Contact Info
Main Office
Brgy. Cotta, Lucena City
Tel. No(s).: (042) 710-3804; (042) 660-2416
Cell No: 0917-5608015
Telefax No: (042) 710-7126
History

   On April 5, 1967 Rev. Fr. Carlos Isles former parish priest of St. Jude Thaddeus Parish and 14 spiritually nourished Cursillistas from Lucena City founded St. Jude Community Credit Cooperative, Inc. now  St. Jude Multi-Purpose Cooperative. Inspired by a common concern to help barangay constituents to become responsible, productive and resourceful residents, they put in together an initial capital of P673.00 to venture into lending program. The office of the cooperative was then located in a small space offered by St. Jude Parish.

The Founding Members

1. REV. FR. CARLOS ISLES
2. CELSO ABACA
3. VERTINO ALCANTARA
4. CANUTO ARENAS
5. FELISA ARENAS
6. DOMINGO ENRIQUEZ
7. GREGORIO ISANA
8. JOSE LA O’
9. ARIOSTO LLAMAS
10. TOMMY LOPEZ
11. ALFREDO TAN
12. JAIME MARQUEZ
13. SIMEON TAÑADA
14. MAXIMO TOLENTINO
15. ANTONIO VILLAFUERTE

   In 1973 the successor parish priest who later became Bishop in the person of Rev. Fr. Ruben T. Profugo, had an opportunity to attend a three month Intensive Training on Cooperatives in Cagayan de Oro City. Motivated of what has been learned, he initiated the holding of the 1st General Assembly and introduced Pre-Membership Seminars (PMS) as a pre-requisite for membership. He also spearheaded the putting up of an own office to serve as show window for existing and prospective members.
 
   It was a dream-come-true when the cooperative was able to purchase a lot and building in front of St. Jude Parish in 1983.  On December 1985, the cooperative moved to its new home.

   From then on the Board of Directors being the representative of the whole membership of St. Jude Multi-Purpose Cooperative makes sure that the cooperative will succeed in many ways. They see to it that the services being offered are not only for the good of its members but also in such a way that it will benefit the community within the area of operation which was recently amended, the Southern Tagalog Region.



Main Services


SJMPC prides itself with the following services, namely:
  1. CREDIT SERVICES, members can avail of Regular Loans; either for providential or productive purposes. Special Loans are being offered to qualified members such as  Educational, Himlayan, Emergency, Coop Easy Loan and others.
  2. MICRO-FINANCE program started in year 2003 through its Coop Livelihood Development Program. Its main objective was similar from the previous program of the Cooperative; the Coop Dagdag Puhunan Program in late 1980’s which provide financial and technical assistance by helping and strengthening small scale business.  In year 2005 the cooperative introduced the Village Lending Unit with its mission of participating in the poverty reduction and uplifting the social economic life of the needy in the community. 
  3. CONSUMER SERVICES was established on November 21, 1993 wherein it offers economical consumer products to members and for a minimum purchase of P1,000.00, we offer delivery every Friday with minimal charge.  Members can also avail of Coop Grocery Loan payable within one month without interest.
  4. HEALTH SERVICES, on August of 2005, SJMPC ventured into this kind of service which offers lower cost of Check-up because the accredited doctors are members of the cooperative, and reasonable price for various laboratory tests to members and non-members.
  5. MEMORIAL SERVICES

a) St. Jude Memorial Service funeral homes was established in the late 1990’s.  The building which is owned by the cooperative was inaugurated in September of 2002. It is open for 24 hours, and offers affordable packages with quality service. Proof of the motto “The service that cares” is to help the needy. SJMPC is accepting burial assistance endorsed by the City Mayor and Barangay Chairman to the indigent members of the community.  Also, this Cooperative Service which “promotes life in the midst of death” set a trademark in the funeral business within the city of Lucena.  Nowadays, its Funeral services and packages are being copied by other funeral parlors.  This competition helps in uplifting the image of funeral industry and helps in the economic development in the community of Lucena City and nearby towns. In January 2010 SJMS Unisan, Quezon branch was opened for business.  Its main objective is to reach and help people in that area at the same time recruit them to avail the many benefits offered to cooperative members. 


b) Crematorium on Jan. 30, 2009 the cooperative launched an additional memorial services offered to members, the crematorium.  Being the first in the area, SJMPC makes sure that it provides and guarantees the best service. Aside from the affordable cost and fastest cremation cycle, the cooperative ensures the safest and environmentally sound cremation. Its chapel is air-conditioned complete with an elegant lobby, clean comfort room, audio and video facilities. The cremation process takes only an hour. Other amenities include free WIFI access to the bereaved family.


c) Columbarium was constructed on January of 2010 located at the 3rd floor of SJMS  building II. It has memorial amenities that would give peace and serenity to the bereaved family.  The area is air-conditioned with chapel and spacious facade that is conducive for prayers to lessen the grief of the mourners.

