Mandaue City coop office wins awardCebu Daily News
The Mandaue City Cooperative Development Office has won a national “Gawad Parangal” award from the Cooperative Development Office.
Felipe Deri, OIC-Director of Cooperative Development Authority (CDA), said they gave the Mandaue cooperative office a certificate for being the “2012 CDA Gawad Parangal awardee for LGU-Cooperative Development office category in Central Visayas region.”
According to Deri, the city will receive a plaque of recognition during the regional and national awarding ceremonies.
President Benigno Aquino III is expected to give the plaque during the national cooperative summit on Oct. 10 in Cagayan de Oro City.
The award was initiated by new CDA chairman Emmanuel Santiaguel under his 3-point agenda, which includes mainstreaming cooperative membership; human resource development, both internal and external; and giving of awards and incentives.
Deri said under the new program, only accredited training service providers are allowed to conduct cooperative trainings. The Mandaue City Cooperative is already accredited after it passed the requirements.
Other categories of the award include large cooperative, medium, small and micro cooperatives.
“I am elated after being informed of the award. It is because the present administration of Mayor Jonas Cortes, supported by the council, has seen the problems confronting the cooperative sector and have implemented programs that address these problems,” said lawyer Ernesto Maringuran, head of the cooperative office.