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5 farmers’ groups in Tinglayan readies transformation into cooperatives

Updated: Apr 29, 2022

Tinglayan, Kalinga – Five farmers associations in Tinglayan are hopeful that their small group would become cooperatives after they attended a pre-registration seminar for proposed cooperatives on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at the Municipal Livelihood Center.

Farmers’ associations educated on different nature, philosophy and concepts of cooperatives include Bugnay Farmers’ Development and Livelihood Association, Belong-Man-ubal Umunnoy Ad Man-afer Sustainable Livelihood Program Association (SLPA), Bangad Manchara Ifangad SLPA, Luplupa Amung nan Umuu-ung SLPA and Loccong Ilu-ong Manab-abhujug SLPA.

Aside from these, said groups were also lectured on the principles, nature, character and types of a cooperative including its management and by-laws, processes to undergo in becoming a cooperative and documentary requirements needed.

In an interview, Municipal Information Officer Larae Lactao said that majority of the participating organizations previously benefited from the Department of Social and Welfare Development’s Sustainable Livelihood Assistance Program, where they were provided with start-up capital for their businesses.

Lactao disclosed that these associations are involved in beekeeping, rice mill and blacksmith operation, egg, wine, and mushroom production and grocery operation.

In a statement, one member of Luplupa Amung Nan Umuu-ung said that they are very much interested in upgrading their association into a cooperative as these shall help them in providing more services to their group members.

“Kayat mi met nga agbalin iti association mi nga cooperative ta mas karkaru nga makatulong iti miyembro mi ken isu met lang iti umili… nu ag-cooperative kami ket mas nagad-adu pay ti maaramid mi akas maysa nga organization,” she stated.

Meantime, Mayor Sacrament Gumilab in a message encouraged the participants to pursue their dream of becoming a cooperative and offered assistance with the creation of a cooperative office in the municipality to cater to them.

“Ammo yu tatta ket amin nga projects ti government ket mapan iti associations ken cooperatives. Dituy ayan tayo gamin awan ngay ti office nga mangig-iggem iti business ti DTI, isu nga ti i-create mi nga office…i-create mi iti cooperative officer dituy Tinglayan.” he said.

He added that his constituents are not only reliant to infrastructure projects but with the changing times, the creation and development of cooperatives is also needed.

“Ta nakitak ngay nga haan lang nga infrastructure ti kailangan ti tattao. Tatta ket more on livelihood assistance ti kailangan. Tanu gamin diay private lang isuda lang ti makikinabang ngem nu cooperative mairaman amin nga tattao,” Gumilab stated.

Present during the seminar were Atty. Eric John Dilag representing CDA Regional Director Marieta Hwang, and personnel from DSWD Field office CAR, SWAD Kalinga, CDA-CAR, and Provincial Cooperative and Enterprise Development Office (PCEDO).



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