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Provincial Cooperative and Enterprise Development Office

MISSION

Create in Bulacan a dynamic cooperative and business sector; enhance economic security and local and international market 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 and uphold cultural heritage

GOAL

Develop the institutional and entrepreneurial capabilities of the cooperators and entrepreneurs to achieve soci-economic efficiency, effectiveness and responsiveness.

MANDATE

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

PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

  1. COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT

    1. Tulong ni Gob sa Negosyo ng Koop (NEGOSKOOP) Program
    2. It involves the development, intensification and expansion of business/service of primary cooperatives, consolidation and strengthening of business of secondary cooperatives and conduct of other related developmet-oriented activities for cooperatives.

      • Capability Building - Provision of mandatory trainings under Republic Act (RA) 9520 also known as Philippine Cooperative Code of 2008 and other cooperative related trainings to mostly small and micro cooperatives in Bulacan which have very limited access to trainings and seminars.

      • Technical/Management Assistance - Development and installation of appropriate business systems and procedures; upgrading of management capabilities and inculcation of the habit and values of entrepreneurship

      • Cooperative Business Financing - Financing of cooperative projects/businesses

      • Market Linkage - Promotion of the cooperatives and services and developmetn of marketing network system


    3. Cooperative and Enterprise Month Celebration
    4. A one month activity for the month of October highlighting the performance/achievements of cooperatives and entrepreneurs in the province; provision of incentives and awards to winners of the Gawad Galing Kooperatiba.

    5. Complementation and Partnership with GOs, NGOs and other LGUs
    6. This involves series of meetings with different agencies for program complementation and networking.

    7. Data Banking and Information Services
    8. Data and information related to products and services of cooperatives in Bulacan.

    9. Other Relevant Programs for Cooperatives

      • Cooperative Cliniquing
      • It is a class or group convening for instruction or remedial work or for the diagnosis treatment of a specific problem. This aims to: (a) Disect and diagnose weaknesses of cooperatives in areas of organization, management, financial and community participation and (b) Provide advice or recommendations on how to improve the operations of cooperatives.

      • Cooperative Program for Rehabilitation (CPR)
      • Provision of immediate attention and necesary care if still possible to resuscitate the ailing cooperatives.

      • Cooperative Organization Health Diagnosis (COHD)
      • Integral part of CPR. Through this intervention, assessment of the present status of cooperative is facilitated to provide the necessary technical and management assistance relevant to their needs.

      • Geo-Tagging of Cooperatives
      • Pinpointing the exact location of all cooperative offices, leading to a more complete and efficient Coop Databsae Management System.

      • Koop Kapihan
      • Informal gathering of cooperative officers to discuss hot pressing issues on Cooperative Development and lay down solution to identified issues/problems.

      • Mainstreaming Gender and Development Program in Cooperatives
      • To unfold the prowess of the men and women in each cooperative by promoting gender equality and women empowerment among the organizations.


  2. ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT
  3. This development program for MSEs refers to the development and production of quality products with distinct character and design of local craftmanship and innovative use of local raw materials and creative tools, conducted through Capability Building, Management Assistance, Financial/Loan Assistance, Marketing and Promotion and Product Development through the Bulacan Packaging Service and Toll Packing Center (BPSTPC).

    1. e2E+ Program for MSEs (formerly named as Tatak Bulakenyo Program for SMEs)
    2. Package of assistance geared towards improving the business of MSEs and cooperatives egaged in manufacturing or producing food and non-food products, become globally competitive, and eventually contribute in boosting the economy.

      • Enterprise Capability Building
      • Upgrading of capabilities of enterprises and productive skills through trainings, workshop and the application of standard production practices and procedures for maintaining product quality. Some of these are conducted in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

      • Technical/Management Assistance
      • Upgrading of management capabilities and inculcation of the habit and values of entrepreneurship; includes assistance in business name registration, production lay-out, records and systm installation and analysis of product marketability.

      • Financial Assistance
      • Provision of financial/loan assistance in support of the enterprise needs and its activities.

      • Marketing and Promotion
      • Promotion of the products developed/improved and services through trade fairs/exhibits and the development of marketing and networking systems through the Bulacan Pasalubong Center.

      • Product Development
      • Provision of consultancy services/technical assistance throught he Bulacan Packaging Service and Toll Packing Center, a service oriented project which primarily aims to make Bulacan products more competitive in the local and foreign markets.

        Services offered are as follows:
        • Toll Packing Service - provision of the use of machines and equipment for minimal fees
        • Label Printing Service - provision for printing of the label designs developed by MSEs and cooperatives
        • Label and Packaging Design Service - provision of the development of new label and packaging designs as well as the improvement of existing designs of products with application of standard labeling requirements to ehnhance the marketability and appeal of the products to the customers
        • Product Development Services - formulation and development of new products for adoption of any interested clients.

    3. COMPLEMENTATION AND PARTNERSHIP WITH GOs, NGOs AND LGUs
    4. This involves series of meetings and workshop with councilsand LGUs to support the activities on enterprise development.

