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ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OF GLOBAL BLESSINGS OPERATION, INCORPORATED
KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS:
That we, who are all of legal age, and a majority of whom are residents of the Philippines, have this 28th day of November, 2018, voluntarily associated ourselves together for the purpose of forming and establishing a non-stock and non-profit corporation under and in accordance with the laws of the Republic of the Philippines
AND WE HEREBY CERTIFY:
FIRST: ---That the name of the corporation shall be GLOBAL BLESSINGS OPERATION, INC.:
SECOND. --That the purposes for which the corporation is formed and organized are as follows:
To promote the advancement and development of education and training in the fields of industrial, technological, agricultural, health, environmental, biological, physical and social sciences as well as the humanities and all other sciences or fields of human knowledge and culture, with special emphasis on spiritual values, development, training and related activities designed to contribute to maximization of economic and spiritual productivity, and community development, wider distribution of social, economic and spiritual values and protection and improvement of the environment, through financial aids and supports, grants, scholarships, sponsorship, donations and other forms of assistance out of the funds of the corporation and also, to encourage every Filipinos to help improve our lives.
AND IN THE FURTHERANCE OF THE FOREGOING:
1. To undertake, directly finance or assist developmental work and/or granting of scholarship for scientific and technological manpower training, including but not limited to the establishment of professorial chairs, in the field of industry, agricultural, health sciences, biological and physical sciences and social science and the humanities;
2. To sponsor, support, promote, encourage and finance educational activities and projects; conduct or otherwise support, find and provide ways and means to give educational and/or travel grants, seminars, lectures, conferences, meetings and exhibitions calculated to attain that purposes;
3. To acquire, purchase, own, hold, operate, develop, lease, mortgage, pledge, exchange, sell, transfer, or otherwise, in any manner permitted by law, real and personal property of every kind and description or any interest therein as may be necessary for or conducive to the carrying out of its purposes;
4. To raise money for any of the purposes of the corporation and from time to time, without limit as to amount, to draw, make, accept, endorse, guarantee, execute and issue promissory notes, drafts, bills of exchange, warrants, and other negotiable or non-negotiable instruments and evidences of indebtedness, and to secure the payment thereof and of the interest thereon by mortgage on or pledge, conveyance or assignment in trust of, the whole or any part of the assets of the corporation, real, personal, or mixed, including, contract rights, whether at the time owned or thereafter acquired, and to sell, pledge, or otherwise dispose of such securities or other obligations of the corporation for its corporate purposes;
5. In furtherance of its purposes, to invest the funds of the corporation, provided that the net profits derived from said undertaking shall not inure to any of the trustees, officers or members or any private individual but shall be exclusively for the maintenance and carrying out of the purposes of the corporation, and to enter into, make, perform and carry out, or cancel and rescind contracts of every kind and for any lawful purpose with any person, firm, association, corporation, syndicate, domestic or foreign or international;
6. As may be necessary or proper to carry out and in connection with its purpose, to make any guaranty respecting securities, indebtedness, interest, contracts or other obligations so far as the same may be permitted to be done under the laws of the Republic of the Philippines;
7. In general, to carry on any activity and to have and exercise all of the powers expressly conferred by the corporation law and other laws of the Republic of the Philippines or reasonably necessary or proper for or incidental to the realization of the purposes of the corporation:
THIRD: --That the corporation shall be maintained by the contributions of and endowments from persons, partnerships, corporations and other entities and supporters thereof, whether domestic or foreign;
FOURTH: -- That the place where the principal office of the corporation is to established or located is at #045-Purok 4A, Mizpah Street, Gusa, Cagayan de oro City, Region 10, Misamis Oriental, Mindanao, Republic of the Philippines. The corporation may also have a branch office or offices at such other place or places within or without the Republic of the Philippines as the Board of Trustees may from time to time determine or the operations and activities of the corporation may require;
FIFTH: --That the term for which said corporation is to exist is FIFTY (50) years from and after the date of incorporation;
