CDA Region IX EO

2nd Floor, Bance Bldg., P. Urro St., San Jose District, Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur, 7016


In a heartfelt ceremony, the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) recently marked a significant milestone with the ceremonial turn-over of financial assistance to seven cooperative beneficiaries from Region IX. These cooperatives, classified under the micro and small category, each received a financial grant of P50,000.00 under the Special Assistance for Recovery and Alleviation Program.

Opening the event with a moment of reflection, the singing of the national anthem, and a pledge to cooperative values. Director Ruben L. Cunanan extends his warm welcome, setting the tone for the ceremony.  Sr. Cooperative Development Specialist Elvira Dioqunio explains the rationale behind the Special Assistance for Recovery and Alleviation Program.

Assistant Secretary Vergel Martin Hilario, Board Member III of CDA, delivers a message highlighting the importance of cooperative development and the role of the Special Assistance for Recovery and Alleviation Program. The event symbolizes a commitment to financial empowerment and recovery from the losses incurred due to calamities and disasters that have impacted their operations.

Special Assistance for Recovery and Alleviation Program Beneficiaries:

  1. Zamboanga del Norte Dipolog, Dapitan Fishpond Operators Agriculture Cooperative
    • Representatives: Mr. Miguel D. Lopez (Chairperson) and Ms. Evangeline A. Bagalanon (Manager)
  1. Dapitan City Farmers Federation Multi-Purpose Cooperative
    • Representatives: Mr. Primitivo D. Andag (Chairperson) and Ms. Vilma L. Laput (Manager)
  2. Sulangon Waterworks and Sanitation Services Cooperative
    • Representatives: Mr. Samuel B. Bayron (Chairperson) and Mr. [Manager’s Name]
  3. Depani, Aguirre, Gupot, Linay, Lingatongan, Saloyong, Agrarian Reform Cooperative
    • Representatives: Mr. Romeo Q. Tanodra (Chairperson) and Mr. Joseph O. Estimo (Manager)
  4. Ipil Fishermen Cooperative (IFICO)
    • Representatives: Ms. Merlyn M. Palanas (Chairperson) and Ms. Miraluna G. Bawisan (Manager)
  5. Makilas MPC
    • Representatives: Ms. Analyn E. Al-Ag (Chairperson) and Ms. Pacita G. Fabillaran (Manager)
  6. Veterans Village Agriculture Service Cooperative
    • Representatives: Mr. Gerem T. Patenio (Chairperson) and Ms. Wenifreda Z. Ignacio (Manager)

The financial grant provided to these cooperatives signifies more than just monetary support. It represents a lifeline for these micro and small enterprises that have faced the brunt of natural calamities and disasters. The funds are aimed at aiding in the recovery of their operations, empowering them to rebuild and thrive despite the challenges they have encountered.

Commitment to Empowerment: The Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) reaffirms its commitment to the principles of financial empowerment, community development, and resilience. By extending a helping hand to these cooperatives, the CDA aims to foster sustainable growth and create a positive impact on the lives of those who depend on these enterprises for their livelihoods. it is also a symbol of hope, and community strength. As these cooperatives embark on their journey towards recovery.