Paglaum Mutual Benefit Association, Incorporated
SEC Reg. No: CN201116383 | TIN: 008-126-426 | IC License No: 2016-21-R
Mar. 12, 2015 / Thu
2nd Annual General Membership Meeting
Paglaum Organic & Learning Site, Solinog, Calamba, Misamis Occidental
To finance market vendors for their additional business capital
Intended for PMPC members engaged with rice farming activity
Mode of service delivery:
Mode of payment:
To finance SME Clients for their growing enterprise
To finance members for their business expansion & for providential purpose with higher capacity to pay
Newly recognized member can automatically apply the MMAP loan amounting to 1,650.00 or 2,400.00Health Care Loan
Paglaum Multi Purpose Cooperative has made improvements to its Student Education Assistance Loan (SEAL) package to make it easier for members to use the product. The loan term will still be 3 years with 1.15% monthly interest. However, the loan may now be used for students studying at any post secondary school in the Philippines!
The product is available to all 3rd and 4th year students of 4 year colleges or universities as long as the cosigner is a Member In Good Standing with the cooperative. That means the member must have been a member for at least 1 year, paid off 2 to 3 loans and be active in the cooperative. The student loan is available to new members as well, but only for students in their last year of school and requires that the new member has sufficient capital build up.
SEAL is still available for the last 12 months of any vocational or technical course. The loan can be used to cover tuition or any other fees such as graduation costs as long as the payment is made directly to the school. The maximum amount for the loan is 15,000 php per semester.
Mrs. Luz Moneva
Mr. Antonieto Vina
DIonesia Dela Peña
Calamba Branch Manager
Plaridel Branch Manager
Oroquieta Branch Manager
Jimenez Branch Manager
Tudela Branch Manager
Carl Jun Gula
Ozamiz Branch Manager
Tangub Branch Manager
Dipolog Branch Manager
Sindangan Branch Manager
Liloy Branch Manager
Irnenrius F. Eumague
Molave Branch Manager
Pagadian Branch Manager
Siquijor Branch Manager
|Carmen Alegrado||Coop Assurance Manager|
|Ana Marie Canamo||Insurance Bookkeeper|
|Hazel Bation||Insurance Processor|
|Giltricia May Redillas||Coop Assurance Clerk|
|Dorothy Jane Elopre||Accounting Clerk|
|Annalyn Baloyos||Marketing Officer|
|Edwin Siarez||Coop Assurance Manager|
|Mary Grace Magcanta||Marketing Officer|
|Jerry Batbatan||Coop Driver|
|Krizel Irish Pilapil||Business Center Manager|
|Celeste Dolor Salvador||Bookkeeper|
|Roniel Gornez||Production Staff/Technical Support|
|Francis Neri||OIC/Graphics & Layout Artist|
|Michelle Ranolo||Graphics & Layout Artist|
|Brian May Abella||Graphics & Layout Artist|
|Renz Paden||Production Staff/Techincal Support|
|Maria Lee Bihag||Accounting Clerk|
|Rose Marie Gonzaga||Accounting Clerk|
|Maria Faith Briones||Bookkeeper|
|Elizer Cagatan||Outside Plant Technician|
|Roldan Sali-Sali||Inside Plant Technician|
Eastern Looc, Plaridel, Misamis Occidental 7209
Tel. No. : (088) 344-8587 / (088) 586-0117
Plaridel Satellite Office
Eastern Looc, Plaridel, Misamis Occidental 7209
Tel. No. : (088) 344-8587 / (088) 586-0117 | Cel No.: 09105770515
J.P. Quijano St. Poblacion 2, Oroquieta City
Tel. No. : (088) 531-1182 | Cel.No.: 09212432800
Poblacion Jimenez, Misamis Occidental
Tel. No. : (088) 545-1605 / (088) 272-3080
Upper Centro, Tudela Misamis Occidental
Tel. No. : (088) 545-0098 | Cel.No.: 09287874204
Rizal Avenue, Cor. Kaamino St. Ozamiz City
Tel. No. : (088) 521-5270 | Cel.No.: 09284136385
Brgy. 3,Tangub City
Tel. No. : (088) 586-0033
D'Ban, Calamba Misamis Occidental
Tel. No. : (088) 271-3719 / (088) 586-0110 | Cel.No.: 09215070309
Mabini St. Brgy. Madasigon, Molave ZDS
Tel. No. : (062) 225-2412 | Cel.No.: 09298210956
Cabrera Street Gatas District Pagadian City
Tel. No. : (062) 925 1636 | Cel.No.: 09105770517
Quezon Avenue, Miputak Dipolog City
Tel. No. : (065) 212-9916 | Cel.No.: 09203144916
Ramon Magsaysay,Sindangan ZDN
Tel. No. : (065) 224-2024 | Cel.No.: 09107482776
Brgy. Baybay, Liloy ZDN
Tel. No. : (065) 311-4674
Corner Rizal, Magsaysay St.
