SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Aug. 30 (PIA) - In its continuing effort to capacitate and strengthen its assisted agrarian reform beneficiaries’ organizations (ARBOs), the provincial office of the Department of Agrarian Reform in Surigao del Norte (DARPO-SDN) conducted an Audit Management Seminar on August 23, 2016 at Cinches Hall, City Cathedral, this city.A total of 24 Credit Committee (CRECOM) members of the said ARBOs attended the said seminar composed of the Cawilan Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association (of Brgy. Cawilan, Tubod), Silop Farmers Association (of Brgy. Silop, Surigao City), Mat-i Farmers Association (of Brgy. Mat-i, Surigao City), Ima Women’s Initiated Community Association (of Brgy. Ima, Sison), Gacepan Women’s Association (of Brgy. Gacepan, Sison), Pagao Farmers Association of Brgy. Campo, Bacuag), Camboayon Marginal Farmers Association (of Brgy. Camboayon, Gigaquit), and San Pedro Rural Workers Association (of Brgy. San Pedro, Alegria), all of Surigao del Norte.
Danila Lomotos, CRECOM member of Pagao Farmers Association said that she was glad that she was able to attend the Audit Management Seminar especially because she is new to the position.
“Because of this seminar, I now know what my roles and responsibilities are being a CRECOM member of our association. We now have the knowledge how to safeguard our association’s resources and to be mindful of all the transactions that will take place in our association,” she added.
The Audit Management Seminar is a mandatory seminar and was conducted to the said ARBOs in preparation for the reportorial requirements of the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) when the said organizations apply for their licenses with the CDA as cooperatives.
The said seminar is conducted by the Program Beneficiaries Development Division of DARPO-SDN. (Daryll M. Tumbaga, DAR-SDN/PIA-Surigao del Norte)