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2nd Quarterly Meeting of Paranaque Cooperative Development Council Addresses Key Issues

Paranaque City , June 30, 2023 – The Paranaque Cooperative Development Council (PCDC) chaired by Mr. Nicanor L. Jimenez in coordination with its Secretariat, the Paranaque Cooperative Development Office (PCDO), headed by Ms. Josephine N. Salomon, held its highly anticipated quarterly meeting on June 30, 2023, bringing together representatives from the cooperatives sector in the City.  The gathering, which took place at Max’s Restaurant, Sucat, Paranaque City, and was attended by primary cooperatives, federations, and the union served as a platform for cooperative members to discuss and address common challenges faced by the sector. The meeting focused on two significant topics: the common findings of Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) inspections and the issues and concerns of transport cooperatives.

An in-depth discussion of the common findings observed during recent CDA inspections was discussed and presented by the Cooperative Development Specialist in the area. The aim was to identify recurring issues and implement appropriate measures to enhance cooperatives’ overall performance and compliance.

The second part of the meeting was dedicated to addressing the specific issues and concerns faced by transport cooperatives. This segment aimed to facilitate an open dialogue between transport cooperatives and relevant authorities like the Office of Transport Cooperatives (OTC) represented by its Legal Officer, Atty. Christian Oberio, to find practical solutions.

The meeting concluded with a resolution to collaborate closely with the PCDC and its commitment to providing continuous support and guidance to cooperatives in their efforts to address these common findings and concerns over the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization (PUVM) Program of the government.

The PCDC meeting provided a valuable platform for cooperative members to voice their concerns, share best practices, and propose strategies to address common challenges. With a renewed commitment to cooperation and collaboration, the cooperative sector aims to overcome these hurdles and continue its vital role in promoting socio-economic development in the City.