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Year 2016
Christmas Party 2016. To add fun and excitement to this year's Christmas Party, a Masquerade Ball was held at Tamayo's Villa Immaculada in Intramuros, Manila last December 19. For this special event, all the staff were in their elegant formal attires, with matching masks to add mystery. Even some of the guests came dressed for the occasion. The historical venue, the rich food and the retro music provided by the UPLiFT Band made this evening a very delightful one.
Gentlemen & Ladies making their final touches...
The staff of (L) MANILA Program and (R) CAMANAVA Program
The staff of (L) RIZAL Program and (R) TARLAC Program
The staff of (L) BATAAN Program and (R) PANGASINAN Program
The staff of (L) BULACAN Program and (R) QUEZON CITY Program
Getting ready to enter the pavilion... the program is about to start
Guests from (L) ENFANCE and (R) UPLiFT Partners
Feeling glamorous as they walked the Red Carpet...
Tita Babes Estrada (BOT Member) opened the evening with her Inspirational Talk... and Sir Ed (ED), together with Sir Mico (OM), welcomed the guests and the staff
A dance number from CAVITE Program to ignite the evening!
Chorale Presentation: (L) CAMANAVA Program and (R) BULACAN Program
Chorale Presentation: (L) TARLAC Program and (R) CAVITE Program
Chorale Presentation: (L) RIZAL Program and (R) MANILA Program
Chorale Presentation: (L) PANGASINAN Program and (R) QUEZON CITY Program
Chorale Presentation: (L) BATAAN Program and (R) a song number from Ms. Jhoana
Another song number from PANGASINAN Program
Dinner is served!
Live entertainment from the UPLiFT Band!
Dancing with the music... oldies but goodies!
Support Staff Awardees: (L to R) Jeric Cruz, Manuel Zamora, Richard Maliwat, Noel Cumpa and Arnel Baula
Quality Performance Awardees: (L to R) Michael Medrano, Gent Neel Pineda and Daniel Navarro
LDO Awardees: (L to R) Anieliza Bonula (Highest Number of Quality Partners, Highest Income) and Dan Murphy Molo (Highest Portfolio Quality)
Branch Awardees: (L to R) Northwest QC (Highest Number of Quality Partners), Roadbay (Highest Income) and Bocaue (Highest Portfolio Quality)
Program Awardees: (L to R) CAMANAVA (Highest Number of Quality Partners, Highest Income) and BATAAN (Highest Portfolio Quality)
10-Years Service Awardees: (L to R) Jeannette Acedo (received by Gemma), Annabelle Beruela and Imelda Tibig
WINNERS!!! (L) Inter-Program Choir Competition: BATAAN Program... (R) Stars of the Night: Bernadette Castro and Jhomar Samson
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2016 UPLiFT BOT Meeting. UPLiFT's Board of Trustees had their year-end meeting last November 17 at the Saddle Room of the Manila Polo Club in Makati City. First on the agenda was the presentation of this year's financial and operational accomplishments. The body was later joined by representatives from two developmental NGO's, Enfance Foundation (based in Manila) and Water & Life (based in Cebu and Cavite), both of which presented their respective organization's advocacies and the possible collaboration with UPLiFT.
Representatives from (L) Enfance Foundation and (R) Water and Life during their presentation to the Board
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UPLiFT Joins QC Trade Fair 2016. UPLiFT joined the Annual Quezon City Trade Fair organized by Sikap Buhay Entrepreneurship and Cooperative Office (SBECO), which started last October 3 and lasted until October 28.
(L to R) SBECO representative Ms. Jovy Damole, UPLiFT’s CBDS Manager Flor Cachola, UPLIFT partners Malou Daguman (Eco-Bags and Beads Products) from Cavite Program, Rowena Belazon (RTW) from Quezon City Program, Doreen Alimpuyo (Curtains, Bed Sheets and Pillow Cases) from CAMANAVA Program and Romeo Espina (Bags made of Canvas, Fabric, Leather, Leatherette and Water Lily) from Bulacan Program.

Also, partner Diana Camiro (Marikina Made Shoes) from Quezon City Program joined the fair. The partners from the different Programs were invited and assisted by CBDS Staff Nimfarlyn Rosquites and Cheryl Rellama, in coordination with the Field Operations Department (FOD).
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UPLiFT Opens its Rizal Program Office. UPLiFT further expanded its operations in CALABARZON area with the opening of its Rizal Program office last August 2016. The office is located on the 3rd Floor of E.A. Cortez Bldg at #87 Sto. Nino corner Sumulong Sts., Antipolo City. However, its first branch - Antipolo Branch, has already been in operation since May 2016 and is also located in the same address.
During the blessing and inagauration of the Program Office, Mr. Ed Garcia (BOT Treasurer) cut the ribbon to officially open the place. He was joined by Sir Ed Sison (Exec. Director), Ma'am Lisa Dingalan (Fin. Manager) and other guests from the Central Head Office to celebrate the momentous event.
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UPLiFT Partners join Pistay Dayat 2016. UPLiFT Partners coming from the different branches of Pangasinan Program showcased their handicrafts and souvenir items in the Trade Fair event of Pistay Dayat 2016. Held annually, Pistay Dayat (Sea Festival) serves mainly as thanksgiving for the province's abundant blessings from the sea. The different events during the festival also reflect the beauty and wealth of Pangasinan's natural resources, as well as, the artistry of its people. This year's festival began last April 22 and lasted until May 02.
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Training/Workshop on BIJLI Software (Batch 2). The BIJLI Training/Workshop for the 2nd Batch of participants was held at KLIR Waterpark Resort in Sta. Rita, Guiguinto, Bulacan last July 22 to 23. Present were the FAS, HOE, AM & BMs from the Programs of Bulacan, Bataan, Pangasinan and Tarlac. Aside from familiarizing the participants with the features of BIJLI, the event was also able to gather different inputs from the users on how to further improve the software, especially on reports generated.
