SAN JUAN, Ilocos Sur – The SAN Juan National High School (SJNHS) Multi-Purpose Cooperative bagged this year’s Most Outstanding Cooperative (First Place, Micro Scale Category) in Region I.
The cooperative, owned by the teachers and employees of SJNHS, received the award in a ceremony held at the Nueva Segovia Consortium of Cooperatives compound in Caoayan, Ilocos Sur on October 30, 2017.
The award was confirmed by the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA), Region I, as early as June 30, 2017.
The criteria for judging were based on the cooperative’s financial statements and the Coop Annual Progress Report (CAPR) in the last three years.
“The honor goes to all teachers, employees and coop officials because this is a cooperative effort in making our coop number 1 in Region I,” said SJNHS-MPC Chairman Clarence Tabayaay.
The SJNHS-MPC was registered in 1997 as a small grocery store and has, since then, expanded its business to loans, xerox, lamination and food counter. It now boosts of some P2.7M in assets and is about to be bracketed in the small-category level. The coop operations are directed by board officers Tabayaay (Chairman), Edward Antonio, Mercedes Viloria, Lorilyn Asistin, Andrea Arellano, Lenida Vagay and Richie Molina. Currently, it has 6 employees headed by Coop Manager Lorna Quilala.
Previous chairmen who headed the SJNHS-MPC were Nestor Villaflor, Elena Pilien, Aida Handoc and Epigenia de Peralta. (Tawid News, from a report of Edward B. Antonio)