Welcome to the Provincial Cooperatives Office!

Like any other governments in the Philippines, Aurora recognizes the importance of cooperatives in the lives of common Filipino people. The advent of the 1991 Local Government Code has given birth to the Provincial Cooperatives in faithful obedience to the constitutional mandate of fostering the creation and growth of cooperatives as a practical vehicle for promoting self-reliance and harnessing people power towards the attainment of economic development and social justice.

Cooperative as a way of life has sharpened the faces of the men and women beset with the drudgeries of poverty in the countryside. By joining the cooperatives, people expose themselves to the light of understanding cooperative principles and methods, thus far become empowered by the system and processes. Together, they break the shackles that perpetuate the evidence-based state of being poor.

For Aurora, I strongly believe that there is no other way than the cooperative way that offers an alternative economic model where every Juan dela Cruz carves out into social and financial inclusion, develops his entrepreneurial behavior and leadership, and charts his own destiny as a free individual in our present society.

Think “Cooperatives for Development.” Join now. Let us cooperate today and tomorrow.

GUY ALIPIO A. TUZON
Provincial Cooperatives Officer
Province of Aurora

Mandate

  1. Formulate plans and strategies for the development of cooperatives arising from the need to ensure delivery and provision of access to basic services and facilities;
  2. Integrate cooperative principles and methods in local programs, projects and activities and establish linkages with relevant government agencies and non-government organizations involved in advancing cooperativism in the livelihood of the people and community activities; and
  3. Assists in the organization of cooperatives and provide technical guidance, financial assistance and other forms of assistance to existing cooperatives to enhance their viability as economic enterprises and social organizations and foster an institutional environment conducive to the growth and development of cooperatives.

Vision

An empowered community through strong, viable and functional cooperatives as catalyst and committed partners for socio-economic development of Aurora Province.

Mission

  1. To come up with annual organizational assessment of existing cooperatives in terms of their respective financial and operational capacities and their viability to undertake economic enterprise or business to provide for the socio-economic well-being of their members in particular and immediate community in general;
  2. To continue to provide relevant education and appropriate trainings to existing and newly organized cooperatives emphasizing the principle of helping people help themselves; and
  3. To continue to provide technical assistance and funding support to coops-initiated or community-managed programs and projects.

Service Pledge

“Marangal, Matapat at Mahusay na Pag-lilingkod.”

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Organizational Structure

  1. Developed internal capacity among cooperatives officers & members and increased level of professionalism in all operating cooperatives;
  2. Increased operating cooperatives complying with regulatory requirements of Cooperative Development Authority (CDA), Bureau of Internal Revenue and other agencies;
  3. Increased involvement of women in cooperative development.

Frontline Services


List and Brief Description of Projects, Programs and Activities


Accomplishments

SIGNIFICANT ACCOMPLISHMENTS
From CY 2013 – 2018


ACCOMPLISHMENT CY 2021

GRANTING OF LOAN UNDER AURORA COOPERATIVE CREDIT ASSISTANCE FOR WOMEN (ACCAW)

Governor Gerardo A. Noveras awarded the check amounting to PHP200,000.00 to officers of Abuleg Neighborhood ARB Cooperative on February 22, 2021

Vice-Governor Christian M. Noveras awarded check amounting to PHP200,000.00 to Aurora Cacao Agriculture Cooperative on November 4, 2021.

GRANTING OF LOAN UNDER COOPERATIVE LIVELIHOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CLAP)

Vice-Governor Christian M. Noveras awarded check amounting to PHP1.5 million to PANGKASAMA MPC, Casiguran, Aurora on February 5, 2021.

Governor Gerardo A. Noveras awarded check amounting PHP 2 million to Glory to God MPC, Baler, Aurora on March 29, 2021

Governor Gerardo A. Noveras awarded check amounting to PHP 600,000.00 to Debucao ARB Cooperative, Maria Aurora, Aurora on June 17, 2021.

Vice-Governor Christian M. Noveras awarded check amounting to PHP 800,000.00 to Esperanza-Manggitahan ARB Cooperative (ESMARBECO) of Dilasag, Aurora on November 4, 2021  

Vice-Governor Christian M. Noveras awarded check to Pingit Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Cooperative amounting to PHP 200,000.00 on November 4, 2021  

Vice-Governor Christian M. Noveras awarded check to Saint Francis Development Cooperative amounting to PHP 2 million on November 4, 2021  

CDA MANDATORY TRAININGS

For CY 2021, the Provincial Cooperatives Office in collaboration with Provincial Cooperative Development Council (PCDC) conducted five (5) batches of Mandatory Trainings (Fundamentals of Cooperatives and Governance and Management of Cooperative) in Central towns of Aurora.

This year, the trainings were conducted per coop and the number of participants were limited to 10 persons only due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Batch 1

Samahang Unlad Bukid ng San Isidro Credit Cooperative (SUSICCO)

Brgy. San Isidro, San Luis, Aurora

August 10-13, 2021

Batch 2

Dikildit Primary Multi-Purpose Cooperative

Brgy. Dikildit, Maria Aurora, Aurora

August 17-18, 2021 and August 24-25, 2021

Batch 3

Kaagapay sa Pag-unlad Credit Cooperative

Brgy. Kadayacan, Maria Aurora, Aurora

September 14-17, 2021

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Batch 4

Debucao Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Cooperative

Brgy. Debucao, Maria Aurora, Aurora

September 21-24, 2021

Batch 5

Pingit Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Cooperative (PARBC)

Brgy. Pingit, Baler, Aurora

September 28, 2021 – October 1, 2021

COOP MONTH CELEBRATION 2021

This year the Provincial Cooperatives Office in collaboration with Provincial Development Council (PCDC) conducted a simple Cooperative Month Celebration at Provincial Evacuation Center, ATC Compound, Sitio Setan, Brgy. Calabuanan, Baler Aurora on October 8, 2021, participated by 56 cooperative members from different cooperatives in Aurora.

ADDITIONAL TRAININGS FOR COOPERATIVES

Cooperative Tax Awareness

Provincial Evacuation Center, ATC Compound, Brgy. Calabuanan, Baler, Aurora

November 18, 2021

Speakers from Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) were invited

INHOUSE TRAININGS

Basic Computer Course
Nagkakaisang Lakas Paggawa ng Dipaculao, Aurora Multipurpose Cooperative (NALAGDA MPC)
Brgy. Mucdol, Dipaculao, Aurora
November 17, 2021

Basic Bookkeeping

Debucao ARB Cooperative
Brgy. Debucao, Maria Aurora, Aurora
November 19, 2021
In collaboration with Agrarian Development Cooperative of Aurora (ADCA)

Basic Bookkeeping

Kaagapay sa Pag-unlad Credit Cooperative (KPCC)
Brgy.Kadayacan, Maria Aurora, Aurora
November 26, 2021
In collaboration with Agrarian Development Cooperative of Aurora (ADCA)

PCDC MEETINGS

Contact Information

Mailing AddressProvincial Cooperatives Office
ATC Compound, Sitio Setan
Barangay Calabuanan, Baler, Aurora
Contact Number0977-806-4753
Email Addresspcoaurora@gmail.com