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Joseph Encabo is new CDA Chairperson

Posted April 27, 2021


The Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) is now captained by a new Chairperson - Joseph B. Encabo. Undersecretary Encabo said at his formal appointment: “We are not in the business of self-interest; we are in a business of public service.”

Replying to Usec. Encabo’s statement, the PCC said in its website: “Overcoming the hurdles of cooperativism, especially during this time of the pandemic, can only be done through strong partnership and collaboration amongst the cooperative sector and the relevant authorities.”

Usec. Encabo graduated from Ateneo de Davao University with a degree in Sociology in 1997. Thereafter, he served in the City Government of Davao for two years before working as a Senior Executive Assistant and Project Development Officer for the Philippine Sports Commission for 10 years.

In 2013, Usec. Encabo served as Officer of the Mediation and Conciliation Committee of El Grande Multipurpose Cooperative, and on July 16, 2020, served as the Assistant Secretary of the Presidential Management Staff for Regional Concerns. He finished his Masters in Development Management and Governance at the University of Makati last 2019 and is currently finishing his Doctorate in Leadership Major in Public Management.

The PCC further stated: “As he (Usec. Encabo) embarks on his new role in the CDA leadership and given his experience and credentials, the United Cooperative Movement of the Philippines (UCMP) joins Usec. Joseph B. Encabo in the journey to strengthen the partnership among the different institutions in the cooperative movement toward ensuring that the principles and values of cooperatives will continue to live on in every individual, and for every institution that we should be serving not for personal gain but the advancement of our nation.”

In the same vein, the movement appreciates outgoing CDA Chairman Orlando Ravanera for his dedicated service in advancing the interest of the cooperative movement during his tenure.

The CDA Chairperson’s rank in Government is that of Undersecretary of the Dept. of Trade & Industry.



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