Saturday, September 6, 2008
Provincial Cooperative Development Council of Cavite
PANANAW NG PCDC
Isang Malaya, Matatag at
Matagumpay na Konseho na
Kaagapay ng Mamamayan at
Pamahalaan sa Maunlad na Kilusang Kooperative
ADHIKAIN NG PCDC
Nagkakaisang paglilingkod sa pagsulong ng kooperatiba sa pamamagitan ng:
1. pagpapataas ng antas ng kamalayn tungo sa kaunlaran sa pamamagitan ng pagbibigay ng wastong kaalaman;
2. patuloy na paggabay sa mga konsehong pangkooperatiba; at
3. pagpapaunlad ng pakikipag-ugnayan sa iba't ibang sector.
THE CAVITE COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT CENTER (CaCoDeC). In order to achieve the thrust of Cooperative Development and to have a common venue for education and training, the Office of the Governor initiated and funded the construction of the CaCoDeC. Built to an amount of P.2million, the center houses the office of the PCDO, CDA,CUC and the PCDC.
A one-stop shop for cooperatives, the center formally opened its door to the public on Nov. 8, 2002. Various lectures, training, symposia and fora ranging from pre-membership education seminar (PMES) to bookkeeping to updates on coop development training have been held in the center benefiting hundreds of coops and thousands of their members. The center serves as a forum for the discussion of various problems, issues and concerns affecting cooperatives and has been a silent witness to various proposals and solutions achieve in those discussions.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Davao City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte welcomed the entry in Davao City of one of the biggest cooperative in Mindanao, the Tagum Cooperative, with over 31,081 members spread out in the provinces of Tagum, Panabo and Davao, with a total asset of Php583.3-million.
The Tagum Cooperative, in one of its expansion program have established a satellite (branch) office located at McArthur highway (fronting NCCC mall), with Robert de Castro as its Davao Satellite Office branch manager.
In its formal inauguration Sunday, Davao City Development Cooperative head Engr. Jaime Adalin represented Mayor Duterte to grace the special occasion and read the inspirational speech of the Mayor.
“You (Tagum coop) have shown that Davao City is truly an investment haven and we are honored to have you to be part of the growing business community,” the speech of Mayor Duterte stated.
“The expansion of Tagum Cooperative (TC) services in Davao City is one potential area of partnership and complementation with our existing cooperative livelihood assistance program aimed at uplifting the socio-economic conditions of the cooperative members and their organization,” it stated.
For their part, TC Chairperson Antonio Arañas and TC Vice Chair Norma Pereyras both said that TC is committed to be partners with Davao City’s efforts for the city’s total development.
In an exclusive interview with Baby Gomez and Edith Isidro – both of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), Manager de Castro said TC has also branch offices in Carmen, Davao Norte;Nabunturan, Comval province; and Buhangin, Davao City.
Manager de Castro said Buhangin branch is slated to transfer along Bajada by July this year to make the cooperative more accessible to the public.
As of end of March 2008, TC loan portfolio reached Php384.1-million; total deposits – Php289.5-million; Share Capital – Php156-million; and total net income – Php4.6-million.
We are proud to say that “TC has no external credit” and we have no loans nor borrowed anywhere else. This is the reason why TC can offer the lowest interest rates in members’ borrowings/loans, he said.
Official lists of Board members are: Antonio C. Arañas – Chairperson; Norma R. Pereyras – Vice Chairperson; and Directors: Nenita E. Lumaad, Atty. Celerina E. Esuerte, Nenita R. Malbas, Prudencio N. Mabanglo, and Evelia R. Sator.
Key Manager Officers are: Juris D. Perez – manager; Monica L. Salido – Treasurer; Atty. Rolando C. Casaway – legal counsel; and Hermarie Torreon-Esmael – BOD Recording Secretary. PIA/rbpalacio
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Participants listened intently during the International Training Course on Agricultural Marketing (Focused on Cooperatives)
Under the Project for strengthening Partnership Among Japan and ASEAN Countries, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan (MAFF) sponsored a 15-day International Training Course on Agricultural Marketing which was held on June 2-11, 2008 at the Waterfront Insular Hotel, Sasa, Davao City and from June 12-15, 2008 at Bayview Park Hotel, Metro Manila.
