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- ICOPED Working Paper Series 2014 - 01: First Cooperative Roundtable Discussion on “Green Cooperatives”
- COOPERATIVE ORIENTATION SEMINAR FOR THE YOUTH: Activity Report
ICOPED Co-sponsor the Cooperative Month Celebration
“KOOPERATIBA: Maaasahan sa Pagsulong ng Kabuhayan at Kapayapaan ng Bayan”. This was the theme of the Cooperative Month Celebration that Southern Tagalog Regional Cooperative Development Council (STARCDC) and Cooperative Development Authority-Calamba Extension Office (CDA) co-sponsor with the Institute of Cooperatives and Bio-Enterprise Development (ICOPED) last October 9, 2014 at ICOPED Auditorium, CEM, UPLB. Among the activities included the CDA Gawad Parangal Regional Ceremony; Launching of Southern Tagalog Union of Cooperatives; Presentation of Line Agencies Cooperative Program; and Gender and Development (GAD) Mainstreaming on Cooperatives. A total of 113 participants representing from all the provinces in Region 4 were present. The 2014 Regional Winner of CDA Gawad Parangal were: 1) Certificate of Commendation for the Cooperative Participants ( Imus Institute Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Makiling Forestry Credit Cooperative, Most Holy Rosary Multi-Purpose Cooperative); 2) Regional Nominees for Outstanding Cooperative-Medium Category ( Cavite Metro Credit Cooperative, Brooke’s Point Public Elementary School Teachers Multi-Purpose Cooperative, NIA Region IV Employees Multi-Purpose Cooperative (NEMCO); 3) Regional Nominees Outstanding Cooperative-Large Category (Calapan Labor Service Development Cooperative (CALSEDECO); 4) Outstanding Local Government Unit-City Cooperative Development Office Category (Cooperatives and Livelihood Development Department City Government of Calamba); Region IV Outstanding Council Chairperson-Post Humous Award (Florante V. Saet, Ph.D.) and Region IV Cooperative Ambassador ( Gov. Vilma Santos-Recto) .The regional line agencies that presented their Cooperative Programs were: Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and Landbank of the Philippines (LBP). Ms. Maide O. Jader was the speaker on GAD and the GAD focal person of the City of Tayabas and Government Employee of Tayabas Multipurpose Cooperative.
Congressman Rico B. Giron gave an inspirational message and expressed that in gathering like this, those who are not in the cooperative movement should be invited, because cooperative is within the inclusive growth approach of development. There is a need to encourage more people to join the cooperative. There is limited number of successful farmers cooperative, may be because, of the limited capability of the farmers to grow and develop their cooperative enterprises. They are not yet open to the idea of integration of small cooperatives to become big. Cooperatives must be ready in the full implementation of ASEAN integration in 2015.
Dr. Eulogio T. Castillo, OIC-Chair, CDA and former Director and Professor of ICOPED was the key note speaker. According to him the activity is a sort of a homecoming and a gathering as well. He said that the challenge is great in Region 4 being second in the Philippines in the cooperative movement in terms of assets, have party list representative in the congress and two became CDA Chair. He added that the cooperative movement is parallel with the situation of the national economy because the development of cooperative goes with the development of the economy. Cooperatives were successful in developed countries. He mentioned that based on record cooperative in the Philippines started in 1914. Thus, at the Cooperative Summit in Cebu held on October 16-18, 2014 CDA declared that 2014 as the centennial year of cooperative in the Philippines however, the celebration is in 2015(ABPeria).
Prof. Danica Asma joins ICOPED Faculty and Staff"
Prof. Danica Asma joins ICOPED Faculty and Staff"
Jan Danica S. Asma, is the newest addition to ICOPED’s rooster of faculty members effective September 03, 2014. She finished her BS Agribusiness Management, cum laude and Master in Management (major in Business Management) from the University of the Philippines Los Baños in 2006 and 2011, respectively.
She worked as Assistant Manager/Management Trainee at KFC Philippines wherein she gained experiences in supervising the overall store operation which includes production, marketing, public relation, training and staffing. Prior to her transfer to ICOPED-CEM UPLB, she worked as Science Research Specialist at the Department of Science and Technology CALABARZON Region (DOST IV-A) wherein she coordinated and implemented several programs and projects such as Small Enterprises Technology Upgrading Program, Manufacturing Productivity Extension Program, Consultancy for Agricultural Productivity and Enhancement Program and Venture Financing Program which aims to assist MSMEs (including cooperatives) adopt technological innovations to improve their productivity and competitiveness. Her experience and knowledge with MSMEs and cooperatives is relevant for her function in instruction and research and extension in ICOPED.
She currently handles four recitation classes of AECO 136 (Structure, Organization and Operations of Cooperatives) and COST 110 (Fundamentals of Cooperative). (rvm/jdsa)
ICOPED conduct Training on Entrepreneurial and Business Management
Entrepreneurial and Business Management is one of the mandatory trainings required by the Cooperative Development Authority that the General Manager (GM) of a cooperative has to attend to. The course covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required of the GM in developing the business and entrepreneurial activities of the cooperative. The objectives of the course are to:1) Identify business opportunities and entrepreneurial activities for members; 2) Develop business and entrepreneurial activities for members; 3) Implement business and entrepreneurial activities for members.
