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									  BUTUAN
  GLOBAL
  FORUM,
    INC.
(BGForum, Inc.)
         VISION
      A community-based
   civil society organization
 which will enable Butuanons
       all over the world
            to help in
the upliftment and betterment
  of Butuanon communities
                    Mission
   To protect and conserve the environment in
    Butuan for the enjoyment of its natural
    resources by present and future generations
    of Butuanons and their visitors

   To leverage the natural beauty, historical
    legacy and cultural heritage of Butuan for
    the sustainable operation of eco-tourism
    sites and systems as a way of life in
    Butuanon communities

   To provide deserving Butuanons with
    suitable opportunities for livelihood and
    enterprise development to improve the
    quality of their lives.
Butuan Global Forum, Inc.
          (BGForum, Inc.)

   ANNUAL GENERAL
 MEMBERSHIP MEETING
        2009

            May 19, 2009
Carmen Room, Almont Inland Resort Hotel
    J. C. Aquino Avenue, Butuan City
BUTUAN GLOBAL FORUM, INC.
                 (BGForum, Inc.)
             BGForum Business Center, Urios Gym
               J. C. Aquino Avenue, Butuan City
  Telephone No. (6385) 341-9555 * Cell Phone No. +639178192420




  NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL
    MEMBERSHIP MEETING
                                                               May 4, 2009

Dear Incorporator-Member, Chapter Member and Committee Member:

Please be informed that pursuant to Article II, Sections 1 and 5 of our By-Laws, the annual
general membership meeting of BUTUAN GLOBAL FORUM, INC. (“BGForum, Inc.”) will
be held on May 19, 2009 (Tuesday) at 2:30 p.m. at the Carmen Room, Almont
Inland Resort Hotel, J. C. Aquino Avenue, Butuan City, to take up matters included in the
attached Agenda, and such other matters as may properly come before the said meeting.

This membership meeting will be conducted via electronic means with members who cannot be
physically present in Butuan. They will be considered to be in attendance through their
participation by way of chat session or teleconference call.

Those who cannot personally attend or participate electronically at the said membership
meeting may accomplish the attached PROXY FORM by indicating the name of the ATTORNEY-
IN-FACT therein and submitting the accomplished PROXY FORM by mail, email or delivery to
the Corporate Secretary prior to or at the start of the Annual Membership Meeting. Validation
of the proxies will be done before the meeting is called to order for the purpose of determining
the presence of a quorum.

Thank you.


                                                            JORGE B. NAVARRA
                                                            Corporate Secretary
               AGENDA
1.      Call to Order
2.   Proof of service or waiver of the required notice
     of the meeting
3.   Proof of the presence of a quorum
4.   Reading and approval of the minutes of the
     previous general membership meeting
5.   Taking up any unfinished business from the last
      membership meeting
6.   Report of the Chairperson or President, or in
     either one’s absence, his/her duly-designated
     corporate officer
7.   Election of the Trustees for the ensuing year
8.   Other matters
    Article II. - Meetings of Members
             Section 1. Annual Meetings -

The annual meetings of the members shall be held on
May 19 of each year, unless otherwise set by the Board
of Trustees who shall also fix the time and place. The
annual meetings of the members may be held at any
place even outside the place where the principal office
of the Foundation is located: provided that proper notice
shall be sent to all members indicating the date, time and
place of the meeting; provided, further, that the place of
the annual meeting shall be located within the
Philippines; and provided, finally, that attendance and
participation of members may be allowed through
electronic means by Internet chat, audio/video
connection or teleconference call.
   Article II. - Meetings of Members
                      (Continued)


                Section 3. Notices -

Notices of the time and place of annual and special
meetings of the members shall be given by personal
delivery, or by special or regular mail, or by FAX or
by email, at least two (2) weeks before the date set
for such meeting. The notice of every special meeting
shall state briefly the purpose or purposes of the
meeting. A written waiver of required notice may be
filed by a member at the start of any regular or
special meeting of the members.
    Article II. - Meetings of Members
                   (Continued)


