October 8, 2016--The Armed Forces and Police Mutual Benefit Association Inc. held its Annual General Membership Meeting at AFPMBAI Head Office in Bonny Serrano, Quezon City.

Presided by AFPMBAI Chairman of the Board of Trustees and AFP Chief of Staff Gen Ricardo R Visaya AFP, the membership meeting was attended by about 160 regular AFPMBAI members; members of the Board of Trustees; and the AFPMBAI Management, led by the executives, President and CEO, MGen Edgardo Rene C Samonte AFP (Ret); Head Sales and Operations Group and COO, RAdm Philip L Cacayan AFP (Ret) and Head, Corporate Services Group, RAdm Primitivo P Gopo AFP (Ret).

During the opening remarks of the AFPMBAI Chairman, he took time to send out his gratitude to the past and present management, most especially the members. " I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the works of our past trustees, management, and the continued patronage of our members. In return, the AFPMBAI will continue to strive to improve the delivery of our service in line with our corporate vision that by 2025, AFPMBAI will become a customer-centered organization operating in accordance with global standards, preferred and trusted by its members in providing full financial security and protection." 

Likewise, General Visaya stressed his two-point objectives during his stint as AFPMBAI Chairman. First is increasing benefits and financial assistance to members who suffered fatal injuries and those who were killed in action. Second is the improvement of AFPMBAI's customer service. Gen Visaya believes that addressing these issues mentioned will be for the best interest of the members.

Also during the membership meeting, AFPMBAI President and CEO, General Samonte reported the Association's accomplishments for 2015 and boasted AFPMBAI's position as still the largest mutual benefit association in the country, reaching almost P 17B assets to date. He also mentioned future plans of AFPMBAI that would help benefit the members. 

Meanwhile, the proposed amendments to the By-Laws were approved; the Acts and Resolution of the BOT, Corporate Officers and Management were ratified and members of the Board of Trustees were elected during the annual meeting.