KMBI Reaches Out To Danao City, Cebu With A New Satellite Unit

KMBI reached out closer to the homes of the Program Members of Danao City, Cebu with the establisment of a new satellite unit on June 28, 2017.

Situated at 3rd floor, VAM Bldg., J. Rizal St. in Brgy. Dumlog, the Danao Satellite Unit is now ready to serve the Program Members residing in Catmon, Carmen, Danao, and Compostela, which will be under the jurisdiction of Mandaue branch.

KMBI Chairman and Vice-President Mr. David D. Gutierrez emphasized in his opening remarks that the establishment of satellite units is a significant part of KMBI’s programs for its clients.

“While the inauguration program is important, the people who constitute the organization are even more important,” the chairman affirmed, giving likeness to Program Members as the partner network of KMBI.

KMBI Trustee, Dr. Rodolfo P. Estigoy highlighted the event with his inspirational talk. He stated that an abundant life is one that is comprised of several things, among which is hope.

“In the state of poverty and abundance, there is hope in between,” Dr. Estigoy said in his speech.

He also added that more than financial and non-financial services, one of KMBI’s prominent offerings is hope.

The ceremony was capped off with a closing remark from Regional Director for VisMin operations, Ms. Amelita T. Andilab. She encouraged the staff to remain strong and courageous in the face of adversities. She also assured that KMBI will continuously provide reliable service to its Program Members.

Also present to witness the event were Deputy Executive Director for the Management Services Group Ms. Madelyn P. Frijillano, Regional Director for Luzon Operations Ms. Rachelle M. Basiya, Cebu Area Manager Ms. Elizabeth B. Alcon, Cebu North Branch Manager Ms. Rebecca G. Prada, Talisay Branch Manager Ms. Marietta C. Amaya, and Mandaue Branch Manager Ms. Lorena E. Marin along with officers of same branch. .

The Danao Satellite Unit is off to a good start with 21 centers already formed at the time of inauguration.

KMBI Installs New Branch in Cebu

True to its mission of bringing integral transformation to poor communities, KMBI expanded its operation base in Cebu through the inauguration of Talisay branch on June 27, 2017. This marks KMBI’s 48th branch and Cebu area’s fourth. Located at South Agora Homes, P. Deiparine St. in Talisay City, the newly instated branch will service the areas of Talisay, Minglanilla, and Naga.

In attendance to the rites were KMBI Chairman and Vice-President, Mr. David D. Gutierrez; Trustee, Dr. Rodolfo P. Estigoy; Regional Director for Luzon Operations, Ms. Rachelle M. Basiya; Regional Director for VisMin Operations, Ms. Amelita T. Andilab; Deputy Executive Director for the Management Services Group, Ms. Madelyn P. Frijillano; Cebu Area Manager, Ms. Elizabeth B. Alcon; Cebu North Branch Manager, Ms. Rebecca Prada; and Mandaue Branch Manager, Ms. Lorena E. Marin.

In his opening remarks, Mr. Gutierrez encouraged the staff and Program Members present in the event to remain strong in the face of unpleasant challenges. He also commended the Program Members who have chosen to remain with the organization.

“I laud the Program Members who chose KMBI. Despite these uninvited trials, they chose to stay with us,” Mr. Gutierrez commended.

Dr. Estigoy delineated the meaning of ‘hope’ from ‘wish’ during his inspirational speech. He further emphasized that KMBI does not offer purely financial and non-financial services, but it also provides hope.

“When they [clients] come here at KMBI, we offer hope, because hope is founded on something that is sure…With the hope we are giving them, in return they also find life,” he said, attesting to the truth of KMBI’s acronym.

Two pioneer Program Members of the new branch, namely Ms. Merlita Arlob and Divina Gelido, expressed their testament of patronage to KMBI’s financial and non-financial services.

KMBI Implements New Transformation Tool

Pasok na sa Kaharian (PNSK) is a new installment of the APPEND Life Series Book which will succeed Gawaing Bahay from last year.

Officially slated for launch beginning June 2017, PNSK will be used as the regular discussion material during weekly center meetings for Program Members and Accountability Groups (AGs) for Branch and Head Office staff.

The latest tool seeks to reinforce center meetings and AGs to better complement KMBI’s mission of delivering integral transformation. This underscores the organization’s commitment to open more non-financial services to its clients.

KMBI HO Staff Open Sports Fest 2017

Sportsfest Run

All KMBI Head Office staff flaunted their team color as they marched towards the Panay Office during the opening of KMBI Sports Fest 2017.

With the theme, “A balanced work-life is a happy KMBI life”, the ceremony took place last Friday, June 9, 2017.

Information Technology Officer, Mr. Robert Samortin Jr., led the declaration of the Oath of Sportsmanship to reaffirm the spirit of fair and friendly competition among participants, while IT Officer, Mr. Joel Cruz, was the torchbearer for the lighting of torch, signalling the commencement of the organization-wide competition.

All KMBI staff have the option to join basketball, volleyball, badminton, swimming, table tennis, chess, or dart. The competition for the area level will begin from June to July, while the group level will span from August to September.

The championship is set to take place during the Leadership Enhancement and Development (LEaD) Camp in 2018, in which four major groups will compete.

KMBI Sports Fest is part of the K-FIT Program of the Human Capital Department intended to promote and implement a healthy physical, social, mental, and spiritual condition among its employees through program-based activities directed towards wellness. The activity also aims to deepen camaraderie among staff whilst maintaining work-life balance.

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