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Provincial Cooperative and Economic Development Office

MISSION

Create in Bulacan a dynamic cooperative and business sector that will enhance economic security and local & international competitiveness

VISION

A progressive province of empowered entrepreneurs, whose way of life sustain cooperativism, where people are environment-friendly, gender-sensitive and where self-reliant communities respect human rights, promote social justice & uphold cultural heritage

MANDATE

To increase income and to generate employment through cooperative development and assistance to micro, small & medium enterprises and to increase number of investors established and located their businesses in the province

FUNCTIONS

  • Develops, installs and maintains an effective and efficient government support including incentive system for the continuing development and sustenance of cooperatives as viable small and medium scale business enterprise and thatof an effective promotion system for attracting local and foreign investments and businesses
  • Develops and implements support and incentives schemes and programs for the establishment, expansion, and sustenance of tourism industry in the province
  • Creates opportunities for sustaining economic enterprise development, and systems for the continuing improvement and expansion conducive environment for investments
  • Links and coordinates with public and non-public offices and agencies for developing, establishing, and expanding alternative economic enterprise, business and employment opportunities in the province
  • Develops and implements a comprehensive business and investments program of the province
  • Formulates policies, plans and strategies, including programs and projects, related to strengthening and sustaining incentives and support system for local and foreign investors, and businessmen

PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

I. COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT

      1.0 TULONG NI GOB SA NEGOSYO NG KOOP PROGRAM

It involves the development, intensification and expansion of new businesses of primary cooperatives and consolidation and strengthening of business of secondary coops

1.1 Capability Building
This involves training/seminars related to cooperative business operations

1.2 Cooperative Business Financing
This involves financing of cooperative projects/ businesses

1.3 Market Linkage
This involve the promotion of the cooperatives products and services and development of marketing network system

      2.0 COMPLEMENTATION AND PARTNERSHIP WITH GOs, NGOs and other LGUs

This involves series of meetings with different agencies for program complementation and networking

      3.0 COOPERATIVE MONTH CELEBRATION

This is a one month activity highlighting the performance of cooperative movement in the province

      4.0 DATA BANKING AND INFORMATION SERVICES

Data and information related to products & services of cooperatives in Bulacan

      5.0 LAKBAY-ARAL

It involves observation tour of various sectors from different provinces and observation tour of cooperatives in Korea

II.ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT

      1.0 TATAK BULAKENYO

1.1 Product Development
This shall provide consultancy services/ technical assistance on the product packaging and labeling & facilities & necessary regulatory requirements

1.2 Marketing and Promotion
This shall cover the promotion of the enterprise's products and the development of marketing and networking systems micro, cottage & small producers in the province

1.3 Financial Assistance
his shall involve the identification of clients and appropriate financing institution in support of the enterprise needs and its activities

1.4 Enterprise Capability Building
This will cater to the needs of micro, cottage and small producers in skills upgrading and technical know-how thru education & seminar for the possible business improvement & expansion

      2.0 DEVELOPMENT OF PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS

This involves the development and printing of informational materials related to enterprise development

      3.0 COMPLEMENTATION AND PARTNERSHIP WITH GOs, NGOs AND LGUS

This involves series of meetings and workshop with councils and LGUs to support the activities on enterprise development

III.INVESTMENT PROMOTION

      1.0 INVESTMENT MARKETING

1.1 Investment briefings and conferences to promote Bulacan's investment opportunities/ package of incentives
Promotion of investment opportunities and business offers to foreign and local investors to generate more investments and employment

1.2 Facilitate local/foreign trade and Investments Inbound and Outbound Mission

1.3 Promotional materials (Billboards)

      2.0 DATABANKING AND INFORMATION SERVICES

Data and information related to doing business in Bulacan like cost of doing business, major industries, economic activities, IE profiles, investment growth and employment generation

      3.0 SUPPORT TO PRIORITY INDUSTRIES

  • Leather
  • Jewelry
  • Marble
  • Pyrotechnics

Industry development thru marketing, promotion and technology improvement

      4.0 PYROTECHNICS LABORATORY TESTING CENTER

      5.0 COMPLEMENTATION AND PARTNERSHIP WITH GOs, NGOs AND LGUs

This involves series of meetings and workshop with councils and LGUs to support the activities on enterprise development

IV.LINGGO NG BULACAN

      1.0 AERIAL FIREWORKS COMPETITION (PASIKLABAN) AND OTHER ACTIVITIES

An annual event to recognize outstanding pyrotechnics company that showcase Bulacan as fireworks capital of the country

V.TOURISM DEVELOPMENT

      1.0 MARKETING AND PROMOTION

1.1 Promotional Events/Programs
This involves promotional and marketing events, programs, activities and strategies that will help the tourism industry grow and prosper. It also includes multi-media promotion.

1.2 Production of Promotional Materials
This involves the production of marketing collaterals like brochures, CDs, flyers, leaflets, tarpaulins, exhibit materials, directories and the like.

1.3 Linggo ng Bulacan Activities
This will include activities such as the search for Lakan and Lakambini of Bulacan, Fashion Show, Travel Marts, Tourism Congress and the like

      2.0 HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT AND CAPABILITY BUILDING

This activity will help professionalize the industry by developing the skills of people working in the industry. This will be done through training workshops, seminars & conferences.

2.1 Benchmarking Missions
It involves visiting popular tourism destinations which we can use to benchmark with and apply to Bulacan Tourism Development. Knowledge of best practices in other tourism destinations will help us plan better. Also, if we know how our competitors act, we have better chances of leveling of with them.

      3.0 DATABASE DEVELOPMENT/UPDATING

Continuous research and ocular inspection of all existing & possible tourist destinations in Bulacan.

      4.0 COMPLEMENTATION & PARTNERSHIP

This involves meetings/ conferences/workshops with local, national and international organizations, GOs, NGOs and private sectors in order to gain their support and involvement towards the development of Bulacan's tourism industry

      5.0 DESTINATION DEVELOPMENT

Development of new tourism products that will give new excitement for tourists to visit Bulacan. It may include development of eco-tourism in DRT, San Miguel Old Houses and the like

      6.0 INCENTIVE PROGRAMS

6.1 Search for the Most Outstanding Municipality in Tourism Development
A program to motivate LGUs together with their tourism councils to focus on tourism development.

6.2 PGB Tourism Establishment Endorsement Program
In order to motivate tourism establishments upgrade/improve their facilities and services and in order to truly identify which tourism facilities we can offer to tourists, we need to have a system of endorsement

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • GAWAD GALING POOK AWARD of the Ford Foundation, the Asian Institute of Management & Local Government Academy (LGA)

The highest recognition awarded to the COOPERATIVE MOVEMENT of BULACAN as one of the Top Ten National Outstanding Local Government Program, given by former President Fidel V. Ramos in June 1994 at Malacañang Palace.

  • 1 ST RUNNER-UP FLAVOR OF THE MONTH 2001
  • BAYANIHAN AWARD


CONTACTS

Department Head
Ms. Cynthia P. Abiol

Mailing Address:
Provincial Cooperative and Economic Development Ofice
2nd Floor Old BPC Building, Provincial Capitol Compound
Malolos City, Bulacan, Philippines 3000
Tel.: +63(44) 791-0884
Telefax: +63 (44) 662-4928
Email: pcedo@bulacan.gov.ph

Investment Promotion Unit and Tourism Development Division
Hiyas ng Bulacan Convention Center, Provincial Capitol Compound
Malolos City, Bulacan, Philippines 3000
Tel.: +63(44) 791-7335
Telefax: +63(44) 662-7635
E-mail: bapd@mozcom.com

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