             Section 4. Quorum -

A quorum for any meeting of the members
shall consist of twenty-five percent (25%)
of the number of members who are eligible
to vote and a simple majority of such quorum
may decide any question at the meeting,
except those matters where the Corporation
Code requires the affirmative vote of a greater
proportion.
  Article II. - Meetings of Members
                (Continued)

       Section 6. Voting Proxy -

Each member shall be entitled to one
vote, and he/she may vote either in
person or by proxy which shall be in
writing and filed with the Secretary of
the association before the scheduled
meeting. A proxy may be used only
once, and must be renewed or extended
in order to be recognized for validation
at the next meeting of the members.
1.     Call to Order

2. Proof of service or waiver of the
   required notice of the meeting
                    WAIVER AND CONSENT

        The undersigned member of BUTUAN GLOBAL FORUM, INC.
     (“BGForum, Inc.) do hereby waive notice of the time,
     place and purpose of the ANNUAL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP
     MEETING to be held at the Carmen Function Room, Almont
     Inland Resort Hotel, J. C. Aquino Avenue,. Butuan City, or in
     any alternative venue to be announced, on May 19, 2009
     (Tuesday) at 2:30 P.M. or for any adjournments or
     postponements thereof.

        The undersigned further waives all the requirements of
     the laws of the Philippines, both as to notice and any
     publication thereof, and consents to the transaction of any
     and all business as may come before said
     meeting.
                      AGENDA

3.   Proof of the presence of a quorum

4.   Reading and approval of the minutes of the
     previous general membership meeting


       BUTUAN GLOBAL FORUM, INC.
               (BGForum, Inc.)
              MINUTES OF THE
  ANNUAL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
          LAST YEAR - MAY 19, 2008
3:00 P.M. TO 6:00 P.M. AT THE CARMEN ROOM
   ALMONT INLAND RESORT, BUTUAN CITY
 ____________ _________ _________ ____
                AGENDA
3. Proof of the presence of a quorum

 a.   Physical count of voting members present

             b. Validation of proxies
             MINUTES OF THE 2008
     ANNUAL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING


1. In the absence of the Chairperson and the
President, the next highest ranking officer present,
Secretary Jody B. Navarra, was designated Presiding
Officer. The meeting was called to order at 4:10 P.M.

2. It was moved and seconded that the requirement
of prior notice of the meeting be formally waived by
those present. The motion was unanimously
approved with no objections.

3. A quorum for the membership meeting was
declared with the physical presence and attendance
by proxy of a majority of the members, way
above the 25% requirement of our By-Laws.
               MINUTES OF THE 2008
       ANNUAL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
                          (Continued)


4. Upon motion duly made and seconded, the reading of the
   minutes of the previous membership was dispensed with. It
   was, however, noted that the minutes of the 2007 annual
   general membership meeting had already been approved and
   ratified in subsequent membership meetings prior to the 2008
   annual general membership meeting.

5. The management report to be rendered by the Chairperson or
   the President was submitted by incorporating the chapter and
   committee reports, as follows:

  Chapter Reports

  a. Butuan Chapter postponed its election of officers for 2008-
  2009 which could not be scheduled in the absence of the
  Liaison Trustee for Butuan, Jojo Sorrera-Ty.

  b. Metro Manila Chapter will submit its chapter report at the
  next meeting although the Board receives monthly reports.
            MINUTES OF THE 2008
    ANNUAL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
                        (Continued)


Committee Reports

a. Eco-tourism Committee - R. J. Villanueva reported on the
committee’s participation in the Department of Tourism (DOT)
GREET program to develop and assist tourism entrepreneurs
at the grass roots level. This collaboration with DOT resulted
in the operationalization of “kayak” and snorkeling
businesses in Masao-Lumbocan and Vinapor, respectively.

