Provincial Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza-Dimaporo, and the Officials of the 17 Cooperatives in Lanao del Norte signed a Memorandum of Agreement for financial assistance as CLAP Beneficiaries.

The financial aid comes from the Provincial Government through the Cooperative Livelihood Assistance Program (CLAP) of the Provincial Cooperative Office headed by Ms. Minda V. Regis. The signing of MOA was witnessed by Alvin A. Castro, CDS II and done at Macapagal Training Center, Pigcarangan, Municipality of Tubod on October 15, 2019.

The objective of the CLAP is to enhance the viability of the cooperatives and ensure that the spirit of cooperativism is mainstreamed into the cooperative sector in consonance with the inclusive growth plan of the province. CLAP aims to provide financial assistance to primary coops, to enhance productivity and increase the income of members, provide technical assistance for coop development, promote coop participation in local governance and promote thrift value and increase savings mobilization.

Sangguniang Panlalawigan Board Member, Honorable Renario Bihag, Chairperson Committee on Agriculture and Cooperative, expressed his gratitude to Governor Angging for her unwavering support and trust in the Cooperative sector. In his words, “Governor Angging has always been sincere in extending support, and provide the needs of the people, especially in the Cooperative sector, with this, it is right to express our thanks to her.”

In her speech, the Provincial Chief Executive shared inspiration words to the cooperatives and challenged them to invest the money wisely in order to help improve their cooperatives. In addition, Governor Angging reminded the members that the money they have received comes from the people’s tax and advised them to always be in touch with the Provincial Cooperative Office for more programs or activities that will help strengthen the growth of their cooperative. PIO-LDN