MinDA urging earthquake victims to form cooperatives

Published November 18, 2019, 2:11 PM

by AJ Siytangco

By Ali Macabalang

KIDAPAWAN CITY – The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) has designed a post-disaster project seeking to organize victims of the series of earthquakes in North Cotabato and Davao del Sur into cooperatives to operate retail stores, and boost resilience in rebuilding their lives without depending on doleouts.

(MINDA / MANILA BULLETIN)
(MINDA / MANILA BULLETIN)

MinDA chair Manny Piñol said they launched the project in time with the opening on November 14 in Bansalan, Davao del Sur of the latest in the chain of retail stores they put up to sell prime commodities and other household basic needs to victims of earthquakes at lower prices.

Thousands were affected by the Oct. 16, 29 and 31 earthquakes with a series of aftershocks that hit the two provinces. Local experts said some of the affected residents might be permanently dislocated because of continuous threat of landslides and liquefaction in their home communities, especially those located at the foot of Mt. Apo.

The retail stores, tagged as “MinDA Tienda” outlets, were first put up in strategic areas here and in North Cotabato’s Tulunan and Makilala towns where department stores and public markets had been temporarily closed for repair.

Piñol said in partnership with Davao-based LTS Corporation, which operates the NCCC chain of malls and retail stores, MinDA conceptualized the Tienda Project with agency workers initially manning store transactions.

He the project concept prescribes for earthquake victims to be organized into cooperatives to eventually operate the Tienda outlets in each area.

“This is a post-disaster intervention that will make quake victims self-reliant and independent from dole-outs as they rebuild their lives following the series of earthquakes,” he said.

“After their capability trainings in financial literacy and livelihood, they will be organized into cooperatives to operate the retail stores that will be established permanently in the first quarter of 2020 in all earthquake affected areas,” Pinol said.

MinDA, he said, will seek the support of development partners in providing funds for capitalization for the operation of the Tienda outlets.

Pinol believes the project is the first of its kind in the country that would be meant to boost the Filipino’s resilience in dealing with all forms of emergencies.

A couple of months ago, North Cotabato Gov. Nancy Catamco assembled at the provincial government ground here several loan-granting agencies, including the Land Bank of the Philippines, to provide seed money to willing residents in all of 17 towns in her province including this city for entrepreneurship endeavours.

Catamco, who is reassuming office on Nov. 21 from a 90-day preventive suspension, said she would ask the same agencies for possible funding for the earthquake victims under the MinDA project. (Ali G. Macabalang)

 

 

 
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MinDA urging earthquake victims to form cooperatives

Published November 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Ali Macabalang

KIDAPAWAN CITY – The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) has designed a post-disaster project seeking to organize victims of the series of earthquakes in North Cotabato and Davao del Sur into cooperatives to operate retail stores, and boost resilience in rebuilding their lives without depending on doleouts.

(MINDA / MANILA BULLETIN)
(MINDA / MANILA BULLETIN)

MinDA chair Manny Piñol said they launched the project in time with the opening on November 14 in Bansalan, Davao del Sur of the latest in the chain of retail stores they put up to sell prime commodities and other household basic needs to victims of earthquakes at lower prices.

Thousands were affected by the Oct. 16, 29 and 31 earthquakes with a series of aftershocks that hit the two provinces. Local experts said some of the affected residents might be permanently dislocated because of continuous threat of landslides and liquefaction in their home communities, especially those located at the foot of Mt. Apo.

The retail stores, tagged as “MinDA Tienda” outlets, were first put up in strategic areas here and in North Cotabato’s Tulunan and Makilala towns where department stores and public markets had been temporarily closed for repair.

Piñol said in partnership with Davao-based LTS Corporation, which operates the NCCC chain of malls and retail stores, MinDA conceptualized the Tienda Project with agency workers initially manning store transactions.

He the project concept prescribes for earthquake victims to be organized into cooperatives to eventually operate the Tienda outlets in each area.

“This is a post-disaster intervention that will make quake victims self-reliant and independent from dole-outs as they rebuild their lives following the series of earthquakes,” he said.

“After their capability trainings in financial literacy and livelihood, they will be organized into cooperatives to operate the retail stores that will be established permanently in the first quarter of 2020 in all earthquake affected areas,” Pinol said.

MinDA, he said, will seek the support of development partners in providing funds for capitalization for the operation of the Tienda outlets.

Pinol believes the project is the first of its kind in the country that would be meant to boost the Filipino’s resilience in dealing with all forms of emergencies.

A couple of months ago, North Cotabato Gov. Nancy Catamco assembled at the provincial government ground here several loan-granting agencies, including the Land Bank of the Philippines, to provide seed money to willing residents in all of 17 towns in her province including this city for entrepreneurship endeavours.

Catamco, who is reassuming office on Nov. 21 from a 90-day preventive suspension, said she would ask the same agencies for possible funding for the earthquake victims under the MinDA project. (Ali G. Macabalang)

 

 

 
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