 

Membership Status as of December 31, 2011

Type of Membership

Male

Female

Total

Regular Member

1,541

4,479

6,020

Associate Member

1,860

5,509

7,369

Total

3,401

9,988

13,389


Financial Status
Data for the past 3-year period

 
  As of Dec. 31, 2011 As of Dec. 31, 2010 As of Dec. 31, 2009

Net Surplus

11,924,955.66 9,920,769.93 9,629,141.55

Total Assets

330,989,562.22 306,007,054.98 257,782,219.96

Total Liabilities

233,148,821.41

217,434,658.52 177,088,885.24

Paid up Capital

80,256,784.54

73,313,236.82 66,828,524.04




Partnership with other institutions

1.  CARE-MBA – Cooperative Alliance for Responsive Endeavor Mutual Benefit Association Inc.
was established on April 1, 2009.  It is founded by 10 cooperatives in Quezon Province and one of those is SJMPC. This organization offers micro-insurance for cooperative members like basic life and credit life.  Since in-house insurances are prohibited for cooperatives, SJMPC transfers its Death Assistance Benefit Program and Loan Redemption program to CARE-MBA in year 2010.
 
2.  SM Lucena
– Partnership with this institution started in year 2007.  SM Lucena offers the installment discount card project to members of SJMPC.  The qualified member-cardholder has a credit limit of P3, 000 (minimum) or P10, 000 (maximum). Purchases made is payable within 2 months no interest.  This partnership promotes and encourages additional membership to the cooperative.
 
Social Services
SJMPC
provide its members of the following:
□  Damayang Pangkalusugan
□  Coop Hospitalization Assistance
□  Coop Damayan Program
□  Coop Damay Kapatid Program (CDKP)
□  Koop Kaloob sa Kasapi Program (KKKP)
□  Pension for Senior Citizen Members
    Micro-insurance
 
Awards Received
St. Jude Multi-Purpose Cooperative
received various awards from different award giving bodies who believe in its competence.
□  2002 Regional Winner Land Bank of the Philippines Gawad PITAK Award
□  2002 1st Place winner CDA Search for Most Outstanding Cooperative in Southern Tagalog
    Non-Agricultural Category Regional Level
□  2003 Regional Awardee and National Finalist Gawad Geny Lopez Jr., Bayaning Pilipino
    Institution Category Reg. IV-A
□  2003 & 2006 Coop LGU Partnership Awards Outstanding Cooperative City partnership
□  2004 and 2005 First Place Winner Land Bank of the Phil. Gawad sa Pinakatanging Kooperatiba,
    Class A, Non-Agricultural Category
□  2006 Hall of Fame Award Land Bank of the Phil. Gawad sa Pinakatanging Kooperatiba ,
    Class A, Non-Agricultural Category.
□  2007 LBP Most Outstanding Key Cooperative
□  2007 LBP Ginintuang Gawad sa Pinakatanging Kooperatiba Class A Non-Agri Category
    2011 Regional Awardee CDA Gawad Parangal, Reg.IV-A
 
Community Services
Equipped with these competencies and concern for the “kababayans”, SJMPC embarks on to its mission of helping the indigent members of the community.  It regularly coordinates with different Local Government Units and Non-Government Organizations through the following:
□  Medical and Dental Mission
□  Health & Nutrition
□  Anti-Rabies Vaccination
□  Anti-Dengue Campaign
□  Gift Giving
□  Mass Baptism & Wedding
□  Livelihood Training
□  Tree Planting
□  Clean and green program
□  River Resuscitation
 
Key to Success
Similar to other successful cooperatives in the Philippines SJMPC’s success factors are base on the following:
□  Committed,  dedicated and honest Officers & Staff
□  Financial stability through self-reliance
□  Members support and patronage to its programs and services
□  Transparency
□  Adherence to coop principles
 
St. Jude Multi-Purpose Cooperative is still on its drawing board, and with the help of honest and dedicated partners like LGU’s and NGO’s it will not stop  until  it  realize  its  vision; “a cooperative working towards the attainment of total human development”.

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