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SP accredits CSOs for CDC People’s Org

The 20th City Council, on its regular session Monday, adopted a resolution accrediting a total of 15 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) for purposes of their membership in the Committee on People’s Organization of the City Development Council.

This is pursuant to Ordinance No. 14334-2022, or “An Ordinance Strengthening Participatory Governance in the City of Cagayan de Oro through empowerment of civil society organizations by establishing a Committee on People’s Organization in the City Development Council (CDC), prescribing its powers and functions, and providing for their participation in the local special bodies and various boards, councils, task forces and similar groups.”

The CSO’s include the Kalipunan ng Liping Pilipina (KALIPI) City-Wide Federation; Isla Cupa Homeowners Association, Inc.; Federation of Zone Five Bugo Neighborhood (FEZOFIBUNI) Inc.; Zone 10 Cugman Urban Poor Livelihood Association; Habitat for Humanity (HANBTAT for Humanity Resettlement Homeowners Association); People’s Alliance Homeowners Association, Inc.; Youth Cooperative for Ecological Protection (YCEP); Upper Kolambog, Lapasan, Landless Association, Incorporated (UKLLAI); Oro Teachers and Employees Community Multi-Purpose Cooperative (OROTECH); Cagayan de Oro Federation of People’s Organization; United Architects of the Philippines-Cagayan de Oro Chapter; Philippine Shotokan Karate Association Incorporated Region X; Macajalar Wharf Porters Association-FFW-Multi-Purpose Cooperative; Cagayan de Oro Grassroots Micro Entrepreneur (CdeO GME); and Bigaan Neigborhood Association, Incorporated.

The people’s organization refers to an association of residents in a barangay or barangays, or persons belonging to a particular group or sector, established to promote public interest and with an identifiable leadership structure and membership. It is often formed among the disadvantaged sectors of society such as the farmer-peasant, artisanal fisher folk, workers in the formal sector and migrant workers, among others.

The legislation was reviewed and endorsed by the Committees on Planning, Research and Innovation and People’s Organization Accreditation chaired by Councilor Ian Mark Q. Nacaya and on Laws and Rules chaired by Councilor Edgar S. Cabanlas.


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