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Training/Workshop on BIJLI Software (Batch 1). The 1st batch of participants, which included the FAS, HOE, AM & BMs from the Programs of Camanava, Cavite, Manila, Quezon City & Rizal, had their training/workshop in Alaminos City, Pangasinan last June 30 to July 2. The main objective of the event was to familiarize the participants with the features of BIJLI, the new MIS software to be implemented by UPLiFT. Afterwards, the group had the opportunity to explore nearby Hundred Islands and enjoy its many beaches.
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Commitment Building Workshop for Cavite Program. The entire staff of Cavite Program participated in a Commitment Building Workshop held at Paradiso Terrestre, along Molino Road in Bacoor, Cavite last June 17-18. The activities focused mostly on the importance of commitment, which would lead to better team work within the Program, as well as, provide better client satisfaction.
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UPLiFT Trains PLDT Staffs. PLDT's EmpRel tapped UPLiFT's CBDS to conduct a series of alternative livelihood trainings for their personnel held at PLDT Innolab in Mandaluyong last May 21 & 28. On their first Saturday session, the participants were taught how to cook popular Asian Food and also how to make Paper Crafts from recycled materials. The topics during the last Saturday session included baking easy Pastries and making Hygienic Products that are typically used at home.
Cooking popular asian food
Paper Crafts out of recycled materials
Making Hygienic Products for home use
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UPLiFT Team Building 2016. For this year's summer getaway, the entire organization headed south to Makiling Highlands Resort in Pansol, Laguna last May 5-6. The first day was spent entirely on various team building activities. It started with the Inter-Program Cheerdance Competition in the morning, followed by the Inter-Color Water Games Tournament in the afternoon and ended with the Inter-Program OPM Music Jam Competition in the evening. On the second day, everyone had fun swimming in the pools and exploring the resort's mini-forest.
Parade of Programs: headed by the Central Head Office
Parade of Programs: (L) Bataan Program & (R) Bulacan Program
Parade of Programs: (L) Camanava Program & (R) Cavite Program
Parade of Programs: (L) Manila Program & (R) Pangasinan Program
Parade of Programs: (L) Quezon City Program & (R) Tarlac Program
Opening Ceremonies: (L) Torch Relay & (R) Singing of the Philippine National Anthem
Opening Ceremonies: (L) Praise and Worship & (R) Opening Remarks from Tita Babes Estrada (BOT Member)
Cheerdance Competition: (L) Bataan Program & (R) Bulacan Program
Cheerdance Competition: (L) Camanava Program & (R) Cavite Program
Cheerdance Competition: (L) Pangasinan Program & (R) Quezon City Program
Cheerdance Competition: (L) Tarlac Program & (R) Panel of Judges (not including Ms. Arroyo - far left)
Cheerdance Competition: Manila Program - WINNER!!!
Inter-Color Game 1: 3-Layer Human Pyramid (fastest time)
Inter-Color Game 2: Blindfolded Water Pack Pitcher (most amount of water collected)
Inter-Color Game 3: Aqua Plunge (longest time underwater - hold your breath!)
Inter-Color Game 4: Human Water Pipeline (most amount of water collected)
Inter-Color Game 5: Balloon Popping (fastest to pop the balloons without using their hands)
Inter-Color Games: Yellow Team - OVERALL CHAMPION!!
OPM Music Jam: (L) Dinner is served & (R) Perfect weather for an exciting evening
OPM Music Jam: (L) Opening number from The UPLiFT Band with Sir Ed on the lead guitar! & (R) The audience singing and dancing with the band
OPM Music Jam: (L) Tarlac Program & (R) Cavite Program
OPM Music Jam: (L) Camanava Program & (R) Quezon City Program
OPM Music Jam: Pangasinan Program - WINNER!!!
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UPLiFT Awarded Outstanding MFI Partner by PCFC. PCFC has chosen UPLiFT as one of its Outstanding MFI Partners during the celebration of its 20th foundation anniversary held last September 11, 2015 at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City. The awardees were selected because of their significant contributions to PCFC’s success for the past 20 years.
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Christmas Party 2015. This year's Christmas Party was held at the Ramada Hotel in Binondo, Manila last December 11. The theme of the event was "A Brighter Christmas... Achieved!!!", celebrating the blessings received after a year of dedicated work. This was also an opportunity to once again recognize the outstanding performance of individuals and groups in the organization, that continue to serve as inspiration to the rest of the staff. To add excitement, an inter-program "A Capella Choir Singing Contest" was held during the event, much to the delight of everyone.
Opening number by BATAAN Program
Selected UPLiFT Partners also joined the party
Friendship & Partnership... through the years
BATAAN Program (Most Quality Partners Award, Zero PAR Award - IBA Branch) and their Chorale Group presentation (1st Prize)
BULACAN Program (Timely & Accurate Reports Award) and their Chorale Group presentation (2nd Prize)
CAMANAVA Program (Highest Income Award) and their Chorale Group presentation
CAVITE Program and their Chorale Group presentation
The Board of Judges having a good time... and the Masters of Ceremonies
MANILA Program and their Chorale Group presentation
PANGASINAN Program and their Chorale Group presentation
QUEZON CITY Program and their Chorale Group presentation
TARLAC Program (Most Quality Partners Award, Zero PAR Award - PANIQUI Branch) and their Chorale Group presentation
Central HO Chorale Group (Guest Performance)
Dinner is served!
10-Year Service Awardees
Zero PAR Awardees, Most Quality Partners Awardees & Support Staff Awardees
Highest Income Awardees
Search for Male & Female Star of the Night... WINNERS: Jhomar & Reynamae!
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