Cooperatives in CV stay afloat amid COVID-19 pandemic
CEBU CITY, June 4 (PIA) — The Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) in Region 7 reported that cooperatives in Central Visayas are able to sustain their operations and businesses amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
CDA-7 Regional Director Norma Patron said during the recent Regional Development Council–Economic Development Committee (RDC-EDC) 2nd quarter meeting that cooperatives continue to be active and are going the extra mile to serve their members and communities during this time of national health emergency.
According to Patron, the cooperatives are extending help and assistance to members who cannot leave their house for work and livelihood due to quarantine protocols and health guidelines.
CDA-7 personnel were tasked to monitor and gather information from different cooperatives in the region.
She also reported that billionaire, millionaire, and small and micro cooperatives extended assistance to the community where they operate such as giving of bags, packs of rice, distributing snacks, face masks, alcohol to the frontliners, among others.
CDA-7 is also planning to pursue e-business collaboration with the Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) in partnership with Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (TESDA-7) and the Department of Agriculture (DA-7) to capacitate cooperatives to be more productive and improve their digital skills through trainings.(hfg/PIA7)