CAMP AGUINALDO, Quezon City – The AFP Educational Benefit System Office (AFPEBSO) extended its noble purpose of helping our people by holding a blood-letting activity yesterday, August 3, 2015 at the AFPEBSO Board Room.
In partnership with the Philippine Blood Center (PBC), the AFPEBSO conducted the blood donation which is also part of the activities lined up for its 15th Anniversary Celebration.
The AFPEBSO Management and Staff led by its Chief/General Manager, LtCol Genaro C Menor PAF (GSC) initiated the blood donation. They invited former and current grantees to donate blood as well as those applying for educational benefits during that day.
The blood-letting activity was facilitated by registered nurses from the PBC who were led by Dr. Sergio Denoga and Dr. Jasmine Adrias. They were able to collect 11 units of blood from healthy donors. This will be used in helping save and extend the lives of those in need.
Anchored with the theme, “Going Stronger, Soaring Higher and Braving the Odds”, the AFPEBSO formally celebrated its anniversary last August 1, 2015 at the AFP Commissioned Officers Club. It marks 15 years of unwavering service towards helping educate the dependents of our brave soldiers.
Dubbed as “Balik EBSO”, the occasion featured the homecoming of its past Board of Trustees members, and management and staff. The AFP Deputy Chief of Staff and current AFP Educational Benefit System BOT Chairman, Major General Edgar R Fallorina attended as the guest of honor and speaker together with Mrs. Erica Juliana Fallorina as special guest.
The celebration marks a momentous occasion for MGen Fallorina who is the first Chief/General Manager of AFPEBSO when it was established in 2000.
Moreover, during the occasion, the AFPEBSO recognized the outstanding performance of its personnel. Awarded with recognition plaques were TSg Manuel De Leon, the outstanding Non-Commissioned Officer of the year; Cpl Karlyn Dicay, the outstanding junior-NCO of the year, and Ms. Lovylyn Alisla, civilian employee of the year.
Also awarded were winners of the AFPEBSO Sports Fest 2015 with Green Team, led by LtCol Lawrence A Aninag (OS) PA grabbing the Champion’s trophy.
The awarding signifies the AFPEBSO’s continuous improvement as it develops itself into a more efficient and effective morale and welfare arm of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.