NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Provincial Government of Marinduque thru the Tourism Department conducted a Cooperative Forum with Former DENR Secretary Gina Lopez with the cooperatives of Marinduque.
Sec. Lopez and her team initiated the said meeting which aims to present to the sector the programs and projects of I Love Foundation. They also presented the areas in the Philippines which they have already assisted which inspired the attendees of the meeting.
“KAPAG NAKUHA MO NA ANG IYONG MGA MITHIIN, NAKAKATULONG KA SA IBANG TAO AT HIGIT SA LAHAT AY KUNTENTO KA NA SA MGA BAGAY NA MAYROON KA”, ito ang ibig sabihin ng TAGUMPAY PARA SA ATING KASAPING BIDA NA SI G. ELENER D. DALMACION o mas kilala sa tawag na NER.
Ipinanganak noong January 29, 1960 sa Lucban, Quezon, nakilala niya ang St. Jude Multi-Purpose Cooperative sa pamamagitan ng kanyang tiyahin na si Gng. Nanie Quijano noong siya ay nagta-trabaho bilang isang janitor sa Holy Rosary Catholic school.
“Natulungan ako ng St. Jude Coop sa pamamagitan ng serbisyong pagpapa-utang. Bukod dito, marami akong nakilalang kaibigan at higit sa lahat ay natuto akong mag-control at mag-manage ng mga kinikita ko para makapag-bayad ng utang sa takdang panahon,” ani G. Dalmacion. Ang mga natutunan niya sa kooperatiba ay kaniyang nagamit din sa kanyang personal na mga layunin. Ang kahalagahan ng tamang pag-hawak ng pera ay nagging sandata niya habang siya ay nakiki punyagi para sa kanyang pangarap sa buhay.
Napunta si NER sa business na Printing dahil nagkaroon siya ng karanasan noong namasukan siya bilang janitor sa isang printing press kung saan, apat na taon din siyang nagtrabaho dito. Sabi pa niya noong nag-uumpisa pa lang sila ay konti palang ang nagtitiwala sa kanila. Muntik pa ngang maremata ang bahay at lote nila!
A success will never be a real success without reaching out and giving help. Success is not as fulfilling as it should be when there are the lingering words “what ifs”, “how about this”, those things that could have been done if only someone stood up for it and pursued it.
As Ronald Reagan once said, “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” If everyone thinks of helping someone, the access of those who are in need will be as simple as going to a neighbor, texting a relative, or using social media as usual. Exertion of too much effort for campaign will be lessened and interventions will be more immediate. Thus, in the long run, each capability will be doubled or tripled when it is shared with someone and used again for the noble purpose of duplication.
It is kind of an ideal world to think of - but for the cooperatives in CALABARZON, it is a driving force, it is one of the main reasons for existence.
One example is the Koop Kapatid Program that was launched on February 9, 2018, at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Building, Provincial Capitol, Sta. Cruz, Laguna. The Caliraya-Botocan-Kalayaan Multipurpose Cooperative (CBK MPC), being the only large cooperative in the fourth district of Laguna, willingly shared the success they garnered with the other cooperatives in need in the said district.
The activity was initiated by Ms. Alexaida C. Argañosa, the field CDS assigned in the area. For three consecutive years, the CBK MPC has been sponsoring the annual compliance review seminar for the micro cooperatives. They also sponsored attendance to mandatory trainings for some coop-officers from the fourth district. The Cooperative Development Authority personnel noticed the potential of the activity which could be turned into a formal partnership. Thus, the ball started rolling for the Koop Kapatid Program.