LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – The municipal government is now setting its sight on achieving a Hall of Fame award as the best performing local government unit in terms of its cooperative development office by next year.
For two consecutive years, the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) conferred to the La Trinidad local government the award of being the best performing local government in terms of its cooperative development office.
Aside from bringing home the national award, La Trinidad also brought home the bacon in terms of being the top performing local government in the regional level and the local government that has been supporting and advancing the cooperative movement among its people that resulted to the empowerment of various cooperatives to flourish in the municipality through the years.
Mayor Romeo K. Salda attributed the achievement of the local government to the overwhelming support of stakeholders in the strengthening of the town’s cooperative movement over the past several years considering that the municipal government cannot do the job alone without the support of the increasing number of advocates for cooperatives among the different sectors of the community.
“We share the award to our partners in the cooperative movement. We hope that we will be able to continue improving our institutionalized support to the cooperative movement so that we will be able to move on to greater heights in advancing the economic activities in the municipality,” Mayor Salda stressed.
The local chief executive claimed that the two consecutive awards received by the municipal government as the best performing local government in the country in terms of its cooperative development office should serve as an inspiration and motivation for the officers and employees of the said office and the local cooperative movement to maintain the said achievement and improve on what is already established as its programs to be able to bring home the coveted Hall of Fame award by next year.
Mayor Salda personally received the award from ranking CDA officials during the culmination of the celebration of Cooperative Month last October in Metro Manila.
According to him, the organization of small cooperatives and the strengthening of established cooperatives will be one of the priorities of the local government next year so that concerned sectors will be empowered to bond themselves and establish cooperatives that will be the one to help them in expanding the economic activities of the municipality and provide them with a decent support in terms of their established sources of livelihood.
He expressed the gratitude of the local officials and the people of La Trinidad to the regional and national offices of the CDA for giving due recognition to the efforts of the municipal government in partnership with the concerned stakeholders to further advance the state of the movement in the locality and become the template of how to sustain the growth of cooperatives amidst the current crisis being encountered by the people.