NOTICE TO THE COOPERATIVES
SUBJECT: INVITATION TO COMMENT ON THE PROPOSED MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR
Due to the declaration of national public health emergency because of COVID-19 pandemic, the different parts of the country were placed under community quarantine. This resulted in a restricted movement of people and temporary business and work suspension. Mass gatherings like community assemblies are likewise prohibited and when allowed always subject to limitations and restrictions.
With the restrictions imposed on people’s movements, the ability of cooperative members or officers with pending cases to appear before the Authority have become more difficult, if not diminished.
These guidelines also consider the objectives of Republic Act No. 8792, otherwise known as the Electronic Commerce Act, to facilitate domestic and international dealings, transactions, arrangements, agreements through the utilization of electronic, optical and similar medium, mode, instrumentality and technology and to promote the universal use of electronic transaction.
The proposed memorandum circular is in furtherance of the regulatory and developmental functions of the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) under Republic Act 11364 and Republic Act 9520.The Authority is now consulting the cooperative sector to solicit their comments/suggestions to the proposed GUIDELINES ON HEARINGS, CONFERENCES, REMOTE A TENDANCEAND TESTIMONY OF PARTIES IN CASES BEFORE THE COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY THROUGH VIDEOCONFERENCING AND OTHER ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION MEANS.
Please submit your comments on or before June 14, 2021 through email at [email protected]
PROPOSED MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR: GUIDELINES ON HEARINGS, CONFERENCES, REMOTEATTENDANCE AND TESTIMONY OF PARTIES IN CASES BEFORETHECOOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY THROUGHVIDEOCONFERENCING AND OTHER ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION MEANS