NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS
CDA & DTI have recently forged a partnership agreement on capacitating the small and micro-cooperatives nationwide. In line with President Duterte’s program on P3 (Pundo sa Pagbabago at Pag-asenso), CDA & DTI jointly launched this initiative through the COOP SEED Program.
COOP SEED is basically a capacity building program for members of micro and small cooperatives from identified provinces in all regions considered as poorest of the poor. It aims to implement a holistic entrepreneurial and poverty alleviation approach utilizing cooperative entrepreneurialism.
For Region 10, the micro and small cooperatives-beneficiaries were identified from the province of Bukidnon which NEDA has identified as one of the poorest provinces in the country.
Coop Seed Program commenced with an Orientation – Workshop conducted last April 10, 2018 at El Comedor Seafoods Grill & Restaurant, Purok 11 Poblacion, Valencia City, Bukidnon. It was attended and participated by Thirty Eight (38) cooperative leaders and members from two identified coop-benficiaries, namely: Apostles of Mercy & Love for Indigents Consumers Cooperative (AMALICO) and the Religious Educators Multi-Purpose Cooperative (REMPCO), both micro and small respectively.
In Iligan City, Laguindingan, Valencia City, Gingoog City, Cagayan de Oro City, Oroquieta City, Lanao del Norte, Jasaan, Kinoguitan, Villanueva, Camiguin and Claveria, Misamis Oriental
In line with the function of the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) to develop cooperatives, it is but indispensable to capacitate them by constantly giving education about the relevant laws. The recent development in the mandatory reports also require the cooperatives to be familiar with the recent technology especially the use of the internet-based system or program.
The CDA required the cooperatives to submit their Cooperative Annual Progress Report (CAPR) through the internet in a system called the Cooperative Annual Progress Report Information System (CAPRIS). It was also subsequently required for the cooperatives to submit their Audited Financial Statements through the system called Cooperative Audited Financial Statement Information System (CAFSIS). These and other Circulars were the bases for the recent activities of CDA Cagayan de Oro Extension Office going around Region 10 to conduct workshops on the filling up of the Mandatory Reports and updates on the recent CDA issuances and review on other relevant laws affecting cooperatives.
FORMAL LAUNCHING OF THE 14th NATIONAL COOPERATIVE SUMMIT HELD
The Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) and the Philippine Cooperative Center (PCC) jointly celebrated their respective charter anniversaries on March 10, 2018 at the People’s Park, Davao City. The twin celebration carries the theme: “Cooperatives as members owned, value-based and sustainable, are advancing prosperity for all through Biyaya ng Pagbabago”.
CDA and PCC also conducted the formal launching of the 14th National Cooperative Summit to be held at the SMX Center in Davao City on October 3-5, 2018.
Around 1,000 cooperative leaders from across Mindanao regions attended the celebration.
CDA celebrated its 28th year charter anniversary while PCC, the 21st year. No less than the Chairman of the CDA Board of Administrators, himself, Usec. Orlando Ravanera and Administrator Paisal Cali, both Mindanaoans graced the affair. The program started with the formal cutting of ribbons with the CDA Chairperson Usec. Orlando R. Ravanera leading the honors. He was assisted by PCC chair former partylist congressman Ponce Payuyo and other coop officers, afterwhich the formal program was opened.