Batac City, Ilocos Norte. Some 380 delegates and cooperators attended theRegional Gender Summit in Cooperatives on October 4-5, 2012 at the same time the conduct of theProvincial Cooperative Month for the province of Ilocos Norte at the Mariano Marcos State University(MMSU), City of Batac, and Ilocos Norte. The event is in partnership the Cooperative DevelopmentAuthority-Dagupan Extension Office in partnership with the Provincial Cooperative DevelopmentCouncil of Ilocos Norte and the Metro Laoag Federation of Cooperatives The theme of this year’s summit is “Pasingkedan Ti Kinatan-ok Ni Ilokana Babaen Ti Kooperatiba: WomEntrepreneurship in Ilocos Region” The presentations and discussions was focused on two major topics: Entrepreneurship and Business Management in Cooperatives and Leadership and Values Re-Orientation. The keynote Speaker was Atty. Albert Chua who represented Hon. Cong. Imelda E. Marcos A diverse group of speakers were invited from partner national government agencies such as DOST, DOLE and DA for the topic “Paghawak ng Pera: Pag-ipon, Pag-ikot, Pag-utang”; DTI for the topic “Mga Produkto at Serbisyo at ang Merkado Products and Services Development & Marketing Strategies”; MMSU for the topic “Mangarap, Maniwala, Magsikap”; GLEDCO, Bagnos MPC, Nagbacalan MPC for the topic: “Tagumpay Mula Sa Kahirapan - Inspiring Stories of Successful Entrepreneurs”; PCU-IN for the topic “Roles, Functions, Authority, Responsibility and Accountability of Cooperative Officers”; NWUMPC for the topic “Elements and Attributes of Effective Coop Leaders” and MMSU “Values Re- orientation for Coop Officers”.
The first night was devoted to fashion Show of Abel Iloco”;Padapadakam for “October Born” ; Ball Room Dancing; Awarding of Outstanding WomenCooperative Leaders and special tribute to Sr SCd Corazon A Martin as Women Leader and hervaluable contribution to the authority Lingayen, Pangasinan. A total of 500 delegates/cooperators graced the2012 Joint Regional and provincial (Pangasinan) Cooperative Month Celebrationwas conducted at Sison Auditorium, Provincial Capitol Compound, Lingayen,Pangasinan last October 26, 2012. Guest of Honor and Keynote Speaker was noless than the Chairman, Cooperative Development Authority, Dr. Emmanuel M.Santiaguel, Hon. Jose R. Ping-Ay of COOP NATCCO PartyList. The Gawad Parangal Awardees for 2012 were the following: 1. SACDECo – Primary Cooperative 2.Candon City Cooperative Development Office - CDO 3. CEO Divine Quemi as Cooperative Leader. For cooperatives that were able to substantially increase their membership, were awarded the most prolific cooperatives.
Dr. Santiaguel also inducted the League of Cooperative DevelopmentOfficers of the Philippines (LCDOP) – Pangasinan and Pangasinan CooperativeUnion. President Annabelle C. Hebron Vice President Teddy E. Villain, Jr. Secretary Soledad Rosario Treasurer Arlaine De Vera Auditor Fernando Lopez District Coordinators: 1st Renee Torion 2nd Mila Basuel 3rd Alicia Noche 4th Teddy E. Villamil Jr. 5th Elizabeth Tubera 6th Gloria Cortado San Fernando City, La Union. Cooperators in La Union celebrated thecooperative with two major activities: Coop Walk for a Cause and Coop Tianggelast October 30, 2012. Invited as Guest was the CDA Dagupan Regional DirectorRay R. Elevazo.