b. Enterprise Development Committee - Toto A. Guillen
reported on the various programs and projects sponsored and
co-sponsored by the committee, specifically the seminars on
“Family Financial Planning”, “Management of Family-Run
Business”, and “Estate Planning”. The BGForum Business
Center has continued the “Computer Literacy” program,with
over 100 graduates thus far and increasing by the month.
           MINUTES OF THE 2008
   ANNUAL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
                          (Continued)
c. Education Committee - Fr. John C. U. Young reported on
the continuing efforts of the committee to develop modules for
the education of Butuan’s citizens, particularly the youth, in
inculcating core values of civic spirit and promoting practices in
environmental protection, heritage conservation, tourist-
friendly community systems, and financial literacy/early
discipline. These educational modules will be taught in schools
and later adapted for application at the village levels.

d. Heritage Committee – Greg P. Hontiveros reported on the
committee’s intensified pursuit of the early resolution of the
“First Mass” issue and the focused campaign for the timely
repairs of the Balanghai Shrine. The Metro Manila Chapter had
withdrawn from its involvement in the beautification of the
Butuan Museum grounds, upon advice of the Heritage
Committee on the legal problems that may affect the project.

e. Environment Committee – Jurgenne H. Primavera reported
on the conduct of seminars for students. She suggested by
email that the committee be re-organized to give a primordial
           MINUTES OF THE 2008
   ANNUAL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
               (Continued)

6. After the management report was approved by
the body, the Nomination and Election Committee
chaired by Tony M. Montalban presided over the
election of trustees. Following the process of
nomination, the following were elected as members of
the Board of Trustees for the ensuing year or until
their successors will have been elected and duly-
qualified:

Laurice Guillen-Feleo        Jurgette Alviola-Honculada
Cora Tan-Mangondaya Jurgenne Honculada-Primavera
                   Jojo Sorrera-Ty
Toto A. Guillen                     Greg P. Hontiveros
Jimmy F. Itao                            Jijil A. Jimenez
Jody B. Navarra                          R. J.Villanueva
         MINUTES OF THE 2008
 ANNUAL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
                     (Continued)



7. Upon their election, the trustees present,
having established a quorum (6 board members
present), proceeded with the organizational
board meeting and elected the following
officers to serve for the current 2008-2009 term:

Laurice Guillen-Feleo - Chairperson
   Jijil A. Jimenez - President
   Jody B. Navarra - Secretary
   Jojo Sorrera-Ty - Treasurer
                 MINUTES OF THE 2008
         ANNUAL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
                          (Continued)


8. The following program committees were constituted with their
respective chairpersons and co-chairs:

ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE        -   Jurgenne Honculada-Primavera
                                  Chairperson
ECO-TOURISM COMMITTEE        -   R. J. Villanueva
                                  Chairperson
HERITAGE COMMITTEE           -   Greg P. Hontiveros
                                  Chairperson
                                  Tony F. Cabrera, Co-Chair
EDUCATION COMMITTEE         -     Fr. John C. U. Young
                                  Chairperson
                                  Jurgette Alviola-Honculada
                                  Co-Chair
ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT      -    Toto A. Guillen
             COMMITTEE            Chairperson
        MINUTES OF THE 2008
ANNUAL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
                 (Continued)

The chairpersons of BGForum’s standing
committees were re-appointed for another
term:

FINANCE COMMITTEE      Jojo Sorrera-Ty
                         -
                       Chairperson
AUDIT COMMITTEE      - Danny A. Duncano
                       Chairperson
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE - Jody B. Navarra
                       Chairperson
                       Jimmy F. Itao
                       for Metro Manila
                       Jojo Sorrera-Ty
                       for Butuan
         MINUTES OF THE 2008
 ANNUAL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
                   (Continued)


      The Committee Chairpersons were
fully-authorized to organize their committees,
     designate or add Co-Chairs, and in their
      capacity as COOs of their mini-NGOs,
      operate their respective organizations
 with full autonomy and in coordination with
     BGForum committees/chapters, provided
    the committee's general work programs
are first approved by the Board of Trustees.
        MINUTES OF THE 2008
ANNUAL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
              (Continued)




9. The general membership meeting
and the organizational board meeting
for the year 2008 were adjourned at
6:15 P.M.
                   AGENDA

5. Taking up any unfinished business from the
last membership meeting

6. Report of the Chairperson or President, or in
either one’s absence, his/her duly-designated
corporate officer

             CHAPTER REPORTS

       A.   METRO MANILA CHAPTER

       B.   BUTUAN CHAPTER
     Please refer to printed hand-outs:

1. Metro Manila Chapter President’s
   Annual Report at the Chapter’s
   General Membership Meeting last
   April 18, 2009.

