The Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) Region IV-A Extension Office participated in DILG’s orientation to the Newly Elected Officials (NEO) last August 17, 20, 24, 27, and September 1, 2022 at the Development Academy of the Philippines, Tagaytay. This program was organized by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), together with the Local Government Academy (LGA), and in partnership with the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP). It was developed to assist the newly elected officials in governing their respective LGUs in CALABARZON.
Atty. August Owen Magdato, Acting Assistant Regional Director and Legal Officer of CDA Region IV-A, discussed the programs and services of the agency. He highlighted the advocacies of the agency which are the appointment of the Cooperative Development Officers, participation of cooperative development councils, exemption of cooperatives from the payment of local taxes fees and charges, and cooperative promotion, organization, regulation, and development in local government units.
Also, other national government agencies such as DSWD, DOH, DICT, OCD, NEDA, DHSUD, CSC, DBM, POPCPM, AI4GOV, PNP, PDEA, BLGF, and NICA participated in the said event. An open forum was conducted during the activity to address the issues and concerns of the newly elected officials.
Atty. August Owen P. Magdato, Acting Assistant Regional Director and Legal Officer, represented the Cooperative Development Authority 4A during the activity.