Following the Mindanao Cooperative Summit on August 25, 2017, International Cooperative Alliance Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific Balasubramanian ‘Balu’ Iyer visited MASS-SPECC as ICA’s newest member.
MASS-SPECC hosted the dinner visit joined by other notable guests present at the summit: Cooperative Development Authority Chairperson Orlan Ravanera and Region X Director Cynthia Villamil; Banowaon-Manolo-Talaandig (BAMATA) Tribal Council, among others.
Deputy CEO for External Affairs Dennis Santander introduced MASS-SPECC to Mr. Iyer and the guests. He led them through key events and accomplishments in 50 years since its organization in 1966, and the steps it is taking this year onwards. Guests then enjoyed a hearty meal and fellowship after the presentation.