2.    Metro Manila Chapter President’s
      Farewell Speech at the same
      Chapter Membership Meeting.
          AGENDA

     COMMITTEE REPORTS

A.    HERITAGE COMMITTEE

B.    ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE

C.    ECO-TOURISM COMMITTEE

D.    ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT
      COMMITTEE

E.    EDUCATION COMMITTEE
                      AGENDA

1.   Call to Order
2.   Proof of service or waiver of the required notice of
     the meeting
3.   Proof of the presence of a quorum
4.   Reading and approval of the minutes of the
     previous general membership meeting
5.   Taking up any unfinished business from the last
     membership meeting
6.   Report of the Chairperson or President, or in
     either one’s absence, his/her duly-designated
     corporate officer

7. Election of the Trustees for the
   ensuing year
 NOMINATION & ELECTION COMMITTEE


        (NOMELEC)


Dr. ANTONIO M. MONTALBAN, M.D. -
            Chairperson
   Article III - Board of Trustees
  Section 1. Board Role and Composition -

The Board of Trustees shall be responsible for
overall policy and direction of the association,
and may delegate responsibility for day-to-day
operations to the association’s Chairperson or
President, and assign particular areas of
continuing concerns to specific committees.
The Board of Trustees shall decide and act as
a collegial body, and individual trustees shall
have no authority to decide and act on matters
that require Board approval.
     Article III. - Board of Trustees
                     (Continued)

       Section 2. Qualifications of Trustees
             and Disqualifications -

The trustees to be elected must be of legal age
and members in good standing of the
association. No member convicted by final
judgment of a criminal offense punishable by
imprisonment for a period exceeding six (6)
years, or a violation of the Corporation Code of
the Philippines committed within five (5) years
prior to the date of his/her election or
appointment, shall qualify as a trustee or officer.
Article III. - Board of Trustees
                (Continued)




Section 3. Term of Office of Trustees –

   All Board members shall serve
one-year terms, and may be eligible
for re-election. However, no trustee
can be re-elected by the voting
members to serve for more than six
(6) consecutive terms.
  Article III. - Board of Trustees (Continued)
   Section 4.     Election of Trustees -

The Nomination & Election Committee
appointed by the members during a
regular or special membership meeting
shall be responsible for the conduct of
honest, orderly and peaceful elections
for members of the Board of Trustees;
for the promulgation of nomination and
elections rules and regulations to be
approved by the Board; and for the strict
compliance with the following mandates:
          Article III. - Board of Trustees
      Section 4.         Election of Trustees -           (Continued)

a.   Nominating a slate of members who are eligible to stand as
     candidates for election to the Board -    The nominees shall be
     presented during the circulation of notices for the membership
     meeting during which the elections are to be held.

b.   Validating voters’ eligibility and recognizing proxies presented by the
     Secretary at the meeting where elections are to be held - All
     members, not otherwise disqualified, will be eligible to vote
     for nominees for board members, regardless of the voters’ place of
     residence. The election will be conducted by way of written ballots
     which may be submitted in person, by proxy or thru mail, FAX or
     email in accordance with the election procedures established by
     Nomination & Election Committee and approved by the Board of
     Trustees.

c.   Canvassing the ballots and and proclaiming the duly-elected board
     members - The ballots cast will be counted and canvassed
     immediately after the close of voting. The nominees receiving the
     largest number of votes in the election shall be elected to the full
     term as board members.
                 Article IV. - Officers
Section 1. Corporate Officers -

The corporate officers of the association shall be the Chairperson
of the Board, President, Corporate Secretary and Treasurer.
They shall be elected by the Board of Trustees from among
themselves. The Board may combine compatible offices in a
single person. Additional corporate officer positions may be
created by the Board.

