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February 10, 2024 | Assistant Secretary Lim visits the CDA Region III Extension Office

The newly appointed CDA Administrator, Engr. Santiago S. Lim paid a visit to the CDA Region III Extension Office on 10 February 2024. Assistant Secretary Lim was elated as he was welcomed by the CDA Region III Extension Office workforce headed by the Regional Director, Marieta P. Hwang. The gathering was fruitful as significant accomplishments of the Office for fiscal year 2023 were presented as well as the ways forward for the current year.

ASEC Lim shared his experience in the government as he served at the Small Business Corporation (SBCorp) as the chief operating officer (COO). He wants the cooperative to have a corporate governance and to prepare them for an open access to finance institutions. ASEC Lim mentioned that SBCORP has a fund called pondo sa pagbabago at pag asenso that may serve as key for funding the cooperatives ensuring a sustainable economy as they are an important contributor to economic growth.

Moreover, he added that we should strengthen the Koop-Kapatid Program and other existing programs of the Authority for the development of the cooperatives. During his message, ASEC Lim mentioned that the CDA has an additional budget allotted for pabahay for Head Office’s employees.

Committed to promoting the viability of cooperatives, ASEC Lim left a challenge to the CDA Region III Extension Office to excavate the underlying issues and problems of the cooperatives under dissolution, liquidation, cancelation, and delisting (DLCD). A hand holding program was seen by the ASEC Lim as a spark of hope for these cooperatives as red flags shall be identified.

Truly embodies the cooperative principles, ASEC Lim volunteered to become a resource speaker for value chain trainings for cooperatives

With humility, ASEC Lim asked for the Office’s support to realize the goals, mandates and thrust of the CDA. 

“The job of the regional director is not easy, so, I am asking for your full support to attain our goals”, ASEC Lim said.

With open arms, the CDA Region III Extension Office welcomes its new Administrator. Together, we move forward.

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