RCDC prepares members for Cooperative Month celebration
By Jennifer P. Gaitano
Butuan City (23 September) -- The Regional Cooperative Development Council (RCDC) Caraga prepared its members for the Cooperative Month celebration on October 2010. Various activities were planned to be conducted next month to be participated in by the entire coop members in the region.
The celebration will kick-off on October 1 with a thanksgiving mass at the Cooperative Development Council (CDA) Caraga Conference Room, this city.
Simultaneously, Bislig city coops will also participate in their parade to be followed with a program. On Oct. 3-31, the coops will also conduct sportsfest and radio exposure, and also planned for a tree-planting activity. Aside from that is the conduct of the Coop Forum on Good Governance.
According to RCDC Chairman Mr. Francisco Loque, Oct. 1-3, 2010 is set for the 2nd Philippine Coop Teamshop to be held at Dumaguete City by the organizers coming from CDA, NCDC, PCDC, and LGUs. Some coop sectors from Caraga had already registered to join the said teamshop.
Some coops in Caraga will also participate in the 10th National Coop Summit at Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City.
Loque also said that all coops in Dinagat Islands will hold a provincial Cooperative Summit on Oct. 15, 2010 while at the same time Butuan City coops will also hold the Seminar-Workshop on the Accreditation of Cooperative External Auditors wherein all CPAs auditing coops are enjoined to participate.
Also, CDA-Caraga Regional Director Manuela Pelaez bared that cooperative leaders and officers in the region are encouraged to participate in the Seminar on Implementing Rules and Regulations on Republic Act 9520 (an act amending the cooperative code of the Philippines to be known as the "Philippine Cooperative Code of 2008") at Balanghai Hotel and Convention Center, this city.
RCDC will also conduct educational contest thru poster-making and quiz bee in the primary and secondary schools in Caraga.
Meanwhile, Oct. 30 is set for the culmination program which will start with a mass and then blessing of CDA-Caraga library wherein Caraga products will be displayed.
RCDC-Caraga calls on public and other government agencies to give their full support in this endeavor. (PIA-Caraga) [top]