Pampanga guv swears in Cooperative Development Council officers

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Governor Lilia Pineda sworn into office the newly elected officers of the Cooperative Development Councils (CDCs) from the 21 cities and municipalities of Pampanga.

The oath-taking rites held at the Capitol Grounds the other day is in line with the kick-off celebration of the Cooperative Month with the theme “Cooperatives: Empowering the Poor and the Vulnerable Towards Inclusive Growth and Development.”

During the event, Provincial Director Marieta Hwang of the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) Pampanga Extension Office said that cooperatives in Pampanga are doing a great job for the organization has already garnered a net worth of P3.3 billion in assets.

In her speech, Pineda congratulated the CDCs for their achievements in their localities and advised them to continue their support with the growing cooperatives in the province.

Board Member and Committee on Cooperatives Chairman Anthony Joseph Torres, for his part, said the provincial government will support and assist CDCs to further strengthen and develop cooperatives in the province.

According to Provincial Cooperative and Entrepreneurial Development Office (PCEDO) head Luningning Vergara there are 243 active cooperatives in Pampanga as of present time.

Vergara added that the PCEDO is set to conduct a Cooperative Summit that will be held in Royce Hotel on Oct 30-31 as part of the cooperative month celebration.

Also present during the event were board members Cherry Manalo, Benny Jocson, Salvador Dimson Jr, Gerome Tubig, Nelson Calara and Pol Balingit.

8. TAGS: Marian Procession, Procession, Religion, Faith, Catholicism, Catholics

Virgen delos Remedios Parish to host Marian procession
Ian Ocampo Flora

SANTA RITA -- The Virgen delos Remedios Parish, under its Camaderos ning Parokya ning Virgen Delos Remedios, will be hosting a Grand Marian Procession on October 29 at Barangay Diladila here that will feature the participation of some 20 Marian images.

The Committee organized the said event as a fitting in celebration of the Feast of the Holy Rosary every October. The event is expected to be participated by images from Santa Rita and neighboring parishes.

The event features the images of Mary under the titles and honors accorded by the Roman Catholic Church and the people and communities all over the world. The images range from the events in the life of Mary both from the Bible and Roman Catholic tradition, as well as popular titles and representations unique to the Philippines.

There will be a solemn Thanksgiving Mass at 7:00 a.m. on the said date before the solemn procession of all the participating images from the parish and nearby parishes who were invited to participate.
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