South Poblacion, Larena Siquijor | Tel. No. : (035) 377-2404
Paglaum Main Office
2/f PMPC New Building, Eastern Looc, Plaridel, Misamis Occidental 7209
Tel. No. : (088) 344 - 8444, 545-1032, 545-1033
Mutual Benefits Association (MBA)
Ground Floor PMPC Old Building, Eastern Looc, Plaridel, Misamis Occidental 7209
Tel. No. : (088) 344-8587
Farm Level Grains Center
Calacaan Plaridel, Misamis Occidental 7209
Tel #: (088) 586- 0119
Southern Looc Plaridel, Misamis Occidental 7209
Tel #: (088) 344 - 8362
Paglaum Business Center - Oroquieta
Mayor Enerio St. Poblacion II, Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental 7209
Tel #: (088) 531-8587
Paglaum Business Center - Ozamiz
Rizal Avenue, Corner Kaamino St., Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental 7209
Tel #: (088) 344 - 8362
Interested applicants may submit applications to email@example.com or drop it to any Paglaum MPC branch near you.
Note: Applications are for manpower pooling.
Application Support Engineer
Interested applicants should submit application to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or drop it to any Paglaum MPC branch near you.
PAGLAUM MPC was organized by a group of 35 hopeful parents and workers of Paglaum Community Development Foundation, Inc. (PCDFI). With the initial capital of Php 2,000.00 pooled resources, the cooperative was established as an economic arm of the foundation and started to buy and sell Palay. The coop was registered with the Cooperative Development Authority on July 30, 1992 with Mr. Gadwin E. Handumon as its founding leader.
In 1996, PMPC reached its first P1 Million Asset. In the year 1997, Paglaum MPC constructed its first building located in Southern Looc, Plaridel. Currently, the building is now used as a training center. In year 1998, Paglaum MPC was one of the recipients of the National Food Authority (NFA) project on Farm Level Grains Center (FLGC), implemented all throughout the country, with a complete package of postharvest facility that includes rice mill, a warehouse and dryer. The grant was a recognition of the noble role that Paglaum MPC performs in uplifting the economic conditions of farmers. Palay trading became highly successful. The fair price offered by the cooperative helped farmers increase income from rice production. Presently, Paglaum MPC FLGC III is one of the few successful implementers who have sustained operations over a long period of time. In 1999, Microfinance program using the Grameen approach was launched attracting more members with micro-enterprises to the cooperative. Membership increased significantly, most women micro-entrepreneurs.
In year 2000, Automated transaction was implemented to accommodate the bulk of transaction through the Microbanking System. As the installation took place, transactions were reduced by more than half the time. Coincidentally, it was also in 2000 when the whole world was worried about the Y2K Bug, however, automation was highly-successful in Paglaum. The automation signalled coop's readiness to reach out to more members outside of Plaridel. Oroquieta City and Calamba branches were opened in 2000.
In 2001, Paglaum was selected as one of the cooperatives to receive technical assistance through the SEDCOP FI-1&2 (Socio-Economic Development through Cooperative Project Financial Intermediation) program. The program worked with coops, including Paglaum MPC in the enhancement of its systems and procedures, focusing on Financial Management, Credit Management as well as Marketing and Human Resources Management. In 2002, Paglaum MPC launched Well-Family Midwife Clinic to provide concrete support to women and children's health beyond advocacies. The clinic became a venue for child-bearing mothers to receive information on their reproductive health as well as a safer place to give birth as most rural women were used to give birth at home. In the same year, the PDP-LP (Paglaum Development Program for Landless People) first grand assembly was held and the modified Grameen approach was used.
In 2004, Savings and credit operations in Plaridel was on its peak. Hence, management decided to relocate the branch along the highway in Eastern Looc to make the coop more visible to the public. True enough, membership increase was felt faster as the branch was relocated. It was also in 2004 when the Head Office was created, utilizing the office vacated by the savings and credit operations in Southern Looc. In 2005, Tudela and Dipolog branches were opened. Paglaum Community Development Foundation Inc. (PCDFI) was appointed as Secretariat of the Philippines-Australia Community Assistance Program (PACAP) for its various programs under a Focused Community Assistance Scheme. In 2006, Paglaum MPC supported the opening of the first ice plant in Plaridel. The year also marked the expansion of Paglaum MPC in Zamboanga Del Sur with the opening of its Pagadian City Branch, through taking over the loan portfolio of the Cooperative Bank of Zamboanga Del Sur through agreements entered with the People's Credit and Finance Corporation (PCFC).
