from the PWD audience. BOF President and CEO, Ms. Teresa David-Carlos together with BOF top management also spearheaded the distributing of grocery items to the PWDs participants as tokens.
L-R: Child Development workers: Vivian Sarmiento, Joy Laxamana, Mina Baluya, Bgy. Kagawad Chris Paule, Judy Ann Santos (Child Development Teacher; focal person- MSWD Lubao), Eirene Figueroa (BOF Marketing Head), Jennylyn Guttierez (BOF SCLBO BOO), Rona Binuya (BOF Sr. VP-BBG), Erwin Meneses (PWD Focal Person), Teresa David-Carlos (BOF President & CEO), Bernie Pineda (Bgy Captain- Sta.Cruz Lubao), Marites Liwanag (Social Welfare Officer III and speaker), Jaime Panganiban (BOF EVP II), Cecile Escalante (BOF Sr. VP AG) ,Eddieson Aniciete (Bgy. Kagawad), Jose Paolo D. Carlos (BOF EVP I)
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