Congress kicks off Na­tional Coop Month cel­e­bra­tions

The Philippine Star - - NEWS -

The House Com­mit­tee on Co­op­er­a­tive Devel­op­ment, in co­op­er­a­tion with the Land­bank of the Philip­pines and the Co­op­er­a­tive Devel­op­ment Au­thor­ity (CDA), re­cently spear­headed a num­ber of key events to mark the for­mal open­ing of the Na­tional Co­op­er­a­tive Month.

A photo ex­hibit and co­op­er­a­tive prod­ucts tradeshow was launched last Oct. 1. A week later, on Oct. 8, more than 1,500 co­op­er­a­tive lead­ers and stake­hold­ers filled the gal­leries of the ple­nary hall to wit­ness Agap Party List Rep. Rico Geron, chair­man, Com­mit­tee on Co­op­er­a­tives Devel­op­ment and COOP-NATCCO Partylist Rep. An­thony Bravo, Deputy Mi­nor­ity Leader, de­liver priv­i­lege speeches rel­a­tive to the cel­e­bra­tion of the Na­tional Co­op­er­a­tive Month.

The coop rep­re­sen­ta­tives high­lighted the sig­nif­i­cant role of co­op­er­a­tives in socio-eco­nomic devel­op­ment. Among them are the coops’ con­tri­bu­tions to the econ­omy, food se­cu­rity, em­ploy­ment, Marawi re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion, en­vi­ron­ment pro­tec­tion and poverty al­le­vi­a­tion.

The co­op­er­a­tive del­e­ga­tion was warmly wel­comed and duly rec­og­nized by the House lead­er­ship. Co­op­er­a­tives that were given spe­cial recog­ni­tion also had a photo op­por­tu­nity with Speaker Glo­ria Ma­ca­pa­gal-Ar­royo. The del­e­ga­tion also re­ceived House res­o­lu­tions com­mend­ing sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tions of co­op­er­a­tives to na­tion­build­ing. Among them are:

• House Res­o­lu­tion No. 148 San Dion­i­sio Com­mu­nity Co­op­er­a­tive

• House Res­o­lu­tion No. 147 VICTO Na­tional Na­tional Fed­er­a­tion

• House Res­o­lu­tion No. 146 ACDI Multi-Pur­pose Co­op­er­a­tive • House Res­o­lu­tion No. 106 Tagum Co­op­er­a­tive • House Res­o­lu­tion No. 105 Bue­nav­ista Devel­op­ment Co­op­er­a­tive and Sa­cred Heart Sav­ings

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