Biggest Consortium of Mindanao Transport Coops Pursues 10-Point Agenda
By Gerry Lee Gorit
Photos by Gerry Lee Gorit, The National Federation of Transport Cooperatives & Mumzy Vany
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY hosted the last leg of the 2-day Philippine Commercial Vehicle Show 𝗣𝗨𝗩 𝗠𝗼𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗻 𝗝𝗲𝗲𝗽 𝗠𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗻𝗮𝗼 𝗙𝗼𝗿𝘂𝗺 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗙𝗹𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝗠𝗮𝗻𝗮𝗴𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗔𝗰𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗺𝘆 held at the Aquilino Pimentel International Convention Center, Cagayan de Oro City on December 7-8.
Since its inception in 2020, the Philippine Commercial Vehicle Show (PhilCVS) has hosted a multitude of shows that have driven thousands of businesses to connect with new and returning trade buyers. PhilCVS seeks to continue its momentum with a bigger showcase of exhibitors and buyers. Become part of this highway to success by joining us on our 2024 shows.
One of the highlights of the two-day event was the oath-taking by members of the biggest transport cooperatives ever formed in Mindanao.
Office of Transportation Cooperatives (OTC) Chairman Jesus Ferdinand de Perio Ortega administered the oath of membership to 24 Transport Cooperatives, represented by their respective officers, who gathered in the event and joined the Consortium of Mindanao Transport Cooperatives (CMTC).
The transport cooperatives’ officials were from Regions 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and BARMM.
Cheng Ordoñez, lead convenor and Board of Director of CMTC, first gathered the transport cooperatives in July, this year, at Quezon, Bukidnon, for the transport forum organized by Chief Executive Officer David Kahale of Panta Transportation, an automatic fare collection system (AFCS) provider from Australia.
Interim officers of the CMTC include the following: Melvin Erederos – chairman; Wenifredo Yancha Jr. – General Manager; Jeffrey Felicia – Treasurer, Ronilo Ravanera – Board Secretary, Wawie Mama-o and Cheng Ordoñez, Board of Directors at-Large, along with selected officers from each region as BODs.
The CMTC vows to pursue the following programs, trainings and services for its members: Transport Cooperative Operation Education; Fleet Management System; Financial Management; Fundamentals of Cooperatives; Coop Management and Good Governance; Local Public Transport Route Plan Preparation for LGUs; Legal Services; PUVMP Orientation and Updates; Loan processing assistance and Linkages; and, Establishment of a Guarantee Fund to help distressed transport coops.
Ordoñez, Panta Transportation Regional Head for Visayas and Mindanao, said Panta Transportation provides consultancy services on AFCS and FMS, while Antares Modern Transport Consultancy Corporation acts as the Secretariat for CMTC, even as both provides insights on transport modernization to the biggest Consortium of Mindanao transport cooperatives.