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Republic of the Philippines

City of Ormoc
15th SangguniangPanlungsod ng Ormoc

ROILAND H. VILLASENCIO
Sanggunian Member

COMMITTEE REPORT

NAME OF COMMITTEE COMMITTEE ON COOPERATIVES AND


ACCREDITATION OF NON-GOVERNMENT
ORGANIZATIONS

DATE AND VENUE August 16, 2019, 1:00 PM


SangguniangPanlungsod Session Hall

PRESENT SP MEMBER ROILAND H. VILLASENCIO,


Chairman

SP MEMBER TOMAS R. SERAFICA,


Vice-Chairman
PRESENT GUESTS:

ALMA B. GASATAN, MA. LOURDES A. NEGRO,


President President
Cabulihan United Parents and Green Valley Farmers
Farmers Association (CUPFA); Association (GREVAFA);

JAYPEE BATALLER,
JULIETO YAHOT,
Coordinator
President
Federation of Eastern Visayas
Quezon Jr. United Farmers
Motorcyclist Association, Inc.
Association (QUEUFA);
(FEVMA);
ROGELIO VICENTE,
MARIFE C. PAGALAN,
President
President
Pura Agri Multipurpose
Gaas Livelihood and Farmers
Cooperative (PURAMPCO);
Association (GALFA);
ROSENDA APAY, ROSARIO F. BARRAL,
President Vice-Chairman
Bugho Farmers Association Lakas ng Kababaehan
(BFA); (LANGKA);

LIEZEL M. BAGAS, VILMA A. ROM,


Secretary President
Alpabeto Livelihood Association Partners Multipurpose
(ALA); Cooperative (PMPC);

REYNALDO GENEROSA, CECILIA T. BACSAL,


Chairman President
Margen Farmers Association Ormoc Federation of Sustainable
(MARFA); Program of Associations, Inc.

ARMANDO TERO, EUFEMIA ELORSA,


Chairman Secretary
Curva Agrarian Reform Tasakan, Hubas, Quarry Farmers
Cooperative (CARCO); Association (TAHQFA);

ERNESTO MANORIÑA,
ERNESTO CODOG,
President
Coordinator
San Vicente United Farmers
Sigma Phi Lambda
Association (SANVICUFA);
Fraternity and Sorority; and

BEBIANA A. ARSENAL,
RICARDO A. GUCELA,
President
President
Guintigui-an Farmers
Hibunaon Working Fathers
Association (GUIFA);
Association.

BRIEF STATEMENT OF SUBJECT MATTER, ACTION TAKEN AND


RELEVANT INFORMATION GATHERED:

Submitted for consideration to the Committee on Cooperatives and


Accreditation of Non-Government Organizations on its 1st Endorsement
dated August 13, 2019, a request for the issuance of a Resolution approving
the twenty (20) separate applications for accreditation with the Local
Government Unit of Ormoc, in accordance with the provisions of Ordinance
No. 009 dated October 16, 2014 of the following civil society organizations,
to wit:

1. Lakas ng Kababaehan Multipurpose Cooperative


Association (LANGKA); (LEYBEA – MPC);
2. Ormoc Centennial Lions Club; 12. Margen Farmers
3. Ormoc Federation of Association (MARFA);
Sustainable Program 13. Quezon Jr. United Farmers
Associations, Inc. Association (QUEUFA);
4. Alpabeto Livelihood 14. Sigma Lambda Phi
Association (ALA); Fraternity and Sorority;
5. San Vicente United Farmers 15. Bugho Farmers Association
Association (SANVICUFA); (BFA);
6. Curva Agrarian Reform 16. Hibunaon Working Fathers
Cooperative (CARCO); Association;
7. Gaas Livelihood Farmers 17. Federation of Eastern
Association (GALFA); Visayas Motorcyclists
8. Guintigui-an Farmers Association (FEVMA);
Association (GUIFA); 18. Green Valley Farmers
9. Cabulihan United Parents and Association (GREVAFA); and
Farmers Association (CUPFA); 19. Partners Multipurpose
10. Pura Agri Multipurpose Cooperative.
Cooperative (PURAMPCO)
11. LEYECO V Barangay 20. Ormoc Bliss Tricycle Drivers
Electrician Association – Association
Likewise submitted for consideration to the Committee on its 1st

