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Cubao, Quezon City -- The Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) together with members of the book-writing committee coming from representatives of various groups and institutions of the Philippine cooperative movement held its regular meeting last July 1, 2016 at the CDA Central Office in Cubao, Q.C. The objective of this meeting was to discuss the progress of the cooperative book which, when launch, will commemorate the Centennial Year of Cooperatives in the Philippines.
In this meeting, institutional gurus and pioneers joined the discussion to enlighten and offer their personal accounts, experiences and insights to the book-writing committee members on how and why some important breakthrough programs in the Philippine cooperative history came about. These were Lex Borja of Cooperative Union of the Philippines (CUP), Ambrosio Rodriguez of Cooperative Insurance System of the Philippines (CISP), Dr. Eulogio T. Castillo of Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) and Dr. Orlando J. Sacay, the father of the Philippine Cooperative Banking and author of "Samahang Nayon".