By ALFREDO P HERNANDEZ
THERE will be transparency in the running of the newly-formed Mambulao Multi-Purpose Cooperative (MMPC) and in the handling of its funds.
That will be the order of the day.
This was the assurance from Elsie Dimaunahan, the co-op coordinator and one of the prime movers of the group, in a message posted on the co-op’s Facebook site.
Dimaunahan, a veteran cooperative worker, issued the statement to reject negative comments against the new co-op organized for Mambulaoans who work overseas and those locally-based.
She said that the co-op’s money is deposited with the Rural Bank of Jose Panganiban and its withdrawal requires the signatures of three officers.
Any withdrawal will require a resolution that has to be approved by the board.
The savings passbook is solely under the care of the treasurer.
Dimaunahan stressed that the operations of the co-op will not be influenced by anybody holding office at the Mambulao local government.
“Kaya po hindi sila pinayagang humawak ng kahit anong posisyon sa kooperatiba (that’s the reason why they were not allowed to hold any position in the co-op).
She said that under the rules of the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA), only those who are currently residing in the place of the co-op’s business will be allowed to hold a position.
Dimaunahan appealed to the co-op members to ignore any rumors being circulated about their organization and direct their queries to her through MMPC’s Facebook site.
She said in her post: “Para po sa mga meyembro, wag po kayong masiraan ng loob, sa halip, magsaliksik po tayo … alamin ang pagkatao ng taong sinisiraan at alamin din ang pagkatao ng taong naninira.”