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    QUEZON CITY – The Caucus of Development NGO Networks (CODE-NGO) pushed democracy as the key to development and advanced its advocacies as it ended its General Assembly and Social Development Celebration (SOCDEV) last November 24-25 at the Great Eastern Hotel . CODE-NGO Read More
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Tagum Cooperative Maintains ACCESS Silver Rating

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA – For the third year in a row – Tagum Cooperative achieved A-one Competitive Choice for Excellence in Service and Soundness (ACCESS) Silver Accreditation during the Association of Asian Confederation of Credit Unions (ACCU) Forum on September 19 – 21.
Tagum Cooperative officials led by Chairperson Fe J. Adlawan and Chief Executive Officer Juris D. Perez, accepted by award, and were lauded by Filipino co-op leaders and 350 delegates from the Asian countries. 
The ACCESS Award is given to cooperatives that show perseverance and commitment in complying with and completing the stringent international standards in the Financial, Customer-Member, Internal Business Processes and Learning and Growth perspectives of co-op operations.
Both Chairperson Adlawan and CEO Perez served as panelists for the break-out sessions with topics on Sustainable Financing the Credit Union Network’s Structure and Standardization of Policies and Products to Guarantee the Delivery of Quality Services to Members, respectively. The topics stressed the importance of Network Integration and Standardization of Coop Policies to achieve a greater probability of offering services to more people and achieving better financial performance and greater stability.
“Adherence to good governance and prudential financial standard are part of Tagum Cooperative’s best practices that we bring with us wherever we go,” says Chairperson Fe J. Adlawan. CEO Perez proclaimed that receiving the prestigious award has given her confidence that members are assured of the cooperative’s sustainability for the next fifty years.
Perez thanked the TC Officers for their good governance, being visionaries, determined and innovative which has enabled the Management to achieve the strategic goals set by the Board of Directors. 
TC Board of Directors and the Management are now eyeing ACCESS Gold Accreditation for the coming years.  The great challenge is achieving a 5% and below delinquency rate. “That means products and services will be constantly innovated to suit member’s need and likewise strengthen the Internal Control policies,” Juris stated.
ACCU thru the National Confederation of Cooperatives (NATCCO) conducted the Renewal Audit on July 18 – 21, 2017 headed by Ms. Daisybelle M. Cabal head of the NATCCO Training Group.  
Tagum Cooperative

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