Endorsement dated August 6, 2019, a request for the issuance of a

Resolution approving the application for accreditation with the Local

Government Unit of Ormoc, in accordance with the provisions of Ordinance

No. 009 dated October 16, 2014 of the:

1. TASAKAN, HUBAS, QUARRY FARMERS ASSOCIATION (TAHQFA).

For the said matter, a committee meeting was held on August 16, 2019, 1

o’clock in the afternoon at the Sangguniang Panlungsod Session Hall,

discussing matters relative to the abovementioned request.

SP Member Roiland H. Villasencio, Chairman of the committee, welcomed

the guests. Among the twenty (20) invited applicants, only the Ormoc

Centennial Lions Club and LEYECO V Barangay Electrician Association –

Multipurpose Cooperative did not show up.

SP Member Tomas R. Serafica, Vice-Chairman of the committee, likewise

welcomed the guests and instructed them to (a) introduce themselves and

what organizations or cooperatives they are representing; (b) enlighten the

committee on their projects for the immediately preceding year; (c) acquaint
the committee about their financial status and condition; and (d) tell the

committee on the reasons why they seek for renewal of accreditation – for

those who have already been accredited – and accreditation for the first time

with the Local Government Unit of Ormoc City (LGU for brevity).

A. Cabulihan United Parents and Farmers Association (CUPFA)

CUPFA, an Integrated Community Food Production beneficiary, is

an organization of fifty (50) farmers from Barangay Cabulihan,

Ormoc City and is represented by its president, Ms. Alma

Gasatan. According to her, their projects for the immediately

preceding year are the following: (i) communal gardening among

the members, of which, they won ten thousand Philippine pesos

(Php 10, 000) being the 1st prize in a communal gardening

contest; (ii) organized feeding program for the pupils in the

nearby school; (iii) twenty-three (23) members who received

twenty-five (25) goats and ninety-two (92) imported chickens

from the government last December 2018 took care of the

animals for breeding; and (iv) they have promoted composting

of biodegradable wastes to lessen the garbage waste collection

in their community. As to their financial condition, members are

required to contribute twenty Philippine pesos (Php 20.00) to the

organization. When asked by SP Member Villasencio on their


reason why they wanted to renew their accreditation with the

LGU, she answered that they still want to avail of the financial

aid and training from the government to uplift their standard of

living.

B. Federation of Eastern Visayas Motorcyclists Association (FEVMA)

FEVMA, is a federation duly registered with Securities and

Exchange Commission (SEC for brevity) on May 14, 2013 is

composed of one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight (1

,828) members, represented by its coordinator, Mr. Jaypee

Bataller. According to him, the advocacies of their organization is

the hosting of road-drive safety seminars among motorists. For

the immediately preceding year, they have conducted the said

seminars in Tacloban City, and Ormoc City, as well as other

places within Region VIII; and they have participated in the

blood donation campaigns of the LGU. SP Member Serafica

commended the federation for their advocacies and encouraged

them to participate in this year’s LGU blood donation campaign

to help those diagnosed with dengue.

C. Gaas Livelihood Farmers Association (GALFA)


GALFA, is an organization of forty-eight (48) farmers from

Barangay Gaas, Ormoc City, headed by its president, Ms. Marife

Pagalan. According to her, GALFA is a beneficiary of the Yolanda

Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Program (YRRP for brevity),

which according to her, the benefits they received from the YRRP

was used to build a nursery building. A portion of such building is

for vegetation purposes and the other portion is let to teachers

teaching in the nearby school, in order to generate other source

of income for their organization. As to their other projects, they

do quarterly pentakasi at schools and in the barangay; they have

communal garden; feeding programs and a small store.

Thereaftrer, SP Member Serafica commended Ms. Pagalan’s

leadership.

