NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS
One Hundred Sixty-Three (163) coop leaders and partners attended the Regional Consultation on the proposed Guidelines for the organization of an Apex Cooperative on April 14, 2018 (Saturday) at the Mardale Hotel, Pagadian City.
Atty. Monaliza Arriba-Juarez, Attorney III, CDA Central Office explained the reason for the conduct of the consultation, presented the provisions of the proposed guidelines, answered the questions raised, shred the insights gathered from other regions on the same subject, and collected the suggestions/recommendations given by the participants.
The Cooperative Development Authority (CDA), Pagadian Extension Office together with Western Mindanao Federation of Cooperatives and some 11 cooperatives from Zamboanga City initiated the so-called Cooperative with a Heart, a love drive activity conducted last January 29, 2018 for the 44 of the 99 poor families severely affected by tropical storm Vinta in Barangay Lanawan, Salug, Zamboanga del Norte, Region 9, with the presence of barangay officials headed by the Punon Barangay Mr. Antao.
On December 18-19, 2017, the CDA Pagadian Extension Office conducted its 15th Quarter Regional Staff Conference to assess and evaluate the phase and status of the programs and target outputs. The welcome address was initiated by Ms. Windelyn Avila, Supervising CDS and followed by a message from Director Ruben Cunanan. The first day of the conference focused on 2017 Accomplishment / Performance Assessment, Sections Updates, and CY 2018 Plans, Programs, and Activities. All the Section Heads reported their outputs for the year 2017: CDS II Balungas (General Services), ADAS II Sultan (Human Resource), CDS II Panong (Finance), Sr. CDS Ando (CRITS), Sr. CDS Dioquino (CPDAS), CDS II Tolosa (Registration), CDS II Eusebio (SEU), Atty. Sebastian (Legal), Spvsg CDS Avila (Planning). In the course of the meeting, several issues were raised that need further improvement whereas others also discussed other concerns needed in achieving their target outputs.