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Please be informed that the CDA Online Systems are temporarily unavailable due to Internet Service Providers (ISP)'s unexpected service maintenance. We will release another advisory immediately as soon as the ISP's service maintenance is through."
The 6th ASEAN Cooperative Business Forum, hosted by the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) in coordination with local cooperatives in the country and other partners, was held on November 29-30 at Novotel, Cubao, Quezon City. The forum brought together 150 local and foreign delegates from multi- sectoral groups composed of government agencies, cooperatives, farmers associations, fisherfolks, non-government organizations and civil society organizations who declared support to the inclusive growth of cooperatives in the ASEAN Region through capacity building, coop-to-coop trade marketing agreements, information sharing and learning exchanges through ASEAN and Asia Pacific cooperative organization networks such as ACEDAC and NEDAC.
[MEMORANDUM] BLGF MC 11-001-2016 REITERATING BLGF MC NO. 31-2009 RE: EXEMPTION OF COOPERATIVES FROM THE PAYMENT OF LOCAL TAXES, FEES AND CHARGES
This is to draw your attention to an important issuance of the Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF) concerning local taxes, fees and charges that will be imposed against duly registered cooperatives. Cognizant of the fact that several cooperatives were being taxed inappropriately by certain LGUs, the 14 November 2016 BLGF Memorandum Circular No. 11-001-2016 was issued to enjoin those concerned to strictly observe BLGF Memorandum Circular No. 31-2009. Attached to this memorandum is a copy of the subject BLGF Memorandum Circular.
The Cooperative Development Authority (CDA), in cognizance of the importance of cooperative data to show impact and contribution of cooperatives and cooperativism to national development, conducted a consultative meeting with cooperative leaders on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at the CDA Conference Room.
The Cooperative Development Authority, along with 179 government offices, was awarded a Certificate of Recognition by the Government Quality Management Committee during the 4th Recognition Ceremony for Government Organizations with ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System Certification held on November 10, 2016 at the Land Bank Plaza in Malate, Manila.