|Simultaneous National Tree Planting for the opening of the National Cooperative Month Celebration was conducted last October 01, 2011 as part of the Cooperative Month Celebration.
The sub-theme for this year’s celebration “Kooperatiba: Sama-sama sa Pagkandili ng Kalikasan” is anchored on the theme of the International Year of Cooperative (IYC) “Transformative Cooperative Advancing People, Planet, Prosperity and Peace”. During the regular meeting of the Ilocos Norte Provincial Cooperative Development Council (PCDC) wherein NWU is a regular member last September 15,2011, Northwestern University -Integrated Agriculture Development (IAD) area in Brgy. Sta Maria, Piddig, Ilocos Norte was chosen as the site of the activity.
More than 100 participants coming from National Government Agencies (NGA), Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), Financial Institutions, Primary Cooperatives, Cooperative Union of Ilocos Norte (CUIN), students from MMSU taking up Cooperative Management Course and MBA, a representative from the Local Government Units (LGUs), NWU MPC and employees from NWU attended the planting activity.
After the tree planting activity, signing of Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Northwestern University (NWU), represented by President Maria Liza S. Nicolas, the Ilocos Norte Provincial Cooperative Development Council (IN-PCDC) represented by its Chairman and at the same time Committee Chairman on Cooperatives at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, Hon. Juan Conrado Respicio II; the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO), Forester Juan P. Delos Reyes Jr. and the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) represented by the Area Supervisor for Ilocos Norte, Ms. Corazon A. Martin. The MOA specified the responsibilities of each of the agencies of the signatories which was to assure the seedlings planted will be care of and will survive. A short program followed the MOA Signing.