KMBI's Statement on the Passing of Mr. David D. Gutierrez

It is with deep sorrow and full faith in the Almighty that KMBI announces the passing of Mr. David D. Gutierrez. Mr. Gutierrez had served as the organization’s Chairman, and was recently involved in the leadership as Corporate Treasurer.

He will be remembered by KMBI as a father, a leader, a man of great faith, and a cherished Kabalikat to our staff and Program Members.

His faithful servitude to the Lord through his selfless leadership and tireless work for the betterment of the lives of countless Filipinos will serve as a cornerstone and inspiration for all of us at KMBI to press forward and continue the realization of our vision, which is “to see people in communities live in abundance with strengthened faith in God, and in right relationship with their fellowmen and the rest of creation.”

We enjoin everyone in prayers for Mr. Gutierrez’ bereaved wife, their children and grandchildren, that the love and comfort of our Lord may pour upon them in this time of grief.

KMBI Partners with National University to Hold Business Seminar

Sixteen (16) Program Members from the branches of Quezon City 1 and West Avenue participated in the Business Opportunities Identification seminar, held via Zoom last March 4, 2022 in partnership with National University Extension Office.

The webinar aims to teach participants to assess which opportunities they can maximize to earn additional income. Insights included widening connections, diversifying products, and surrounding oneself with people who can help them gain more customers. Participants also learned how to identify business problems and turn them into opportunities.

KMBI conducts webinars regularly through the Entrepreneurial Development Division of the Transformational Development and Training Group, in partnership with renowned institutions and subject matter experts, to educate Program Members on business operations as well as increase financial literacy to help them make the most out of the financial services that they are availing from KMBI.

KMBI Introduces Newly Elected Board of Trustees for 2022

KMBI announces the new set of Board of Trustees for 2022 as elected during the Annual General Membership (AGM) Meeting held virtually last February 26, 2022.

This year’s AGM resulted in movements in leadership: Mr. Sergio G. Edeza now serves as Chairman of the Board, Ms. Jeanette Ng-Lim as Vice-Chairman, Mr. Edgardo F. Garcia as Corporate Secretary, and Mr. David D. Gutierrez as Corporate Treasurer.

Mr. Eduardo C. Jimenez remains as KMBI President. Meanwhile, Mr. Lemuel David A. Salmo and Dr. Rodolfo P. Estigoy continue to serve as Trustees. The Board also welcomes Ms. Mila M. Bunker as a returning Trustee.

One new addition to the leadership is Ms. Victoria Esperanza “Perry” Z. Cartera, General Secretary of the Philippine Bible Society, serving the organization as a Trustee. Ms. Cartera also serves in the Boards of Executive Communities: Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches, Resources for the Blind, Translators Association of the Philippines, and One Hope Philippines.

KMBI holds the AGM annually pursuant to KMBI’s By-Laws and Articles of Incorporation. The assembly gives an opportunity for KMBI leaders to evaluate the organization’s fiscal health, address organizational concerns, and vote on additions or changes in the leadership composition.

KMBI Leaders and Officers Convene for 2022 Virtual General Assembly

Nearly two years since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, KMBI has fully embraced the transition to digital workplace and conferences. In its second year, the organization held the 2022 virtual General Assembly last January 19, kicking off the year with the launching of KMBI’s five-year business plan entitled, “ARISE KMBI! Journey to 40 and Beyond”.

Held via Microsoft Teams, the assembly was attended by 161 participants composed of directors, managers, and officers from the KMBI Head Office and branches nationwide. Present also during the event were KMBI Chairman, Mr. David D. Gutierrez, KMBI President, Mr. Eduardo C. Jimenez; Vice-Chair, Mr. Sergio G. Edeza, and Trustees Dr. Rodolfo P. Estigoy and Ms. Aneth Ng-Lim.

The assembly was packed with reinforcements on new policies and processes, as well as the introduction of KMBI’s new strategic directions derived from the individual letters of “ARISE”. Alongside this was the rollout of KMBI’s fresh visual theme in line with the new business plan.

Another highlight of the event was the discussion on collection efficiency, facilitated by the Training and Advanced Education Department. Three branch managers from the Credit Operations Group shared their best practices on how to handle collections despite the challenges posed by the present health and economic crisis. Insights on increasing collection efficiency included establishing good customer relations, embracing technological trends, and empowering staff through empathy and transparent communication.

An open forum was also held to discuss organizational updates and provide a platform to address any concerns with regard to operations. The last part of the event was the commitment setting in which KMBI leaders expressed their dedication in working together to achieve the organization’s goals and fulfill its vision and mission.