Coop Federation holds rally Print
Sunday, 14 May 2017 16:37

Hundreds of cooperative members held a peaceful rally at the Paseo del Mar yesterday to oppose a plan to lift tax privileges for cooperatives.

The rally participants are members of the Western Mindanao Federation of Cooperatives, a 500-thousand strong organization composed of 30 local cooperatives.

The rally was held to ask Congress to review a pending bill, House Bill No. 4774, lifting tax privileges among cooperatives.

The event’s Guest of Honor and Speaker was Vice-Mayor Cesar Iturralde.

Rallyists attended a mass at the Fort Pilar Shrine prior to marching at the Paseo del Mar where the rally was held.  (Liza Jocson)