Tacloban Cops CDA’s Best Performing Coop Office Award
TACLOBAN CITY — Tacloban City is officially now Region 8’s Representative to the 2018 Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) Gawad Parangal Awards in Manila. This is after the City Cooperative Office was named Outstanding Cooperative Development Office in Region 8 by the Regional Office of the CDA. This latest recognition qualified Tacloban City under the Local Government Unit (LGU) Category.
Tacloban was awarded for exemplary performance in providing Support Services to cooperatives. Tacloban City Cooperatives Development and Livelihood Assistance Office Chief Ruena Mate received the plaque of Recognition from CDA Regional Director Armonio P. Paa.
This is the third consecutive year the Coop office bagged the award from CDA.
The Coop office credited the efforts of Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez, especially on the provision of funding for the cooperative movement in the city which enabled the Office to implement programs and extend technical assistance to local cooperatives.
As part of its mandate, the CCDLAO conducts the Basic Cooperative Course (BCC) for officers of local cooperatives. The BCC is a required training of Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) for local cooperatives per CDA Memorandum Circular Number 2011-27; it requires coop officers to attend a series of training to develop the human resource capabilities of Cooperatives. It is likewise a part of the three-point agenda of the CDA on Human Resource Management.
CCDLAO also spearheaded a number of livelihood initiatives involving the vulnerable sector of the City.
Meantime, qualifying for the Medium Coop Category was the Leyte National High School Multipurpose Cooperative.
Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez’s message to the event read by Executive Assistant Jake Superable underscored the invaluable contribution of cooperatives to the economy.
“More important than the monetary incentives, are the advances contributed by the cooperatives to our country’s economy. With so many growing cooperatives in our financial system today, their collective success likewise indirectly advances our nation’s economic standing,” said Mayor Romualdez.
The Regional Gawad Parangal was held to coincide with 2018 Cooperative Month Celebration. To date, the City has 41 operating cooperatives. – H.J. Roca/CIO, Photos by A. Alamos/CIO