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SharePHIL General Membership Meeting and “Cryptocurrency: The Truth and the Myth” Forum

SharePHIL held its General Membership Meeting (GMM) and the forum on “Cryptocurrency: The Truth and the Myth” on 12 March 2018, 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm, at the Glass Pavilion, Dusit Thani Hotel.

SharePHIL Chair Evelyn Singson welcomed everyone and gave the opening remarks. 

Welcome to the new SharePHIL members inducted during the GMM:

Regular Members:

  • Atty. Victor Africa, Chairman, Medical Systems Inc.
  • Wilfredo A. Baltazar, Audit & Assurance Partner, Navarro Amper & Co.-Deloitte Philippines
  • Atty. Benedicta Du-Baladad, Managing Partner and CEO, Du-Baladad and Associates (BDB Law)
  • Roy Joseph S. Fernandez, General Manager, Manta Equities, Inc.

Associate Member:

  • Brian T. Lim, Vice President & Senior Finance Office, DMCI Holdings, Inc.

Also inducted were six new SharePHIL Learners from the University of the Philippines Junior Finance Association (UP JFA) for SharePHIL’s Learnership Program. This is a program of the Education Committee where college students are invited to become members to learn from our meetings and activities as well as from other SharePHIL members on how to become responsible shareholders. The new Learners are:

  • Joseph Busto
  • John Jacinto Chua
  • Keoni Cruz
  • Demi Laygo
  • Ava Lee
  • Jose Luis B. Razon

The GMM was immediately followed by the Cryptocurrency forum with no less than BSP Governor Nestor A. Espenilla, Jr. who talked about “Private Cryptocurrencies and Lessons from a Red Paperclip”. Other speakers include:

SharePHIL Trustee Eduardo Francisco emceed and moderated the forum.

The forum was open to the public and was well attended with a total of 222 attendees, which includes 49 SharePHIL members.

Photos: click here 

  • Part 1 of 6 Registration & General Membership Meeting
  • Part 2 of 6 Keynote Speaker: BSP Governor Nestor A. Epenilla Jr.
  • Part 3 of 6 Nico Jose “Nix” NolledoTrust Economy, Blockchains and Cryptocurrencies
  • Part 4 of 6 Nichel GabaRisk & Reward in Cryptocurrency Investing
  • Part 5 of 6 SEC Commissioner Ephyro “Eph” Luis B. Amatong, Legal Challenges Facing the Cryptocurrency Market
  • Part 6 of 6 Panel Discussion with Ephyro “Eph” Luis B. AmatongNichel Gaba, Nico Jose “Nix” Nolledo and Moderator Eduardo V. Francisco

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Souvenir program: click here

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