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Resolution:Honoraria for 2014 Cultural Heritage Mapping Volunteer Program

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Approved (5–0, 1 abstention) May 24, 2012

WHEREAS, Wikimedia Philippines' Second Article of Incorporation, recognizes providing “× × × reasonable compensation to staff members and consultants for actual and substantive services rendered in the furtherance of the purpose of the Corporation × × ×”;

WHEREAS, Wikimedia Philippines finds it appropriate to compensate for the lost man hours when fulfilling the purpose of the Corporation, but not when fulfilling the function of a member of the Board of Trustees;

WHEREAS, Expense Policy I (10) limits honorarium to guests and resource persons;

WHEREAS, the Expense Policy VI (1) allows the Board of Trustees to approve exceptions to it;

WHEREAS, Section 1 (B)(8) of the "2014 Cultural Heritage Mapping Volunteer Program Project Budget" provides for among others “Project management/speaker honorarium/logistics payments”;

WHEREAS, the "2014 Cultural Heritage Mapping Volunteer Program" Grant Agreement allows Wikimedia Philippines to “undertake re-granting of Grant funds to a qualifying third party, provided that Grantee complies with the requirements set forth in Appendix 3” of the Grant Agreement;

NOW THEREFORE, it is hereby RESOLVED, to allow the facilitators and project team members of the 2014 Cultural Heritage Mapping Volunteer Program to claim honorarium substantive to the services they have rendered for the project conference and workshop held last May 2 to 4, 2014, similar to what may have been provided had Wikimedia Philippines re-granted or outsourced the implementation of the project as permitted under the Grant agreement;

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the corresponding taxes be withheld and remitted by the organization to the Bureau of Internal Revenue.