Calamba, Laguna – The Institute of Cooperatives and Bio-Enterprise Development (ICOPED), College of Economics and Management (CEM), UPLB, in partnership with the Calamba City Cooperatives and Livelihood Development Department, conducted the second batch of Financial Management Training for Calamba-based cooperatives last September 6-7, 2017 at the CLDD Training Center II, Mercado de Calamba. The said training is one of the mandatory trainings under the RA 9520, known as Philippine Cooperative Code of 2008, for cooperative officers whose cooperatives are engaged in savings and credit with at least PhP 5 million worth of deposit liabilities based on their latest audited financial statement.
The training aimed to equip cooperative officers with the knowledge and skills in applying financial management principles in their respective cooperatives. Among the topics covered were the basic concepts of cooperative financial management, financial standards, and preparing annual plans and budget. Dr. JP Roma D. Domingo, University Extension Specialist, and Ms. Alicia R. Quicoy, University Researcher of ICOPED, Ms. Joan E. Mendoza, Chief Accountant of the UPLB Accounting Office and Senior Lecturer of the Department of Agribusiness, Management and Entrepreneurship (DAME) of CEM, and Ms. Maria Cielo M. Lampa, Chief Administrative Officer of SPMO, UPLB, served as resource persons for the training.
A total of twenty-one (21) participants attended the training, representing the following cooperatives: Calamba Fisherfolk Producers Cooperative, Calambenga Vendors Marketing Cooperative, Eduardo Barretto Credit Cooperative, Green Beans Multipurpose Cooperative, Calamba City Employees Multipurpose Cooperative, Calamba Multipurpose Cooperative, Tanglaw Kaunlaran Producers Cooperative, Mabato Coffee and High Value Crops Agricultural Cooperative. JRDDomingo
The Institute of Cooperatives and Bio-Enterprise Development (ICOPED) welcomes its new Director, Dr. Salvador P. Catelo, a professor from the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics (DAAE). Led by CEM Dean and former ICOPED Director Isabelita M. Pabuayon, a turnover and welcome ceremony was held on September 4, 2017 at the ICOPED Buidling. Gracing the occasion were former Director Zenaida M. Sumalde, all faculty and staff, a number of retirees and graduate students of the Institute.
Dr. Catelo has a doctoral degree in Agricultural Economics from Kyoto University and MS and BS degrees in Agricultural Economics from UPLB. His fields of specialization and research interests include policy and development, global food systems and value chains, and impact analysis of agricultural projects. For 35 years, he has been teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in agricultural economics which include Economic Analysis and Planning of Agricultural Projects, Agriculture and Economic Development, Agricultural Policy, Farm Management, and Production Economics, among others.
Prior to being ICOPED's Director, Dr. Catelo occupied a number of key positions. He was a former dean of CEM and chair of DAAE and a visiting professor at the Faculty of International Agriculture and Food Studies of Tokyo University of Agriculture and at the Graduate School of International Development of Nagoya University. At present, he serves as Chair of the Technical Committee on Policy Research of the Department of Agriculture’s Biotech Program.
Director Catelo envisions ICOPED to continuously serve the cooperatives, associations and other organizations in bio-enterprise development through relevant and responsive curriculum, training programs and researches. He also hopes for ICOPED to establish strong linkages in both local and international arenas. AM Quilloy
Calamba City, Laguna – The Institute of Cooperatives and Bio-Enterprise Development (ICOPED), in partnership with the Calamba City Cooperatives and Livelihood Development Department (CLDD), conducted a Risk Management Training among Calamba-based cooperatives last August 31, 2017 at the Calamba Training Center II, Mercado de Calamba. The training is part of the second batch of mandatory trainings conducted by ICOPED with CLDD.
The training is one of the additional trainings mandated under the Philippine Cooperative Code of 2008 (RA 9520) for officers of those cooperatives engaged in savings and credit with at least PhP 5 million worth of deposit liabilities based on their latest audited financial statement. At the end of the training, the participants are equipped with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary in managing risks and in effectively and efficiently governing their respective cooperatives. The course includes topics on the basic concepts, types, and principles of risk management, identification and assessment of risks, and preparing the risk management plan. Dr. JP Roma D. Domingo, University Extension Specialist, and Ms. Alicia R. Quicoy, University Researcher of ICOPED served as the resource persons for the said training.
Sixteen (16) participants attended the training. These are the officers of San Roque Tulay Akbay sa Kaunlaran Cooperative, Mabato Coffee and HVC Agriculture Cooperative, Calamba Parish Development Cooperative, Calamba City Employees Multipurpose Cooperative, Calamba Multipurpose Cooperative, and the Philippine Auto Components Multipurpose Cooperative. JRDDomingo
Los Baños, Laguna – The Institute of Cooperatives and Bio-Enterprise Development (ICOPED) hosted a seminar entitled, “Social Entrepreneurship for Inclusive Development” last August 29, 2017 at the ICOPED Auditorium.
The guest speaker was Ms. Enid Kathleen B. Madarcos, Chief Development Officer of the Social Enterprise Development Partnerships, Inc. The topic discussed the basic concepts and nature of social entrepreneurship, emergence and implementation of social enterprises, their expansion, integration, and consolidation. She also discussed the challenges faced in social entrepreneurship.
Students and faculty of the College of Economics and Management (CEM) and other colleges attended the seminar. An open forum was held to entertain questions and to exchange ideas.
The activity is part of the CEM Seminar Series, a monthly seminar hosted by the units of the College of Economics and Management. The CEM Seminar Series is open to the public.