May 15 – 17, 2017 26TH APPEND SUMMER CAMP

Around 500 delegates from the different member organizations of APPEND participated in the 26th APPEND Summer Camp held at Bacolod City – the first time it was held in this city. The 3-day event was hosted by Bacolod based APPEND partner, Katuwang Resource Center, Inc. (KRCI), under the leadership of Executive Director, Lawrence N. Ledesma.


Other organizations represented are:

  • Alalay sa Kaunlaran, Inc. (ASKI)
  • Center for Economic Ventures (CEVI)
  • Kabalikat para sa Maunlad na Buhay, Inc. (KMBI)
  • Opportunity Kauswagan Bank Inc. or OK Bank
  • People’s Alternative Livelihood Foundation of Sorsogon, Inc. (PALFSI)
  • PAGASA Philippines Lending Company, Inc.  (PPLCI)
  • Pinoy Ako Insurance Services Incorporated (PAIS)
  • Talete King Panyulung Kapampangan Foundation, Inc. (TPKIF)
  • Taytay Sa Kauswagan, Inc. (TSKI)

This year’s theme is taken from Psalm 111:2,  “Great are the works of the Lord, they are pondered by those who delight in them.” The main plenary speakers in the morning, Atty. Lyndon P. Caña, and Bishop Raymund “Juray” Mora spoke on specific parts of Psalm 111 (view portions of the videos here). In the afternoon plenary session Atty. Justina F. Callangan of the Securities and Exchange Commission discussed the he Implementing Rules and Regulations of the the Microfinance NGO Act.

Highlights per day of the summer camp include:

Day 1:

Arrival of the participants

APPEND Annual General Membership (AGM) Meeting & Board Meeting

Welcome Dinner and Activities

Day 2:

Praise & Worship by Ikhtus Bacolod

Entrance and Parade of Colors

Welcome Remarks by the Board Chairpersons of APPEND and KRCI

Presentations on the History and Future of APPEND, Inc. by APPEND Founders, Messrs. Rolly Victoria and Angel de Leon, Jr.

Key Messages on Psalm 111:1-10

Break-out sessions

KRCI Night (Masskara Night)

Day 3:

APPEND’s Day Out:   Fun and Fellowship at the Campuestohan Resort and the Mambukal Mountain Resort

Launching of  Search for Pamilyang OK

Installation of New Officers and Members of the APPEND Board

Turnover of APPEND Banner to 2018 Summer Camp Host (KMBI)

APPEND’s Competition Night (APPEND Goes Global)

See our website for pictures

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