ABUCAY, Bataan – The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Bataan will be conducting trainings to agrarian cooperatives in Zambales.
This was according to Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer Engr. Eric San Luis, who said that agrarian reform cooperatives being assisted by the DAR have members who are mostly agrarian reform beneficiaries.
Two weeks ago, DAR Bataan has just conducted a training on Strategic Planning to agrarian reform cooperatives of Bataan in Villa Amanda, this town.
The Strategic Planning is the 5th training the DAR Bataan has provided to agrarian reform cooperatives in the province.
San Luis said they have already conducted trainings on Basic Coop Course, Coop Governance Management, Financial Management, and Leadership Values Information to agrarian reform cooperatives in the province last year.
Cooperatives need to undergo all the 14 trainings as required in Republic Act 9520 or the Philippine Cooperative Code of 2008 in order for them get Certificate of Good Standing.
DAR Bataan is the only DAR entity in the country accredited by the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) to facilitate trainings for cooperatives.
San Luis has also been assigned to head DAR Zambales in addition to DAR Bataan.
He has pointed out that he is leading the two DAR units equally and with the same fervor of service.