NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS
For the period the CDA has approved the Accreditation of three Cooperative External Auditors, Gerald R. Resula, Albert B. Baclea-an and Zelda Ogario. The three Accredited CEAs took their oath at the Director’s Office, CDA Tacloban on May 24, 2018.
The CDA Tacloban Extension Office and Padre Burgos Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PBCCI) signed the Memorandum of Agreement for the Big-Brother Small Brother Program under the DAR-CDA Partnership II. The event took place on May 18, 2018 at the PBCCI Function Room. Signatories to the MOA were CDA Rd Armonio P. Paa; Big Brother Coop PBCCI BOD Chairperson Elizabeth L. Base; Yolie S. Labastida, Chairperson of the Upper Villa Jacinta Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative (UVJFMPC) as the Small Brother Coop; and CDS II Mario C. Ramos as witnesses.
A total of 55 participants from 34 cooperatives attended the first Area-wide Seminar for CDA Registered Cooperatives with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) – National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB) and other attached agencies / offices, held on April 27, 2018 at Hotel Rodolfo, Tacloban City.
The COOP-SEED, a poverty alleviation partnership program of CDA-DTI was launched on May 3, 2018 at the Catubig MPC Function Hall, Catubig Northern Samar. The Program is strategically designed to strengthen the participating cooperatives through value-chain approach and to develop the productive capabilities of the entrepreneur-members complementary with the business / services of their cooperatives. The Hibubullao Multi-Purpose Cooperative (HIMPC), of Brgy San Jose, Catubig Northern Samar and Uswag Kababayen-an Sa Pambujan Credit Cooperative (UKSP) of 321 Del Rosario Street, Pambujan, Northern Samar, are the participating cooperatives.