The Bicol Microfinance Council, Inc. (BMCI) during its 8th Annual Microfinance Summit Awarding Ceremonies held at the CRH Development Building in Camalig, Albay recognized Mr. Victor Palce, KMBI Goa Branch Manager and Mr. Jeric Encinas, KMBI Daet Program Officer for their exemplary work.
During the awarding ceremonies held last April 21, 2017, Mr. Palce won the first runner up for the Outstanding Branch Manager category while Mr. Encinas bagged the top prize for the Outstanding Account Officer category. Both awardees received a plaques and cash prizes.
BMCI Officers and Trustees, officers and staff of other member MFIs and financial institution of the BMCI attended the event. Mr. Allan Sicat, Executive Director of Microfinance Council of the Philippines, Inc. (MCPI) was also in attendance during the event. Mr. Philip Bautista, KMBI Area Manager for Bicol was also present to support his staff. The awarding ceremony was the highlight of the day's event from the pocket activities happening simultaneously in one venue.
BMCI,is a network of rural banks, cooperatives and non-government organizations in the Bicol region engaged in microfinance to which KMBI is a member. The council has been in existence since March 2005. It was formed to primarily to facilitate the exchange of ideas among local MFIs and promote the creation of a local credit bureau. Since its inception in 2005, it has broadened its mission anchored on building the capacities of members to develop small enterprises and promote local economic development.