The Philippine Veterans Bank is all set to inaugurate its renovated Kidapawan City Branch on June 8, 2018 to further extends its services not only to World War II veterans and their descendants but also to an expanding clientele.
Miguel Angelo Villa-Real, Veterans Bank Vice President and Corporate and Consumer Relations Division Head said on yesterdays Habi at Kape Press Forum at Abreeza Mall that they wanted to cater to an easy market which is not the primary market of the bigger banks and other financial institutions.
Villa-Real said they are going to retain the bank’s name as it was mandated by law so that their beneficiaries would not only be limited to only veterans but also for millennials.
“Veterans are stakeholders and part owners of the Philippine Veterans Bank, and so upon these veterans’ death, an heir will have to take over this ownership as mandated by the law,” said Villa-Real.
According to Villa-Real the centerpiece of the renovated branch is its World War II History Wall- five panels that tell the story of World War II in the Philippines with several of the panels dedicated to local WWII events that have happened in the Province of Pampanga.
“The branch also has two cases that contains artifacts, paraphernalia, and memorabilia from the war which combined with the story wall,” said Villa-Real.
Villa-Real said PVB Kidapawan also sports a new façade with a large “V” that is not only a nod to the bank’s stockholders – the over 300,000 Filipino World War II veterans – but also a symbol of the aggressive outlook that the bank has of the city.
“This aggressiveness is easily dispelled once inside the branch as the interiors convey a sense of comfort and homeliness,” he added.