In 2007, Paglaum MPC and the province of Misamis Occidental collaboration under Governor Loreto Leo S. Ocampos was the National winner in the search for the Most Outstanding Cooperative - LGU Partnership Award. This award was a testament of the strong tied between the coop and the LGUs in the implementation of programs and services that directly benefit Misamisnons. The coop expanded in Zamboanga Del Norte through the opening of Sindangan Branch. Ozamiz Branch was also opened. Plaridel's first Automated Teller Machine (ATM) was launched through Paglaum's Pinoy Coop ATM offered by MASS-SPECC Cooperative Development Center. Paglaum MPC the first cooperative in Misamis Occidental to acquire the Pinoy Coop ATM.M
In 2008, Paglaum MPC embraced Social Performance Management, through engaging Planet Rating to conduct social and financial audit of the cooperative. In addition to caring for members, the coop sees another window of innovation through promoting renewable energy through the Micro-Solar project, which targets off-grid barangays, piloted was Barangay Pedagan, Mahayag, Zamboanga del Sur. The rural electrification project was in partnership with the Department of Energy (DOE). Overall, Paglaum MPC recorded a total of 48 solar home systems for the 248 households that benefited from this program. Year 2009 saw the opening of the first branch in Zamboanga Sibugay, in the municipality of Liloy. It was also in 2009 when the cooperative launched its Mutual Benefit Association, Inc. (MBA). This move was triggered by the rapid growth of coop membership, which also increased rapidly the transactions for the members' mutual benefit coverage and claims. The second ATM machine was installed at Calamba Branch.
Year 2010, Paglaum MPC created the Research and Development Division or Nexgen, which specifically provides IT-based programs and systems to the cooperative. Initially, this team developed the Comprehensive Human Capital Operations System more popular known as the HRMAX. As soon as the system was successfully installed and used in Paglaum MPC, the team then offered this product to other cooperatives and institutions in the Visayas and Mindanao. In less than 2 years since NexGen was established, the team has already sold HRMAX to 10 clients. The other product that NexGen offers is the ISave Bankers System, which is very useful to the cooperatives and other financial service providers. On the other hand, the coop's Micro-Banking system, which is provided by MASS-SPECC shifted to Windows-based from the previous DOS-based system.
In 2011, General Manager Gadwin E. Handumon was unanimously elected as Chairperson of MASS-SPECC Cooperative Development Center, an alliance of cooperatives in Mindanao. The year started with the acquisition of PLASECO (Plaridel Service Cooperative) on January, 16. PLASECO is a local telecommunications service provider in Plaridel. To ensure continuous service of PLASECO, Paglaum MPC has taken over the management. More specifically, the month of April marked the groundbreaking ceremony of the 4-Story building of Paglaum MPCM. The building symbolizes the fulfilment of the hopes and dreams of all the members whose lives have been changed by the cooperative in one way or another. Two new loan products were developed and implemented, the Pang-Uma Loan Program (PULP) and the Student Education Assistance Loan (SEAL). The PULP is Paglaum MPC's response to the need of the farmers to access reasonable loan rates in production financing. The product was developed anchored on the Value Chain Approach. The SEAL, on the other hand is a special loan product for deserving students who woould like to pursue college or skill-based education. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved Paglaum Mutual Benefit Association's (MBA) articles of incorporation. This approval entitles Paglaum MPC to operate micro-insurance business. Further in 2011, FLGC III received an Award from the National Food Authority through the Department of Agriculture (DA) for the sustainable operations of the rice mill facility.
In the year 2012, Paglaum MPC inaugurated its 4-Story building on August 30. The new building houses the head office at the 2nd level while Plaridel Branch was relocated at the ground level. The 3rd and 4th levels serve as hostel and venue for seminars and conferences. On March 2012, the Insurance Commission's (IC) approved the MBA's license to operate micro-insurance service. And on August 8, Paglaum was awarded by the LandBank of the Philippines the prestigious Gawad Pitak Award as 3rd Runner-Up in the Pinakatanging Kooperatiba (Most Outstanding Cooperative), and was cited as Best in Environmental Protection and Management and Best in Capital Build-Up. On September 2012, Paglaum MPC acquired the Rural Bank of Plaridel (RBP). The takeover of RBP by Paglaum is seen to boost the position of the rural bank in the market, strengthening the ability of RBP to attract more clients, depositors and borrowers alike because it has the backing of a good name, and that is Paglaum.
