Monday, January 5, 2015
CDA: WHAT AWAITS CO-OPS IN 2015
What is in store for Philippine cooperatives in 2015?
Dr. Eulogio Castillo, OIC-Chairman of the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA), in his published New Year's message, has listed some significant events and programs of CDA for 2015.
"Accepting the challenge of the New Year, let us give close attention to some projects of CA," he intoned.
100 YEARS OF PHILIPPINE
First among these is the Centennial Celebration of Cooperatives in the Philippines. Dr. Castillo said that this celebration will remind us of the success of cooperatives in the country during the past 100 years and will point to where we are going in the next millenium.
Secondly, CDA will prepare for the 25th year of the creation of CDA, or CDA Silver Jubilee Celebration as the country's instrument in promoting economic development and social justice, Dr. Castillo informed.
CDA VISION 2020
In 2015, we will passionately pursue the goals of CDA Vision 2020, to scale up the small cooperatives to the next level; harmonize with the provisions of law the growth of large cooperatives; pursue the creation of a Cooperative College; start the Cooperative Audit System; hasten the Information Technology, and Public Affairs Offices of CDA. The agency will also pursue the Asset Recovery Program to beef up the resources of CDA, the CDA Chairman pointed out.
He also exhorted CDA officers and personnel to "perform our mandate in pursuit of the Daang Matuwid tenets of His Excellency, President Benigno Simeon Aquino III".
"Let us embrace the rendering of honest service to the people. We are part of the success of the small and marginalized people of our citizenry who believe in and depend on cooperatives as weapons in the war against poverty," Dr. Castillo urged.
He also cited CDA's gains in 2014. These include the ISO 9001: 2008 Certification in 2014 of all (except Tacloban Extension Office) CDA Extension Offices and Main Office.
The Department of Budget and Management also granted 113 items to the CDA plantilla, in support of CDA's development and regulatory functions.
TO IRR OF RA 9520
He also reported that CDA had submitted the the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee on Cooperatives its proposed amendments to the Implementing Rules and Regulations of R.A. 9520.
In addition, CDA formulated in 2014 the CDA Vision 2020, the Medium Term Development Plan 2015-2010, or the program framework of CDA in the next six years, starting 2015, Dr. Castillo concluded. (END).