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PINOYWISE in Mayantoc

By Ms. Aileen Constantino- Peñas, Deputy Director, Atikha Overseas Workers and Communities Initiatives

A jam-packed assembly for Atikha and SIDC orientation was held last Monday, May 16, 2011 at Mayantoc Farmers Information Technology Services Center from 9:00 am to 12:15 noon. Eighty five Mayantokenians attended the forum composed of 20 barangay council members, 30 coop leaders, 19 coop members and 16 local government employees.
PINOYWISE in Mayantoc
The more than three hours orientation started with the warm Opening Remarks by Ms. Margarita Sotero, FITS Manager. Ms. Aileen Constantino- Peñas, Deputy Director of Atikha, presented Atikha’s programs and services. Her brief presentation also cited how Atikha came into contact with Mayantoc that was through Mr. Darlito Bueno, a successful migrant worker in Italy. On the other hand, Ms. Marifie Dimaano, Executive Assistant of Sorosoro Ibaba Development Cooperative presented the various projects and successful enterprises of the No. 1 Agri- Based Cooperative in the Philippines.

The participants were enthusiastic and participative. Good strategies on coop management were shared during the Open Forum. The good Mayor of Mayantoc , Hon. Iluminado E. Pobre Jr. graced the occasion and shared meaningful insights on cooperative. The activity ended with a Closing Remarks rendered by Hon. Councilor Avelino I. Pobre, Chairman on Committee, Finance and Appropriations.

The orientation- meeting was indeed a big success, thanks to the Municipal Cooperative Council under the office of the Municipal Agriculture, particularly Ms. Marissa Rafael, the Municipal Cooperative Development Officer of Mayantoc for her assistance in organizing this event.

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