Professor Benjamin Diokno: The future of Philippine Cooperatives is bright
CEBU CITY. The recently concluded biennial National Co-op Summit ended on a high note as the delegates composed of 4,300 co-op leaders and advocates netted resolutions from four thematic clusters: Producers and Marketing; Financial Services Banking; Services; Advocacy, Training and Research; and Services Cluster. The summit is a resounding success as the CDA praised the Philippine Cooperative Center and its local partner-hosts VICTO National and PCF. “This is the second most attended cooperative summit spearheaded by the Philippine Cooperative Center next to the 10th Co-op Summit held at Araneta Coliseum which was attended by some 7,000 delegates,” CDA Deputy Executive Director Giovanni Platero quipped in his closing remarks given in behalf of Executive Director Elevazo. “The quality of inputs by high caliber speakers in the plenary and break-out sessions provided challenging insights that made this summit worthy to remember” Director Platero remarked.