KMBI Expands Operations Through Malita Satellite Unit Inauguration

KMBI makes another mark in history as it opened its door to Program Members residing in Malita, Davao Occidental and nearby municipalities during the inauguration of its satellite unit at Golofredo Balana’s residence on Tugas St. in Pobalcion, Malita last February 9, 2017.

KMBI Chairman Mr. David D. Gutierrez pointed out the very reason why KMBI found its way to Malita—that is to bring the programs and services closer to the homes of Program Members. In his welcome address, he said that this stems from the fact that the Program Members are the most important element for the organization to actualize its mission and vision. He further added that with the opening of the KMBI Malita Satellite Unit, we bring holistic and integral transformation possible for our program members “Ang KMBI ang dadalhin namin sa inyo,” the Chairman said.

On the other hand, KMBI President Mr. Eduardo C. Jimenez, intimated the ideals of KMBI with those present during the inauguration.This he explained using the KMBI acronym. He stressed that KMBI is and will always be the Program Members’ KABALIKAT in writing their histories (KASAYSAYAN) towards achieving MASAGANANG buhay through the programs and services offered by the organization. To drive this point, he quoted, John 10:10, "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." But he added that KMBI is more than a lending institution because it wants the Program Members to be drawn to a deeper understanding of God and His Will, thereby fully knowing what life (BUHAY) is about. He again turned to the Scripture to expound his statement.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)

“And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.” (Luke 2:52)

Lastly, he highlighted “I” being INCLUSIVE or INKLUSIBO as promised in the Bible verse, John 1:12. "Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” He ended his inspirational message with this line, “You can be the best of what you want to think through Christ Jesus.”

Meanwhile, Mrs. Florabel Gonzales, KMBI Program Member for more than 5 years and a resident of Malita, gave a heartfelt testimonial as to how KMBI continues to work in her life. She expressed her gratitude to the organization because of the scholarship KMBI had granted to her child.

During the presentation of the Satellite Unit Staff, Davao Area Manager Ms. Crismar T. Escalon recognized and lauded the efforts of one of the Program Officers from Digos Branch who will now be part of the Malita Satellite Unit. Ms. Grace had been servicing Program Members from Malita for more than 2 years and had to endure travelling almost 2 hours to Malita, all to fulfill her duties and responsibilities.

Capping off the celebration was a challenge from KMBI Corporate Treasurer, Mr. Edgardo F. Garcia. He said KMBI Program Members had continuously been giving KMBI honors. Among the proofs were the recognitions given to KMBI Program Members by institutions like CITI Foundation. He challenged the Program Members of Malita to make history for themselves and for Malita. He also challenged the staff to continue to be “all-in” and “all-out." "All-in" in their resolve to give service to their Program Members; and “all-out” in their efforts to deliver KMBI’s programs and services to Program Members.

KMBI Introduces Satellite Unit in Surallah

The KMBI Surallah Satellite Unit was inaugurated on February 7, 2017 and will hold office at Macascas Bldg. on Apitong St., Zone 4, Barangay Libertad, Surallah, South Cotabato.

KMBI Corporate Treasurer Edgardo F. Garcia graced the event. He highlighted in his message that it was important to bring KMBI's programs and services closer to the homes of our Program Members. He also pointed out the role of the staff in making this endeavor possible.

In attendance during the activity were Regional Director for VisMin Credit Operations Amelita T. Andilab, SOCKSARGEN Area Manager Hazel Laurente and Koronadal Branch Manager Abelardo Tejada, Jr. Present as well to give their support to the staff were members of Korondal Branch.

Center Leaders and Program Members of KMBI in areas serviced by Koronadal Branch also attended the inauguration. They will now be under the operations of the newly inaugurated satellite unit.

KMBI Inaugurates First Satellite Office in Mindanao for 2017

Situated at Tubera Residence on Lopez St., Purok Bougainvilla in Kiamba, Sarangani Province, the Kiamba Unit will be servicing the towns of Kiamba and Maasim following its inauguration on February 6, 2017. Maasim is currently composed of 20 centers and is under GenSan 2 branch. The newly inaugurated Kiamba Unit will now admit the centers in Maasim under its jurisdiction.

Present in the inauguration were Center Presidents from Maasim and KMBI Kiamba Satellite Unit staff. In attendance during the event were KMBI's Chairman and Vice President David D. Gutierrez, Corporate Treasurer Edgardo F. Garcia, Senior Executive Assistant and Acting CAO Manager Princes O. Dacca, Regional Director for VisMin Credit Operations Amelita T. Andilab, SOCKSARGEN Area Manager Hazel Laurente and Gen San 2 Branch Manager Janet Subaldo.

In his speech, Mr. Gutierrez was very optimistic that Kiamba will eventually be a full-fledged branch with the help of Program Members and Center Leaders of KMBI in Maasim and Kiamba.

Meanwhile, Mr. Garcia enthuses that Kiamba is special as it is the first satellite unit to be inaugurated among the five satellite units to be established in Mindanao for 2017. He added that KMBI seeks to bring its programs and services nearer to the communities of Program Members.

KMBI Key Officers Gather for Annual Assembly, BOM Training

All KMBI Branch Managers, Area Managers, Program Unit Heads, Branch Accountants, and Head Office officers convened for the 2017 General Assembly (GA) side by side with the orientation and training on the revised Branch Operations Manual (BOM) at the Sequoia Hotel, Quezon City from January 23-26, 2017.

The GA was a half-day gathering of officers intended to officially cascade down to the branch level all the operational plans deliberated by the Management Team last November. The assembly also seeked to inform all KMBI staff with branch expansions, new policies and programs, and major activities for 2017 as the organization intensifies its operations in the years ahead.

Next in line was the series of BOM orientations that stretched to three full days of extensive discussion. Participants of the GA were divided into three clusters, each guided by KMBI President and Vice-Chairman Mr. Eduardo C. Jimenez, Deputy Executive Director for the Clients Services Group Ms. Hazel Christine Bayaca, and Acting Manager for Client Transformation Division, Mr. Timothy John Pasicolan.

Mr. Pasicolan, lead manual developer of the BOM, expressed his enthusiasm for the recently concluded BOM orientation.

“The BOM is a product of months of reviewing, consulting, and revising. We hope that this activity will guarantee a 100% implementation of new systems and policies, particularly in our Group Loan Program if we’re talking about nationwide operations” he stated.

The BOM is a guidebook with operational policies and processes geared towards enhancing the sustainability of the organization to achieve its objectives stated in “Paghandom sa Damlag: Vision 2020”, the organization’s five-year business plan.

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