SOME seven cooperatives and individual members of the City of San Fernando were recognized by the local government for its contribution to the city’s development.
Under the Philippine Cooperative Code of 2008, cooperatives are required to share their resources and services for the development of other cooperatives.
During the 2nd Pampanga Cooperative Summit held at the Benigno Hall the City Cooperative Development Council recognized seven cooperatives with the Galal Karing Kooperatibang Fernandino 2018 award.
These were San Fernando Elementary School Teachers MPC (Most Conscientious Cooperative Award), Staffers Labor Service Cooperative (Best in Membership Expansion Award), Pampanga Capitol Employees MPC (Best in Members Savings Deposit Generation Award), Golden Group Gabay Puhunan Brotherhood MPC (Best Capital Build Up Generated Award), Golden Group Gabay Puhunan Brotherhood MPC (Most Diversified Cooperative Award), Pampanga High School MPC (Best in Community Service Award), and Joselito Sanchez of the Golden Group (Best CSFP Performing Cooperative Leader Award).
Rimando Umali, city cooperative development officer, said the awardees were recognized for their expressed service and full compliance with the Cooperative Code.
Umali added the 2nd Pampanga Cooperative Summit is in line with the National Cooperative Month which aims to boost partnership among the city's partners for building resilient and empowered communities.
Mayor Edwin Santiago underscored the cooperatives' vital role in development.
“I always tell other people to have ‘cooperation’ because this is where progress starts. Cooperatives also serve as keys to success and development,” Santiago said.
"I congratulate all the special members of CSF Cooperatives for your endless cooperation in enhancing the level of life of everyone. Thank you for associating with the city's goal of 'nothing left,'" the mayor added.