Perpetual Help Community Cooperative (PHCCI) moved in to its new state of the art building last September 3, 2006. When one takes a closer look, one can easily be fascinated with the grandeur of the edifice’s architectural design and the latest technology installed within. It is clearly a work of art.
As an art, the edifice represents the success of PHCCI through three decades of struggles and sacrifices in building and strengthening the cooperative as an organization. This also conveys the message to the other cooperatives in the country, particularly the small ones, that they too can also succeed in achieving their goals through sound and balance cooperative efforts.
From PHCCI’s humble beginning way back in April 14, 1971, when it was only a small credit union operating at the back of the Redemptorist Church’s convent with only 33 members and a starting share capital of PHP586.00, PHCCI now stands tall with pride in joining the other successful cooperatives both locally and internationally. Today, it has close to a billion in asset and serving almost 30,000 members.
In Dumaguete City, PHCCI is being looked upon as an inspiration and epitome of real cooperative success. Its building is one of the city’s attraction, landmark or a point of geographical reference. Of course, PHCCI has more to offer in the community than just mere eyes could see. It has been, and will always be, faithful to practice the seventh principle: Concern for community.
Finally, PHCCI is dedicated to improving the lives of the members through its services.