HOW WE STARTED
The early part of 2005 saw its inception with a group of dynamic, purpose-driven professionals who bonded together to make a difference in the world of work and in the community.
Compelled with the willingness to serve the community and the country and infusing the time-tested spirit and strength of Cooperativism the incorporators, initially composed of twenty individuals from diverse fields, formed the TotalDev Multipurpose Cooperative.
Going through the regimens of having to register it with the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) and the Department of Labor & Employment (DOLE) was not that easy albeit all the birth pains and nuisances of starting from scratch this energetic group triumphantly hurdled them. Thus TotalDev cooperative came into being as CDA issued its Certificate of Registration No. E-624-4670 on March 29, 2005.
In its delivery of services, foremost to TotalDev are the working class and its partner-companies as it strives and dedicates itself as the total manpower and placement solutions founded on the quality and reliability of services, well-trained members and cost effectiveness.
It aimed to achieve a sustainable relationship with its strategic business networks, like the financial institution, schools, religious organizations, cooperatives, government entities and immediate communities by ensuring just-in-time delivery of services and mutual profitable and institutional growth.
TotalDev’s practices are aligned with the professional, ethical standards of the Cooperative. Its members, the driving force of its service commitment, are imbued with the spirit of cooperativism, to make them responsive to the needs of the individual, the company and the community. And this is what sets TotalDev apart from the rest.
TOTAL DEV MULTI-PURPOSE COOPERATIVE LAUNCHED
A manpower and multi-purpose cooperative, TotalDev was launched during a simple rites held at the Penthouse of Manila Bank Building in Ayala Avenue, Makati City. TotalDev, composed of self-employed professionals and workers from diverse fields, harnesses the empowering character of cooperativism to contribute to the upliftment of its members and the community. Shown during the marker unveiling rites are Cooperative Union of the Philippines (CUP) Secretary General Felix “Lex” Borja and TotalDev Chairman Dionisio C. Buhay and National Development Corporation General Manager Ofelia V. Bulaong, 8th ,9th and 10th from left, respectively. Others in photos are TotalDev’s directors and cooperators, from left: Remedios G. Caparas, Rey Divino C. Buhay, Johannes Kristan G. Buhay Virgilio V. Hernandez, Dave Bernardo M. Legislador II, Enrique P. Arboleda, Felix Natividad, , Teresita M. Legislador, Theresa G. Buhay, Ana Emilia Ruby B. Palma, Ignacio A. Manipula, Francisco D. Caballero Jr., Valeriana Aliga, Saturnino J. Galang Jr., Apolinario L. Posio, Rolando M. Palma, Irene Guellermo and Thaddeus Venturanza.