The Financial Information Management System (FIMS) was formally turned over to the Cabong Tampilisan Multi-purpose Cooperative (CATAMCO) on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at the Multi-purpose Covered Court in Barangay Cabong, Tampilisan, Zamboanga del Norte.

PARPO II Arturo N. Soria, in his inspirational message, emphasized teamwork and involvement of all coop members to achieve success in their rubber trading business. Aimed specifically to the officers of the organization, PARPO Soria sited important lessons learned from other cooperatives in the province which are under the auspices of the department.
On the other hand, this milestone in the life of the lead ARBO, the CATAMCO was witnessed by Margarita R. Flores, Gender and Institutional Development (GID) Coordinator from the CPMO. Ms. Flores explained the reasons behind the idea of installing the FIMS. Further, she elaborated the importance of the financial and other reports that can be generated from the system. These documents are relevant for monitoring and for sound decision making on the part of the coop management.

Also present during the turnover were Luzuela R. Culanculan, Regional GID Coordinator and Pamela Joy B. Nandu, Regional GID Specialist, both representing RPMO IX.

The FIMS, comprising of a customized accounting system and a CBU system for CATAMCO was accepted by its chairman, Erlie P. Handumon. On the same activity, the LGU of Barangay Cabong, received a Barangay Information System (BIS) from the DCSI Developer Group as part of their corporate social responsibilty. The system was gladly accepted by its Punong Barangay, Renato L. Roales. The DCSI Developer Group composed of 8 programmers and web developers is led by Jaime B. Vanguardia, Jr.

Finally, the program was closed by the words of encouragement from CARPO Alfonso A. Tan, the Provincial Project Coordinator. Engr. Tan instigated the officers and members to Sustain, Improve, Record their transactions and Protect their assets (SIR P) to eventually achieve the most sought for success in their rubber trading business.

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