by: CRB Roi Marc A. Teodoro
REBAP Naga City and Camarines Sur Chapter successfully held their 2nd Chapter General Membership Meeting and Induction of New Members last July 29, 2017 at Aljosh Café, Roxas Avenue, Naga City.
Of the fifty-seven (57) chapter members, thirty-eight (38) of them attended the event. The chapter was able to win three old members back through REBAP’s WOMB Project, inducted two new members, and welcomed one walk-in licensed real estate broker.
CRB Arlene B. Bragais, one of the newly-inducted members, expects to have a happy and successful relationship with her fellow CRBs in REBAP. She is also looking forward to learn more in selling real estate properties and help out the association through her own little ways. CRB Atty. Rafael Al D. Romero was also inducted during the event. The both of them were warmly welcomed by the members of the association.
BIR Revenue Officers of RDO 65 namely: Ms. Sheena Borja-Latonio and Mr. Von Lucky Anthony M. Villamor were the guest speakers. They shared their knowledge and expertise in relation to the event’s theme: “Technological Advancement in Taxation”. CRB Rommel A. Teodoro is one of the chapter members who deeply appreciated the presentation of both speakers. There were questions raised after the presentation such as the query of CRB Jerwin A. Rojo asking why some banks do not accept print-out forms generated from the Offline eBIRForms without BIR TIN verification stamp while other banks do. Another question was from the Chapter President himself, CRB Romeo M. delas Alas, who is also questioning the banks’ cut-off times for accepting BIR Payments. These questions were sufficiently addressed by the guest speakers.
The sponsors for the 2nd CGMM were, BellaVita Land Corp. & OLX/ Property24 who presented their products and Eternal Gardens Naga City.
BellaVita Land Corp., a subsidiary of Ayala Land Inc., announced that BellaVita will soon open its low cost-housing project in Pacol, Naga City. They presented the available house and lot packages for the clients who are seeking affordable, low-cost housing within the area. The representatives from BellaVita was headed by Mr. Bullet Liwag together with Mr. Ken Cruz & Mr. JP Maramara.
OLX/Property24 introduced their services to the brokers to create a wider reach of possible clients, not only in the Philippines but all over the world. They offered free one month trial for CRBs who have not yet availed of their services. They also introduced the exclusive package discount offered to REBAP Members which is only applicable until August 15, 2017. The team was headed by Mr. Arvin Abreu together with Ms. Tina Ilagan, Ms. Enna Morales & Ms. Arlene Quiogue.
The event was chaired by CRB Roi Marc Teodoro – Chapter VP for MIS assisted by CRB Mary Joy S. Bisana & CRB Salve Q. Bermudo, Chapter Secretary & Chapter Treasurer, respectively. And through the efforts of the chairman; CRB Roi Marc and the chapter president, CRB Romeo M. delas Alas, in soliciting sponsors, the chapter was not only able to raise funds but provided new business opportunities and new learning to its members as well.