The Autism Society Philippines (ASP) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of persons with autism spectrum disorder. The ASP has been in the forefront of providing services and training to families living with autism.

03 October 2013

Kaakibat ng ASP-QC Credit Cooperative Launched


The Kaakibat ng ASP-QC Credit Cooperative is a newly-formed cooperative that hopes to help members with providing loans to families with autism, encourage savings and eventually provide employment to their special children.

The cooperative was launched last 05 August 2013 at the Pahiyas Function Hall of National Power Corporation. A Pre-membership seminar was also held on the same day. Kaakibat ng ASP QC Credit Cooperative was formed by member-parents of ASP QC chapters – Commonwealth, Cubao, Diliman, Lagro, Novaliches.

Ms. Rizalinda Cansanay, the Board Chair of the Kaakibat ng ASP-Laguna Cooperative, was the guest speaker and she spoke of the Laguna experience since their founding 8 years ago, and how their coop has helped many of their children hold jobs in their community. Ms Vay Chavez, KASP-Laguna General Manager also talked on their day-to-day operations.

Ms. Cansanay led the swearing in of the cooperative officers: (Chairperson) Jo Palomares, (Vice-Chairperson) Juan Luna, (Directors) Alice Foronda, Odette Goze, Dra. Marie Segui, (Secretary) Mayette Tan, (Treasurer) Baby Tan, (General Manager) Len Inamuran, (Bookkeeper) Linda Legarto, (Committee Chairs) Mayang Pascual, Juan Palafox, Lilian Taroy, Bevs Gamez, Maricel Agustin and Mrs. Pinili.

ASP National Trustees -- Chair Emeritus Erlinda Koe, President Janette Peña, Vice President Cecille Sicam, Treasurer Evelyn Go, Trustee Perlita So and former Trustee Tiffany Tan -- were present to support this milestone in PWA family empowerment.

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