    5. DATA BANKING AND INFORMATION SERVICES
    6. Data and information related to products and services of MSEs in Bulacan


  4. INVESTMENT PROMOTION

    1. Investment Marketing
    2. This includes series of activities to promote the province's investment opportunities and incentives to foreign and local investors and other complementary activities with the different government agencies supporting investment promotion and investor's servicing and facilitation

    3. Strengthening of Streamlining Project
    4. Creation of an investor-friendly environment by instituting various reforms in licensing systems and procedures

    5. Support to Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Pyrotechnics Industries
    6. Promoting Bulacan as an emerging location ideal for IT-BPO industry through various promotional tools; and provision of technical assistance to pyrotechnics industry i.e., Pasiklaban sa Singkaban

    7. Databanking and Information Services
    8. 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

    9. Complementation and Partnership with GOs, NGOs and LGUs
    10. This involves series of meetings and workshop with councils and LGUs to support the investment promotion activities

ACHIEVEMENTS

Title of Award/ Recognition Received Given/ Awarded By Level of Award Year Awarded
Best Performing LGU in Coop Development (Regional Level)
Cooperative Development Authority
National
2018
Best Performing LGU in Coop Development (National Level)
Cooperative Development Authority
National
2018
Most Business Friendly LGU (Finalist)
Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry
National
2018
Cooperative Champion
Cooperative Development Authority
National
2017
2nd Runner-up Best Performing LGU in Cooperative Development
Cooperative Development Authority
National
2017
Best Performing LGU in Cooperative Development
Cooperative Development Authority
Regional
2017
Most Business Friendly LGU - Special Citation
Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry
National
2017
Most Business Friendly LGU - Finalist
Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry
National
2017
Best Performing LGU in Cooperative Development
Cooperative Development Authority
Regional
2016
Best Performing LGU in Cooperative Development
Cooperative Development Authority
National
2016
Most Business Friendly LGU
Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry
National
2016
Pagasa Award
Civil Service Commission
Regional
2016
Pagasa Award
Civil Service Commission
National
2016
Seal of Good Local Governance - Essential Component
Department of Interior and Local Government
National
2016
Biggest Delegation Award - Coop Waterlympics
Cooperative Development Authority
Regional
2016
Best Performing LGU in Cooperative Development-Finalist
Cooperative Development Authority
National
2015
Most Business Friendly LGU
Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry
National
2015
Best Performing LGU in Cooperative Development
Cooperative Development Authority
Regional
2015
Certificate of Appreciation-Participation to Best Performing LGU-Cooperative Development Office Provincial Level
Cooperative Development Authority
Provincial
2015
Certificate of Commendation for Hosting the 2nd Quarterly Meeting of the Regional Cooperative Development Council
Cooperative Development Authority
Regional
2015
Certificate of Commendation for its Contribution and Support in the Conduct of Various Cooperative Congresses
Cooperative Development Authority
Regional
2015
Certificate of Appreciation for being Best Performing LGU-Cooperative Development Office
Provincial Government of Bulacan
Provincial
2015
Biggest Delegation Award
Cooperative Development Authority
Regional
2014
Most Business Friendly LGU for MSE Development - Special Citation
Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry
National
2013
Top Ten Next Wave City
Business Process Outsourcing Association of the Philippines and DOST-ICTO
National
2013
Plaque of Recognition Outstanding Achievement of Full Compliance by all its 21Municipalities and 3 Cities to Component 1 of the Nationwide Streamlining of Business Permits and Licensing Systems (BPLS) in the Philippines
Department of Trade and Industry and Department of Interior and Local Government
National
2012
Top Ten Next Wave City
Business Process Outsourcing Association of the Philippines and DOST-ICTO
National
2012
Top Ten Next Wave City
Business Process Outsourcing Association of the Philippines and DOST-ICTO
National
2011
Top Ten Next Wave City
Business Process Outsourcing Association of the Philippines and DOST-ICTO
National
2010
Top Ten Next Wave City
Business Process Outsourcing Association of the Philippines and DOST-ICTO
National
2009
Most Supportive One Town One Product (OTOP) Partner Organization in the Province of Bulacan
National OTOP Program Management Office and the Central Luzon MSME/OTOP Team
National
2009
Gawad Dr. Manuel G. Roxas - 2nd Runner-Up
Provincial Government of Bulacan
Provincial
2009
Most Supportive One Town One Product (OTOP) Partner Organization in the Province of Bulacan
National OTOP Program Management Office and the Central Luzon MSME/OTOP Team
National
2008
Commercial Exhibitor's Category in the 5th Agraryo Trade Fair-Best Booth
Department of agrarian Reform and Philippine Fruits and Vegetables Industries, Inc.
National
2006
Most Business-Friendly Province - Hall of Fame Award
Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry
National
2006
Most Business-Friendly Province
Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry
National
2005
Bulacan Small and Medium Enterprise Development (SMED)- Active Member
Department of Trade and Industry
Provincial
2005
Most Business-Friendly Province
Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry
National
2004
Other Awards:
  • 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.
  • 1st RUNNER-UP - FLAVOR OF THE MONTH 2001
  • GAWAD KILOS BAYANIHAN AWARD

CONTACT INFORMATION

Department Head
Ms. Cynthia P. Abiol

Mailing Address:
Provincial Cooperative and Enterprise Development Ofice
2nd Floor Bulacan Assistance and Business Center
Provincial Capitol Compound, Guinhawa
City of Malolos, Bulacan, Philippines 3000
Tel: +63(44) 818-8877 / +63 (44) 791-8157 to 58
Email: pcedo@bulacan.gov.ph
            cynthia.abiol@bulacan.gov.ph

Bulacan Pasalubong Center and OTOP Philippines Hub
1st Floor Bulacan Assistance and Business Center
Provincial Capitol Compound, Guinhawa
City of Malolos, Bulacan, Philippines 3000
Tel: +63(44) 812-8877 / +63 (44) 791-8157 to 58
Email: pcedo@bulacan.gov.ph
            cynthia.abiol@bulacan.gov.ph
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