The collaboration of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) to strengthen the institutional capacity of agrarian reform beneficiary cooperatives commenced with the signing of “DAR/CDA Partnership Program” on December 7, 2012. The Program manifested the desire of both agencies of government to successfully implement the nation’s agrarian reform program through the strengthening of the institutional and entrepreneurial capacities of the ARBs cooperatives.
NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS
at MST Business - Oct. 04, 2014 at 10:10pm
With the term of Dr. Emmanuel M. Santiaguel as CDA Chairman having ended on August 15, 2014, Department of Finance (DOF) Secretary Cesar V. Purisima has designated Administrator Eulogio T. Castillo as Officer-in-Charge of the Authority effective August 16, 2014, by virtue of DOF Department Order No. 057-2014 dated August 13, 2014.
Dr. Castillo, CDA’s Administrator from Luzon, started at CDA in January 2013 bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of cooperatives which he hopes to share for the furtherance of CDA’s functional goal - “to formulate, adopt and implement integrated and comprehensive plans and programs on cooperative development consistent with national policy on cooperatives and over-all socio-economic development plans and programs of the Government”.
To all cooperative officers, members, stakeholders, partner organizations, ladies and gentlemen, a warm good morning to all of you. It is my distinct honor to address you in this momentous event-the 1st Metro Manila Cooperative Congress with the theme “Responding to Cooperative Blueprint…. 2020”.
As you all know, the so-called Cooperative blueprint 2020 was approved by the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) General Assembly with the vision that by the year 2020, cooperative as a form of business (1) shall be the acknowledged leader in economic, social and environmental sustainability, (2) to be the model form of business preferred by the people and (3) to be the fastest growing form of enterprise. By the way, International Cooperative Alliance or ICA for brevity- is a non-governmental cooperative union representing cooperatives and the cooperative movement worldwide. As of 2014, ICA represents 272 cooperative federations and organizations in 94 countries. ICA provides a global voice and forum for knowledge, expertise, and coordinated action for and about cooperatives.
Pursuant to Article 3(e) of R.A. 6939, the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) hereby gives notice that it shall implement migration of cooperative data from existing Registration Information System (RIS) to the newly adopted Cooperative Registration Information System (CooPRIS).
In view hereof, notice is hereby issued that all applications for name reservation, new registration, and registration of amendment is temporarily suspended effective September 8, 2014 to September 30, 2014. All transactions indicated above shall not be accepted in all CDA Offices nationwide.