By: Vener Quintin C. Taguba, Jr.
The NAMRIA Multipurpose Cooperative (NMPC) held its 18th Annual General Assembly (GA) and election of new officers at the NAMRIA Lecture Hall in Fort Andres Bonifacio, Taguig City on 04 April 2017.
NMPC unity shot of members and officers, led by DA Cabanayan (center front row, 3rd from right)
NMPC Board of Director Zenaida A. Leaño gave the opening remarks by acknowledging all the NMPC officials, members, and guests. Before the assembly started, she asked all attendees to join hands to symbolize unity and spirit of cooperation.
DA Cabanayan during his message
In his inspirational message, Deputy Administrator Jose C. Cabanayan Jr. mentioned that he has been a member of the NMPC ever since. He further stated that if all employees would join the cooperative, it would earn a lot and all its members will benefit from it. He also said that “Habang may grupong ganito hindi mo basta basta mapatutumba,” and stressed that he is here to stay.
NMPC Chairperson Peralta listens as Vice-Chairperson Lerio discusses the GA report
The meeting was presided by the NMPC Chairperson of the Board Lorelei E. Peralta. NMPC Vice-Chairperson Ltsg. Lorena Jasmin D. Lerio proceeded with the management report, discussing the Status of Membership, Status of Operations, Financial Operations and Financial Conditions.
The election of new officers
Oath taking of new officers with former NMPC Chairperson Director Rijaldia N. Santos
The 2016 Board Resolution discussed by Secretary Conrado F. Apolonio indicated that there were 18 board resolutions approved by the Board of Directors (BOD). Committee chairpersons presented their respective reports citing increasing patronization of members and that no cases were filed. Standing for Audit Committee, Vice-Chairperson Lerio discussed the CDA Memorandum Circular 2016-08 which disregards the hiring of external auditors for micro-cooperatives like NMPC. Furthermore, she reported that the mandatory Cooperative Annual Progress Report submitted to the Cooperative Development Authority consisted of the following: Social Audit Report, Performance Report, List of Training Programs Undertaken/Completed, and Cooperative Annual Financial Statement. To cap the reports, the Chairperson presented the five-year NMPC development plan.
Chairperson Peralta presiding over the assembly
The election for new NMPC officers was facilitated by NMPC members Mr. Ronald D. Alis and NMPC Secretary Apolonio. The canvassing of votes followed immediately. The Election Committee declared the following as newly-elected officers: for the BOD, incumbent Ltsg. Lorena Jasmin D. Lerio, and Cornelio S. Tolentino; for the Election Committee, Aurea O. Virtudazo, Ronald D. Alis, and Rovilla R. Quiming; and for the Audit Committee, Lorenzo W. Fernandez.
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