The La Consolacion College Tanauan (LCCT) and Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) CALABARZONentered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for research partnership with the objective of mutual assistance for cooperative research.
The La Consolacion College Tanauan is a premier Catholic educational institution in Region IV-A run by the Augustinian Sisters of Our Lady of Consolation. Formerly known as Our Lady of Fatima Academy, this institution was established in the year 1948 where the College courses started to be offered in 2003. Through its 72 years of untiring service not just to Tanaueños but also to students and stakeholders outside the city, The La Consolacion College Tanauan (LCCT) has been known for its commitment to the holistic formation of the 21st Century Learners. These fruitful years paved the way for LCCT to contribute to community and industry development thru scientific investigation and instilling research culture in the institution.
The research in all its programs offered in the College Department namely: a.) BS Business Administration, b.) BS Hospitality Management, c.) BS Tourism Management, d.) BS Accountancy, e.) BS Management Accounting, f.)BS Information Technology, g.) BS Industrial Engineering, h.) Bachelor of Elementary Education, i.) Bachelor of Secondary Education, and j.) BS Psychology, require topics with the objective of improving an organization or the community.
One of the LCCT’s Missions is geared toward the development of the academic institution and its industry partners- thus, the motivation for a partnership with CDA.On the other hand, the CDA is mandated to promote and integrate cooperatives in the education system and include the academe in the consultation mechanism of the Authority. Thus, both parties agreed to formalize a partnership that will benefit all of the agreed objectives.
This partnership was finalized at the Negosyo Center, Old Municipal Bldg., Pob. 2, Tanauan City, Batangas on October 22, 2020, at the Office of the City Cooperatives Livelihood Development Office (CCLDO) graced by Ms. May Tersita R. Fidelino (Head Department) and staff, Director Salvador V. Valeroso CDA CALABARZON Regional Director, Cooperative Project Development and Assistance Section (CPDAS) Senior CDS Romel P. Mabilangan, PCDS of Batangas Ms. Oliva Pacheca, City Councilor Hon. Angel C. Burgos,and representatives from LCCT Dr. Alona Cabrera, LCCT External Director, and Ms. Irene Velasco, LCCT Assistant College Dean,during the CDA’s Koop Kapatid MOA Signing Ceremony as part of the City’s Cooperative Month Celebration with the theme, “Cooperatives Amidst the Pandemic Stand for Resiliency Strive for Sustainability.”
The program started with the grace of the Lord thru the invocation led by Ms. Olive Pacheca, PCDS of Batangas. As reflected in the welcome remarks of Ms. Fidelino, this is the perfect time to strengthen the cohesiveness of cooperative members to win this pandemic battle. Director Salvador V. Valeroso pointed out in his message that nothing is impossible with the “being one” of the cooperatives, CDA, and the stakeholders who have one goal of ensuring the welfare of each cooperative and their community. Director Valeroso stated his appreciation to the stakeholders, like the La Consolacion College Tanauan, for extending help and service to various communities in Tanauan City. One of the highlights of the program is the sharing of Hon. Angel Burgos, City Councilor of his journey as a cooperative member and how their cooperative faced the inevitable hurdles of reality. He emphasized that if a cooperative knows and lives with its vision and mission, nothing could go wrong, and nothing could end it, not even COVID-19.