In view of the COVID pandemic and the restriction on mass gatherings, the 49th Annual Membership Meeting of AFPSLAI was held virtually on May 29, 2021 (Saturday) at 8:00 a.m. via Zoom application. Part of the virtual meeting were the review of the Association’s accomplishments for the year 2020 through the President’s Report; approval of the Minutes of the 2019 Annual Membership Meeting; ratification of the acts and resolutions of the Board of Trustees, Corporate Officers and Management; and election of the Board of Trustees for Y2021-2022.

In his Opening Remarks, the AFP Chief of Staff and AFPSLAI Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Gen Cirilito E Sobejana PA, initially expressed his gratitude to the AFPSLAI members who participated in the virtual conduct of the annual convention. He then stated that AFPSLAI has shown resilience amidst the crisis. Despite the pandemic, the Association has achieved stable growth in business by instituting risk management practices. While the Association continues to deliver only the best for the customers, AFPSLAI’s core value on malasakit has been amplified in many of its corporate social responsibility programs. These initiatives underscored AFPSLAI’s intent to uplift the well-being of the members and make a positive impact within the boundaries of the communities to which it operates. He further declared that the Board and Management would continue to take steps for AFPSLAI to remain strong, resilient and well positioned to face the circumstances that would arise. Thus, the Association will continue to improve its infrastructures, business processes, internal controls, and compliance and risk management systems in order to sustain its leadership in the industry over the years. By the end of his message, Gen Sobejana encouraged the members of Board of Trustees and the AFPSLAI workforce to continue to persevere in delivering efficient and quality services to the stakeholders, especially in these trying times.

Subsequently, then President & CEO MGen Roseller G Murillo PA (Ret) rendered his report through a pre-recorded video. Aside from AFPSLAI’s financial and operational highlights for the year 2020, MGen Murillo also reported the Association’s initiatives in serving the financial needs of the members while ensuring the health and safety of the employees as the global health crisis continues to affect the business operations. Despite major travel and mass gathering restrictions, AFPSLAI was also able to extend support to its members and partner-institutions through various corporate social responsibility initiatives. MGen Murillo ended his speech by acknowledging the collective synergy of the entire workforce, from the Board of Trustees to the Management, the employees and the allied workers of the Association, and the continued patronage of all the AFPSLAI members. Guided by its core values, the Association will pull through all the challenges with a shared purpose and commitment to excel.

At the end of the meeting, cash prizes were raffled off. Minor prizes had been pre-drawn the day before the meeting. The cash prize will be deposited to the Savings Account of the winning member. The winners are listed below.

On the other hand, those who registered and actually participated in the virtual meeting will receive a free meal from McDonald’s. An e-coupon code will be sent to the e-mail address of the participating member. To claim the free meal, the member must present the e-coupon code at any McDonald’s restaurant nationwide. Redemption is valid until December 15, 2021 .

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