As part of the month long celebration of the Cooperative Month this October, the CDA awarded special recognition to 75 medium and large cooperatives all over Luzon Region which partnered with CDA as “Big Brother” to “Small Brother” cooperatives in extending technical and financial assistance.

The virtual program, dubbed as “Araw Ng Pagkilala Sa Mga Kaagapay Na Kooperatiba Sa Programang Koop Kapatid” was held on October 30, 2020 and was beamed live via CDA Philippines’ Facebook page. It was the first recognition program conducted for Koop Kapatid partners since the program’s inception in 2018.

The “Big Brother” cooperatives awarded are as follows;


  1. Moog Baguio Credit Cooperative
  2. Treasure Link Cooperative Society
  3. Timber and Lime Multi -Purpose Cooperative
  1. Free Farmers Multi Purpose Cooperative
  2. Metro Paypayad Multi Purpose Cooperative
  3. Fatima (Vigan) Multi Purpose Cooperative
  4. Sto. Domingo Development Cooperative,
  5. LUELCO Employees Multi Purpose Cooperative
  6. St. Louis Credit Cooperative
  7. United Christians Multi Purpose Cooperative
  8. Government of Laoag Employees Development Cooperative
  9. San Joaquin Multi Purpose Cooperative
  1. Gonzaga Credit Cooperative
  2. Co-op Developers’ Cooperative
  3. Maddela Auto Savings MPC
  4. Diffun Saranay Development Cooperative
  5. Nararagan Valley Multipurpose Cooperative
  6. Christian Farmers Multipurpose Cooperative
  7. Kasibu Farmers  Development Cooperative
  8. St. Jeromes Multipurpose Cooperative
  9. St. Patrick  Parish Multipurpose Cooperative
  10. St. Joseph Parish Multipurpose Cooperative
  11. Tam-an Multipurpose Cooperative
  1. Bongabon Market Vendors Multipurpose Cooperative
  1. Kilusang Lima (5) Para sa Lahat Multipurpose Cooperative
  2. San Jose Del Monte Savings Credit Cooperative
  3. Sapang Multipurpose Cooperative
  4. Moncada Womens Credit Cooperative
  5. St. James the Apostle Multipurpose Cooperative
  6. ASKI Multipurpose Cooperative
  7. Golden Group Gabay Puhunan Brotherhood Multipurpose Cooperative
  8. Iwahori Multipurpose Cooperative
  1. Most Holy Rosary Multi-Purpose Cooperative
  2. Caliraya Botocan Kalayaan Multipurpose Cooperative (CBKMPC)
  3. Sentrong Ugnayan ng Mamamayang Pilipino Multipurpose Cooperative (SUMAPI-MPC)
  4. City of General Trias Employees and Community Multipurpose Cooperative (CGTECC)
  5. Lopez Quezon Multi-Purpose Cooperative
  6. San Pedro Multipurpose Cooperative (SPMPC)
  7. Darangan Water Service Development Cooperative
  8. Angono Credit & Dev’t Cooperative
  9. Binangonan Development Cooperative
  10. Lunsad Multi-Purposes Cooperative
  11. Helping Hand Development Cooperative
  12. Mambog Water Service Development Cooperative
  13. Sto. Nino Multi-Purpose Cooperative
  14. Tatala Multi-Purpose Cooperative
  1. Kabalikat para sa Diyos at Bayan MPC (Kadbayan MPC)
  2. Magdiwang Agrarian Reform Cooperative
  3. St. Vincent Ferrer Parish MPC
  4. St. Joseph the Worker MPC St.
  5. Sampaca Credit Cooperative
  1. Magsaysay Multi-Purpose Cooperative
  1. Jollibee Foods Corporation Employees MPC
  2. CCT Multi-Purpose Cooperative
  3. PLDT Employees Employees Multi-Purpose Cooperative (TELESCOOP)
  4. Ayala Multi-Purpose Cooperative
  5. Limardina Multi-Purpose Cooperative
  6. Valenzuela City Government Employees Cooperative (VCGEC)
  7. Holy Family Savings and Credit Cooperative
  8. Valenzuela Development Cooperative (VALDECO)
  9. Concepcion Vendors Development Cooperative
  10. Koop King Multi-Purpose Cooperative
  11. AFP Finance Center Multi-Purpose Cooperative
  1. MMG Albay Cooperative
  2. Entrepreneurs Alumni Devt Cooperative
  3. Camalig Albay Credit Cooperative
  4. Camarines Norte Federation of Cooperatives
  5. Municipal Officials and Employees Multi-Purpose Cooperative
  6. Jose Panganiban Primary Hospital Service Cooperative
  7. Camarines Sur Multi-Purpose Cooperative
  8. Baao Parish MP Cooperative
  9. Pinoy Lingap Damayan Cooperative
  10. Provincial Employees MP Cooperative
  11. Baleno Christian Masagana MP Coop
  12. Sorsogon Ii Electric Cooperative
  13. Salvacion Farmers Development Cooperative (Safadeco)
  14. Gubat St. Anthony Cooperative (GSAC)

The occasion was attended by the Board of Directors of the CDA led by Chairman Orlando R. Ravanera who each expressed their heartfelt gratitude to the awardees for their support and selfless contribution to the micro and small cooperatives that benefited from the various assistance aimed at improving the cooperative’s management, governance and business operations.

A special message of thanks was likewise given by a recipient of the program, Lt. Jerome Jacoba, Chairperson of the Wounded Soldiers Agricultural Cooperative, who gave a testimony on how the cooperative benefited from the P1.5 million financial assistance granted by Most Holy Rosary Multi-Purpose Cooperative. Lt. Jacoba said the assistance enable them to start operationalize the cooperative with the needed office equipment as well as help start their agricultural endeavors which became a source of livelihood income for the wounded soldier-members of the cooperative.

The event likewise gave special citations to the CDA Calabarzon and Naga Regional Offices, for having the highest number of “Big Brother” Cooperatives in Luzon to join the KOOP KAPATID Program. Both offices were cited for their effort to bring more Partners into the fold of brotherhood or “kapatiran’, by going the extra mile, resulting to more cooperatives empowered and members capacitated thereby opening more opportunities for economic development in their community.

The recognition program for “Big Brother Cooperatives” in Visayas and Mindanao is scheduled in November 2020.