Kolping Society Philippines is being elected as the new Chair of the Area-Based Standard Network (ABSNET) Camarines Sur Cluster during the latter Quarterly Meeting on July 4, 2017 held at JLo Big Heart Foundation, Inc., San Jose, Pili, Camarines Sur.
KSPI is being represented by Executive Director Aristotle N. Pitapit. The new set of officers who will serve from July 4, 2017 to July 4, 2020 are the following, to wit;
Chair – Kolping Society Philippines
Vice Chair – JLo Big Heart Foundation
Secretary – Louise de Marillac Foundation
Children – Bicol Development and Learning Center Foundation
Youth – Kolping Society Philippines
Family and Community – Coalition for Bicol Development
Women – Hablon Dawani Integrated Services for Girls/Women in Crisis
PWD – Vincentian Missionaries Social Development Foundation
Senior Citizens – Missionaries of the Poor
LGU Rep. – Naga City Social Welfare and Development Office
The ABSNET is composed of all registered, accredited Social Welfare and Development agencies organized to strengthen cooperation and coordination among area-based intermediaries and in the process, ensure quality implementation of Social Welfare and Development constituencies and clientele.
As one of its functions, the DSWD registers, licenses and accredits individuals, agencies and organizations engaged in social welfare and development services, sets standards and monitors the empowerment and compliance to these standards. It seeks to respond to the evolving needs of the target sector by setting up and enforcing SWD standards toward quality implementation and continuing provision of technical assistance and resource augmentation to members of the civil society.
KSPI is elected unanimously by the members present during the meeting. It is a big challenge for KSPI to lead the seventy-eight (78) DSWD listed member CSOs, NGOs, POs, foundations, religious organizations and learning centers in the province of Camarines Sur.