CDA XI made courtesy calls to the Local Government Units of Panabo City, Davao del Norte and the Province of Davao del Sur on April 24 and 25, 2023 respectively. The meeting aimed to promote the creation and organization of Credit Surety Fund Cooperatives in their respective local government
units to provide cooperatives another sources of additional working capital that would enhance their business activities, contribute to the growth of local economy and generate more jobs.
The meeting in Panabo City was attended by Hon. Mayor Jose E. Relampagos, Deputy Administrator Atty. Ma. Lourdes Pacao, Director Joselito O. Hallazgo, Chief Recto Transfiguracion of CSF Service, CDA head office and RD
Glenn S. Garcia, Engr. Rhandy B. Corro and Annaliza D. Inot of CDA RXI. During the said meeting, Mayor Relampagos approved to the creation and organization of Panabo City Credit Surety Cooperative. The said meeting was arranged by Ms. Elvie Marie Sollorano, Cooperative Coordinator of LGU Panabo City.
Likewise, Atty. Herbert R. Gonzales, Provincial Administrator and Dr. Russel B. Celis, Provincial Cooperative Development officer of Davao del Sur, hosted the meeting in the provincial capitol in Digos City. CDA was represented by Atty. Pacao, RD Garcia, Dir. Hallazgo, Engr. Corro and Ms. Inot. Atty. Gonzales committed his support to the program and to collaborate with Dr. Celis to secure the approval of Gov. Yvonne Cagas for the creation of Province of Davao del Sur Credit Surety Fund Cooperative. He also encouraged Dr. Celis, to conduct benchmarking, together with the potential cooperatives members, to existing CSF Cooperatives in the region.