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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

B.E.S.T. (Business Essentials and Skills Training) in Marketing and Sales Program Part 2

APPEND Inc. conducted the second series of the B.E.S.T (Business Essentials Skills Training) Marketing and Sales Program at Kimberly Hotel Manila, on February 19, 2017. Twenty seven (27) participants comprising APPEND staff, students and KILOS alumni and scholars attended the training. The 19 students and alumni are from the University of the East, University of Sto.Tomas, Philippine Women’s University, and City of Malabon University. There were also 2nd year and graduating student-entrepreneurs from UST and Ateneo who came to the training and shared innovative products of their enterprises.

Mr . George “GQ” Quitoriano facilitated the training.

B.E.S.T. (Business Essentials and Skills Training) in Marketing and Sales Program

The B.E.S.T.: Marketing Program is a learner-centered experiential training where the participants will learn marketing and sales techniques by ACTUALLY marketing and selling products and services. It is a program of APPEND and Young Entrepreneurs in Solidarity Economy Marketing Cooperatives or YESE MC, in partnership with Gakusei and with support from Gordon and Helen Smith Foundation and Opportunity International.

The 1st session was held on January 29, 2017 at the UP Hostel, Diliman, Quezon City, and attended by 32 APPEND KILOS Scholars and seven (7) from APPEND including President & CEO, Virginia Juan.

Mr. George “GQ” Quitoriano, a former corporate executive, self-made entrepreneur, and an expert in learner-centered education, conducted the training. GQ uses innovative teaching methods to create effective, interactive learning experiences.

APPEND KILOS Scholars First Monthly Training SY 2016-2017

The APPEND KILOS Scholars together with the scholars from PLV and STI Caloocan attended the First Monthly Training for School Year 2016-2017, last 21st of August 2016. It took place at the KMBI Office in Panay Avenue Quezon City, from 12:30 to 5:00 in the Afternoon. The main agenda for the August gathering is to give an update on APPEND Inc and its KILOS program. Also, to ratify the suggested plan and activities for APPEND KILOS and at the same time exchange ideas on how to enrich and expand the APPEND – KILOS youth program of APPEND.

Signing of the IRR of RA 10693 Microfinance NGOs Act.

” We have to thank God for giving us the privilege to serve the poor!” Cong. Pablo R. Nava III

August 16, 2016, the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 10693 -An Act Strengthening Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) with micro finance operations for the poor was signed. Congressman Pablo R. Nava. APPEND Partylist representative with Sen Bam Aquino principally authored the Microfinance NGOs Act. Present in the signing are Mr. Angel L. De Leon Jr and Mr. Rolly B. Victoria, founders of APPEND, Dr. Jeng P Juan, President and CEO, Ed Jimenez, KMBI President/CEO, Atty Raineer Chu, APPEND Corp secretary, Gina Marin Exec Director TPKI, Boy Solarte, TSKI ED and APPEND’s social solidarity economy advisers Former Mayor Jun Simon and Dr. Ben Quinones.

RA 10693 promises a vibrant local economic development by giving the Microfinance non-government organizations preferential tax treatment as they continue to do social welfare improvement through micro enterprise and Microfinance programs for the poor. The Microfinance NGOs in the Philippines have been helping more than 2 million poor micro entrepreneurial families in the country.

APPEND in Social Development Initiatives Summit at SMX Davao

APPEND (Alliance of Philippine Partners in Enterprise Development, Inc.) together with Foundation for Sustainable Society, Inc were invited to the Social Development Initiatives Summit, Malasakit at Pagbabago, August 17-18, 2016, SMX Convention Center, Lanang, Davao City.

The Summit brought together more than 400 representatives from non-government organizations, cabinet officials of President Duterte, cooperatives and foundations.

The Summit seeks to achieve the following objectives: a) engage the government and basic sectors in crafting the social development agenda (Inclusive) b) identify doable collaborative initiatives and actionable recommendations (c) come up with measurable convergence mechanisms.