DESIGNATING THE COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY AS THE LEAD GOVERNMENT AGENCY ON COOPERATIVE PROMOTION, DEVELOPMENT, REGULATION AND CALLING ON ALL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES WITH COOPERATIVE PROGRAMS TO COORDINATE THESE WITH THE COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
WHEREAS, the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA), created under Republic Act No. 6939, is mandated to promote the viability and growth of cooperatives as instruments of equity, social justice, and economic development;
WHEREAS, the CDA is empowered to adopt, and formulate integrated and comprehensive plans and programs on cooperative development in line with the national cooperative development plan;
WHEREAS, all instrumentalities, branches subdivisions and agencies of government are called upon to provide technical and financial assistance to cooperatives;
WHEREAS, it is recognized that such programs adopted by the different government agencies, if not integrated and united both in purpose and beneficiaries, may lead to the structural collapse of the sector;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FIDEL V. RAMOS, President of the Republic of the Philippines, by the powers vested in me, do hereby order and mandate:
(1) The Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) shall be the lead government agency in the promotion, development, and regulation of cooperatives, of whatever type and nature throughout the Philippines.
(2) All government branches, instrumentalities, subdivisions and agencies with programs and projects concerning cooperatives to coordinate such programs and projects with the CDA with a view to providing a comprehensive technical and financial program for cooperatives, through the creation of a National Coordinating Committee chaired by the CDA.
(3) In order to provide the cooperative movement a system for consultation with regard to such cooperative programs and projects, COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT COUNCILS at the national, regional, provincial and city levels shall be established under the coordination of the CDA.
(4) The CDA shall formulate and implement the mechanism and guidelines in pursuance of the above-stated functions.
DONE in the City of Manila, Philippines, this 8th day of June, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and ninety-three.