Friday, March 23, 2018

Tacloban City bags national best performing cooperative office award

The Tacloban City’s cooperative office has bagged the National Best Performing Local Government Unit-Cooperatives Development Office under the Highly Urbanized Cities Category for the second year in a row.

The City Cooperatives Development and Livelihood Assistance Office (CCDLAO) was recognized by the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) last week along with Leyte National High School Multipurpose Cooperative, which was awarded 3rd Place Best Performing Cooperative (Medium Category) throughout the country.

The Gawad Parangal 2017 Search was held at the Makati Shangri-La, Manila in Makati, Metro Manila last October 27.

CDLAO Chief Ruena Mate said the recognition became possible with the efforts of Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez who provided funding for the cooperative movement in the city which enabled the Coop Office to implement programs and extend technical assistance to local cooperatives.

According to the Tacloban government, the city has 52 active cooperatives with a pooled asset of P3 billion, employing more than 200 Taclobanons.

The Selection Committee was composed of the Senate Cooperatives Committee headed by Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri, the Secretaries of the different Government Departments implementing programs for cooperatives and the National Cooperative Federation.

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