June 15, 2017

During the year, the ASKI Mutual Benefit Association (ASKI MBA) Board of Trustees, Coordinators and staff attended various activities as part of the manpower development and capacity building programs. Among these include the Microinsurance Forum with the theme -Expanding Microinsurance Outreach Through Alternative Distribution Channels- held on January 25, 2016 at the Insurance Commission. This was followed by the Microinsurance Month culminating activity with the theme: The Journey Continues- held on January 29, 2016 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC). The event was organized by the Department of Finance and Asian Development Bank which highlighted the trends and developments in the microinsurance industry for the last five years.

On February 17, 2016 a gender forum was conducted among the members of the Board, MBA coordinators, and staff to discuss the development of policies promoting gender equality throughout the years. Atty. MJ Jackie Garcia served as the resource person and also discussed relevant laws on women protection since most of the participants are women.

The association also held its Annual General Assembly Meeting on March 15, 2016 at the Talavera Agricultural and Social Enterprise Training Center (TASETC) located at Brgy. Sampaloc, Talavera, Nueva Ecija. It was attended by 103 participants from different provinces covering the areas of operation of ASKI MBA. Aside from the President's and Treasurer's report to the members, the general assembly also served as avenue for the election of three members of the Board of Trustees whose term expires this year.

The newly elected Board Members were Analiza T. Mendoza (Victoria Branch) representing Tarlac, Bulacan, and Pampanga, Cipriano C. Lucas (Guimba Branch) representing Nueva Ecija and Aurora and Juanita M. Mones (Tayug Branch) representing Pangasinan and La Union. The election was facilitated by the representatives from ASKI Internal Audit. The new set of Board of Trustees took their oath before Mrs. Aurora D. Mangalili, ASKI MBA BOT member.

To further reach out to its members, ASKI MBA coordinated with ASKI Credit Operations and ASKI Foundation to conduct a medical and dental mission at Brgy. Bugnan, Gabaldon Nueva Ecija, benefiting 308 people in the community.

More importantly, the year highlighted the celebration of the 10th Anniversary of ASKI MBA on June 21, 2016 at TASETC with the theme "Empowering the Poor Families through Micoinsurance". It was attended by the members, partners from the MiMAP network, representatives from government agencies, and partner banks. The keynote speech was given by Atty. Dennis B. Funa, Deputy Insurance Commissioner for Legal Services of the Insurance Commission. There were 280 attendees during the celebration.
ASKI MBA 10th Anniversary
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