The implementer of this international training is the Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Training Institute (DA-ATI). The ATI is the training and educational arm of the Department of Agriculture. This training was conducted in relation to the implementation of the Association of South East Asian Nation (ASEAN) South-South Cooperation Project which focuses on Agricultural Productivity Enhancement in Developing Countries.
A total of 33 participants attended the said training. The participants came from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Brunei Darusallam, and Philippines. Each country has three (3) participants composed of one (1) extension worker and two (2) member representatives of the cooperative sector and 12 (CDA-5; ATI-4; and LGUs-3) from Philippines being the host country.
The training aimed to enhance the knowledge, skills and attitudes of the participants on agricultural marketing focused on cooperatives.
To officially start the international training, an Opening Ceremony was done around 3:30-5:00 in the afternoon. The Hon. Rodrigo R. Duterte, City Mayor of Davao , Dir. Asterio P. Saliot and Asst. Dir. Alberto Maningding of DA-ATI, Center Dir. Richard C. Rubis of ATI-XI, and Edna Mabesa, Phd., chief of Agricultural Extension Academy (AEA) Division of ATI graced the occasion.
The course content included the following Modules: I - Philippine Cooperatives- A Situationer; II- Organizational Development and Strengthening of Cooperatives; III- Cooperative Governance; IV- Agricultural Marketing as a Cooperative Business, and V- Resource Mobilization. To ensure maximum learning, the following methodologies were adapted: lecture-discussion, brainstorming, workshops, structured learning exercises, report presentation, plenary sessions, experiential sharing and field trips.
The following competent resource persons discussed topics on their field of expertise, to wit; Ms. Lecira V. Juarez, chairperson of CDA Manila, Mr. JA Zenchu of Japan, Ms. Elma R. Oguis, assistant regional director of CDA-XI, Mr. Glenn S. Garcia, Mr. Antonio C. Ecobar, Ms. Margarita A. Bauto of CDA-XI, Ms. Nenita R. Malbas, president of CU-TE, Mr. Rodney Cordova of local government unit of Davao del Norte, Mr. Francisco A. Ramos, director of DA-AMAS, Engr. Vedastito C. Galvez, division chief of Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Davao del Norte, Dr. Alexander M. Campaner, president SPAMAST, and Ms. Necitas S. Lazaga.
Part of the training was exposure of the participants in field learning activities and interaction with members, officers and management of a Marketing/Processing Cooperatives and Technology Farms at Magsaysay Cooperative and Bansalan Cooperative. Likewise, they visited CASMIDECO, Cavendish Banana Producer, to observe on the cooperative operations and services rendered and a field trip to BIAO MPC- a Banana Paper Making Consumers Cooperative at Matina, Davao City and of course, to include an environmental appreciation of Davao City.
Action Planning, Workshop on Action Plan Preparation, Presentation of Action Plan, and evaluation of the training was done at Bayview Park Hotel , Metro Manila. Also, a tour around the National Capital Region was also included in the scheduled field trips.
Agricultural cooperatives worldwide are confronted with new sets of issues and problems. The globalization of the world trade market makes the local farmers to compete with farm products imported from abroad. More so, the changes in the market structure coupled with the ever-changing consumer preferences leave the agricultural cooperatives groping for an efficient business strategies in an increasingly harsh economy.
The participants was expected to integrate their learning, observations and insights in their marketing and action plan output and will be implemented when they go back to their respective countries.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
PIA Press Release
Tagalog News: GenSan handa na sa gaganaping 9th National Coop Summit sa Oktubre
General Santos City (2 April) -- Inihayag ni Coralyn G. Espinosa City Economic Management and Cooperative Development Office (CEMCDO) na handang-handa na ang lalawigan ng General Santos para sa 9th National Cooperative Summit sa darating na Oktubre 22-26 ng taong ito.
Kinumpirma din ni Espinosa ang pagdating ni dating Agriculture Secretary, Lead Convenor at Chairman ng Philippine Cooperative Center (PCC) Senen Bacani at CDA Chairperson Lerica V. Juarez sa lalawigan upang pangunahan ang paglagda ng Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) at ceremonial launching ng 9th National Coop Summit ngayong araw.