Currently, Paglaum MPC's total asset reached Php 629 Million, serving 51,931 members in 13 locations within Misamis Occidental, Zamboanga Peninsula, and Central Visayas.
For over 23 years filled with commitment and hopes to contribute in alleviating poverty in the community, Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative withstands and upholds the mission to continually serve as well as provide reliable programs to the members and partners. I can attest the growth, challenges and opportunities of the coop since it was organized on 1992. It started with genuine and joint efforts of the parents’ beneficiaries to sustain their livelihood until it was immensely campaigned to various sectors, civic groups and to the people to spread the values, disciplines and opportunities of PMPC.
The year witnessed how PMPC cares for the IPs, fisherfolks, farmers, micro-entrepreneurs, women, men, children, management and staff and to the Board of Directors. It admittedly never stops doing some good innovations for them. In fact, this year, there is a big break for the members as it launched the agricultural development program, business development service and financial literacy. This was initiated to support and eventually to reach an economically profitable, socially equitable and an environmentally sound society.
PMPC has contributed a lot in terms of employment generation in the areas where it operates. We forged partnership with LGUs, National Line Agencies, NGOs, other Cooperatives and Banks to have a unified effort in scaling up the quality of life of the people.
It is my utmostgratitude to all the partners and members who supported us and I am proud to congratulate PMPC for the success and remarkable accomplishments 2014 and for its 23rd General Assembly
“What business entrepreneurs are to the economy, social entrepreneurs are to social change. They are the driven, creative individuals who question the status quo, exploit new opportunities, refuse to give up, and remake the world for the better” says David Bornstein.
Cooperative is a social enterprise built to be able to help people help themselves- economically, socially, politically, empowering people to become financially independent. In the advent of the ASEAN integration, cooperative should be abreast with innovations putting in mind how their members could cope up with the changes.
I am proud to say that our cooperative, Paglaum Multi Purpose Cooperative has lived up to being a social enterprise, for more than two decades the institution never stops doing something good for the members because we put them in the heart of every programs and services we offered. The cooperative was never complacent with doing the traditional services a cooperative has to offer but we continue to innovate and keep up with the changing times, responding to the needs of our members.
Paglaum MPC will continue to think of doing something significant to the lives of our members, making a difference not only in their lives but to the community as a whole. Our members have put their trust on Paglaum thus we will not fail them. In every effort we exert we always do the end in mind- our members. Through the years, Paglaum MPC has reaped awards from various institutions here and abroad but we take this as an icing of the cake. What matters most is witnessing our members received their awards of being uplifted by their economic and social condition because of Paglaum MPC.
As we prepare for another milestone which will be the Silver year of Paglaum MPC, we will continue to provide opportunities to our members. This year we will be launching our Business Development Services providing openings for market of our member’s products, education and to kindle the member to pursue their entrepreneurial skills. This and among other new innovations will be our answer to the growing needs of our members.
We faced the past years ‘challenges with enthusiasm and vigor and we will face the coming years with the same spirit as one family united.
May God continue to guide us and Congratulations to all!
2/f PMPC New Building, Eastern Looc, Plaridel, Misamis Occidental 7209
(088) 344 - 8444, 545-1032, 545-1033
An ear-to-ear smile as PMPC humbly received the award from Cooperative Development Authority.
Paglaum was a recipient of Transformative Award… exemplifying to the highest degree of excellence, the essence of a Transformative Cooperative for the People, Planet, Prosperity and Peace. The award was handed by the Honorable Chairman Emmanuel Santiaguel and the CDA Regional Director Sir Orlando Ravanera last July 25, 2014.View more awards
PCFC Heads pose for a picture with PMPC General Manager Gadwin E. Handumon. The photo was taken inside the General Managers office.
CARD and PMPC engages in a parnership and did its MOA signing in CARD Head Office in Laguna.
PMPC joins the Seed Finance conference held in Metro Ormoc Community Cooperative.
PMPC staffs orientaion with the Kiva fellow at the PMPC Head Office.
Rainbow - From mother org'n
Open Hand - Universal symbol for mutual help and support
Family - PMPC members and their family
Sun - Brighter future ahead
Dove - Symbol of life and peace that leads to brighter future
Ocean - Represents man's journey in life
Circle - Symbol for eternity
Horizon - Endless