SIXTH: --That the names, nationalities, and residences of the incorporators of the said corporation are as follows:
REBECCO ESPANOL REGINO
#045-Purok 4A, Mizpah Street, Gusa, Cagayan de oro City, Misamis Oriental, Regino 10, Mindanao, Philippines 9000
JIMMY ENLAWAN ABECIA
Abecia Compound, Purok 3-A, Gusa, Cagayan de oro city, Misamis Oriental, Regino 10, Mindanao, Philippines 9000
JUANITA CABACTULAN REGINO
#048-Putok 4A, Mizpah Street, Gusa, Cagayan De Oro City, Misamis Oriental, Region 10, Mindanao, Philippines 9000
PAUL NACAYA NACES
Block6, Lot 7, Calaanan, Canito-an, Cagayan de oro City, Misamis Oriental, Region 10, Mindanao, Philippines 9000
ALVIN LAUREL GEMINA
Zone 7, Bulua, Cagayan de oro City, Misamis Oriental, Regino 10, Mindanao, Philippines 9000
SEVENTH: --That the number of Trustees of said corporation shall be FIVE (5) and the names, nationalities and residences of the Trustees who are to serve three (3) years until their successors are elected and qualified as provided by the By-Laws are as follows:
#045-Purok 4A, Mizpah Streert, Gusa, Cagayan de oro City, Misamis Oriental, Region 10. Mindanao, Philippines 9000
JIMMY ENLAWAN ABECIA
Abecia Compound, Purok 3A, Gusa, Cagayan De Oro City, Misamis Oriental, Regino 10, Mindanao, Philippines 9000
JUANITA CABACTULAN REGINO
#048-Purok 4A, Mizpah Street, Gusa, Cagayan de oro City, Misamis Oriental, Regino 10, Mindanao, Philippines 9000
PAUL NACAYA NACES
ALVIN LAUREL GEMINA
Block #6-Lot 7, Calaanan, Canito-an, Cagayan de oro City, Misamis Oriental, Regino 10, Mindanao, Philippines 9000
Zone 7, Bulua,
Cagayan de oro City, Misamis Oriental, Regino 10, Mindanao, Philippines 9000
EIGHTH: --That JUANITA CABACTULAN REGINO has been elected by the incorporators as Treasurer of the corporation to act as such until her successor is duly elected and qualified in accordance with the By-Laws and that such Treasurer she has been authorized to receive all fees, contributions or endowments given to, received by and appertaining to the said corporation;
NINTH: --In the following cases, approval by the affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of all the members the Board of Trustees, as well as approval or ratification by the affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of all the members of the corporation entitled to vote, shall be necessary for a valid corporate act of the corporation;
(a) Amendment of the Articles of Incorporation
(b) Amendment, repeal or adoption of new By-Laws;
(c) Sale, mortgage or other disposition of all or substantially all of the assets of the corporation; and
(d) Change in the number of members of the Board of Trustees.
TENTH: --The Corporation shall be organized and operated in the interest of the public. No part of its property or income shall inure to the benefit of any member, trustees or officer, or any private individual, corporation or association except as may be necessary to pay all lawful expenses and costs actually incurred in connection with the realization of such income and the acquisition of such property, and to compensate reasonably staff members and consultants for actual and substantial services rendered in furtherance of the purposes of the corporation.
ELEVENTH: --That at least Fifty One Percent (51%) of the gross income of the corporation as defined by the National Internal Revenue Code, shall be devoted to undertaking, directly financing or assisting fundamental or pure research, applied research, development and instructional work and/or economic evaluation and/or granting of scholarships for scientific and technological manpower training, including the establishment and/or financing of professorial chairs, in any or all of the following fields:
a) Child Involvement
c) Health and Nutrition
d) Disaster Response
e) Values Formation
f) Livelihood Program
g) Ministry of Help
TWELFTH: --In the event that the corporation should place any of its funds or properties for management by a trustee or investment manager, such trustee or investment manager shall be a qualified bank, trust company or other financial institution authorized to administer as trustee or manage funds and/or properties of third parties, provided, that the designation of such trustee or manager shall be first submitted to, and be subject to the approval of, the GLOBAL BLESSINGS OPERATION, Inc., Board, and provided, further, that the terms under which funds and/or properties of the Organization are to be managed or administered shall expressly contain a stipulation giving the GLOBAL BLESSINGS OPERATION, Inc. Board authority to inspect the portfolio or account of the corporation.
THIRTEENTH: -- A member of the GLOBAL BLESSINGS OPERATION, Inc. Board Committee on GLOBAL BLESSINGS OPERATION, Inc., or its authorized representative, may sit with the Board of Trustees of the corporation as an ex-officio member or observer.
FOURTEENTH: --In the event of dissolution of the corporation, its remaining assets, after the payment of the liabilities, shall be disposed of and turned over to any organization of its choice dedicated to scientific pursuits, or to the Republic of the Philippines or any of its agencies or instrumentalists or political subdivisions.
