In commemoration of the nationwide annual celebration of the Cooperative Month with this year’s theme: “Kooperatibang Matatag: Tumutugon sa mga Hamon, Daan sa Pagbangon, Nagbibigay Pag-asa sa Makabagong Panahon! CDA Region 12 Director Elma R. Oguis in partnership with City Economic and Cooperative Development Office (CEMCDO) lead the “Biyaheng Kooperatiba” in the cooperatives and cooperative leaders in General Santos City on Friday, October 8, 2021 thru the zoom platform.
The “Biyaheng Kooperatiba:Tuloy-tuloy na Biyaya sa Kooperatiba (COOP-CDA PARTNERSHIP CARAVAN)” is one of the banner programs of Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) under the leadership of Usec. Joseph B. Encabo which aims to inform and give updates on the guidelines,policies, partnership programs and issuances of CDA for the betterment of the cooperative sector.
The program aims not only to strengthen the partnerships and enhance the collaboration between CDA and Local Government Units (LGUs) but also to give updates on the plans, programs and projects of the sector.
During the activity, updates on various CDA units were imparted to the participants which include topics on Registration, Regulation and Examination, mandatory reports submission, Cooperative Research and Training, and Cooperative Partnerships, Memorandum Circulars and other policies.
After the presentations, participants were given the opportunity to raise their concerns during the open forum. The activity concluded with a Closing Remarks from Ms. Maria Lessa Barcellona, Division Chief of CEMCDO. Ms. Barcellona raised the awareness and enjoin the cooperatives to participate in various activities set in celebration of the cooperative month, which include 13 trainings, 6 competitions and 1, Trade Fair and Exhibit:
- IDEYALYMPIC- A Business Plan Competition for Would-be Cooperatives
- Mural Painting Competition- Cooperative Promotion through Artwork Exhibition
- Tiktok Challenge- “Koop Tapatan ng Talento at Galing!”
- COOP Vlog- “Koop Ating alamain at Pagyamanin!”
- Coop Preparado: Video Making Competition
- ZOOMba/Zumba Competition- “Koop Tapatan ng Talento at Galing!”