Monday, October 7, 2013

HOUSE COMMITTEE VOWS TO STRENGTHEN POWERS OF CO-OP DEV'T AUTHORITY




This is what the Committee on Cooperatives Development of the House of Representatives said is among the measures it will pursue in the 16th Congress, during the recent organization meeting of the Committee.


PROMOTE VIABILITY
OF COOPERATIVES
 

Committee Chairman, Rep. Cresente Paez  (Party List, COOP NATCCO) said the committee will continue to push for legislative measures that will promote the viability of cooperatives, and their members, as well as strengthen the powers of the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA).

During its organizational meeting, it also approved and adopted its Rules of Procedures for the 16th Congress.


15TH CONGRESS
PERFORMANCE
 

Rep. Paez reported that in the 15th Congress, the Committee deliberated on 39 measures, submitted 12 Committee Reports; and conducted a number of in-house and out-of-town public hearings, where issues and concerns on tax exemptions of cooperatives were tackled.


4 MEASURES SEEK
TO AMEND CDA CHARTER
 

He said that to date, four (4) measures have already been referred to the Committee which seek to amend the CDA Charter (R.A. 6939), namely, HB 276, filed by Rep. Paez; HB 463, filed by Rep. Agapito Guanlao (Party List, BUTIL); hb 493, filed by Rep. Rodolfo Bizon (Muntinlupa City); and HB 1219, filed by Rep. Rufus Rodriguez (2nd District, Cagayan de Oro City).


MORE CO-OP
CONSULTATIONS
 

The Committee also announced that, together with its Senate counterpart, it will conduct three public hearings that will tackle the amendments to the CDA Charter. 

The first was held in Cebu City last September 5, 2013.  (END).

(Source:  House of Reps.' Committee Daily Bulletin, Vol. 1, No. 14, Sept. 4, 2013).

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