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Philippines Microfinance Inc.
UPLiFT General Assembly 2018. This year's General Assembly was held last May 28 at the Presidents Room of the Manila Polo Club in Makati City. First on the agenda was the presentation of the organizationís financial and operational accomplishments, followed by an election of officers and members for the BOT.
All sitting officers and members were re-elected, with Mr. Edouard Miailhe still the President, Mr. Juan Miguel Montinola as Vice President and Mr. Edgardo Garcia as Treasurer.
(GA Attendees L-R) EDM Rep. Khristin Hunter, BOT Vice Pres. Juan Miguel Montinola, BOT Pres. Edouard Miailhe, BOT Member Felicia Atienza, BOT Member Julieta Estrada, UPLiFT Fin. Mngr. Lisa Dinglasan, Atty. Michelle Salcedo representing Atty. Raquel Aspiras-Sanchez, UPLiFT Exec. Dir. Edmon Sison and BOT Treasurer Edgardo Garcia.
22 Partners Graduate from STAR Program. UPLiFT, in coordination with TESDA and Coca-Cola Philippines, conducted the Sari-Sari Store Training and Access to Resources (STAR) Program, in Quezon City Program Area Office last October 2017. The STAR Program aims to economically empower the target women beneficiaries by providing them with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitude that will transform them into becoming better and successful entrepreneurs. The target beneficiaries of the Program were Partners who own or operate Sari-Sari Stores, Bakery and Karinderya. They underwent free Basic Entrepreneurship Training and Gender Sensitivity Training for four (4) hours a week or equivalent to forty-eight (48) hours for the duration of 12 weeks. The program started last November 2017 and ended March 2018. Twenty two (22) partners were able to graduate last March 2, 2018.
1st Row (L to R): Charlyd Laad, Connie Santos, Nhera Lasquite, Concordia Tibuyon, Rosemarie Mejia, Cecilia Liscano, Ma. Theresa Vitalicio, Juanie Santos
2nd Row (Lbto R): Florence Mae Dilag, Leilanie Alteres, Helen Nelmida, Margie Basarte, Salve Ecleo, Evelyn Bello, Analiza Galanoza, Nenita Galve, Fabiola Cervantes, Amparo Khey
3rd Row (L to R): Arnesta Daluyon, Victoria Abril, PASCO President Vicky Aguinaldo, Vice-President PASCO Gikgik Alvarez, Special Program Officer Star Program Malou Gomez, Area Manager Marian de Alca, Star Program Trainers Nickson Silva, Jocelyn Silawan, Jennifer Angeles, Partners Miriam Reconalla, Marnelli Zacarias and CBDS Staff Nimfa Rosquites.
Christmas Party 2017. Last year's Christmas Party was held at the Tamayo's Villa Immaculada in Intramuros, Manila last December 15. The theme of the event was "Pasko ng Dekada 70s at 80s!", and all came in groovy outfits and danced to the boogie. It was also during the event that the outstanding performances of individuals and groups in the organization were given recognition. To spice-up the evening, a Choral Singing Competition was held among UPLiFT's nine Program Areas.