Press Release
November 12, 2015

Sen. Marcos To Deliver Keynote Address At 5th Phil. Cooperative TEAMshop

Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" R. Marcos, Jr. was invited to deliver the keynote address at the 5th Philippine Cooperative TEAMshop today (Nov. 13, 2015) at the La Carmela de Boracay Hotel and Convention Center in the island of Boracay, Aklan where more than 1,200 cooperative leaders and practitioners nationwide, including non-government organizations, representatives from local government units, and members of the academe will be participating.

Marcos, Vice-Chairman of the Senate Committee on Cooperatives filed Senate Bill 424 seeking to amend the charter of the Cooperative Development Authority to strengthen the country's cooperative movement.

The Boracay gathering, with the theme "Celebrating 10K Diamond of Cooperation-Trends and Prospects" seeks to revisit the experience of Philippine cooperatives and provide updates on the 2020 vision for cooperatives as enunciated by the International Cooperative Alliance.

"I am elated to be amongst the gathering of leaders of the country's cooperative movement where a fruitful exchange of best practices and insights in managing the agro-industrial business enterprises of cooperatives is sought to be achieved."

"I look forward to the discussions about the challenges that cooperatives are facing as a result of the coming Asean Economic Integration," Marcos concluded.

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