Bacolod Coops, Councilors Attend CCLDO 2-day Basic Cooperative Course

Representatives from 17 Bacolod cooperatives, Councilor Gina Perez of Olongapo City and Councilor Benito Brizuela of Lucena City, attended the Basic Cooperative Course held August 18 and 19, 2015.

The 2-day Basic Cooperative Course was organized by Bacolod City Cooperative and Livelihood Development Office (CCLDO) and classes were held at the Technology Business Incubation Center (TBIC), Cyber Center, Bacolod.

The councilors who attended the course hold key positions in the Philippine Councilors League Cooperatives; Councilors Perez is currently the General Manager of the Manila-based PCL Credit Cooperative while Councilor Brizuela is currently the National Treasurer of the PCL National Credit Cooperative.

These were bared by Councilor Wilson Gamboa, Jr. who is currently the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) Chairman of the Committee on Cooperatives and Livelihood and at the same time Philippine Councilors League (PCL) National Vice Chairman of the PCL Credit Cooperative.

Gamboa, who is also the 2nd PCL Cooperative Summit and General Assembly Director, explained in an earlier statement that the 2-day Basic Cooperative Course is a very good and timely preparation for those intending to participate in the August 20 to 22 summit that opens today.

The goal of the 2-day Basic Cooperative Course was to expose participants to the Fundamentals of and Thoughts about Cooperatives, Overall Directions of a Cooperative and Studies on Underpinning Laws Governing Cooperatives.

Participants were exposed to detailed studies of what a cooperative is, its history, cooperative-based principles and value formation and role in socio-economic development quite applicable to the participants’ respective Local Government Unit (LGU) cooperatives.

Councilor Gamboa added that the reason why attendance to the Basic Cooperative Course was important to councilors and the Bacolod cooperatives’ representatives is because it was an excellent preparation for the PCL Coop Summit that opens today and ends on Saturday.

Together with detailed studies and lectures on the first day of the Course were workshops on vision-mission-goal setting, strategic planning and formulation of plans, programs and policies on the second day

Gamboa also explained that the detailed and specific nature of the 2-day Basic Cooperative Course may not be offered in the “macro” character of a summit thus the need for a “micro” perspective and preparation in a 2-day Basic Course prepared, organized and facilitated by the CCLDO.*



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