Banking in the country is as old as BPI
Bank of the Philippine (BPI) celebrates its 167th anniversary with a thanksgiving Mass officiated by His Excellency, Most Reverend Socrates B. Villegas, Archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan. The event marks the Bank's last anniversary celebration at the iconic BPI Head Office Building, which will be torn down next year to make way for a new hi-technology, environmentally friendly building. BPI Chairman Jaime Augusto Zobel (extreme right) and BPI President and CEO Cezar P. Consing (2nd from right) are shown here with Archbishop Villegas together with, from left, BPI Director Ignacio R. Bunye, BPI Advisory Council Member Artemio V. Panganiban Jr., and BPI Director Octavio V. Espiritu.
ABOUT BANK OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS
The 167-year-old Bank of the Philippine Islands is the first bank in the Philippines and Southeast Asia. We are a universal bank with an expanded banking license. We provide diverse financial services that include deposits, cash management, asset management, securities brokerage, foreign exchange and capital markets investments, bancassurance, corporate lending, leasing, and investment banking. BPI has significant financial strength, with strong Tier 1 capital adequacy ratios and profitability, underpinned by a strong risk management regime. BPI is rated investment-grade by international credit ratings agencies.