CFC Co-operatives Federation 2nd Lakbay Aral
Posted on 2016-03-21 by Harmony Medina

CFC Co-operatives Federation held its 2nd Lakbay Aral last March 4, 2016 in Davao.   The  48 participants from  15 member-cooperatives meet at CFC Davao Provincial Mission Center at 8am.

We proceeded to Toril Community Cooperative in Toril Davao City. The group was greeted by Chairperson Atty. Melba N. Donaire and General Manager Marivic D. Madrio.   Mr. Reynaldo Aballe, Marketing Officer gave the orientation and answer questions of the group.   Toril Community Cooperative was established on February 17, 1969. Toril services include savings, credit, life & non-life insurance, funeral home service, Memorial and its newest venture TCC Condo-Hostel.    This millionaire cooperative has contributed to the development of the community and growth of its members.

The group travelled for almost two (2) hours to Tagum City, Davao del Norte for the next leg of Lakbay Aral.    Tagum Cooperative is a multi-awarded cooperative among its long list of awards is the Gawad Parangal Hall of Fame Award.   The Chairperson Norma Pereyras, de-Asis together with the Board of Directors and Manager Ms. Juris Perez welcomed the group.    An Orientation on the history and services followed.  The coops services include savings, credit, member medical assistance, insurance, mortuary, funeral service and budgetel.  The Coop promotes savings among its members and their children with products like Youth Savings Club and Power Teen Savers club etc.

The Board of Directors answered questions from the group with honestly and candor.  They shared their difficulties, challenges and actions taken to be a Billionaire Cooperative.   Chairperson Norma emphasized the value of good governance, research & development and transformative servant leadership.

The Lakbay Aral participants took home with them stories of camaraderie, inspiration and ideas on how to improve the growth of their own cooperatives.