BUTUAN CITY, May 16 – Twenty three (23) Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Organizations (ARBOs) underwent a Cooperative Leadership and Values Re-orientation Seminar conducted on April 25-26, May 2-3, 5-6 and 9-10, 2017 at Agrarian Information and Marketing Center here.
At least 150 participants that included coop leaders and officers, all of them Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) in the province of Agusan del Norte belonging to 23 cooperatives, associations, and women’s groups, completed the trainings.
The seminar equipped the participants with leadership skills anchored on universal values and principles of cooperativism .
According to Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Coop Strengthening Coordinator Juanita B. Balibay, the seminar aimed to strengthen the participants and their organizations with the basic principles on cooperativism and to provide a means to build integrity with the mission and values of the cooperative.
Balibay said that the agency is intensifying its effort to help the coop leaders and officers to become an effective leader in their organization.
"The DAR in Agusan del Norte, under the leadership of PARPO II Andre B. Atega, and in partnership with the Propegemous, Inc., are working closely to empower the farmers and their organizations,” Balibay added.
"Kami mapasalamaton kay nadugangan ang among kahibalo sa pagpalambo sa kooperatiba (we are thankful that we learned something to improve our cooperative," said Manager Sergio Rensulat of Pinana-an, Ambacon and Mat-i ARB Cooperatives (PAM-ARBC). (Gil E. Miranda, DAR-Agusan del Norte/PIA-Agusan del Norte)