The collaboration of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) to strengthen the institutional capacity of agrarian reform beneficiary cooperatives commenced with the signing of “DAR/CDA Partnership Program” on December 7, 2012. The Program manifested the desire of both agencies of government to successfully implement the nation’s agrarian reform program through the strengthening of the institutional and entrepreneurial capacities of the ARBs cooperatives.
The Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) in partnership with Key Shelter Agencies (KSAs) of the Housing Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC), other regulatory agencies and other members of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (JMEC) on Cooperatives would like to invite you to the “1st National Cooperative Housing Summit” to be held at Great Eastern Hotel, Quezon Avenue, Quezon City on July 17, 2014.
The objectives of the summit are the following: 1) come-up with position paper on issues and concerns confronting the housing cooperatives; 2) advocate the full implementation of blanket loans as enshrined in Article 62 (13) of R.A. 9520, otherwise known as the Philippine Cooperative Code of 2008, and Rule 1 Section 8 of its Implementing Rules and Regulations; and 3) promote and inculcate awareness on the programs and projects of government agencies on housing cooperatives.
For inquiries, clarifications and confirmation of your attendance, you may call the CDA Central Office – Cooperative Project Development and Assistance Division (CPDAD) at telephone number 727-6735.
As agreed by the JMEC, payment of Registration Fee, inclusive of lunch and snacks, in the amount of Seven Hundred Pesos (P700.00) per participant should be made payable to Great Eastern Hotel.
Your participation will be very valuable to this endeavour.
Last June 5, 2014, consistent with its function to formulate rules and regulations, the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) pursued the conduct of activity to craft the mandatory reports suited for secondary and tertiary cooperatives. The federations and unions have explicitly expressed and raised the concern to develop mandatory reports during the consultation made to the group early this year.
This is a gathering of around top Millionaire cooperatives all over the country, an opportune time for the cooperators to renew their commitment and contribute to the growing needs of the cooperative movement.
As this event is a prelude to the forthcoming National Cooperative Summit, it aims to initiate cooperative integration, encourage the formation of one national federation and its benefits, as well as to give updates/information on the following programs for the advancement of the cooperatives such as the advantages of establishing liquidity/stabilization fund, economic and social value of integration thru merger and consolidation, the importance of voluntary arbitration as mode of resolving intra-inter cooperative conflicts, ethics to be observed in establishing a cooperative branch/satellite offices and the importance of e-coop trade and the solidarity economy.