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.

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.

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