Inaasahan din ang pagdalo nina GenSan City Mayor Pedro B. Acharon, Jr., Sarangani Governor Migs Dominguez, South Cotabato Governor Daisy Avance-Fuentes at Sultan Kudarat Governor Teng Mangudadatu sa nasabing aktibidad upang magbigay ng Message of Solidarity and Support ng Local Government Units ng SOCSKSARGEN.
Humigit kumulang sa limang libong cooperative leaders sa buong bansa ang inaasahang dadalo sa nasabing summit, isang nationwide activity na nagsisilbing forum sa lahat ng concern cooperatives kung saan layunin nito na mapag-isa ang resources para sa pagsulong ng self-reliance, harnessing people towards the attainment of economic development, social justice at global competitiveness. (Abbenal/PIA 12) [top]
Sta. Cruz Savings & Development Cooperative
Fairchild Cebu Community Credit Cooperative
Evangeline A. Cedeño
Sta. Ana Multi-Purpose Cooperative
Lilian Ester DJ. Lim
Novaliches Development Cooperative
Col. Artemio M. Jose
Five Star Credit & Development Cooperative
Chad P. Villamor
Aurea B. De Ramayo
Cordova Multi-Purpose Cooperative
Divina C. Quemi
Nueva Segovia Consortium of Cooperatives
Godofredo Lising, Jr.
Tagalog Cooperative Development
Wilfredo A. Dimamay
MSU-IIT Multi-Purpose Cooperative
Norma R. Pereyras
Director / Women Representative
Rustico U. Galang, Jr
St. Martin of Tours Credit and Director Development Cooperative
Jeptah Domz J. Gines
Director /Youth Representative
Sta. Cruz Development Cooperative
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
While surfing the cyberspace, I found this link
This Article was written by Madam Rosalinda E. Villaseca, Concurrent Regional Director of CDA Davao Extension Office and CDA Administrator representing Mindanao.
This is me at 63, a cancer of the breast survivor who is very much alive and active in work at present and in the good hands of JESUS CHRIST. My career is a free wheeling one. I never dreamt of becoming somebody but God placed me where I am now. I was appointed as member of the Board of Administrators of the Cooperative Development Authority last December 7, 2006 representing Mindanao, the Philippines' second biggest island. I took my oath of office on January 8, 2007. I am actually a woman of "firsts": the first to be appointed as a lady Regional Director in the entire CDA taking the baton of leadership of CDA-Kidapawan Extension Office in 1992; under my leadership, the first and so far the only CDA region to put up its own building now known as Cooperative Human Resource and Livelihood Development Center (CHRLDC) cum CDA Region XII headquarters, at no cost from CDA coffers; the first CDA Administrator who rose from the ranks and presently the only career executive officer in the CDA Board of Administrators, and the first and the only officer from CDA who landed a notch in the 9-person finalists of the 2007 Most Outstanding Career Executive Officers (CEOs) by the Career Executive Service Board (CESB). Fondly called by friends and classmates as Rose or Linda, from subordinates as Maam Linda, and from the clan as T-lin or Aunty Lin, I am now in my 3rd decade of public service. I have devoted much of my productive life with the cooperative movement and community development. I am a staunch advocate of commitment to quality service by focusing on institutional policy reforms in the CDA systems and procedures to make it Asia's benchmark of excellence in cooperative supervision and development. Likewise, I am a staunch advocate of legislative reforms on the Cooperative Code of the Philippines and the CDA Charter. I am a humble founder and President of the Mindanao Cooperative Cancer Society, Inc., CDA Employees Mutual Help Assistance Association, Inc. (CEMHAI) and of the ESPRA-APAAP Clan Mutual Help Association, Inc. whose objectives are all geared towards promoting the spirit of self-help, self fund-generation and mutual cooperation. I am proud native of Tubod, Lanao del Norte, Mindanao, Philippines and now presently residing in Kidapawan City and holding office in Davao City.
Monday, July 14, 2008