KMBI conducted its Regional General Assemblies in Luzon Visayas and Mindanao. The assemblies were composed of back-to-back General Assembly, Spiritual Retreat and APPEND Commissioning, and were spread across three months. The Luzon rollout was held at Seda Vertis North, Quezon City held last January 24-26. The following month, the second leg was held in Mindanao at Waterfront Insular, Davao City on February 14-16, 2019. The last leg concluded in Visayas on March 7-9, 2019 as Seda Atria, Iloilo City.
The General Assemblies centered on the roll-out of 2019 Plans and Activities and various activities such as Road Signs 3 orientation, Microinsurance (MI) Reinforcements, TIN Issuance to clients, Training of Trainers (TOT) for the Gideon Program, and orientation on Human Capital Department's New Hiring tool.
An open forum was held to give officers a chance to directly ask the KMBI Board of Trustees and Management to address present concerns and issues in the operations.
Regional Staff Retreat
The 2019 staff retreat was centered on the Biblical Foundations, Inner Healing and forgiveness. The Keynote speakers were Dr. Gloria Jimenez, Mr. Jerry and. Mrs. Alma Francisco from REACH Discipleship Ministries.
KMBI also launched for the first time its Memory Verse Challenge, with Mr. Michael John Del Rosario from Antipolo Branch hailed as the first national champion. Meanwhile, Mindanao contestant Ms. Jojielyn Ascura from Butuan Branch placed 2nd, followed by Mr. Jeffrey Cardinal from Visayas.
The event featured the 103 APPEND Party-List nominees composed of KMBI President, Mr. Eduardo C. Jimenez; Taytay Sa Kauswagan Inc. (TSKI) Board Member, Mr. Peter Montalban; KRCI Board Member, Mr. Nonong San Miguel; APPEND CEO and President, Dr. Virgina P. Juan; and APPEND Chairman and KMBI Corporate Treasurer, Mr. Edgardo Garcia.
The APPEND campaign managers gave an orientation to all staff about the visions and mandate of the party-list and asked for an affirmation of support through oath-taking.
Various microfinance institutions also joined and showed their support to APPEND Party-list, especially as the May 13 National Election arrived.