The Training was conducted last June 25-28, 2014 in the Calamba City Cooperative and Livelihood Development Department Training Center II, Market Site, Calamba City, Laguna. The training was coordinated by Ms. Anselma C. Manila and Ms. Alicia R. Quicoy University Extension Specialist and University Researcher of ICOPED, respectively. The Resource Speakers were Dr. Dinah Pura t. Depositario, Prof. Nimfa Beatriz D. Montes, Prof. Nanette A. Aquino and Prof. Normito Zapata all were from the Department of Agribusiness Management and Entrepreneurship (DAME). A total of 30 participants from 19 cooperatives assisted by the Cooperative and Livelihood Development Department (CLDD) attended the training. They were: 1) Local Tourist Vendors Credit Cooperative (LTVCC); 2) Laguna Drivers and Operators Transport Service MPC; 3) Enkie Philippines Employees MPC (EPEMPC); 4) Calamba Multi-Purpose Cooperative (CAMPCO); 5) Calamba Rice Growers MPC (CRGMPC); 6) Calamba City Workers Cooperative (CCWC); 7) Calamba Upland Marketing Cooperative (CUFAMCO); 8) Common Wealth Credit Cooperative (CWCC); 9) Calamba City Employees MPC (CCEMPC); 10) Kalayaan MPC (KMPC); 11) UPLB Credit and Development Cooperative (UPLBCDC); 12) Bagong Kalsada Bayanihan Credit Cooperative (BKBCC); 13) Calamba Parish Development Cooperative (CPDC); 14) La Mesa San Isidro MPC (LMSIMPC); 15) Bureau of Fire Protection R4A MPC (BFP R4A MPC); 16) La Mesa Community Water Service Cooperative (LMCWS); 17) Mercado De Calamba Credit Cooperative (MCCC); 18) Calamba Vegetables Grower Marketing Cooperative (CVGMC); and 19) Calamba Sewers Producers Cooperative.(AB Peria)
UPLB through ICOPED Partners with CDA on Cooperative Education and Training
On July 24, 2013, a Memorandum of Agreement between UPLB and the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) was signed. CDA pursuant to Article 44 and Section 5 of Rule 7 of the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 9520, otherwise known as the Cooperative Code of 2008, provides that the officers of the cooperative shall be required to undergo necessary training conducted by cooperatives, Federations and/or other trainers or training institutions duly accredited by the Authority. Thus, the purpose of the partnership is to strengthen CDA and the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) like UPLB through the Institute of Cooperatives and Bio-Enterprise Development (ICOPED) towards improving the education and training of the cooperatives in the country through the conduct of Training of Trainers to Accredited Training Providers (ATPs). Furthermore, to ensure that quality training and education will be delivered by ATPs to cooperative officers in their compliance to mandatory trainings as provided by law. ICOPED, CEM, UPLB is the only institution in Region 4 accredited by CDA to conduct the Training of Trainers (TOT) among the trainers of ATPs and/or prospective applicants of the accreditation program of CDA.
In line with the said partnership, the members of the Technical Working Group (TWG) for ATPs and their trainers attended the ” Training-Workshop for the Trainers of Accredited Training Providers of CDA” in Diliman from Oct. 22-25, 2013. The objective of the workshop is the development of TOT Standard Course Outline to be used in the conduct of TOT.
ICOPED commence the first batch of TOT at ICOPED Auditorium last June 17-20, 2014. The Training was coordinated by Ms. Anselma C. Manila and Ms. Arminga B. Peria, University Extension Specialist and University Researcher of ICOPED, respectively. The speakers were Dr. Mildred O. Moscoso and Professor Jon Paul F. Maligalig from the College of Development Communication and Professor Winifrida D. Medina from the College of Public Affairs and Development. A total of 38 participants from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao attended the training. The participants were from the following institutions: a) Batangas Provincial Cooperative Development Office (BPCDO); b) Tanauan Cooperative Development Office; c) Cavite Provincial Cooperative and Livelihood Development Office (PCLEDO); d) Calapan City Cooperative Development Office; e) Institute of Cooperatives and Bio-Enterprise Development (ICOPED); f) Romblon Provincial Cooperative and Development Office (RPCDO); g) Provincial Cooperative Development Office-Province of Dinagat Island (PCDO-PDI); h) Palawan Provincial Cooperative Development Office (PPCDO); i) Cabuyao City Cooperative Development Office (CCDO); j) Mati City Cooperative Development Office, Davao Oriental; k) Municipal Cooperative Development Office, Mercedes, Camarines Norte; l) League of Cooperative Development Officers of the Philippines, Negros Oriental (LCDOP); m) Cooperative Union of Batangas (CUB).(AB Peria)