Los Baños, Laguna – The Institute of Cooperatives and Bio-Enterprise Development (ICOPED) conducted a Training of Trainers last November 7-10, 2017 at the ICOPED Auditorium, College of Economics and Management, UPLB. The training served as a refresher course for the CLDD which is one of the accredited training providers of the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA), and for members of the Calamba City Cooperative Development Council.
The training course aimed to upgrade the existing knowledge, attitudes and skills of CLDD’s and the City Cooperative Development Council’s pool of trainers and would-be-trainers. The participants were oriented and reviewed on the nature and present status of the Philippine cooperative sector as well as the importance of education and training as a principle of cooperatives. Throughout the course, the participants were guided in preparing session and module guides, going through the training cycle, and in formulating an action plan for cooperative training courses. The participants applied what they have learned during their micro-teaching session. They were also given the chance to experience being a trainer by being the designated hosts for the day.
The resource persons for the said training were Ms. Alicia R. Quicoy, University Researcher; Ms. Anselma C. Manila and Ms. Arminga B. Peria, retired University Extension Specialist and University Researcher, respectively; Dr. JP Roma D. Domingo, University Extension Specialist; and Asst. Professor Liezel S. Cruz of ICOPED. Dr. Mildred O. Moscoso, Assistant Professor, and Dr. Benjamina Paula G. Flor, Associate Professor from the College of Development Communication (CDC) also served as the resource persons.
A total of 18 participants consisting of Cooperative Development officers and staff of CLDD, members of the City Cooperative Development Council, and a Cooperative Development Officer of CDA Region 4 attended and completed the training. JRDDomingo
Kalayaan, Laguna - ICOPED conducted a Credit and Risk Management Training Courses last November 4 and 11, 2017 at Caliraya Botocan Kalayaan (CBK) Training Center Kalayaan, Laguna. The said trainings are part of the “2017 Training Program for Cooperatives Officers and Members of CBK Multi-Purpose Cooperative” project of ICOPED in partnership with CBK, thru the College of Economics and Management Alumni Foundation, Inc. (CEMAFI).
The training courses were facilitated by Dr. JP Roma D. Domingo, University Extension Specialist, and Ms. Alicia R. Quicoy, University Researcher, both from ICOPED. The courses covered topics on the concepts and principles of savings and credit as well as lending policies and its effective processes. Moreover, they also discussed the concepts, principles, and process of Risk Management as well as provided activities in identifying strategies on planning and evaluation of risks in their respective cooperatives.
A total of 65 participants attended the training coming from CBKMPC, Lumban Embroidery Association Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Pedro Guevara Memorial National High School Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Paagahan Agrarian Reform Community Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Cavinti Farmers Agriculture Cooperative, Sta. Cruz-Lumban Operators Drivers Transport Service Multi-Purpose Cooperative, NIA Region 4 Employees Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Pakil-Pangil-Pamana Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Lumban Marketing Cooperative, Pila Natural Organic Practitioners Agriculture Cooperative, Now Moving For Better Philippines Multi-Purpose Cooperative and Pagsanjan Farmers Multi-Purpose Development Cooperative. AM Quilloy
ICOPED organized and hosted the first COOPLIGSAHAN 2017, a Quiz Competition on Cooperatives last October 23, 2017 at the ICOPED Auditorium, College, Laguna. Dean Isabelita M. Pabuayon welcomed in the competition more than 90 students from the College of Economics and Management (CEM) and the College of Development Communication (CDC). COOPLIGSAHAN 2017 was organized to encourage teamwork, participation and gauge the knowledge of students about cooperatives. The event was done in partnership with CEM Student Council and CDC Student Council. It was hosted by Dr. JP Roma D. Domingo and Ms. Adriann M. Quilloy.
The competition was comprised of elimination, semi-final and final round. Out of 33 groups, the top 20 teams with the highest scores advanced to the semi-final round. After which, 5 teams were ranked and battled at the final round. Only 3 teams were declared as 3rd Place, 2nd Place and Grand Champion for COOPLIGSAHAN 2017.
The students from CDC topped the COOPLIGSAHAN 2017. The team of Aikha Gene R. Liveta, Ysrael Yaj S. Montoya and Melissa Alamo emerged as the Grand Champion of COOPLIGSAHAN 2017 among 100 contestants. The group of Queenie A. Rumbines, Marinela P. Lantin and Paulo Luis S. Zipagan, also from CDC, ranked 2nd place while the team of JR Arnel Gabriel G. Sanchez, Elaine Joy P. Chavez and Jaide J. Canilan of CEM were awarded as 3rd place.
COOPLIGSAHAN 2017 was part of the series of activities of COOPIHAN 2017, the ICOPED's Cooperative Month Celebration held during the whole month of October this year. Other COOPIHAN activities were the sCOOP Poster Making Contest and Exhibit and the ICOPED Logo Design Contest. For sCOOP, a total of 25 groups submitted their poster entries depicting the different kinds of cooperatives namely, Consumers Cooperatives, Marketing Cooperatives, Credit Cooperatives and Producers Cooperatives. Five posters under these different cooperative categories were given Best Poster Awards, which were chosen based on their appeal, content and creativity. ICOPED also awarded the Most Liked Poster based on online votes in ICOPED’s Facebook Page. For the Logo Design Contest, nine (9) entries were submitted, with the creation of Ms. Casey Ann Cruz, a BS Development Communication student, being awarded as the Best Logo Design. The ICOPED staff chose the design based on its originality, relevance, creativity and impact. The winning logo will soon be adopted by ICOPED with minor adjustments to better reflect its vision and aspirations. AM Quilloy