Pamintuan lauds coops support-A A +A
Friday, March 22, 2013
ANGELES CITY -- Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan lauded cooperatives for their active support to the plans of the City Government.
Members of various cooperative groups here participated in a recent forum on labor and other cooperative related laws.
The forum spearheaded by the Angeles City Cooperative Development Office (ACCDO) in cooperation with the Angeles City Cooperative Council (ACCC) was held Wednesday at the Angeles City Council Session Hall where hundreds of cooperative heads attended.
Pamintuan expressed his gratitude for the groups’ cooperation that helped in the economic growth of Angeles City.
“My administration will always be thankful to all the support you are giving the city. Without your cooperation we will never be able to establish your respective cooperatives,” Pamintuan said.
Ferdinand Calma, head of ACCDO, said the forum will serve as a venue in training officers of different coops on how to manage and operate their respective enterprises.
“We have invited a guest speaker from Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to address all the questions of our coop officers with regards to the labor code. We would like them to know their responsibilities as well as their privileges,” Calma said.
This will be the 12th mandatory training for the coops since 2012.
Bernard Chua, chairman of ACCC, expressed thanked the local government for empowering local cooperatives.
According to him, the seminars and orientations greatly help coops to form their own management committee.
“It is our hope that the partnership between cooperatives and the city government will continue so that all our proposed plans and projects will materialize,” Chua said.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on March 23, 2013.