June 19, 2022 — The historic signing of the partnership agreement between the Co-operative College of UK, CLIMBS Life and General Insurance Cooperative and its recently established Cooperative College of the Philippines took place in Silken Al-Andalus Palace, Sevilla, Spain; a side event to the “Cooperatives: the time is now!” ICA General Assembly. This partnership aims to further cooperative education worldwide and embody the Cooperative Values & Principles. The main signatories of the partnership agreement were: CLIMBS President and CEO – Mr. Noel Raboy and the Co-operative College UK CEO and Principal – Mr. Neil Calvert. Signing as witnesses to the ceremony were: Confederación Cooperativa (Cooperar) and International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) President – Dr. Ariel Guarco, International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) Asia/Pacific Regional Director – Mr. Balasubramanian “Balu” Iyer, Federación Andaluza de Empresas Cooperativas de Trabajo (FAECTA) y Confederación Española de Cooperativas de Trabajo (COCETA) President – Mr. Luis Miguel Jurado, CLIMBS BOD Chairperson – Rev. Fr. Elmo Manching, and CLIMBS Vice President for Admin and Corporate Planning and concurrently the Cooperative College of the Philippines CEO and Principal – Ms. Donna Marie Michelle Dizon. Also, in attendance during this momentous event were: CLIMBS BOD Vice Chairperson – Ret. Judge Antonio Manuel Alcantara, CLIMBS Directors – Atty. Daniel Evangelio Jr. (Toril Community Cooperative), Ms. Sarah Agner (PHCCI-MPC Tacloban),Ms. Marlene Sindayen (Novaliches Development Cooperative / NOVADECI), & Ms. Lillian Silubrico CPA (Holy Cross Savings and Credit Cooperative), Coop Life General Insurance & Financial Services Agency (CLIFSA) CEO – Mr. Henry Lopez, CLIMBS Vice President for Marketing – Ms. Rowena Abella, PHCCI – Dumaguete CEO – Mr. Cliffordson Lariosa, Metro Ormoc Community Multi-Purpose Cooperative (OCCCI) BOD Vice Chairperson – Sister Erlinda Lanigao, OCCCI Chief Finance Officer – Mr. Arvin Villena, and OCCCI Chief operations Officer – Ms. Mizpah Aira Taala.