The CDA Dagupan Extension Office (CDA-DEO) started its operation on May 2,1991 in compliance with Sec (3) of Republic Act 6939. The main objectives are gearedtowards registration and development of cooperatives in Region I in consonance with theoverall CDA plans and programs.
The CDA DEO is headed by Dir. Ray R. Elevazo, Regional Director and supportedby 29 personnel comprising of 19 technical staff and field personnel supported by 10administrative support staff. During the 2nd Management Performance Assessment and Planning Conference(MPAPC) held on last August 15-17, 2012 at Quezon City, CDA Dagupan ExtensionOffice was rated the 5thTop Performing Region for 2012 among the 16 Extension Overall, based on the review of performance for FY 2012, CDA DagupanExtension Office has a rating of 88.46% along the four major areas of concern:registration (28.05%); regulatory (31%); Development of Cooperatives (19.41%); andInstitutional (10%). Income is another variable by which CDA is being monitored for its incomeperformance. Income generation is a tool to achieve economic growth in any country.Moreover, income is a means of raising the required public revenue, but also as anessential fiscal instrument for managing the economy. With a target of P 1M CDA DEOwas able to collect P1,280,939.63. The regional winners for the Gawad Parangal Awardees for 2012 were thefollowing: 1. SACDECO – Primary Cooperative 2.Candon City Cooperative Development Office – CDO 3.CEO Divine Quimi as Cooperative Leader As far as branching is concerned, the CDA Dagupan has issued 23 Certificate ofAuthority to the following cooperatives: NSCC (11); SACDECO (8); Sacred HeartSavings Cooperative (6); San Lucy MPC (1); and Sto. Domingo (1). One of the three point agenda of the CDA is the Expansion of CooperativeMembership. The program has a timeline for four years (2011-2014). Among thestrategies implemented by Dagupan Extension office are: integration of campaign formembership during PMES, Attendance to General Assemblies, Mentoring and othertechnical assistance, fora, encouragement for the millionaire cooperatives to establishtheir branches or satellite offices and use of mass media (newspaper and radio programs).With a voto9ng population of 4.546,789, the total cooperative members for region I is1,068,135 as of December 2012. Region I has 175 millionaire cooperatives. Pangasinan province have 98; LaUnion 32;, Ilocos Sur 27 and Ilocos Norte 24.
Per data from BIR Regional Office I, a total of 277 Certificate of Tax Exemptionwere given to various cooperatives: Pangasinan 1250; La Union 55, Ilocos Sur 29 andIlocos Norte 43.