Awards and Recognition
The Bank has been honored with several awards and citations through out the years. Awards received from 2005 to the present are listed here:
From the President of the Philippines
- Presidential Citation for MSME Development, the first such award conferred during the 2009 MSME Development Week by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, in recognition of Plantersbank’s Best Practices in providing access to finance.
From Asian Bankers Association
- 2005 Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award conferred on Plantersbank chairman Ambassador Jesus P. Tambunting for contribution in defining a market-driven, sustainable and profitable model of SME-oriented banking.
- Most Outstanding Marketing, PR and Brand Management for Plantersbank’s For the Entrepreneur, For the Filipino SME Advocacy Campaign
- 2005 Asian Banking Award in Human Resource Management for Spirituality at Work
From the Association of the Development Financing Institutions from Asia and the Pacific
- 2009 ADFIAP Distinguished Person of the Year conferred on Plantersbank chairman Ambassador Jesus P. Tambunting in recognition of his contribution as a visionary, advocate, capacity-builder and innovator of development finance.
- Regional Outstanding Development Project for Plantersbank’s SME Business Park in 2008
From the Small Business Guarantee and Finance Corporation
- 2012 Most Distinguished Partner and Most Valuable Institutional Partner in recognition of Plantersbank’s contribution helping the institution achieve its goals and targets in the pat year.
- Kaakibat sa Pag-unlad ng MSMEs in 2011 in recognition of the Bank’s outstanding performance and contribution under the financing and guarantee programs for the SME sector.
- Kabalikat ng MSMEs Award from 2007-2009, the highest honors bestowed on a participating financial institution under the SBCorp financing and guarantee programs.
- Kabalikat ng SB Award to a Distinguished Partner of the Small Business Corporation, given in year 2007.
- Gawad SME year 3 Hall of Fame Award in recognition for third straight year of consistent outstanding accomplishment in volume and quality of loans to SMEs
From the Land Bank of the Philippines
- 2009 Best CLF Program Partner – Thrift Bank Category
- 2008 Best CLF Program Partner – Thrift Bank Category
- 2007 Most Active Countryside Partner Award for SME/Micro Financing
- 2005 Hall of Fame Award for Countryside Lending and Most Outstanding Countryside Partner in the Thrift Bank Category
From the Social Security System
- Best Participating Financial Institution for the fifth consecutive year, given in year 2008
- 2008 Kabalikat ng Bayan Award
- Balikat ng Bayan Award as Best Participating Financial Institution and Best Collecting Participating Financial Institution in 2006
- Best Practicing Financial Institution in Business Loans
- Balikat ng Bayan Award as Best Collecting Thrift Bank
From Chamber of Thrift Banks
- Citation for Double Bottom Line Banking as featured in a case study by the Harvard Business School
From Home Guaranty Corporation
- Home Guarantee Corporation Valued Partner in Housing Finance Award given in 2011.
- Most Valuable Partner in Housing Financing in the Thrift Bank Category, given in 2006
- Anvil Award of Merit for Plantersbank’s multi-media SME Community Philippines Advocacy Campaign for outstanding PR programs and tools by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines
- Award from Bulacan business community, government officials and SME advocates for Plantersbank’s pro-SME role
- Award for Best Practices in the field of SME Finance from the SME Development Counci
- 2007 Anvil Award of Merit from the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PSRP) for Plantersbank’s SME Community Philippines Magazine
- 2007 PRSP’s Anvil Award of Merit for Plantersbanks’ affiliate, SME.com.ph, as the lead portal for Filipino small and Medium entrepreneurs
- 2006 Gold Quill Award of Merit from the International Association of Business Communicators/Philippines for Plantersbank’s internal publication Plantersbank Newsmonthly
- 1st Marketing Communications Effectiveness Award Gold Trophy – Budget Service campaign for Plantersbank’s For the Entrepreneur, For the Filipino SME Advocacy Campaign
- 2005 Gold Quill Award of Merit in the publications division from the International Association of Business Communicators/ Philippines for Plantersbank Business Line Magazine
- 2005 BAIPHIL Web Award for Best Content and Visual Design from the Bankers Institute of the Philippines