Monday, May 25, 2015
P0.44-M FOR CO-OP 100-YR. FUND
Donations form cooperatives and related organizations have reached P442,412 as of May 24, 2015, to fund various activities in the celebration of 2015 Cooperative Centennial Year.
In the preliminary list of donors posted in the website of the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA), some 149 cooperatives donated a total of P301, 612.
The balance of P140, 800 was from donations of the League of Cooperative Development Officers of the Philippines; Region VII Cooperative Development Council; Southern Tagalog Regional Cooperative Council; and Regional (XI) Cooperative Development Council. This was in connection with the block screening of the movie "Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo", held earlier.
Top donors were 15 cooperatives from Region VII, with P78, 009; followed by 22 cooperatives from Region I, with P68, 378; and from 12 cooperatives from Region VIII, with P30, 838.
The list did not yet show records of donations from CAR Region; Regions 2, 3, 4 and X.
The multi-sectoral Centennial Committee estimated a total budgetary requirement of 7.3-million for identified centennial celebration projects, including for culmination activities (in October 2015); book writing and printing; promotional and advocacy; documentation of cluster congresses; souvenir program; logo design and jingle-making contest.
A fund-raising project called "Piso Para sa Sentinaryo" was earlier launched which aim to solicit voluntary donations of at least One Peso from each of the members of cooperatives nationwide, estimated to number some 12 million. (END)