SND, Lanao del Norte – In celebration of Cooperative Month 2022, the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte, through the Provincial Cooperative Office (PCO), started conducting various virtual and face-to-face initiatives and activities.
 
With the theme KooPinas: Nagkakaisang Lakas para sa Makabuluhan at Sama-samang Pag-unlad!”, the PCO, headed by Minda Regis, encouraged all cooperatives of this province to participate in the province-wide events and conduct localized programs and activities supporting the celebration.
 
On October 5, 2022, an Opening Salvo was held at the Municipality of Sultan Naga Dimaporo, following their motorcade that started in the Municipality of Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte. The participants also took part in a mangrove planting activity along the shores of Dangolaan SND.
 
Atty. Mark Christopher Babor, Provincial Legal Officer and Acting Provincial Administrator, along with Sangguniang Panlalawigan Members Reinario Bihag, Committee Chairman on Agriculture and Cooperatives, and Abdany Buanding, Committee Chairman on Environmental Protection, Solid Waste Management and Climate Change, also graced the activity and imparted encouraging words to the cooperatives that are present.
 
“Coop Month is an annual celebration for the entire cooperative movement, highlighting the contribution of cooperatives to the economic growth of the country,” Regis said.
 
Cooperative Members also showcased their prowess in sports as they joined the beach volleyball game organized by the PCO. Starting October 5, the department has arranged a series of activities for the whole month of October. PIO-LDN