Brief Story of Co-ops for Christ Camarines Norte
Posted on 2016-11-02 by Harmony Medina

Early 1999, Couples for Christ (CFC) Head Office mandated all CFC in the province to put up a cooperative as CFC has brought all sectors of society; rich, poor, middle class, professionals, entrepreneurs, skilled, unskilled, employed, unemployed which will carry out CFC Mission, “Bring good news to the poor.” CFC Camarines Norte leaders, with passion and commitment established Co-ops for Christ – Camarines Norte in November 14, 1999. There were fifty (50) member-cooperators who have submitted membership application after the PMES conducted and have paid membership fee of P100.00 each and their initial paid-up capital to come up with a total of P 75,000.00.

The Co-ops for Christ-Camarines Norte is a Multi-Purpose cooperative was registered to Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) on November 17, 1999 under CDA Registration No. 3136 and Re registered on October 22, 2009 under CDA Registration No. 9520-05000936. Our cooperative has services offered such as capital build-up, savings/time deposit mobilization, credit and consumer. The current set of officers have seven (7) Board of Directors.

Chairman                         Roberto V. Torres

Vice Chairman/Edcom  Lydia J. Mabeza

Directors                         Victorio F. Corporal

Archimedes O. Yanto

Nestor Y. Gestiada

Leonardo G. Silvio

Reynaldo U. Sale

BOD Secretary               Victor V. Pardo

Treasurer                      Julieta S. Jardin

Committees:

AIC                                  Joel Co, Ruben Sanico & Helen Cañeba

Election Committee       Delia R. Pardo, Gilda V. Silvio & Rosari Z. Carillo

Education Committee   Lydia J. Mabea, Victor  V. Pardo & Wena A. Ramos

Ethics Committee          Nenita U. Ragos, Nenita Ternida & Angelina Wilson

Mid/Con Committee     Dindo V. Pardo, Jay Intia & Manuel Guzaman

Credit Committee          Angustia V. Villagracia, Leonida Z. Manalo & Remedios Magana

The Management Staff:

Manager         Wena A. Ramos

Bookkeeper   Maria Elena C. Resultay

Cashier           Gladys Y. Barquilla

Daisy Y. Abad

Collector         Renato S. Madera

Merchandiser Angelo P. Escanilla

The cooperative area of operation is within the Province of Camarines Norte, we have regular and associate members with a total of 629 as of September 31, 2016. We have a Total Assets of Nineteen Million Three Hundred Ninety Three Thousand Seven Hundred Eighty Five & 15/100 Only as of December 31, 2015, as per consolidated Audited Financial Statement. We are internally generated capital from savings, time deposits and paid-up share capital of our members. We are consistent awardees as one of the “100 Cooperative Top Grosser” in the Province and Regional level as well;

  • 2016 Annual Search of Outstanding Coop, 3rd Place for Small Category
  • 2015 Annual Search of Outstanding Coop, 3rd Place for Small Category
  • 2015- Awarded as one of the Top Grosser, Medium Category on December 11, 2015 at Naga City.
  • 2014 Annual Search of Outstanding Coop, 1st Place for Small Category

The credit services as our major activity helped our members to provide their needs, the providential, productive and educational loan. Six members owned a car, three are dump truck for their business facilities and one of them augment her capital to construct her own hospital and we have members can buy a house and lot as well.

The consumer served our members basic and household needs and assisted the potential member to operate their own sari-sari store through our thirty days good as cash scheme.

In terms of activities and projects, we have a partnership with the Department and Environment and Natural resources (DENR), to assist in the monitoring and proper utilization of fund releases for the people’s organization which most of them are our members who are the workers of the National Greening Program (NGP) in Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte. We actively participated in all activities of the MCDC, PCDC and the Cooperative Federation.

We assisted and sustained the Couples for Christ activities and the outreach program, especially to the poor, the feeding program for the orphanage at Labo, Camarines Norte. The ANCOP Global Walk for the scholarship and the evangelization program as our prime community services. We assisted the Cornerstone Program in terms of facilitators and pupil’s snacks, printing/photocopy of modules and the school supplies needed for the sessions through the coop community development fund.

The commitment, good governance and proper implementation of the policies, recognition of members, the solidarity and intimacy that have fostered among our members are our best practices that we can radiate and show that we have reached the satisfaction and 16th years of existence.

 

Written by Wena Ramos