DSAP 1st 2019 General Membership Meeting

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The first of the 3 General Membership Meetings(GMM) of Direct Selling Association of the Philippines (DSAP) for the year 2019 kicked off on April 10, 2019 at AIM Acceed Conference Center Manila in Makati MM. The year’s overarching theme is POWER UP For Maximum Performance. This a fitting follow up theme from last year’s LEVEL UP :Raising the Bar.

After the Invocation of Ms. Jehmma Romero, Youngevity Operations Manager, the host of the program Ms. MJ Carton of Edmarkhighlighted the introduction of the newest DSAP’s hashtag – #ParaSureDapatDSAPMember–with its accompanying hand gestures demonstrated by board member and External Affairs Committee head, Liza Morales.

Invocation by Jehmma Romero
Invocation by Jehmma Romero

 

Host MJ Carton and Board Member, Liza Morales demonstrating the hand movements for hashtag #ParaSureDapatDSAPMember
Host MJ Carton and Board Member, Liza Morales demonstrating the hand movements for hashtag #ParaSureDapatDSAPMember

 

Everybody doing the hashtag #ParaSureDapatDSAPMember actions.
Everybody doing the hashtag #ParaSureDapatDSAPMember actions.

As customary, DSAP Chairman and Max International Vice President, Mr. Joey Sarmiento delivered the welcome remarks with the data on how the DSAP members companies performed in the year 2018 as per survey results with these following highlights :

SALES

  • 84% Achieved Sales Growth
  • 4% Maintained Sales Volume
  • 12% Registered Sales Decline

 

RECRUITMENT

  • 52% Achieved Recruitment Growth
  • 5% Maintained Recruitment Count
  • 43% Registered Recruitment Decline

 

On the organization as a whole, he recounted that the Direct Selling Industry, represented by DSAP, was one of the 30 industries invited to be part of the PILIPINAS ANGAT LAHAT ALLIANCE launched under the effort ofthe Office of the Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship.

 

Also, he mentionedthe DSAP board had a dialogue/consultation with Ms. Nela Charade Puno,Director General Food and Drug Administration.

 

Then he went on to give updates on the Government Affairs Committee which he heads. In collaboration with other committees and DTI, its activities in 2018 include among others:

  • DTI – DSAP 2018 Memorandum of Understanding Signing
  • DTI – DSAP Anti pyramiding Education Campaign
  • DTI Taskforce reviewing compensation plans of MLM / DirectSelling Companies and Launch DTI’s Seal of Legitimacy
  • DTI – Negosyo Centerspromoting Direct Selling and DSAP member companies asLegitimate Business Opportunities

 

Chairman Joey Sarmiento giving the welcome remarks and various Industry and DSAP updates.
Chairman Joey Sarmiento giving the welcome remarks and various Industry and DSAP updates.

 

Right after the welcome address, the introduction and induction to office of 2019 DSAP Officers. They are Joey Sarmiento, Arlene Asidao, Atty. Errol Palaci, Jiji Recto, Beth Añana, Boyet Fidelino, Jimmy Dinio, Liza Morales and Bong Valenzuela. They were led in oath-taking byno otherthan Atty. Jose P. Aquino, Director of the Enforcement and Investor Protection Department (EIPD) of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

 

Oath-taking of the 2019 DSAP Board of Directors.
Oath-taking of the 2019 DSAP Board of Directors.

 

2019 DSAP Board of Directors with SEC Director Atty. Jose P. Aquino.
2019 DSAP Board of Directors with SEC Director Atty. Jose P. Aquino.

From one oath-taking, we moved to another. This time we welcomed and inducted 2 additional new regular member companies, namely, Atomy Philippines represented by Marketing staff Angela Louise De Leon, and ElkenPhilippines represented by Country Manager Pope Paul Bautista.

Atomy and Elken representatives with Chairman Joey Sarmiento.
Atomy and Elken representatives with Chairman Joey Sarmiento.

Right after, awarding of the Membership Certificates for those who have complied with DSAP requirements followed. These companies are:

  1. 4 Life              8. Forever Living            14. Philkraft
  2. Amway           9. Ganoitouch                 15. Qnet
  3. BWL              10. Herbalife                    16. Reliv
  4. DLC               11. Max International     17. Sunrider
  5. DXN              12. New Image                 18. Unicity
  6. Edmark         13. Nu Skin                      19. Youngevity
  7. Empower

 

2019 Member companies with their Certificates.
2019 Member companies with their Certificates.

 

To be aware of external matters which have definite impact on our industry, we had Mr.Marco Miguel Javier, Assistant Vice President and Head of the Investment Advisory of the BPI Investments Distribution Group, to give us the economic outlook.

To be aware of external matters which have definite impact on our industry, we had Mr.Marco Miguel Javier, Assistant Vice President and Head of the Investment Advisory of the BPI Investments Distribution Group, to give us the economic outlook.

In addition, Atty. Willie Santiago of Tax and Corporate Services Division (TACS), Diaz Murillo Dalupan & Company, to update us on TRAIN law implications. 

Lastly, we were given rundowns of the current and future activities in 2019 of various Committees.

Arlene Asidao on Internal Affairs Committee updates.
Arlene Asidao on Internal Affairs
Committee updates.

 

Beth Añana on Membership Committee updates
Beth Añana on Membership Committee updates

 

Jiji Recto on Ways & Means Committee Updates
Jiji Recto on Ways & Means Committee Updates
Liza Morales on External Affairs Committee updates

 

Nyette de Leon for Atty. Errol Palaci on Education Committee & Special Task Force for Online Selling updates.
Nyette de Leon for Atty. Errol Palaci on Education Committee & Special Task Force for Online Selling updates.