Los Baños, Laguna – The Institute of Cooperatives and Bio-Enterprise Development (ICOPED), in celebration of the Philippine Cooperative Month, conducted a free training on Internal Control for Los Baños Cooperatives last October 12-13, 2017 at the ICOPED Auditorium, College of Economics and Management (CEM), University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB). This is part of the project entitled, “Capacity Building of Los Baños Cooperatives” under the UPLB Basic Research Program with Ms. Alicia R. Quicoy and Dr. JP Roma D. Domingo as the project leader and staff, respectively.
Dr. Salvador P. Catelo, ICOPED Director and Dr. Isabelita M. Pabuayon, Dean of CEM, welcomed the participants of the said training. In his speech, Dr. Catelo echoed the ICOPED’s active participation in Cooperative Month celebration in the country and promoted the ICOPED and its available services particularly on capacity building. Hon. Ceasar P. Perez, Mayor of Los Baños, also graced the activity with an inspiring message. He was all praises to the efforts accorded by ICOPED to cooperative growth and development and encourages the Institute to cover also the other sectors such as the transport sub-sector.
COLLEGE, LAGUNA – Ms. Adriann M. Quilloy, a University Researcher of the Institute of Cooperatives and Bio-Enterprise Development (ICOPED), was awarded first place in the Best Paper and Best Presenter categories in the 1st CPAfAA International Conference on Education and Social Development held last October 10, 2017 at the College of Public Affairs and Development, University of the Philippines Los Baños.
Ms. Quilloy presented a paper entitled, “Unpacking the Role of Participatory Action Research on Youth Leadership for Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM) in Brgy. San Antonio Bay, Laguna, Philippines.” The presentation highlighted the youth-based risk assessment tool, developed and dubbed as #HUGOTLINES, used in capturing the perceptions, vulnerabilities, and capabilities of the youth in DRRM. The tool was also utilized in identifying youth-based DRRM activities. The study also emphasized the effectiveness of participatory action research in youth organizing.
Ms. Quilloy bested more than 20 paper presenters in the said conference. JRDDomingo
The Institute of Cooperatives and Bio-Enterprise Development (ICOPED) launches COOPihan 2017, a celebration of the Philippine Cooperative Month following the theme, “Cooperatives: Empowering the Poor and the Vulnerable Towards Job Creation and Poverty Eradication.” The activity aims to promote the cooperative spirit in the UPLB community.
The month-long activity commences with the Cooperative Awareness Seminar for the Youth on October 9 followed by a free training on Internal Control for Los Baños Cooperatives on October 12-13. Students can join the poster making contest wherein the entries shall be displayed at the sCOOP: A Poster Exhibit which shall run from October 16-20 at the ICOPED lobby. They may also join the COOPligsahan: A Quiz Contest on Cooperatives to be held on October 23 at the ICOPED Auditorium.
Meanwhile, all interested individuals are invited to join the ICOPED Logo Design Contest. The mechanics for this competition are posted in the ICOPED website and in the ICOPED Facebook page.
Winners of all events shall be awarded at the closing program on October 23 at the ICOPED Auditorium. ICOPED encourages everyone to use the hashtags: #ICOPED #COOPIHAN2017 #COOPLIGSAHAN2017. AMQuilloy
The Institute of Cooperatives and Bio-Enterprise Development (ICOPED) held a General Staff Meeting on September 13 and October 2 in line with its vision of enhancing its services towards the development of the cooperative sector.
Dr. Salvador P. Catelo, ICOPED Director, presided the meeting which aimed to revisit the ICOPED’s previous programs and accomplishments and discuss the initiatives that will meet the current challenges of the Institute in 2018 and beyond. He enjoins the faculty and staff in retrofitting ICOPED’s academic, research and extension programs, as well as strengthening partnerships and linkages, and improving administrative support, financial status and database management systems. He encourages human resource development and breaking the rigid silos in operations and functionalities. He also envisions a physical resource facelift of the Institute.
During the meeting, the ICOPED faculty and staff identified the immediate activities of the Institute such as the Cooperative Month celebration this October, and the hosting of the National and International Conferences on Cooperatives and Bio-Enterprise Development in 2018.
Dr. Catelo concluded the meeting by reiterating his philosophy for ICOPED, that is, “Our life at ICOPED is our own work of transition and end - one that we collectively create and enrich. It is an expression of our values and the things we believe in, and is not deterrent to ICOPED’s vision and mission.” AM Quilloy