Since the start of the implementation of the CDA-PHILMEC PARTNERSHIP of the RCEF Mechanization Program, a total of 210 participants from 113 FCAs from Region 10 completed the Basic Training Course on Cooperatives, Bookkeeping and Entrepreneurship (BTC_COBE). Beneficiaries from Bukidnon attended the training, held at The Margarette Business Hotel on October 11-12 for the first batch and October 13-14 for the second batch. On October 19-20, 2022 beneficiaries coming from Lanao del Norte converged at the Cooperative Union of Iligan City (CUIC) Training Center, Iligan City and were part of batch 3. The week after, on October 24-25, Misamis Occidental FCAs came together to attend the training at Royal Garden Hotel in Ozamiz City.
For the beneficiaries from Misamis Oriental, and those from Bukidnon who were not able to attend during their schedules, they were provided with the necessary training last November 3-4 at De Luxe Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City. This was supposed to be the fifth and last batch, however due to more beneficiaries still willing to join the necessary trainings, the 6th and final batch coming from Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon and Lanao del Norte received their certificates of completion last November 21-22, 2022 at De Luxe Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City. Regional Director Aminoden A. Elias and Supervising CDS Ms. Marissa B. Catubig joined Senior CDS for CPDAS, Edilberta M. Balaba during the awarding ceremony for the final batch which also turned out to be the culminating activity for the conduct of the BTC_COBE this year.