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Pearl Awardee FY 2016-2017

FY 2016-2017

Meet BAIPHIL’s Gem, Ms. Blesilda P. Andres


“… energy-boosting and anti-aging!” was how our dear Bles described the award she received at the BAIPHIL Grand Fellowship Night . Ms. Blesilda P. Andres is BAIPHIL’s Pearl Awardee for 2016 – 2017.

The Pearl Award is given to a BAIPHIL member whose selfless dedication to the profession resulted in exceptional achievements which significantly contributed to the welfare and well-being of the Institute and its members and has served as an inspiration to her peers to reach greater heights through selfless service. Truly, Bles is very deserving of this much-coveted award.

Bles joined BAIPHIL in 2012 and has been a very active member ever since. Her many achievements include being a BAIPHIL Director since 2015, Chairperson of the BAIPHIL Week Committee for 3 years (FY2012 to 2014 & FY2015-2016) and the Membership Committee for FY 2014-2015. She is Director-in-Charge for Governance, Legal and Compliance Course Committee for FY 2016 -2018 and also plays a very active role in the Program & Attendance and Special Projects Committees. She is currently the BAIPHIL Treasurer and the Director-in-Charge of Finance and Budget Committee for FY 2017-2018. As Director-in-Charge of the 2017 National Convention, Bles, together with her very able partner, Dennis, brought this important event to unprecedented level and made the occasion a
resounding success! A servant leader through and through!
Bles is currently the Head of the Regulatory Compliance Department of the Bank of the Philippines Islands. She started in BPI in April 2000 as Systems Officer in Unibank Systems and Control Department.. Prior to BPI, she was with FEBTC Comptrollership Group- Management Services Department and heads the Business Systems and Procedures Section, Cost Standards/Accounting Policy / MIS Section and Budgetary Planning and Control Section.

Bles is a CPA and graduated Cum Laude at the University of the East. She was a member of the UE Accounting Honors Program.
Her message …..
To the Pearl Awarding Committee, this is too much, most welcome, energy boosting and anti-aging!!!! (And which committee will question your judgment except the social media bullies)….. I feel humbled and deeply honored to accept this Pearl Award for HIM up above and also in behalf of so many BAIPHIL members, colleagues and friends who have worked with me to deliver noticeable contributions and results in various capacities which were highlighted by the success of the recently concluded 29th National Convention and Governance, Legal and Compliance Course Committee, not only this year but over the years.

Allow me to thank those to whom I share and dedicate this Award:

First, I thank Buddy Serrano, who asked me to take my first Chairmanship in BAIPHIL Week Committee in 2012, with Director-in-Charge Aris Zafra, to Past President Francis Puzon and Director Willy Talastas for my 2nd term as Chairperson.

Second, I would like to thank Pres. Liza Ortiz and Past President Rhoneil Fajardo for believing that I can direct the 29th National Convention to unprecedented level of success, of course with my very able partner Dennis Matutina as Chairperson. Special thanks to all the NATCON Sub Committee chairpersons and members (Rene Natividad, Jun Cervantes, Celia Sotto, Dette Racliffe, Mabel Ko Gaw and the rest of the team and the Secretariat) for the support and excellent job.

Thank you also to Marilen Ruiz and Tess Andres, they are my inspiration, my role models.

I thank Mayette Gayares, my boss in BPI who have supported my membership in BAIPHIL.

And finally, to the One God who gives me daily dose of grace of peaceful home life, energy, and health, and who has been making all these possible. No words can express this moment of thankfulness!!!!

I am proud to be a BAIPHIL Member. Let’s all be proud of BAIPHIL! Thank you.
To God be the Glory!

(Article published through BAIPHIL On The Go, dated August-September 2017)

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