Section 2. Term of Office of Corporate Officers -

All officers of the association shall hold office for one year , or
until their successors are duly elected and qualified.
2008-2009 BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Laurice Guillen-Feleo - Chairperson
  Angelo A. Jimenez - President
  Jorge B. Navarra - Secretary
  Josefe Sorrera-Ty - Treasurer
         Winston A. Guillen
   Jurgenne Honculada-Primavera
    Jurgette Alviola-Honculada
       Gregorio P. Hontiveros
          Gamaliel F. Itao
      Corazon Tan-Mangondaya
     Renato Jose C. Villanueva
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
       LAURICE A. GUILLEN
            Chairperson
      ATTY. JIJIL A. JIMENEZ
              President
         JODY B. NAVARRA
             Secretary
  ATTY. JOJO SORRERA-TY, C.P.A. -
              Treasurer
TOTO A. GUILLEN (First Half of Term)
 GREG P. HONTIVEROS (Second Half)
 BGForum METRO MANILA CHAPTER
2009-2010 EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEMBERS:
      (Chapter Board of Directors)

CORAZON TAN-MANGONDAYA - Chapter President
 RUBY NATIVIDAD CALO-FORTUN - Vice President
    NOEMI PINO-RIVERA - Chapter Secretary
 HAZEL ROSALES DYSANGCO - Assistant Secretary
     JOAN FABIO-SAKAI - Chapter Treasurer
   EDGAR BERNALES SERRANO – Chapter Auditor
  KATHLEEN D. DORICO - Public Relations Officer
         JOAN FABIO-SAKAI - Auditor
ESTRELLA ROSALES-DYSANGCO - Ways and Means
                              Committee Chair

METRO MANILA CHAPTER HAS 152 REGISTERED MEMBERS

  (2009 Chapter Elections held on April 18, 2009)
BGForum BUTUAN CHAPTER
   EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEMBERS
       (Board of Directors)
   WINSTON A. GUILLEN - Chapter President
 DR. RJ VILLANUEVA, M.D. - Chapter Secretary
  ENGR. EDGAR PADILLA - Chapter Treasurer

 BUTUAN CHAPTER HAD 25 CHARTER MEMBERS
          DURING ITS INCEPTION


    (NO ELECTIONS HELD SINCE THE
CHAPTER’S ORGANIZATION IN MAY, 2006)
  ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE

   ATTY. VINCENT C. FORTUN, B.S. Forestry –
                 Chairman

DR. JURGENNE HONCULADA-PRIMAVERA, Ph.D.       -
               Co-Chairperson

  FORESTER BENJIE T. LASAM - Vice Chairman

                  Members

           REV. FR. ELY O. AYATON
  DR. PATRICIA ROSALES-BAUMSTARK, Ph.D.
          ENGR. FRANKLIN G. CALO
               JUN M. GALERO
            ENGR. EGO MALLONGA
             JESUS B. NAVARRA
          VINCENT F. PIENCENAVES
          RUTH ALVIOLA-POSADAS
          ENGR. EDDIE T. SANCHEZ
   ECO-TOURISM COMMITTEE
DR. RENATO JOSE C. VILLANUEVA, M.D. - Chairperson

                    Members

                  MARK C. ALDEA
       DR. FERDINAND M. AMANTE, JR., M.D.
             MARY JEAN A. CAMARIN
                  LEO P. GERONA
               REBECCA J. GONZAGA
             ATTY. GLOCELITO JAYMA
                 CATHY MENDIOLA
                ROQUESA S. PALMES
                JERICHO QUINONES
              LETTY DE LA CRUZ-TAN
               SAMUEL B. TIOAQUEN
DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM - CARAGA REGIONAL OFFICE
          RED CROSS - BUTUAN CHAPTER
ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

