Defensor, who initiated the creation of the Provincial Cooperative Development Office (PCDO) during his first term as governor in 1993, noted the vital role of the cooperatives in uplifting the living of conditions of its members and the community especially in rural areas.
Provincial Cooperative Development Office
Five cooperatives became recipients of the Provincial Livelihood Project Fund (PLPF) under the Provincial Cooperative Development Office (PCDO) with a total amount of P4.2 milion that was released by Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. on Thursday, June 1, 2017. The cooperatives are: Kooperatiba Naton MPC (Tigbauan) - P1 million; Pinili Development Cooperative (New Lucena) - P1 million; Metro Dumangas MPC (Dumangas) - P1 million; Lambunao Government Employees MPC (Lambunao) - P1 million; and Miag-ao Farmers & Vendors Consumers Coop (Miag-ao) - P200,000.
Representatives of cooperatives that are recipients of the Provincial Livelihood Project Fund (PLPF) in a pose for posterity with Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. and Provincial Cooperative Development Office (PCDO) chief Atty. Arturo Cangrejo (standing 3rd from left) after receiving their checks on Monday, December 12, 2016.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. addresses the jam-packed municipal covered gym of Dumangas, Iloilo during the culminating activity of the 2016 National Cooperative Month celebration on Friday, October 21, 2016. He reiterated his commitment to support the cooperatives in Iloilo province.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. reiterates his administration's full support to the cooperative movement during the opening program for the Cooperative Month celebration at the Capitol lobby on Monday, October 10, 2016. Gov. Defensor cited the important role of the cooperatives in uplifting the lives of the people especially in the rural areas.