GSO multi-purpose coop holds outreach mission PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 15 September 2011 16:21

Some 80 indigent families at the Great Sta. Cruz Island benefited from the community outreach program initiated by the City General Services Office Family and Friends Multi-Purpose Cooperative (GSOFFMPC), one of the most active multi-purpose coops in the city, recently.

The Great Sta. Cruz activity was the 6th community-related project for the GSO coop. It was undertaken in coordination with the Combat and Service Support Brigade headed by Col. Januario Caringal and community leader Hamid Julhani.

The families received rice, noodles, sardines, bread and used clothing.

The outreach activity is one of the declared visions of the GSOFFMPC in a bid to reach out to the different communities.

On September 12, 2011, the multi-purpose cooperative headed by Bernardita Chiong as Board Chairperson and Engr. Rene dela Cruz as Vice Chairperson also donated
construction supplies to Guiwan Elementary School.  On August 20,2011, the group distributed school supplies and fed 50 pre-school children at Tulungatung Day Care
Center and on April 14, the coop distributed garden tools at the Mampang Resettlement Project in collaboration with the City’s Housing Division.

Aside from community-related undertakings, the GSOFFMPC also participated in environment-related activities such as the Earth Month Celebration last April and Arbor Day Celebration.

CGSOFFMPC is one of the fast-growing cooperatives in the City, where most of its members are City Government employees.

It officially registered with the Cooperative Development Authority last October 2, 1999 with 47 members with a capital of P47,000. At present, the capital has reached
P16 million and a total asset of P53 million.

Aside from Chiong and de la Cruz, the multi-purpose cooperative also has Leonor Aizon as manager. 
The cooperative vows to continue to share blessings to the society as it continues to grow in providing financial options to its members. — City Hall PIO