ACDI Laboratory Cooperative: Breeding Leaders of Tomorrow
Dr. Jose P. Rizal once said, “Ang kabataan ang pag-asa ng bayan.” ACDI MPC echoes the same optimism and high regards of the country’s national hero towards the Filipino youth. It is for this reason that the ACDI Laboratory Cooperative was established and launched last May 8, 2015 at the Cooperative’s Head Office in Western Bicutan, Taguig City. \r\n\r\nPresent during the launch were the cooperators and members of its Board of Directors headed by Mr. Efren Ace Cauyan and Mr. Jose Raphael Capacia, the Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson, respectively. In his first address as the Chairman, Mr. Cauyan emphasized the great roles and responsibilities of the youth in shaping the future of the country. He added that the Lab Coop shall advance financial management and social responsibilities among the other junior savers in the country.\r\n\r\nThe Philippine Cooperative Code of 2008 (Republic Act Nr. 9520) promotes the development of Laboratory Cooperatives, which will be formed and managed by minors. These special cooperatives shall serve as training grounds for the youth to prepare them for membership in regular cooperatives; to teach them the value of thrift and savings; and, to inculcate in them the cooperative principles and Filipino social and cultural values.\r\n\r\nThe ACDI Laboratory Cooperative succeeds the former Junior Savers Club (JSC) Program in full compliance with RA 9520 and with the aim of institutionalizing the training and preparatory ground for its young members to becoming future ACDI MPC members and leaders of tomorrow.