The Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte through the Provincial Cooperative Office celebrates the end of the Cooperative Month with the cooperatives of the province and other stakeholders. The activity lives up to cooperative month theme this year, “Cooperatives: Empowering the Poor and the Vulnerable towards Job Creation and Poverty Eradication” during the whole month of October while realizing their importance and responsibilities in the society.
In the past few weeks of October the Provincial Cooperatives Office busied itself with programs and activities for the cooperatives in the province. It began a two-day training in partnership with CDA region-X called Fundamentals of Cooperative and Governance and Management of Cooperative at Macapagal Training Center held on October 10-11,2017 and on October 18,2017 the cooperatives planted trees at Barangay Pikalawag, Sultan Naga Dimaporo and they also cleaned the shorelines of the Pikalawag Beach, these activities are in support for the global campaign and a way to implement the Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation the event was also participated by the guest Cooperative MSU-IIT-NMPC Maranding branch that gave free haircuts to 58 individuals in the area.
An Investment Forum was also held on October 23, 2017 for the Micro Small and Medium Cooperatives where they seek help and consultation with Government Agencies to learn that many government programs and services can help empower their cooperative, the Cooperative Month Culmination was a success because of the theme “Cooperatives: Empowering the Poor and The Vulnerable towards Job Creation and Poverty Eradication” was made possible through their activities and programs during the whole duration of the month.
The Cooperative Month Culmination was graced with the presence of our Honorable 2nd District Congressman Abdullah D. Dimaporo, the good congressman paved and supported many cooperatives in the province under his office.
The Culmination began with a Motorcade beginning from Sultan Naga Dimaporo and Linamon converging to Mindanao Civic Center Gymnasium, during the event a washing machine and a hot and cold water dispenser was raffled out to the people, Mr. Agustin Delos Santos won the Washing Machine while Ms. Marife Dagatan won the Water Dispenser, to liven up the event there was also a Cooperative Hymn singing contest in which the rice farmers of SEGAPOD Samahang Nayon Multi-Purpose Cooperative won and declared as champions all this occurred on Oct. 30, 2017 at Mindanao Civic Center Gymnasium. PIO