CDA Signs MOA with NYC for Youth in Cooperatives

On March 15, 2024, the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) signed  a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the National Youth Commission or NYC held at the CDA Head Office, Quezon City.  The partnership will jointly promote the growth and development of cooperativism among the Filipino Youth while enhancing youth’s entrepreneurial skills as well as participation in agriculture.

The Signing Ceremony was opened by CDA Administrator Santiago S. Lim. He emphasized in his Welcome Message the significant contributions of the youth or the so-called young blood as integral part of the cooperative movement and with greater opportunity to entrepreneurial ventures along the way.

The NYC Chairperson and CEO Ronald Gian Carlo Cardema, who signed for and in behalf of the NYC, expressed his appreciation and gratefulness to CDA for considering their agency as one of its development partners.  Signed for the CDA was Chairman Joseph B. Encabo.  In his message, he mentioned that youth are not only the hope of the nation, but rather, they are part and contributors of the country’s nation-building. The CDA-NYC partnership is a jumpstart to realize the aspirations of both agencies seeing the youth leading in the promotion and development of cooperatives.

Joining as witnesses of the Signing Ceremony were Exec. Dir. Leah T. Villalon, Commissioner Representing Luzon Asec. Reena Vivienne C. Pineda and staff from NYC; and from CDA,  ASec. Abdulsalam A. Guinomla, ASec. Pendatun B. Disimban, Asec. Luz H. Yringco, ASec. Vergel M. Hilario, Deputy Administrator Ray R. Elevazo, and other officers and staff.

DA Elevazo closed the program with high hope of successful youth in cooperatives program implementation.