       TOTO A. GUILLEN - Chairperson

                 Members

            ENGR. JERRY ALFANTE
             CHERYL P. CAMACHO
      DR. TERESITA G. CAMACHO, D.B.A.
             NANCY LAPUT CARIN
      ENGR. LEONCIO T. CUBILLAS, JR.
       MAY MONTALBAN-ESTACIO
                AGNES GOGO
       REV. FR. LEONARDO GUIRITAN
         DR. ARNOLD F. ITAO, Ph.D.
             JOVENAL F. LAZAGA
            LISBETH C. LLORENTE
      MA. CORAZON TAN-MANGONDAYA
          ENGR. ROLAND MIRANDE
          ENGR. EDGAR T. PADILLA
              BRIX S. PAGARAN
              GRACE LAO PLAZA
       ANJI BAJARO-RESURRECCION
HERITAGE COMMITTEE

GREG P. HONTIVEROS - Chairperson

ENGR. TONY F. CABRERA - Co-Chair

            Members

     REV. FR. ELY O. AYATON
     ROCKY S. FLORES, C.P.A.
    MONA N. GUZMAN, C.P.A.
 ATTY. JEHOVENN A. HONCULADA
          OWEN S. JAEN
    AGING ELUMBA-MARQUEZ
     JEAN FLORES-NAVARRA
 THERSY MONTALBAN-RODRIGUEZ
       COLLEEN TORRALBA
  EDUCATION COMMITTEE

REV. FR. JOHN CHRISTIAN U. YOUNG - Chairperson
   JURGETTE ALVIOLA-HONCULADA - Co-Chair

                  Members

               LYNDON T. BUQUE
                ALMA A. ELEAZAR
              CHERYL P. CAMACHO
           DR. ARNOLD F. ITAO. Ph.D.
            MYRNA ALBERCA-OLSEN
DR. MA. LOURDES BERNADETTE V. SANCHEZ, Ph.D.
         MA. ELISA ROSARIO O. VELOSO
                FINANCE COMMITTEE

     ATTY. JOJO SORRERA-TY, C.P.A.- Chairperson
          ENGR. JIMMY F. ITAO - Co-Chair


              MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

           JODY B. NAVARRA - Chairperson

ENGR. JIMMY F. ITAO - Liaison Trustee for Metro Manila

 ATTY. JOJO SORRERA-TY, C.P.A. - Liaison Trustee for
                                 Butuan/Agusan


        NOMINATION & ELECTION COMMITTEE
                  (NOMELEC)

  Dr. ANTONIO M. MONTALBAN, M.D . - Chairperson
     AUDIT COMMITTEE

DANNY A. DUNCANO, C.P.A.   - Chairperson

              Members

    ARNEL JUDE VILLANUEVA, C.P.A.
     RODOLFO MAQUILING, C.P.A.
            QUALIFIED FOR NOMINATION
    (Incorporators, Chapter Officers and Committee Officers)


TET V. ARRIOLA                        TONY F. CABRERA
DANNY A. DUNCANO                   KATHLEEN D. DORICO
ESTRELLA ROSALES-DYSANGCO    HAZEL ROSALES-DYSANGCO
LAURICE GUILLEN-FELEO       RUBY NATIVIDAD C. FORTUN
VINCENT C. FORTUN                 WINSTON A. GUILLEN
JURGETTE ALVIOLA-HONCULADA    GREGORIO P. HONTIVEROS
GAMALIEL F. ITAO                   ANGELO A. JIMENEZ
BENJIE T. LASAM                ANTONIO M. MONTALBAN
JEAN FLORES-NAVARRA                  JORGE B. NAVARRA
EDGAR T. PADILLA      JURGENNEE HONCULADA-PRIMAVERA
NOEMI PINO-RIVERA                   JOAN FABIO-SAKAI
EDGAR B. SERRANO                   JOSEFE SORRERA-TY
RENATO JOSE C. VILLANUEVA        FR. JOHN C. U. YOUNG

        (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER BASED ON LAST NAME)
   Election of Officers

Acceptance Speech and Turn-Over



       ADJOURNMENT

								
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