In 1966, the Oro Integrated Cooperative otherwise known as the OIC, was organized led by Atty. Mordino Cua and 27 members-incorporators and it led to a progressive path in service to the community. With a meager Php88.00 as its starting capital, but firmly relying on the organizer’s strong abiding faith on the time-honored and universally-accepted cooperative principles and values, the OIC prospered into a robust and stable institution due to sound management practice, strong determination and desire for service to the community.
NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) was cited as one of the finalists in the recently held GADtimpala or GAD Transformation and Institutionalization through Mainstreaming of Programs, Advocacies, Linkages and Action given by the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW). This is an Award for the Most Outstanding Gender-Responsive Government Agencies in the Philippines. The awarding ceremony was the highlight of the culmination program of the 2014 Women’s Month Celebration with the theme “Juana ang Tatag Mo ay Tatag Natin sa Pagbangon at Pagsulong” on March 28, 2014 at Diamond Hotel, Manila.
The Cooperative Development Authority supports the 2014 Women's Month in recognition to the important role of women in cooperative development. Scores of documented studies show that successful cooperatives in the country are run by women managers. Women leaders played historical contribution as the Constitutional provision of the creation of the CDA was introduced by Commissioner Florangel Rosario Braid in the deliberation of the draft 1987 Philippine Constitution headed by another woman -- the retired Justice Cecilia Munoz Palma. When the first Cooperative Code (RA 6938) and the CDA Law (RA 6939) were passed by Congress, it was the late President Corazon C. Aquino, the first woman President of the Phillippines, who signed that significant landmarks in Philippine Cooperative history after the People Power Revolution.
Interestingly, Prof. Edna Aberilla (another woman) was the first Chairperson that took the helm of CDA. Those were the milestones in the cooperative history where women trailblazed significant impact.
Subic Bay– 521 CDA personnel from all over the country participated in the 3rd National Human Resource Development Program of the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) at Subic Bay Freeport Zone (SBFZ).The CDA Central Office and 16 Regional Offices paraded around SBFZ in an array of colors, representing their regions and as a show of force that CDA is indeed united.
By: Jun Defensor
CDA Chairman Emmanuel M. Santiaguel initiated the activity for the strengthening of federations and unions as the agency conducted the conference on February 27-28, 2014 at Crowne Regency Hotel, Makati City. CDA Chair believes that the stronger federations and unions can partner with the agency in the implementation of programs and projects. In his message, he encouraged all federations and unions to embed in their plans and programs not only the Cooperative Philippine Medium Term Plan (CPMTP) but as well as the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) Blueprint and Vision of 2020. Chair Santiaguel emhasized that the following areas should to be looked into as guide for cooperatives: