CDA Region I EO

CDA R1 Primes the Successful Orientation on BCP and Ceremonial Awarding of Financial Assistance

On May 10, 2024, the CDA Region 1 Extension Office, in collaboration with the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Rosales, Pangasinan, successfully organized an Orientation on Business Continuity Management (BCM) alongside a Ceremonial Awarding of Financial Assistance to cooperative beneficiaries under Senator Bong Go’s Malasakit sa Kooperatiba Program. The event took place at the RBE Stadium in Rosales, Pangasinan.

This comprehensive one-day program was divided into two significant parts. The first segment focused on the orientation on business continuity planning, aimed at equipping cooperatives with the necessary skills and knowledge to navigate and survive serious disruptions. The session featured insightful presentations by CDS II/Acting HRMO Jasper V. Ferrer and CDS II Junica Shiera F. Manicdao, who provided valuable strategies for effective business continuity planning. Sr. CDS/Head of CPDAS Jacqueline L. De Leon also discussed the purpose and requirements of the said program.

The second part of the event was marked by the presence of Senator Bong Go, who led the distribution of financial grants to 22 cooperatives in Region I. This financial assistance is a vital component of the Malasakit sa Kooperatiba Program, designed to support the growth and sustainability of local cooperatives. Joining Senator Go in the awarding ceremony were several distinguished guests, including Usec. Joseph B. Encabo, CDA Chairman and a key figure in the cooperative movement; DAR Secretary Hon. Conrado Estrella; and the supportive Municipal Mayor of Rosales, Pangasinan, Hon. Liam S. Cezar.

The program was further enriched by the attendance of respected Regional Director of CDA Region I, Atty. Frederick Joe N. Robles, Supervising CDS Edilberto G. Unson, Sr., CDS Jacqueline L. De Leon, and CDS II Arlenne C. Espinoza, whose efforts were instrumental in the success of the event. Their dedication and hard work underscored the importance of collaborative efforts in fostering the development of cooperatives.

With over 220 participants representing 22 cooperatives, the event highlighted the collective commitment to enhancing the resilience and capabilities of local cooperatives. This initiative not only provided immediate financial support but also equipped the cooperatives with long-term strategies to ensure their sustainability and growth amidst potential challenges.

The success of this event signifies a positive step forward in strengthening the cooperative sector in Region I, fostering a spirit of unity, resilience, and proactive planning among the cooperative community. (Jas Ferrer, CDS II/Acting HRMO)