D. Green Valley Farmers Association (GREVAFA)

GREVAFA, a YRRP and High Yielding Technology Adaption–

beneficiary (HYTA for brevity), is an organization of twenty-five

(25) farmers from Barangay Green Valley, Ormoc City, headed

by Ms. Lourdes Negro. According to her, the trainings conducted

by the government on climate change has helped shape the

minds of the traditional farmers to innovate and adapt to the

dynamic schemes and techniques on farming.


E. Quezon Jr. United Farmers Association (GREVAFA)

QUEUFA, is an organization of ninety-seven (97) farmers from

Barangay Quezon Jr., Ormoc City, duly registered with the

Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE for brevity) on

August 11, 2014 and is headed by Mr. Julieto Yahot. As to their

project for the immediately preceding year, they have thirty-two

(32) hectares of cassava plantation, because of which, their

organization became the cassava assemblers in San Miguel Food

Corporation and their organization have been nominated for

National Category – Cassava Planter Excellence Award. SP

Member Villasencio asked Mr. Yahot if they have other projects

aside from cassava planting, and the latter answered in the

affirmative, stating that they are also planning to have

sugarcane plantation by using inter-cropping methods of

farming. SP Member Serafica challenged the organization to do

much better as he sees in them the potential to be able to live

up to the purposes and obligations of the organization.

F. Pura Agri Multipurpose Cooperative (PURAMPCO)

PURAMPCO, is a cooperative duly registered with the

Cooperative Development Authority (CDA for brevity) on


December 4, 2009, being headed by its chairman, Mr. Rogelio

Vicente. According to him, sixty-eight (68) members of the

organization are employed in the Pura Agri-Ventures

Development Corporation. As to their projects, the cooperative

has ventured into micro-lending services to their members;

acquired truck for hauling of broilers; they have libreng pagamot

for their members; and on August 1, 2018, they conducted

fogging and fumigation to combat mosquitoes and flies; and

river cleaning drives and is planning to do it again this year, as

the exigencies of the circumstance need considering that Ormoc

City is now under State of Calamity. As to the reason for their

accreditation renewal, they wanted to be re-accredited in order

to avail the education and training programs of the LGU and

CDA.

G. Bugho Farmers Association (BFA)

BFA, being represented by its president, Ms. Rosenda Apay, is a

YRRP – beneficiary, Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program –

beneficiary and HYTA – beneficiary of the government. According

to her, the profits they got from HYTA inures to the benefit of

the organization’s saving and as to their project, they have

participated in blood donation campaigns.


H. Alpabeto Livelihood Association (ALA)

ALA, is an organization composed of eight hundred and fifty-nine

(859) members, duly registered with SEC on June 13, 2016, and

is represented at this instance, by its secretary Ms. Liezel M.

Bagas. According to her, ALA ventured into poultry raising and

distributing the hatched eggs to its members. As to their

financial status, the organization has no capital build-up

requirement but each member is required to pay registration fee

of Two Hundred and Fifty Philippine pesos (Php250.00) and

monthly dues of ten Philippine pesos (Php 10.00) of which they

get the money to pay for the organization’s expenses.

I. Margen Farmers Assocition (MARFA)

MARFA, is an organization of sixty (60) farmers from Barangay

Margen, Ormoc City, represented by its chairman, Mr. Reynaldo

Generosa. According to him, MARFA is a HYTA – beneficiary.

They are into organic farming and participates in the organic

fruit trade fair every Friday at the New Ormoc City Hall.

J. Curva Agrarian Reform Cooperative (CARCO)


CARCO, is an organization of ninety-six (96) farmers from

Barangay Curva, Ormoc City, represented by its chairman, Mr.

Armando Tero. According to him, the cooperative is a HYTA –

beneficiary and a beneficiary of the Agrarian Production Credit

Program, a program spearheaded by the Department of

Agriculture, Department of Agrarian Reform and Land Bank,

which caters agrarian reform beneficiaries whose organization

are not yet eligible to avail loans from Land Bank. With the said

program, CARCO endeavors to achieve a sustainable crop

production and increase their incomes as beneficiaries and their

households through the provision of credit and capacity building

assistance. Asked by SP Member Villasencio as to their future

projects, they plan on venturing into hog raising.

