CDA-DICT PARTNERSHIP FORGED FOR NEGROS COOPERATIVES
Governor Bong Lacson witnessed the signing of the partnership agreement between Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) and the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) for the implementation of DigitalJobsPH program, held at Negros Residences in Bacolod City, today.
Formerly called Rural Impact Sourcing (RIS) Program, the DigitalJobsPH aims to capacitate people in the countryside to do online freelancing as a means of livelihood using their own Internet platform or RIS Hubs.
It is a pioneering program in the Region that aims to provide trainings to cooperatives in Western Visayas starting with the Kabankalan-Ilog Teachers and Employees Multi-Purpose Cooperative.
Gov. Lacson said that the initiative is a well-founded measure that enables the members of the cooperatives to strengthen their capacities in the face of tight competition brought about by globalization.
“It is a tool for the attainment of inclusive and sustained economic growth, financial inclusion and reduction of poverty; its capacities must be maximized in order to have a true positive impact on our people,” he added.
Present in the MOA Signing were CDA Asec. Vidal Villanueva III, Asec. Virgilio Lazaga, Usec. Joseph Encabo, CDA Director Nora Patron, DICT Regional Director Jane Javellana, Negros Occ. Provincial Administrator Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, DICT Negros Occ. Head, Engr. Romeo Tome, Negros Occ. CDA Field Office Supervisor, Atty. Roumelia Alpasan Base, and KITEMPCO chairman Tito Pillar.
The first CDA-DICT partnership was forged in Region 7 last year, and followed by Region 6’s MOA signing today.