CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, PAMPANGA – Set to recognize this year’s regional winners, the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) Central Luzon held its annual recognition and incentives program called “Gawad Parangal” for Cooperatives on August 12, 2017 at the Royce Hotel and Casino.
The Awarding ceremony commenced with an opening message delivered by CDA Regional Director Marieta P. Hwang, who graciously welcomed this year’s guests and nominees. CDA Board Administrator Abad L. Santos also delivered his message, informing all participants about impending reforms in the CDA rules and policies. He also encouraged the cooperatives for their continuous participation and support to the programs of the CDA.
Attended by over 30 cooperatives from Central Luzon, the CDA Gawad Parangal is an awards and recognition program for cooperatives, local government units, and cooperative leaders in recognition of exemplary performance, best practices, and good governance to the community.
The CDA Gawad Parangal Central Luzon awardees are as follows:
Small Scale Category:
Limay Agri Business Multi-Purpose Cooperative
Bungabon Market Vendors Multi-Purpose Cooperative
Medium Scale Category:
Limay Multi-Purpose Cooperative
Sto. Niño De Padada Multi- Purpose Cooperative
San Roque San Isidro Savings and Credit Cooperative
Large Scale Category:
Bagong Barrio Multi- Purpose Cooperative
Saint Martin of Tours Credit and Development Cooperative
San Jose Del Monte Savings and Credit Cooperative
Iwahori Multi- Purpose Cooperative
Plaque of Recognition for Regional Winner of Outstanding Cooperative Leader:
Angelita Dela Cruz
Plaque of Recognition for Special Citations for Best Advocacy Mechanism:
Bataan Cooperative Development Council
Plaque of Recognition For Remarkable Feature or Programs:
Central Luzon Regional League- Philippine Federation of Credit Cooperative
Plaque of Recognition for Best Advocacy Development Mechanism:
Angeles City Cooperative Development Council
Best Performing Local Government Unit Cooperative Development Office:
Provincial Cooperative and Enterprise Development Office-Bulacan
Best Advocacy Development Mechanism to Mainstream:
Marilao Cooperative Development Council
Best Performing Local Government Unit Cooperative and Development Office-Municipal Level:
Municipal Cooperative Development Office of Marilao, Bulacan
Moreover, the regional screening committees and regional board of judges were composed of Alalay Sa Kaunlaran Inc., (ASKI) – Nueva Ecija, Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Bangko Central ng Pilipinas, and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
The regional awardees will automatically be Central Luzon’s bets in the upcoming National CDA Gawad Parangal 2017.