Philippine Professional Organization – Kuwait (PPO-Kuwait) History

We’d like to extend our congratulations to the Newly Elected Officers of PPO-Kuwait 2014!

President : Guillermo Sartiga Bantugan (PICPA)

Vice- President : Engr. Kiko Olpindo (PSME)

Secretary : Arch. Romeo Rellata (UAP)

Treasurer : Engr. Brian E. Bachinilla (PICE)

Auditor : Sir Honesto Doctolero Jr (TSOK)



KSE Accreditation – PICE

Sports – UAP

A Joint Induction of PPO-Kuwait Officers, UAP-Kuwait, IIEE-Kuwait and TSOK will be held on March 7, 2014 in Carlton Tower Hotel, Kuwait City at 7:00 PM.

PPO-KuwaitNow, let us get to know them better, and what better way to do so than to look into their history:

August 28, 2013

PSME Kuwait Chapter spearheaded by then Chapter President Engr. Ernesto Blanza. PME made an appointment with our own Consul General Raul with a main agenda on hand in uniting all Filipino Professional Organizations in Kuwait by creating Philippine Professional Organization in Kuwait (PPO-Kuwait) & making Kuwait as the Testing Center for SPLBE. KSE accreditation had been discussed.

September 19, 2013

Consul  General called for a Filipino community (FilCom) leaders meeting where PPO was the main point of discussion. It was attended by different FilCom Leaders including PSME Kuwait, PEAK, PICPA Kuwait, Guardian Brotherhood, Triskelion Int’l., Teachears/Specialist Organization in Kuwait, FAOK, Filipino Bloggers in Kuwait, PANIK and more. The discussion & creation of PPO Kuwait was explained by then PSME Kuwait Chapter VP for Internal affairs Engr. Francisco L. Olpindo III.

The meeting was adjourned having Pastor Gil Bantugan, CPA (PICPA) as the Interim Chairman and Engr. Francisco Olpindo III (PSME) as the Interim Vice-Chairman of PPO Kuwait while all the Filcom leaders were assigned as coordinators.

Also read: What is PPO-Kuwait?

September 21, 2013

Ms. Gracia Amor created the Facebook group page of PPO Kuwait having all the coordinators as group administrators.

October ’13 to December ‘13

Pastor Gil Bantugan (PICPA) & Engr. Francisco Olpindo III (PSME) regularly had their meetings in the embassy with some of its officers in the organization inviting individuals & waiting for another Professional Organization to join.

Also read: LET 2014 Schedule

December 6, 2013

Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers Kuwait Chapter (PICE-Kuwait) lead by their Elected President Engr. Brian Bachinilla took their oath in the Philippine Embassy witnessed by PPO Kuwait Interim Chairman Ptr. Gil Bantugan, CPA (PICPA).

January 16, 2014

PPO Kuwait 1st Official Meeting was held. PSME Kuwait, PICPA Kuwait, PICE Kuwait, TSOK & Representative from Architects was in attendance. During the course of discussion, it was decided by the five (5) organizations to hold an election of officers for PPO Kuwait for the year 2014.

Then elected, President : Ptr. Gil Bantugan, CPA (PICPA), Vice-President Engr. Francisco Olpindo III,ME (PSME), Secretary: Arch. Romeo Rellata (UAP), Treasurer: Engr. Brian Bachinilla, CE (PICE), Auditor : Sir Honesto Doctolero Jr (TSOK)

Committee Chairman, a.) SPLBE – PSME Kuwait, b.)KSE accreditation – PICE Kuwait, c.) Sports –UAP Kuwait, d.) Membership – TSOK

Also read: PPO-Kuwait Application

January 29, 2014

United Architects of the Philippines Kuwait Chapter (UAP-Kuwait) officially elected their Executive Officers & BOD’s, Arch. Wilmar Jesus Mago Elected as President.

February 3, 2014

Pinoy Nurses Association Kuwait Chapter – PNA Kuwait elected their Executive officers & BOD’s , Mr. Hengie Vargas Taton, RN elected as President

Also read: Registration of OFW Special Board Exam

February 6, 2014

Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers Kuwait Chapter was formed and Elected their Executive Officers headed by their Elected President Engr. Dene S. Horneja, REE. PNA Kuwait & IIEE Kuwait Chapter officially welcomed as the new members of PPO Kuwait. Mr. Hengie V. Taton unanimously appointed as Chairman for Committee on Social Affairs. And they began discussion regarding Memorandum of Agreement (MOA).

February 20, 2014

The PPO-Kuwait MOA had been approved (in principle) unanimously (PSME,PICE,IIEE,UAP,PNA,TSOK), PICPA was absent then and it was presided by Engr. Francisco Olpindo, PPO-Kuwait Vice President.

 Keep it up Kabayan!




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