Catbalogan Bus Terminal gets a total clean-up August 1, 2014 in compliance to the lined-up activities of the Provincial Cooperative Development Council (PCDC) and the City Cooperative Development Council (CCDC) to pursue its Social Responsibility. This activity coincided with the “Grand Opening Salvo” of the City Fiesta Month-Long Celebration.

Some forty-eight (48) coop members and officers along with City Employees were responsible in undertaking the task.

Spiritual Divine Barangay Business Service Coop (SDBBS Coop) – 8
Catbalogan Public Market Vendors MPC (CPMV-MPC) – 14
Ornamental Producers Cooperative (OPC) – 4
Samar TELOF Employees MPC (STEMPC) – 3
Samar Multi-Purpose Cooperative (SAMICO) – 4
Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) – 1
New Catbalogan Fish Vendors Stallholders MPC (NCFVS-MPC) – 2
Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) – 1
City Cooperatives Office (CCO) – 5
City Economic Enterprise & Public Utility Office (CEEPUO) – 5
Catbalogan Municipal Employees MPC (CAMEMCO) – 1

The Clean-Up Drive was originally concentrated at the Bus Terminal located at Piers I & II as the identified site. However, it stretched up to the outskirts of the Bus Terminal (Curry Avenue) down to Corner Del Rosario St. where Rose Pharmacy is located.

All cooperatives are required by CDA of their Development Plan, activities that would form part of their Social Responsibility. This activity is initially undertaken, effective this year 2014, and onward. The City of Catbalogan has been nominated for the “Gawad Parangal” of the Cooperative Development Authority-Region 8 for the year 2013 and is trying to maintain its good status, thus, its active participation in all cooperative activities.

Mr. Victor D. Pagarao being the Chairman of the Catbalogan Municipal Employees Multi-Purpose Cooperative and concurrently the City Economic Enterprise & Public Utility Officer has been instrumental to this activity as member of the PCDC and CCDC, and, the Bus Terminal as the identified site facilitated by CEEPUO.

(Article by Ms. Merle Barro Muñoz, Photos by CEEPU Office)

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