On March 16, 2016, the personnel from UTHRC (Urban, Toxic and Hazardous Waste Research Center) and other DENR offices such as DENR-NCR, FMB attended a one-day ERDB Multipurpose Cooperative pre-membership seminar at the UTHRC Office located at the DENR-NCR Compound, North Avenue, Quezon City.

The seminar aimed to orient and encourage employees of the Research Center to join and enjoy the benefits of being a cooperative member. Seventeen UTHRC staff attended the orientation-seminar. Ms. Alyn Altoveros, Cooperative Manager, Ms. Bienvenida Sanchez, Chairman of the Board and Board of Directors, Ms. Alice Calderon and Mr. Manolito Sy, of the said cooperative conducted the seminar.

Mr. Sy presented the vision mission, history, rules and regulations, total amount and total earnings as of CY 2015 and the different projects offered. On the other hand, Ms. Calderon enumerated the types of loans, its processes and approval scheme. Moreover, testimonies of some members of the ERDB cooperative who availed of cash loan for housing, car, travel and business enterprise purposes were shown in a video presentation. For a better understanding of the attendees, Ms. Sanchez facilitated the open forum.

In the end, the Board of Directors distributed the application forms and discussed the requirements for membership in the cooperative. Ms. Nery A. Alba, Head of the UTHRC expressed her gratitude and full support to the officials of the ERDB Multi-Purpose Cooperative. ERDBMC