KMBI’s 4th BM Conference Brings Together 52 BMs

Fifty-two Branch Managers from all over the country assembled on July 12-14, 2017 for their fourth Branch Managers’ (BM) Conference to revisit the branches’ operational performance for the first half of 2017.

Held at the Sequoia Hotel, Mother Ignacia St., Quezon City, the three-day convention sought to identify strengths and issues of the credit operations and formulate workarounds for more efficient delivery of financial and non-financial services.

Regional Director for Luzon Operations, Ms. Rachelle M. Basiya, led the opening remarks. Alluding leaders’ courage to an eagle, she encouraged participants to perish their fear of taking risks when making decisions. The rest of the first day was highlighted with Pureit reinforcements; orientation on KMBI Development Foundation, Inc. (KDFI) headed by its Program Director, Mr. Reginold D. delos Reyes; updates on the Branch Operating Manual by Acting Manager for Client Transformation, Mr. Timothy John A. Pasicolan; orientation on the Client Protection Principle facilitated by Ms. Hazel Christine R. Bayaca, Deputy Executive Director for Transformational Development and Training Group (TDTG).

A new addition to the Microinsurance program of KMBI was also introduced during the second day – the Personal Accident Insurance, which aims to cover Program Members and their families in case of accidents.

The second day was capped off with a message from the KMBI President and Vice-Chairman, Mr. Eduardo C. Jimenez. In his closing remarks, Mr. Jimenez emphasized that KMBI’s greatest asset is its manpower. He also lauded all KMBI staff in complementing each other to sustain the organization’s mission.

Former Deputy Executive Director for the Credit Operations Group and incoming Surallah Branch Manager, Mr. Rhany P. Barrera, concluded the three-day conference with his acquired perspective on leadership from the book, “The Way of the Shepherd”. He relayed how managers can apply the book in modern day leadership to guide their subordinates toward motivation.

Since 2014, the BM Conference is being held annually to discuss issues within the operations and hone the leadership and technical skills of KMBI’s Branch Managers.

Expanded ManCom Reconvenes for Q2 Review

The Expanded Management Committee recently held its second quarter meeting at the Sequoia Hotel, Quezon City on July 10-11, 2017. The Expanded Management meeting was attended by Deputy Executive Directors, Department Directors, Managers, Area Managers, and Officers-In-Charge. For the second quarter’s meeting, four selected Branch Managers were invited to join the activity.

KMBI President and Vice-Chairman, Mr. Eduardo C. Jimenez, formally opened the assembly. Mr. Jimenez emphasized the role of the staff in securing solid operations and effective execution of KMBI’s transformational programs.

On the following day, Deputy Executive Director for Transformational Development and Training Group (TDTG), Ms. Hazel Christine R. Bayaca, shared her insights from the recently mounted convention of the Philippine Society for Training and Development Foundation (PSTD).

The second day of the meeting was also graced by KMBI partners: Unilever Pureit; First Life Financial Company, Inc.; and Pinoy Ako Insurance Services (PAIS). First Life conducted reinforcements on the Microinsurance policies and solicited current problems being encountered by the people in the field.

PAIS also introduced the Personal Accident Insurance as a new addition to the Microinsurance program of KMBI, intended to protect the Program Members and their families from any financial toll caused by accidents.

The quarterly meeting fulfills KMBI’s affirmation of transparency, as an important component of the organization to remain connected, unified, and true to its mission. The issues and recommendations presented in the meeting will be used to further improve KMBI’s services to both staff and clients.

KMBI Adds New Satellite Unit in Negros Occidental

Now open to accommodate Program Members in the cities of Cadiz, Sagay, and Escalante, the Cadiz Satellite Unit formally opened its doors on June 29, 2017. The establishment is located at AVON Building corner Mabini Juan Luna St., Brgy. Zone 4, Cadiz City.

Highlighting the ceremony was the welcome address of the Regional Director for VisMin Operations, Ms. Amelita T. Andilab. She stressed that KMBI is bringing its services closer to the convenience of the Program Members, as the latter are the reasons KMBI has been able to operate in more areas of the Philippines. She is optimistic that the satellite unit will grow into a full-fledged branch in the near future.

“We are confident that the Cadiz Satellite Unit will be an instrument that will help us facilitate real transformation not only in the lives of our Program Members, but also in the hearts of our staff,” she added.

KMBI Corporate Treasurer, Mr. Edgardo F. Garcia commended the great agricultural potential of the area. He called for the active involvement of Program Members in their community, citing their vital role in cultivating their sector. He also gave weight to the responsibility of the staff in sustaining and expanding the operations within the region.

“When we talk about transformation, it means the inner being and spiritual life are being given full emphasis, so that we do not only prosper economically, but also spiritually,” Mr. Garcia added.

The occasion was filled with inspiration by a testimony from Ms. Narcisa Dinson, a physically handicapped Program Member. She desires to empower persons with disabilities (PWDs) like herself by imparting the values she acquired from KMBI.

Another Program Member, Ms. Alma Fernandez attested that she feels delighted and spiritually uplifted from the weekly center meetings of KMBI.

“Our weekly prayer meeting helped us nurture the spiritual aspect of our lives,” she shared.

Witnesses to the occasion included Negros Area Manager, Ms. Sheila Dianne P. Ostrea; Victorias Branch Manager, Mr. Ariel C. Alera; Roxas Branch Manager, Ms. Berna E. Forones; Bacolod Branch Manager, Ms. Jevelyn P. Bebanco; and Kabankalan Branch Manager, Ms. Vanessa M. Gimena. Two representatives from the branch’s depository bank graced the event as well.

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.

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