Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Good news to Transport Cooperatives !!
Existing transport service cooperatives will have until February 07, 2018 to comply with the minimum number of cooperatively-owned units/vehicles.
The deadline, first set under CDA Memorandum Circular No. 2013-12 (not 2013-13, as inadvertently mentioned in CDA Memorandum Circular No. 2014-04, dated August 16, 2014), had been extended by 3 more years, under the latter Circular.
The required minimum units were: Land- 1) Tricycle; Jeepney; Taxi; AUV/FX/Van- 5 units each; and Mini Bus/Bus, Trucks for Hire - 2 each.
For Water- 1) Ship; Ferry Boat; and Motorized Banca, one each.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Following is a preview of the "Ko-op Balita", a round up of news on cooperatives, for the Sept. 21 (Sun.), 1-3 p.m. edition of "Ugnayang Kooperatiba Para sa Bayan, Sa Radyo ng Bayan", aired every Sunday over DZRB 738 AM, Radyo ng Bayan.
1. 6 CO-OP BANKS MERGE.
Last September 8, 2014, the Network Consolidated Cooperative Bank formally opened, emerging from the consolidation of the following banks:
Cooperative Bank of Agusan del Sur; Cooperative Bank of Camarines Norte; Cooperative Bank of Leyte; Capiz Settlers Cooperative Rural Bank; Sorsogon Provincial Cooperative Bank; and Southern Leyte Cooperative Bank.
NATCCO was the "Stategic Third Party Investor", which promised not only to infuse fresh capital, but also to provide a linkage with other cooperatives and source market for the Network Consolidated Cooperative Bank.
2. COOP PARTYLIST REPS. HAILED
AS "FREEDOM OF INFO" BILL CHAMPIONS.
The "Right to Know, Right Now" Coalition in the House of Representatives, has hailed COOP-NATCCO Partylist Rep. Cresente C. Paez, and Rep. Anthony Bravo, as Freedom of Information Bill "champions", for authoring and supporting, along with over a dozen other Congressmen, the FOI Bill, in the House of Representatives.
3. METRO MANILA CO-OPS TO HOLD
CONGRESS, SEPT. 26.
The status of cooperatives in Metro Manila, and the launching of the development plans of various cooperative sectors in the National Capital Region will be among highlights of the "1st Metro Manila Cooperative Congress".
This will be held on September 26 at One Esplanade, MOA Complex, Pasay City, to be spearheaded by the Cooperative Development Authority-Manila Extension Office; the Regional Cooperative Development Council-NCR; and by the Metro Manila Association of Cooperative Development Officers.
This will also be the venue for the awarding of Gawad Parangal for the winning cooperatives in Metro Manila.
4. CO-OP MONTH CELEBRATION
READIED FOR OCTOBER
Preparations are all set for the annual celebration nationwide of 2014 Cooperative Month this October.
The Cooperative Development Authority has revealed this year's celebration theme: "KOOPERATIBA: Maaasahan sa Pagsulong ng Kabuhayan at Kapayapaan ng Bansa."
Among the highlights of the celebration is the holding of the 12th National Cooperative Summit on October 16-18, 2014 at Waterfront Hotel, Lahug, Cebu, where some 4,000 delegates from cooperatives nationwide will converge.
5. NAPC'S CO-OP COUNCIL SETS
GENERAL ASSEMBLY, OCT. 27.
New set of officers of the Cooperative Council of the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) will be elected and a New Agenda will be rolled out during the General Assembly scheduled to be held at Crown Galleria Hotel, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong,Metro Manila.
Led by Daniel R. Ang, the Cooperative Council, has 25 members representing all regions of the country, including major cooperative organizations, and is one of the 14 basic sectors represented in NAPC, which coordinates the implementation of the country's anti-poverty program.
Note: "Ugnayang Kooperatiba.." is anchored by Popoy Pagayon; Rolly "Lakay" Gonzalo; and Andy Reyes. Greetings/questions may be texted to 922-845-1058. (END).
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Monday, September 15, 2014
COOP-NATCCO Partylist REPS. CRESENTE C. PAEZ, and REP. ANTHONY BRAVO have been hailed as among he "champions" of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill.
The two partylist representatives of the cooperative sector, were among those who filed their respective bills on the FOI, which numbered more than a dozen, from different legislators.
In a published report, the "Right To Know, Right Now" (R2KRN) Coalition, listed the different legislators, who filed FOI bills and whom it considered as "FOI champions".
The consolidated FOI bill was approved recently by the Technical Working Group of the Committee on Public Information of the House of Representatives.
According to reports, the consolidated bill, is the result of the combined efforts of civil society groups, the executive and legislative branches; and other stakeholders.
Let us, in the cooperative sector, support this noble and worthwhile bill. (END).
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
As early as November 21, 2013, COOP-NATCCO Partylist's HB 3409 was filed, co-authored by its Rep. Anthony M. Bravo and Rep. Cresente C. Paez.
Titled "An Act Amending Sec. 32 (B), Chapter VI of the National Internal Revenue Code of the Philippines," it proposes to increase the ceiling of Christmas Bonus and other benefits from taxation.
HB 3409 is among the 12 bills filed on this and which have been consolidated into HB 4970, a proposed measure that would cause the tax exemption ceiling for employee benefits, such as the 13th month pay, and Christmas bonus to P70,000.
The current exemption limit, set in 1997 yet, was P30,000.
HB 4970 was recently approved on second reading by the House of Representatives.
Hope that this will be enacted and signed into law by the time we get our 2014 year-end bonuses. (END).