A series of face to face, and a virtual information caravan was conducted by CDA 10 in partnership with the Local Government Units of the hosts municipalities to cooperatives of the Region. This is the first time CDA 10 conducted a face to face information caravan after the difficulties brought by the pandemic.
The info caravan was CDA’s way of bringing to the cooperatives the latest information on cooperative programs and services. It was also an avenue for CDA to hear the concerns of the cooperatives with regards their submission of the mandatory reports, and their reactions, insights, and especially their difficulties in compliance with the memo on submission of reports. The activity also was a strategy of the CDA 10 for cooperatives to be familiarized with the different programs and services of the Authority, and how to avail them, hence the program carried the presentation of all the units/sections.
The series of face to face caravan started their way in the province of Misamis Oriental particularly in the east side of the province. It was held on March 16, 2023 at Sophie Red Hotel and Restaurant, Jasaan, Msamis Oriental with two hundred forty-eight (248) representatives from the different cooperatives who actively participated. On March 23, 2023, the caravan headed its way to the province of Misamis Occidental held at Habitacion Hotel, Oroquieta City with one hundred forty-five (145) participants, and on March 24, 2023, the team went to Lanao del Norte where the 117 cooperatives were accommodated in the Kalimudan Multi-Purpose Hall, with the warm welcome and accommodation of the LGU of the Province, with the PCO Team headed by Ms. Minda Regis taking charge of the successful activity. The caravan team on March 28, 2023 was at the Emmanuel Pelaez Training Center, Moresco 1 Compound, Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental for the west side of Misamis Oriental with one hundred forty-three (143) cooperative participants. The next was held in Cagayan de Oro City which was scheduled on March 30, 2023 with two hundred twenty-one (221) participants. This was in coordination and support of the City Improvement Division (CID). The info caravan completed its journey in the province of Bukidnon which was held at San Isidro College Gymnasium, Malaybalay City covering the entire province with more than three hundred (300) participants.
A virtual information caravan was done by CDA Regional Office 10 for those cooperatives who failed to join the face to face activities. It was held on March 31, 2023 with two hundred eight (208) participants regional wide.
The CDA 10 Team was composed by the heads and representatives from each section who gave their updates were the following: Ms. Gilda A. Kempis, representative of CRITS, Ms. Mary Grace D. Vapor, OIC Sr. CDS for CRITS; Ms. Edilberta M. Balaba, Senior CDS for CPDAS and her representative Ms. Joan A. Litang, CDS II; Ms. Maryann D. Gabutan, OIC of CSF; Ms. Gloria V. Barrido, Senior CDS of Registration Section and her representative Ms. Lovella L. Velasco, CDS II; Atty. Ansarah Julynne R. Maongco-Yamba, Attorney III for Legal Updates and Mr. Edwin B. Pelosas, Senior CDS of Supervision and Examination Section.
With the overwhelming participation and enthusiasm showed by the cooperatives in the entire journey of the caravan, the CDA 10 Team was thankful that we have given way to information dissemination in the most appropriate time. Also, the amount of support extended by our partners in the local government units is immensely helpful in the achievement of the success of the series of caravan.