Recognizing its position as a professional organization with a heart of an NGO, the Philippine Council for NGO Certification (PCNC) awarded Bayan Academy for Social Entrepreneurship and Human Resource Development, Inc. (Bayan Academy), a three-year Certificate of Accreditation after an impartial scrutiny and verification with its standards of good governance, management and accountability. Bayan Academy is a not-for-profit social development organization registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority and Cooperative Development Authority. The PCNC certification is valid from February 26, 2016 to February 25, 2019.
As an institution accredited by the PCNC, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) upon its review and evaluation also awarded Bayan Academy a Certificate of Registration as a Donee Institution on May 27, 2016. As a donee institution, Bayan Academy has now the right to receive tax-deductible and tax-exempt donations under the 1995 Tax Code.
Philip Felipe, Executive Director of Bayan Academy, thanked PCNC and BIR for the trust and confidence in awarding the accreditations. He added that “as a first-time applicant, it shows that Bayan Academy has not only been contributing in building the country from the ground but is also operating as a professional organization.”
Bayan Academy dedicates this milestone to its partners and to the beneficiaries of its entrepreneurship, education, employment, environment and ethics programs. It hopes to create more partnerships in the years to come as it positions itself as a learning organization and as a “servicer of servicers”.