K. San Vicente United Farmers Association (SANVICUFA)

SANVICUFA, is an organization of fifty-one (51) farmers from

Barangay San Vicente, Ormoc City, and is represented by its

chairman, Mr. Ernesto Manoriña. SANVICUFA is a HYTA –

beneficiary wherein the organization receives binhi and in turn

the binhi received is distributed to the members on a loan-basis.

The members plant the binhi and then in time of harvest, they

sell their harvest and the profits from the sale are used to pay
for the binhi they received. With the profits of the harvest, they

have deposited Two Hundred Thousand Philippine pesos (Php

200, 000.00) with the bank. The organization likewise received a

water pump from the government, they lend its use to the

members on a per hour basis, and the proceeds to augment

their organization’s income. From the profits they generated is

where the payment of their loan obligation comes from.

L. Guintigui-an Farmers Association (GUIFA)

Composed of twenty (20) farmers from Barangay Guintigui-an,

Ormo City, duly registered with DOLE on May 24, 2016 and is

represented by its chairman, Ms. Bebiana Arsenal. For the

immediately preceding year, being a HYTA – beneficiary, GUIFA

received sacks of binhi and distributed it to their members on a

loan-basis in order to generate profits. They also received water

pump and land master from the Department of Agriculture and

Department of Agrarian Reform, respectively, which they lend to

their members at a per hour basis. As to their barangay –

project, they do pentakasi and vegetation as well.

M. Lakas ng Kababaehan (LANGKA)


LANGKA, is an organization of unemployed women from

Barangay San Jose, Ormoc City duly registered with DOLE on

March 23, 2015, and represented at this instance by its vice-

chairman, Ms. Rosario F. Barral. According to her, they gathered

themselves to somehow improve their standard of living. In

order to generate funds for the organization, LANGKA has been

planting oyster mushrooms which they sell to the public and

restaurants within the city. From their income, they re-built their

oyster shed from nipa to galvanized sheets roofing.

N. Ormoc Federation of Sustainable Program Associations, Inc.

Ormoc Federation of Sustainable Program Associations, Inc. is a

federation composed of eighty-two (82) associations duly

registered with SEC on April 24, 201, represented at this

instance by Federation President Cecilia T. Bacsal. Based on their

monitoring, the association has one thousand and eighty-two

(1082) members. Their activities for the immediately preceding

year, includes the monthly meeting of federation officers,

quarterly meeting of the federation board of directors, semi –

annual evaluation of the member organizations, annual general

assembly as well as Christmas party. They also do monthly visits

to their member-organization’s office, to check on them on their


progress and activities. For the immediately preceding year, they

have ventured into hog raising and rice retailing, to augment

their funds. In February 2018, they have been acknowledged as

GAPAS Awardee – Outstanding Livelihood Program (Micro-

enterprise Development Model) and now, they are a Finalist

among 4 organizations nationwide, in the GAPAS Awards.

SP Member Serafica commended the organization for their job

well done for the past year.

O. Partners Multipurpose Cooperative (PMPC)

PMC is composed of one thousand and twenty-nine (1229)

members, duly registered with the CDA on November 26, 2014,

and is represented at this instance by its President, Vilma Rom.

They venture into small scale contracting, manpower supply,

tailoring and bag making. Their project for this year is to have

Philippine Contractors Accreditation Board – license.

P. Tasakan, Hubas, Quarry Farmers Association (TAHQFA)

TAHQFA is an organization duly registered with the Department

of Labor and Employment on April 25, 2010, composed of


twenty-four (24) members and is represented at this instance by

its Secretary Eufemia Elorsa. For the immediately preceding

year. The organization did strip brushing, ring weeding and

cultivation, tree planting and fertilizer application.

Q. Sigma Lambda Phi Fraternity and Sorority

Lambda, is an organization of two hundred (200) members

registered with SEC on October 3, 2012, represented at this

instance by Lambdan Reynaldo Codog. According to him, Sigma

Lambda Phi Fraternity and Sorority sought accreditation from the

LGU, taking into consideration that under City Ordinance No.

009, Civic Organization is any local hub, fraternal society or

association, volunteer group, or local civic league or association

not organized for profit but operated exclusively for educational

or charitable purposes, including the promotion of community

welfare, and the net earnings of which are devoted exclusively to

charitable, educational, recreational or social welfare purposes,

to which the Lambdans believe that they belong.

