Adm. Paisal I. Cali
GREETINGS OF PEACE AND GOOD WILL!
Fellow workers in Government, honored guests, partners from the cooperative sector, friends, ladies and gentlemen.
Thank you for honoring us with your presence today and having been part in this dynamic and exciting activity that CDA has prepared for all of us, the awarding ceremony for the 2016 Gawad Parangal.
As many of you know, the Gawad Parangal is an activity that CDA undertakes to recognize exceptional cooperatives and partners in Cooperative Development annually. And this afternoon we have witnessed, the recognition and awarding of the winners for this 2016 Gawad Parangal.
I would like to extend my grand congratulations to all the winners in the different categories. Thank you for exerting efforts to be exceptional in your undertakings.
Ladies and gentlemen, we live in a world where vast inequalities are prevalent in our country.
COL. PAISAL I. CALI
Administrator from Mindanao
Cooperative Development Authority
Administrator Paisal Impi Cali was born on July 23, 1948 in Taraka Lanao del Sur. He got married to Bai Linang Pangandag Cali on April 23, 1975 and they were blessed with five children – three boys and two girls.
He completed his Elementary Education in Taraka Elementary School on 1962, Taraka, Lanao del Sur. He finished his Secondary Education at Union College of Mindanao in Pikit, North Cotabato on 1966 and pursued a degree in AB Political Science in Southern Capitol College, Oriquetta, Misamis Occidental on 1969.
He was in military service for 25 years from 1972 during the time of Martial Law as 2nd Lieutenant and retired with the rank of full pledge Colonel in 1997 in the Armed Forces of the Philippines. He is a recipient of several military merit medals to include one (1) wounded personnel medal, certificate of appreciations and commendations while in the military service.
After his military career, he was appointed as Regional Director Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) – Telecommunication Office Region 12 from 1999 to 2002.
He was consultant in the Cooperative Development Office of the Administrator representing Mindanao Cooperative Development Authority from April 2011 to February 2012. He likewise served as Regional Chairman of ARMM Advocacy Cooperative Network from 2012 up to present.
Adm. Cali is Provincial Chairman of Bangsamoro Solidarity Movement Inc. from 2010 up to present.
He is also Provincial Vice-Chairman of Reform ARMM Now Coalition (RANLanao del Sur) from 2011 up to present.
Likewise, he is a member of Sultanate League of Lanao and serve as officer and member of various community groups in Mindanao.