A Preparatory Meeting to explore how to establish a Foundation to tackle SJBP Development 2019 among others was held on July 21, 2016, at 9:00 A.M., in the Parish Priest’s Office. Present during the meeting were: Bro. Gerry Ozaeta; Bro. Lino Lebron; Atty Betty Pinera; Sis. Bebat Nabong and Msgr. Nestor Cerbo.
Mr. Lino Lebron offered his Foundation which is no longer active. It is Seeds of Hope Catholic Foundation, Inc. However, there are many things that need to be done so that it can be revised and become the Foundation of the Parish. This offered was no longer pursued. But we thank Mr. Lino Lebron for his open-heartedness to offer his Foundation for the purposes of the Parish.
The final decision was to register a new Foundation to take care of the conservation or preservation, maintenance, and development of St. John the Baptist Parish as the Premier Parish and Premier Parish Church of San Juan City. To start the ball rolling for the Foundation, the primary purposes of the Foundation and the names, addresses and TIN of all the Trustees were requested because the said data are needed for application in the Securities and Exchange Commission. Bro. Gerry Ozaeta was designated as Treasurer in Trust.
For the existing Foundation of the Parish, which is St. John the Baptist Educational and Scholarship Foundation, Inc., it was suggested that it should be maintained but to include support for the Catechists of the Parish. Bro. Lino Lebron volunteered to study the Foundation could still be revived since it stopped operating for several years now. After his study, he will come us with his findings and recommendations during the next meeting.