R. Hibunaon Working Fathers Association


Hibunaon Working Fathers Association, is an organization of

male breadwinners from Barangay Hibunaon, duly registered

with DOLE on August 16, 2018, and represented at this instance

by their president, Mr. Ricardo A. Gucela. According to him, they

seek accreditation to become an active partner with the

government in helping alleviate the livelihood of the members of

the organization.

FINDINGS AND CONCLUSIONS:

The Committee on Cooperatives and Accreditation of Non-Government

Organizations, after careful considerations, perusal and review of the

pertinent documents submitted by the aforementioned civil society

organizations pursuant to Ordinance No. 009 and DILG Memorandum

Circular No. 2019 – 72, finds that the same are in order, and the purposes of

the sought accreditation are all directed to promote socio-economic

development among its members through the establishment of a strong

linkage with the local government unit, the subject matter be approved at

committee level.

RECOMMENDATION:
The Committee on Cooperatives and Accreditation of Non-Government
Organizations, recommended that two (2) separate resolutions be passed
entitled A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE FIFTEEN (15) SEPARATE
APPLICATIONS FOR ACCREDITATION WITH THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNIT OF
ORMOC, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF ORDINANCE NO. 009
DATED OCTOBER 16, 2014 OF THE FOLLOWING CIVIL SOCIETY
ORGANIZATIONS, TO WIT:

1. CABULIHAN UNITED PARENTS AND FARMERS ASSOCIATION (CUPFA);


2. FEDERATION OF EASTERN VISAYAS MOTORCYCLISTS ASSOCIATION
(FEVMA);
3. GAAS LIVELIHOOD FARMERS ASSOCIATION (GALFA);
4. GREEN VALLEY FARMERS ASSOCIATION (GREVAFA);
5. QUEZON JR. UNITED FARMERS ASSOCIATION (QUEUFA);
6. PURA AGRI MULTIPURPOSE COOPERATIVE (PURAMPCO);
7. BUGHO FARMERS ASSOCIATION (BFA);
8. ALPABETO LIVELIHOOD ASSOCIATION (ALA);
9. MARGEN FARMERS ASSOCIATION (MARFA);
10. CURVA AGRARIAN REFORM COOPERATIVE (CARCO);
11. SAN VICENTE UNITED FARMERS ASSOCIATION (SANVICUFA);
12. GUINTIGUI-AN FARMERS ASSOCIATION (GUIFA);
13. LAKAS NG KABABAEHAN (LANGKA);
14. PARTNERS MULTIPURPOSE COOPERATIVE;
15. ORMOC FEDERATION OF SUSTAINABLE PROGRAMS ASSOCIATIONS,
INC.

AND

A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE THREE (3) SEPARATE

APPLICATIONS FOR ACCREDITATION WITH THE LOCAL

GOVERNMENT UNIT OF ORMOC, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE


PROVISIONS OF ORDINANCE NO. 009 DATED OCTOBER 16,

2014 OF THE FOLLOWING CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS, TO

WIT:

1. TASAKAN, HUBAS, QUARRY FARMERS ASSOCIATION (TAHQFA);


2. SIGMA LAMBDA PHI FRATERNITY AND SORORITY; and
3. HIBUNAON WORKING FATHERS ASSOCIATION.

SUBMITTED. August 20, 2019.

SP MEMBER ROILAND H. VILLASENCIO


Chairman
Committee on Cooperatives and
Accreditation of Non-Government Organizations

Concurred by:

SP MEMBER TOMAS R. SERAFICA


Vice-Chairman, Committee on Cooperatives and
Accreditation of Non-Government Organizations

SP MEMBER EUSEBIO GERARDO PENSERGA


Member, Committee on Cooperatives and
Accreditation of Non-Government Organizations
SP MEMBER BENJAMIN S. PONGOS, JR.
Member, Committee on Cooperatives and
Accreditation of Non-Government Organizations

SP MEMBER GOITO YRASTORZA, III


Member, Committee on Cooperatives and
Accreditation of Non-Government Organizations

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