PGMA invited to address 1st Mindanao Co-op Peace Forum

October 27, 2009 11:13 pm 

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Oct. 28 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has been invited to address the First Mindanao Cooperative Peace Forum scheduled on Thursday at Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan Gymnasium in Cagayan de Oro City.

A big delegation coming from the Caraga Region led by Regional Cooperative Development Council chair Francis C. Loque is attending the forum.

In that gathering, President Arroyo will receive the Mindanao Cooperative Peace Declaration stressing that "the cooperative movement in Mindanao is declaring affirmatively that it is up to the task of being a vehicle of peace, progress and an instrument of social justice."

The declaration will be presented by the chairpersons of the different Regional Cooperative Development Councils (RCDCs) throughout Mindanao.

These RCDC leaders are: Rosalino D. Sumile of RCDC-9; Isidro Q. Lico, RDCD-10; Carmelina V. Francia, RCDC-11; Arthur A. Aller, RCDC-12; Francis C. Loque, RCDC-13; and Administrator Sammy G. Ibrahim, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

In that same gathering of Mindanao cooperatives, the President is also expected to witness the conferment of the following: Cooperative Lifetime Achievement Awards to Atty. Mordino R. Cua and Professor Edna E. Aberilla and Posthumous Awards to Marieto Ga and Congressman Guillermo P. Cua.

Special citations will be presented to Soc Anthony M. Del Rosario, ABCA administrator, and Police Supt. Benito Olea Ramos, training director of the Philippine Public Safety College, Regional Training School, (PPSC-RTS), Northern Mindanao Region.

The Chief Executive will also inspect the various booths where the livelihood products of the different cooperatives will be displayed, said Orlando R. Ravanera, regional director of the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA).

“Everything is already in place for the President to address this First Mindanao Cooperative Peace Forum,” Ravanera said. (PNA)

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