Cooperatives all over Tacurong City gathered last October 31, 2013 as they finish the month-long celebration of the Coop Month held at the city gymnasium. About 17 cooperatives joined the occasion as well as the other activities held the entire month.

In the culmination, several cooperatives stood out and named Most Outstanding Cooperative 2013 in their respective categories. These are the following: Sultan Kudarat State University MPC (Medium Category); North Tacurong Teachers & Employees MPC (Small Category); and Sultan Kudarat Multi Cab Operators MPC (Micro Category). Certificates of recognition were also given to the volunteer doctors and nurses during the cooperative medical services – one of the activities for the coop month.

Sangguniang Panlungsod Member and Chairman of Committee on Cooperative, Hon. Joselito L. Cajandig, Sr. mentioned in his message that the celebration of this event is a good indicator that cooperatives are alive and kicking in the city of Tacurong. Assistant Regional Director (CDA-KEO) Engr, Doreen Ancheta, meanwhile, emphasized in her inspirational message the value of cooperatives in creating good change in the society thus reducing the poverty rate in the country – which is the focus of this year’s theme: Cooperative paves the way for inclusive growth.
Mr. Nestor C. Leguro, City Cooperative Officer, expressed his congratulations to all winners and thanked everyone who has been part of the success of the Coop Month 2013.
The culminating activity continued with the giving of prizes for winners of the ball games, an open forum, and parlor games participated by the members of the different cooperatives. (Ariesha Faith Martinez Dimaano)