B Y - L A W S OF GLOBAL BLESSINGS OPERATION, INCORPORATED
We, the undersigned, constituting a majority of the entire membership of GLOBAL BLESSINGS OPERATION, INC., hereby promulgate the herein By-Laws.
Section 1: Name. - The name of the corporation shall be the GLOBAL BLESSINGS OPERATION, INC., hereinafter referred to as the " Non-Profit Corporation".
Section 2: Type of Corporation. - The corporation is a non-stock and non-profit corporation organized, established and operated in the public interest and no portion of its funds and net income shall inure to the benefit of any of its members, trustees or officers.
Section 3: Purposes and Powers. - The purposes for which the corporation is formed and the powers that it may exercise are set forth in its Articles of incorporation.
Section 4: Seal. - The corporation shall have an official seal and an official symbol each to be of such design and to bear such inscriptions or features as the Board of Trustees may prescribe.
Section 5: Office. - The principal office of the corporation shall be located in #045-Purok 4A, Mizpah Street, Gusa, Cagayan de oro City, Misamis Oriental, Region 10, Mindanao, Republic of the Philippines. The corporation may also have a branch office or offices at such other place or places within or without the Republic of the Philippines as the Board of Trustees may from time to time determine or the operations and activities of the corporation may require.
Section 1: Members - The members of the corporation shall consist of the incorporators named in the Articles of Incorporation and such other persons as may subsequently qualify as members in accordance with the provisions of these By-Laws as from time to time amended.
Section 2: Classes of Members - There shall be two classes of members of the corporation: regular members and sustaining members.
Regular members shall consist of the incorporators named in the Articles of Incorporation of the corporation and all natural persons who contribute to the corporation the sum of one thousand pesos (P 1,000.00) or more and who are admitted as such by the Board of Directors of the corporation. Regular members shall be entitled to receive notice of and to attend the annual and special meetings of the members of the corporation and shall be entitled to vote at such meetings in person or by proxy.
Sustaining members shall include all juridical persons or organizations who contribute to the corporation at least ten thousand pesos (P 10,000.00). Sustaining members shall be entitled to enjoy all the rights and privileges of regular members except the right to vote and to be voted for as trustee or officer of the corporation.
Section 3: Admission of Members - Membership, whether regular or sustaining, in the corporation shall be through invitation, which invitation shall be issued by the President of the corporation upon recommendation of the Membership Admission Committee and approval of the Board of Trustees. Proposals for regular or sustaining membership may be made in writing by any regular member in good standing and submitted to the Membership Admission Committee.
Proposals for membership shall be evaluated by the Membership Admission Committee. If recommended by the said Committee and approved by the Board of Trustees, the recommended person or organization shall be invited to become a regular member or a sustaining member of the corporation.
Section 4: Sustaining Member to Specify Representative - A sustaining member shall upon admission to membership communicate in writing to the secretary of the corporation, the name, title, and address of the person authorized to represent it.
Section 5: Certificate of Membership - A certificate of membership shall be issued by the corporation to each class of members which shall be in such form as may be prescribed by the Board of Trustees, but shall not be transferable.
Section 6: Lost Certificate - In case a certificate is lost, destroyed or mutilated, a new certificate may be issued there for upon payment of a reasonable replacement fee which the Board of Trustees in its discretion may require.
Section 7: Termination of Membership - A person or organization shall cease to be a member of the corporation upon death or dissolution or upon resignation or expulsion as provided in this code of By-Laws. A member may resign at any time by giving written notice to the Board of Trustees. Such resignation shall take effect at the time specified therein. A member may be expelled from the corporation by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of all the members of the Board of Trustees, subject to the approval by affirmative vote of two-third of the members of the corporation entitled to vote, for conduct detrimental to the interests of the corporation or for other just cause.
Board of Trustees
Section 1: General Powers. - Except as otherwise provided by law or in the Articles of Incorporation or in these by By-Laws, all the corporate powers of the corporation shall be and are hereby vested in, and shall be exercised by, the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees shall have general supervision, management and control of the affairs, business assets and property of the corporation, and shall make rules and regulations not inconsistent with law or with these By-Laws for the management of the business and the guidance of the members, officers, employees and agents of the corporation.
Section 2: Number and Term - There shall be seven (7) members of the Board of Trustees, each of whom shall be and remain regular members in good standing of the corporation. The trustees shall be elected by the regular members of the corporation to serve a term of three (3) years and until the election and qualification of their successors.
