Membership

The Pilipinas I-Café Marketing Cooperative is primarily a marketing cooperative the core of its business is the development and management of sales channels using the Internet cafes and other community based networks as its main access centers. It hopes to provide opportunities to ICT practitioners at the community level by providing them access to computer hardware, software, trainings and business solutions.

Duties and Responsibilities of a Member

Every member shall have the following duties:

  1. Pay the installment of his share capital subscription as it falls due and to participate in the capital build-up and savings mobilization activities of the Cooperative;
  2. Patronize the Cooperative’s businesses and services;
  3. Participate in the membership education programs;
  4. Attend and participate in the deliberation of all matters taken during general assembly meetings;
  5. Observe and obey all lawful orders, decisions, rules and regulations adopted by the Board of Directors and the general assembly; and
  6. Promote the goals and objectives of the Cooperative, the success of its business, the welfare of its members and the cooperative movement in general.

Kinds of Memberships in the Pilipinas I-Café Marketing Cooperative

There are two kinds of membership that is available:

  1. Regular Member -one who has complied with all the membership requirements and entitled to all the rights and privileges of membership.

Qualifications to become a regular member of the Pilipinas I-Café Marketing Cooperative:

  • Open to any natural person
  • Filipino Citizenship
  • Legal age with the capacity to enter into a contract
  • Owner or operator of an Internet Café business in the Philippines
  • Undertake to uphold the By-laws, policies, guidelines, rules and regulations promulgated by the Board of Directors and the general assembly.

Procedure in Applying for Regular Membership:

  1. The interested applicant should accomplish the necessary documents related to his membership application and that is prescribed by the board of directors of the Pilipinas I-Café marketing Cooperative. Submit it to the Secretariat which holds office at 26 Dona Hemady Ave. New Manila Quezon City.
  2. Upon submission of the prescribed form he would be asked to pay the amount of One Thousand Pesos only (Php1,000.00) that will serve as the membership fee. This amount would be refunded to the applicant in case of rejection of his membership application by the Board.
  3. The applicant will undergo a Pre-Membership Seminar in which he would be informed of the different rights and privileges that he has being a regular member.

The Board of Pilipinas I-Café Marketing Cooperative will have thirty (30) days in which to either accept or reject the application for membership. If after thirty (30) days the application has not been acted upon by the board then the application is deemed to be approved.

Upon the approval of his application the regular member shall:

  • Sign documents related to his Capital Stock Subscription

Table 1. Summary of Financial Obligations Related to a New Regular Member Application

Membership Fee to be paid upon the submission of the Application Form Php1,000.00
Paid Up Capital Subscription upon approval of Membership by the Board of Directors of the Pilipinas I-Café Marketing Cooperative Php1,250.00
Total initial payment of membership fee and paid up capital subscription Php2,250.00
Balance of Subscribed Capital Stock to be paid on installment basis over a two year period as specified by the arrangements that would be determined by the Board of Directors of the Pilipinas I-Café Marketing Cooperative Php3,750.00

2.Associate Member-An Associate member is one who has no right to vote and be voted upon and shall be entitled only to such rights and privileges provided the by-laws.

  • Qualifications to be come an Associate Member of the Pilipinas I-Café Marketing Cooperative:
    • open to any natural person
    • Filipino Citizen
    • of Legal Age and with the capacity to contract
    • an owner of an Internet Café business or engage in any related ICT business in the Philippines
    • Undertake to uphold the By-laws, policies, guidelines, rules and regulations promulgated by the Board of Directors and the general assembly

Procedure in Applying for Associate Membership:

  1. The interested applicant should accomplish the necessary documents related to his membership application and that is prescribed by the board of directors of the Pilipinas I-Café marketing Cooperative. Submit it to the Secretariat which holds office at 26 Dona Hemady Ave. New Manila Quezon City.
  2. Upon submission of the prescribed form he would be asked to pay the amount of One Thousand Pesos only (Php1,000.00) that will serve as the membership fee. This amount would be refunded to the applicant in case of rejection of his membership application by the Board.
  3. The applicant will undergo a Pre-Membership Seminar in which he would be informed of the different rights and privileges that he has being a associate member.

    The Board of Pilipinas I-Café Marketing Cooperative will have thirty (30) days in which to either accept or reject the application for membership. If after thirty (30) days the application has not been acted upon by the board then the application is deemed to be approved.
    Upon the approval of his application the regular member shall:

    • Sign documents related to his Capital Stock Subscription

    Table 2. Summary of Financial Obligations Related to a New Associate Member Application

    Membership Fee to be paid upon the submission of the Application Form Php1,000.00
    Paid Up Capital Subscription upon approval of Membership by the Board of Directors of the Pilipinas I-Café Marketing Cooperative Php1,250.00
    Total initial payment of membership fee and paid up capital subscription Php2,250.00
    Balance of Subscribed Capital Stock to be paid on installment basis over a two year period as specified by the arrangements that would be determined by the Board of Directors of the Pilipinas I-Café Marketing Cooperative Php3,750.00

    One response to “Membership

    1. Blessed day! I am very eager to put up a multipurpose coop here in our barangay (Ampucao, Itogon, Benguet, Baguio City). I am a Commerce-Management graduate. Is it possible po ba na mag branch out or mag expand coop nyo dito sa amin?

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