LKBP OPENS CABALEN RESTAURANT
December 17, 2020
Another milestone for Ligas Kooperatiba ng Bayan sa Pagpapaunlad (LKBP) as they announced the opening of their owned Cabalen Restaurant at Vista Mall Malolos on December 17, 2020. LKBP, as franchisee of Cabalen Restaurant make it possible for Cooperative to engage in business. The blessing was officiated by Rev. Fr. Arnold Bungay of Holy Spirit Parish of Alido Heights, Malolos with ribbon cutting ceremony led by LKBP Chairperson Lucila J. Punongbayan, CEO Julita D. Nazar, CDA Region 3 Director, Marieta P. Hwang , and Malolos City Mayor representative, Atty. Loribelle Tagulao-Castro. LKBP CEO, Ms. Julita D. Nazar together with the Board of Directors and Management staff was very excited for the opening of the restaurant. “I just want to thank everybody who are here for gracing this Grand Opening. I am very thankful for the support you gave to us and finally, our very own Cabalen Restaurant is now ready to serve you. We are happy that despite of the pandemic, we are able to help our government by providing job opportunities to our people here in Bulacan”, she cited during the Grand Opening ceremony. CDA Region-3 Regional Director, Ms. Marieta P. Hwang who is one of the Guest of Honor during the ceremony also shared her excitement and congratulation to LKBP for achieving another breakthrough in entering into franchise of buffet restaurant and encourage everyone to share this good news to promote Cabalen as well as the Cooperative. Also, in behalf of City Mayor of Malolos, Hon. Gilbert T. Gatchalian, his Chief-of-staff, Atty. Loribelle Tagulao-Castro graced the event as she delivered Mayor Gatchalian’s congratulatory and inspirational message to LKBP. Important guests present during the ceremony came from Cabalen Business Development and Franchising Corporation, Vista Mall, City of Malolos, Cooperative Development Authority, Bulacan Federation of Cooperatives, City Training Employment and Cooperative, Landbank of the Philippines, Social Security System, Barangay Council of Longos, Malolos and other partners. Ms. Lanie Babista of BUFECO, Mr. Paulino Tiongson, Jr. of Landbank Malolos, Longos Brgy. Captain Mr. Roberto Ganelo was also present during the ribbon cutting ceremony. Mr. Dean K. Dayao, Director of Cabalen BDFC led by Cabalen group represented by managers, Ms. Lorena S. Salvador, Ms. Julie S. Volante, Ms. Mafien Atacador and Ms. Mary Ann Villamater; and Chefs Ms. Siony Agila and Mr. Tuti Muncal. Cabalen Restaurant is now open to serve fine dining and buffet style, located at at 2nd Level, Vista Mall Malolos, Brgy. Longos, City of Malolos, Bulacan, serving delectable and authentic Filipino dishes that will surely satisfy your appetite.
Other News and Updates
LKBP Participated: Be a Hunger Warrior 10.10.10 Campaign to End Hunger Together
October 10, 2020
Happening simultaneously nationwide, Ligas Kooperatiba ng Bayan sa Pagpapaunlad through Ligas KBP Foundation, Inc., participated in the 10.10.10 feeding program held on October 10, 2020 initiated by NATCCO’s Kusina ng Kalinga (KNK), Ateneo LSE-OF LIFE Program and Gawad Kalinga to raise awareness on the high rate of hunger happened during the time of pandemic that causes malnutrition and stunted growth of children. It aims to feed 10,000 children nationwide in the Philippines through sponsorship of cooperatives, local government units, civi organizations and other participating agencies. A number of 500 communities and barangays joined this program and fed hungry children in their areas. CEO Mrs. Julita D. Nazar led LKBP in feeding the chosen one hundred kids in Barangay Calero in the City of Malolos, Bulacan through coordinating with Barangay Captain, Mr. Josefino M. Santiago. Packed foods and toys were distributed to children at their homes wherein they were being required to wear face masks as one of the protocols of their barangay. Facemasks made by LKBP Garments were also distributed. As additional aid, LKBP donated 5 sacks of rice to Barangay Calero, as part of the community drive of LKBP. The activity was streamed live via facebook page of Ligas KBP Foundation, Inc. This campaign will continue nationwide to feed one hundred thousand children.
DAR ITEMA AWARDEE 2018
September 16, 2019
Out of 5,228 DAR-Assisted Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Organizations (ARBOS) nationwide, Ligas Kooperatiba ng Bayan sa Pagpapaunlad (LKBP) awarded as the Top 63 ARBOs last August 9, 2019 at Department of Agrarian Reform Office in Baliuag, Bulacan. I.T. Enabled Maturity Assessment (ITEMA) is a system developed by DAR to come up with a comprehensive and realistic results of assessing the levels of maturity of the DAR- assisted agrarian reform beneficiaries organizations (ARBOS). Comprehensive and updated information and report can readily generate from the IT system. (Source: CDA official page)
LKBP BOD CHAIRPERSON ELECTED AS NATCCO BOARD OF DIRECTOR- LUZON
September 16, 2019
Held last April 26-28, 2019 at Grand Xing Imperial Hotel in Iloilo City, LKBP BOD Chairperson, Ms. Lucila J. Punongbayan was elected as Member of NATCCO Board of Directors-Luzon. Punongbayan got a high percentage of total votes from all Coops in Luzon. The election happened during the NATCCO 17th Coop Leaders Congress Day with the theme NATCCO 4.0 Positioning Cooperatives in a Digital Economy.
WOCCU CONSULTANTS VISITS LKBP
September 16, 2019
Ligas Kooperatiba ng Bayan sa Pagpapaunlad (LKBP) was chosen as one of the respondents of the World Foundation for Credit Unions, an affiliate of the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) to be part of their Research Technical Assessment to design an open-loop, low cost, real-time payment platforms for its global network of Credit Unions (CUs).