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Stakeholders push for strengthening of cooperatives in Camarines Norte

  • November 04, 2016
  • Rosalita B. Manlangit
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DAET, Camarines Norte, Nov. 4 (PIA) – Stakeholders pushed for the strengthening of cooperatives in the province during the “Talakayan sa PIA” of the Camarines Norte Information Center held recently here.


Erlinda N. Valera, provincial cooperative development specialist of the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA), said that out of 136 registered cooperatives there are 86 or 63% operating, 21 for reactivation while 29 for dissolution.


She said that they have development programs for cooperatives like capability building project for micro cooperatives, capability building program or orientation on CDA rules and regulations and program for the strengthening of federation and unions.


The CDA also regulates cooperatives through monitoring and collection of mandatory reports for the issuance of certificate of compliance.


Valera said that the they also conducted CDA School on Wheels every year since and CDA Gawad Parangal or Search for Outstanding Coops, Coop Leaders, Cooperative Development Councils, Cooperative Development Officers and local government unit partners.


Henry A. Orbita, account assistant of the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) and member of the Provincial Cooperative Development Council (PCDC), on the other hand urged media to help promoting cooperative movement in the province.


He said that the LBP has a loan target this year of P150 million for cooperatives in the province wherein only P80 M were availed by coops.


Orbita said that LBP is the only bank that provides financial support to cooperatives especially farmers with low interest of 4% per annum.


He said that there are more than 60,000 individuals who are members of cooperatives while there are 90,000 members of Camarines Norte Electric Cooperative (CANORECO), if will be registered as coop there will be an increase in the membership in the province.


PCDC coordinator Lorna G. Bernal and agriculturist of the Officer of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPAg) said that they have conducted activities for the cooperative month celebration this October like hanging of streamers; fun walk and clean-up drive; Search for Outstanding Coops, Best Municipal Cooperative Officer and Municipal Cooperative Development Council; tree planting and culminating activities like mass, parade, awarding and recognition.


MCDC of seven towns also conducted their activities for the celebration with this year’s theme “Cooperative: The Catalyst of Change through Poverty Eradication and Social Transformation”.


Meanwhile Lorna F. Dasco, CEO of the Camarines Norte Federation of Cooperatives said that the federation was organized in November 2013 wherein they have started with 37 cooperatives, and now with 52 members comprised of 53,000 individuals.


She said that the federation is accredited to provide training to cooperatives, aside from this they also provide minimal amount for lending, assist the coops in doing compliance report and conducts monitoring.


On the other hand, Anthony Galvan, cooperative development specialist said that the CDA has partner agencies in promoting and assisting coops like LBP, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (TESDA), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and National Food Authority (NFA).


He also urged media to help in educating the public on the benefits of being a member of a cooperative. (MAL/RBM-PIA5/Camarines Norte)

 

- See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/871478161345/stakeholders-push-for-strengthening-of-cooperatives-in-camarines-norte#sthash.HvzKeTxJ.dpuf

Stakeholders push for strengthening of cooperatives in Camarines Norte

  • November 04, 2016
  • Rosalita B. Manlangit
Google +

DAET, Camarines Norte, Nov. 4 (PIA) – Stakeholders pushed for the strengthening of cooperatives in the province during the “Talakayan sa PIA” of the Camarines Norte Information Center held recently here.


Erlinda N. Valera, provincial cooperative development specialist of the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA), said that out of 136 registered cooperatives there are 86 or 63% operating, 21 for reactivation while 29 for dissolution.


She said that they have development programs for cooperatives like capability building project for micro cooperatives, capability building program or orientation on CDA rules and regulations and program for the strengthening of federation and unions.


The CDA also regulates cooperatives through monitoring and collection of mandatory reports for the issuance of certificate of compliance.


Valera said that the they also conducted CDA School on Wheels every year since and CDA Gawad Parangal or Search for Outstanding Coops, Coop Leaders, Cooperative Development Councils, Cooperative Development Officers and local government unit partners.


Henry A. Orbita, account assistant of the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) and member of the Provincial Cooperative Development Council (PCDC), on the other hand urged media to help promoting cooperative movement in the province.


He said that the LBP has a loan target this year of P150 million for cooperatives in the province wherein only P80 M were availed by coops.


Orbita said that LBP is the only bank that provides financial support to cooperatives especially farmers with low interest of 4% per annum.


He said that there are more than 60,000 individuals who are members of cooperatives while there are 90,000 members of Camarines Norte Electric Cooperative (CANORECO), if will be registered as coop there will be an increase in the membership in the province.


PCDC coordinator Lorna G. Bernal and agriculturist of the Officer of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPAg) said that they have conducted activities for the cooperative month celebration this October like hanging of streamers; fun walk and clean-up drive; Search for Outstanding Coops, Best Municipal Cooperative Officer and Municipal Cooperative Development Council; tree planting and culminating activities like mass, parade, awarding and recognition.


MCDC of seven towns also conducted their activities for the celebration with this year’s theme “Cooperative: The Catalyst of Change through Poverty Eradication and Social Transformation”.


Meanwhile Lorna F. Dasco, CEO of the Camarines Norte Federation of Cooperatives said that the federation was organized in November 2013 wherein they have started with 37 cooperatives, and now with 52 members comprised of 53,000 individuals.


She said that the federation is accredited to provide training to cooperatives, aside from this they also provide minimal amount for lending, assist the coops in doing compliance report and conducts monitoring.


On the other hand, Anthony Galvan, cooperative development specialist said that the CDA has partner agencies in promoting and assisting coops like LBP, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (TESDA), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and National Food Authority (NFA).


He also urged media to help in educating the public on the benefits of being a member of a cooperative. (MAL/RBM-PIA5/Camarines Norte)

 

- See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/871478161345/stakeholders-push-for-strengthening-of-cooperatives-in-camarines-norte#sthash.HvzKeTxJ.dpuf

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