This short documentary on the University Church’s program “God’s G.R.A.C.E.” reveals the red tape existing at Central Philippine University, at least when the video was made in 2008 by MassCom students.
Things might have changed by now (hopefully) but the narrative that Dr. Melvin Mangana and Rev. Roger Quimpo gave proves funds were not accessed fully to finance a noble project like “God’s G.R.A.C.E.”
Dr. Mangana and Rev. Quimpo are the Senior Minister and Associate Minister for Outreach, respectively when God’s G.R.A.C.E. ministry started.
Here’s what the video revealed:
@ 1:21 minutes – Request for Php 10,000.00 to buy rice for work students denied
On this video timeline, Dr. Mangana mentioned about the standing request of Vice President Walden Rio in the amount of PhP 10,000.00 to buy rice for the work students. “…but it wasn’t implemented” said Dr. Mangana.
@ 6:01 minutes – Limited use of the funds that alumni donated for God’s G.R.A.C.E.
In the video, Rev. Quimpo said they haven’t spent much of the funds that alumni sent for the “God’s G.R.A.C.E.” project. He said that they are spending the funds that University Church directly received from church member’s offering.
About the “funds that alumni sent”, Rev. Quimpo was referring to the Work Student Service Program (WSSP) initiative labeled as WSSP/God’s G.R.A.C.E Endowment that the CPUFOAA (CPU Federation of Overseas Alumni Association) established in December 2005.
The book “Years of Bliss, Years of Fulfillment” on page 82 provides more details about the WSSP/God’s G.R.A.C.E Endowment:
There’s no doubt that the God’s G.R.A.C.E. program of the University Church is successful. Laila Balboa, one of the beneficiaries who spoke in the video is now a professional teacher.
CPU is endowed with generous Centralians supporting financially her many programs. This tremendous amount of support from alumni deserves efficient stewardship response.
How transparent is CPU in providing information with regards implementing endowment fund policies?
Are the endowment fund stipulations being followed?
Basing from what the above video revealed, are funds still delayed or denied to beneficiaries because of red tape?