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Council approves policies on coops livelihood fund
by Aileen Refuerzo / PIA

The city council approved on final reading an ordinance providing assistance fund for cooperatives and livelihood last Monday.

Councilor Nicasio Palaganas made this ordinance which makes it a policy of the city government “to consider cooperatives as a preferred option to stimulate economic growth of the city during this time of economic recession.”

The ordinance asserts that the city shall endeavor to “promote and support the creation and growth of cooperatives, strengthen and reinvigorate existing and operating cooperatives and revive and rehabilitate non-operating cooperatives to the end that
Palaganas said, “These cooperatives would become effective instruments to combat the ill-effects of the economic recession.”

Palaganas added that the measure was proposed at the onset of the global recession as a possible remedy to slow down the effects of the problem, “It cannot be gainsaid that this economic crisis will impact more seriously and direly on the ‘weaker segments  of Baguio City’—those who were never  wage-employed—‘making them more vulnerable and fragile than before.’ It is thus imperative that this sector be afforded all the opportunities for self-employment, at least, even only to augment their income, if at all.”

He said that the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) strongly recommended that “cooperatives, being the value-based enterprises with unique blend of economic and social responsibilities ...” and other things, “be considered as preferred option to stimulate the economic growth.” to contain the ill-effects of this global economic recession.

Palaganas said this is a good reason for this proposal is the fact that ‘cooperatives worldwide have been known as secure, stable and sustainable models of business enterprises owned and controlled by the people who, in pursuit of their common good,’ and ‘are the businesses where the profits are not just distributed to their shareholders, but are returned to those active members who transact with the business of the cooperative, thus keeping the wealth generated by local business in the local community for the good of the local environment and families.”

The city will establish the Cooperative and Livelihood Assistance Fund amounting to P20 million to be sourced from any unappropriated city funds and from the Baguio Congressman’s Development Fund, under this measure.

 
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Trained Tuba farmers to sell crops to buyers in giant mall

Pull out of lethal pesticide pushed

Firm supports efforts to curtail pesticide misuse

Tabuk to pilot regional economic dev’t program

Micro–entrepreneur from Kalinga invited to SONA

Kalinga BIR office ups tax collection

CAR records over 20,000 jobs – DOLE

Ban to Afghanistan, Iraq urged by gov’t

DA awards Gawad Saka to rural group

Hike in Benguet cold chain project utilization fee eyed

Public market vendors moved

DAR selects Pasil, Rizal, Tinglayan for ARISP III

BIR, CBAO discuss policies that cater to PWD’s needs

Bangued satellite market now open

OWWA helps 100 displaced OFWs

Dads approve revised Baguio Tourism Code


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