Groups gather to start coop month celebration-A A +A
Saturday, October 5, 2013
COOPERATIVE officials and members in the region will meet in Mandaue City from October 25 to 26 for the Central Visayas Cooperative Congress, one of the major activities of the celebration of October as “Cooperative Month.”
The celebration carries the theme, “Cooperatives pave the way for inclusive growth.”
Twenty-five cooperatives of market vendors, security guards, bankers, government workers, hospital employees and newsmakers joined yesterday’s fun walk to start the celebration, which will culminate on October 29.
Each group based in Cebu City carried their coop banners to identify their cooperative. They also carried balloons and tarpaulins as they marched from the Capitol to Plaza Independencia.
The march was followed by a mass.
After the mass, a program was held where City councilor Nida Cabrera mentioned the support the Cebu City Government is giving to cooperatives.
Felipe Deri, regional director of Cooperative Development Authority, said in his speech that President Benigno Aquino III counts the cooperatives as important in the country’s economy.
Victor Comeros, of the Visayas Cooperative Training Office announced the coming Cooperative Congress, which is one of the highlights of the celebration.
Organized by the Regional Cooperative Development Councils, the cooperative congress is open to all cooperatives in the region.
Body of man fished out off Centro
Rebelander S. Basilan
PT: Body of man, 18, found in the waters of Mandaue City, Cebu
THE body of an 18-year-old man was fished out in the waters off Barangay Centro, Mandaue City last Friday afternoon.
Personnel of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) found the body of Malvin Demigillio Tupas floating near F.F. Cruz St. in the reclamation area in Barangay Centro around 1 p.m.
Police investigators will subject the body to an autopsy to find out whether there was foul play.
Police Officer 1 (PO1) Jerry Gasgonia, of the Mandaue City Police Office Investigation and Detection Management Branch, said Tupas, who was identified by his uncle, bore a wound in the head.
Personnel from the Scene of the Crime Operatives (Soco) were called in to check the area before the body was removed from the water.
Tupas wore a black T-shirt, black pants, black socks and a stainless necklace. His body was taken to the Rolling Hills Funeral Homes in Barangay Banilad.
Tupas was a resident of Purok Butterfly, Barangay Babag Uno, Lapu-Lapu City.
His uncle, Walter Pabalan, 37, told police Tupas had been missing since Wednesday afternoon.
Tupas, who lived with his uncle, went foraging with his friends along the shore of Babag Uno last Wednesday afternoon.
Pabalan said he sought the help of the police last Thursday when his nephew did not return.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on October 06, 2013.