LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Oct. 18 (PIA) - - The 10th Cooperative Convention will highlight the celebration of Cooperative Month in the province.
About 300 cooperative members, officers, concerned agencies will converge on October 22-23 at the Multi-Purpose Gymnasium in Wangal for a seminar-workshop, sharing of good practices, knowledge sharing and experiences, and awarding of cooperatives that have leveled up.
Benguet Representative Nestor B. Fongwan, Sr. and Governor Melchor D. Diclas are expected to grace the occasion.
The event under the auspices of the Provincial Agriculturist Office through the Cooperative Development Service and in coordination with the Provincial Cooperative Development Council (PCDC), aims to improve the relationships of coop members and draw understanding on issues and concerns for the effective and efficient delivery of quality services.
On the first day will be a seminar-workshop where series of lectures on project proposal making will be presented by the Department of Labor and Employment, the Land Bank of the Philippines and the PCDC.
On the second day will be a motorcade followed by a program and the convention proper.
A cooperative from each of the categories are tapped to give insights, share good practices and experiences. For the micro level will be Cordillera Brotherhood Transport Services Multi-Purpose Cooperative (MPC), the Government Employees of Sablan MPC for the small level, Philex Mines MPC for the medium level, and Bokod Sulphur Spring MPC for the large category.
Cooperative Development Authority - Cordillera Director Franco G. Bawang Jr will give updates on coops.
Thirty one cooperatives which moved to a higher category for the past five years will also be recognized with 16 from micro to small, 10 from small to medium and five from medium to large.
Benguet PCDC Chairman Miguel Luma-ang said it is but proper for the coops to be recognized due to their performance.
This year's Coop Month theme is "Cooperativism: A Vital Cornerstone Towards Climate Change Resilient and Socially-Inclusive Communities." (JDP/SCA-PIA CAR, Benguet)