Section 3: Filling of Vacancy - In case any trustee shall, by death, resignation, removal, incapacity to act or otherwise, cease to be a trustee during his term, his successor may be chosen by the affirmative vote of the majority of the remaining trustees if still constituting a quorum, to serve for the unexpired term and until the election and qualification of his successor.
Section 4: Place of Meeting - The members of the Board of Trustees may hold their meetings at the principal office of the corporation or at such other place as from time to time they may determine.
Section 5: Regular Meetings - The regular meetings of the Board of Trustees shall be held monthly or at such other times and at such place as the Board may determine.
Section 6: Special Meetings - Special meetings of the Board of Trustees shall be held whenever called by the direction or upon the order of the Chairman or by written request of any three trustees, and shall be held at the principal office of the corporation or at such place and time as may be designated by the Chairman, provided that notice of such special meetings shall be given to the members of the Board at least five (5) days before such meeting.
Section 7: Representative of GLOBAL BLESSINGS OPERATION, Inc. - The Committee on GLOBAL BLESSINGS OPERATION, Inc., Board shall be given notice of regular and special meetings of the Board of Trustees. A representative of the Committee on GLOBAL BLESSINGS OPERATION, Inc., Board shall attend all regular and special meetings of the Board.
Section 8: Quorum - A majority of the total number of members of the Board of Trustees shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Except as otherwise provided by the laws or the Articles of Incorporation or these By-Laws every decision of the majority of such quorum on any question or matter submitted to the Board at such meeting shall be valid as a corporate act.
Meeting of Members
Section 1: Annual Meeting - The annual meeting of the members for the election of the Board of Trustees and for the transaction of other business requiring the decision of the members shall be held at the principal office of the corporation on the second Monday of January of each year.
If for any reason the annual meeting of the members shall not be held at the time and place herein provided, the same may be held at any time thereafter, or the business to be transacted at such annual meeting may be transacted at any special meeting called for that purpose.
Section 2: Special Meeting - Special meetings of the members may be called at any time by the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, or upon written request of one-third (1/3) of the regular members of the corporation.
Section 3: Notice of Meeting - A written notice of every annual or special meeting of the members shall be given either personally, by mail or cable to each member of record at least ten (10) days before the date set for such meeting.
The notice shall state the date, place, and time of the meeting and if the notice pertains to a special meeting, it shall specify the purpose thereof.
Section 4: Voting - At every meeting of the members of the Foundation, every regular member shall be entitled to one vote. Every regular member at any meeting of the members may vote by proxy in instances permitted by law. Appointments of proxies may be made only in writing and shall be given credence at any meeting only if filed with the Secretary at least 24 hours prior to the meeting. A regular member may appoint any other person to act as proxy only in his capacity as member but not in his capacity as Trustee, if he is a Trustee.
Section 5: Quorum - The presence of a majority of the total number of regular members of record in the corporation shall be requisite at every meeting to constitute a quorum for the transaction of any business thereat, unless otherwise provided by law or the Articles of Incorporation or these By-Laws. In the absence of a quorum, those present at the time and place set forth for the meeting of the members may adjourn from time to time until a quorum shall be present.
Officers of the Corporation
Section 1: Election, Removal, Filing of Vacancies - At its organizational meeting in January of each year, the Board of Trustees shall elect from their members the following officers of the corporation: a President, a Vice-Presidents, a Treasurer and a Secretary. The Board of Trustees may by resolution appoint such other officers as it may from time to time deem necessary. The Board may, by resolution not inconsistent with these By-Laws, define the duties of such appointed officers. The same person may be elected or appointed to more than one office provided the functions of such offices are not incompatible with each other. A vacancy in any office may be filled by the Board at any meeting, for the unexpired portion of the term, by the affirmative vote of a majority of all the members of the Board. All officers shall be elected by the affirmative vote of a majority of all the members of the Board and shall hold office for three (3) year and until their respective successors shall have been elected or appointed and shall have qualified.
Any officer may be removed at any time with or without cause upon the affirmative vote of two-thirds (2/3) of all the members of the Board.
Section 2: President - The President shall preside at all meetings of the members and the Board of Trustees, at which he may be present. He shall also have such other powers, responsibilities and duties as the Board of Trustees may fix by resolution.
Section 3: Vice-President - The Vice-Chairman shall discharge the functions of the Chairman, in the absence or incapacity of the latter, and shall, as Vice-Chairman have such powers, responsibilities and duties as the Board of Trustees may fix by resolutions.
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