TUBOD, Lanao del Norte – Over 19 Cooperative in Lanao del Norte were included in the 3rd Batch of the distribution of cheques as assistance under the Cooperative Livelihood Assistance Program (CLAP). Through the 20% development fund allocated by the Provincial Government, each cooperative received a cheque amounting to Php 100,000.00 at the Multi-Purpose building, Tubod, on March 29, 2022.
 
CLAP is a program initiated by the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte headed by Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza Dimaporo and implemented by the Provincial Cooperative Office with the help of other PGLDN offices. This program aimed to provide additional capitalization for those registered, active and compliant cooperatives in the province to enhance their productivity and help them sustain their groups.
 
During the ceremony, Governor Dimaporo reminded the participants to take good care of their funds. She said, “We in the Provincial Government constantly strive to help everyone. May you all use this for the right purpose to further increase our production and uplift the lives of every member of your respective group.”
 
Since 2016, there were already about 52 beneficiaries who received CLAP of PGLDN. Last 2020 during the surgency of the COVID 19 pandemic, the program was halted. The budget was realigned to provide immediate assistance to over 106 coop members wherein they received free-range chickens “Manok Pinoy.”
 
“With our unity and cooperation, we have successfully executed our Vision 2020. With these programs, let us together attain our Vision 2040, to achieve sustainability and inclusive growth.” SP Member Reinario Bihag, the Committee Chairman on Agriculture, said.
 
As Governor Dimaporo shared developments of the province, she also reminded everyone of the vitality of agriculture in our economy. ” Let us not underestimate farming; agriculture is crucial to the continuous development of our province,” she added.
 
The cooperatives were from the Municipalities of Bacolod (3), Balo-i (3), Kapatagan (2), Kauswagan (1), Kolambugan (1), Lala (3), Munai (1), Sapad (1), Sultan Naga Dimaporo (2) and Tubod (2). Each recipient went through a proper process and complied with the needed documentation to be qualified. PIO-LDN