• Lamac MPC, Dow Foundation Boost Farmers’ Skills

    PINAMUNGAJAN, CEBU -- With the advent of new technologies that ushered in new techniques in farming, local farmers in southwest Cebu got a much-needed boost as an international corporation has partnered with their cooperative to provide solutions to their livelihood problems. Read More
  • Aflatoun Flame Lights Romblon

    ODIONGAN, ROMBLON – The Aflatoun flame lit up the teachers and students  to excitemet as the Aflatoun implementation initiated by St. Vincent Ferrer Parish MPC (SVFMPC) on August 5 -6 and Agra Progreso MPC on August 20-21. The implementations were done Read More
  • Justine’s ‘Best Pitch’ Wins in Bali

    BALI, INDONESA – Cebuana cooperator Justine Lynn Canda Limocon won the Best Co-op Pitch award during the First International Cooperative Alliance – Asia and the Pacific Co-op Youth Summit on September 19-23.   The country’s representative to the competition, Limocon bested participants Read More
  • Pinoy Coop ATM Boosts Aklan Development

    MADALAG, AKLAN – Madalag Development Cooperative (MDC) is true to its name.  To push for development in its community, it has acquired and is now operating a Pinoy Coop ATM. Membership of Madeco grew more than 50% in 2015, and currently Read More
  • Pinoy Coop ATM in Romblon’s Corcuera Island

    CORCUERA, ROMBLON – Saint Joseph the Worker MPC on November 8 is a historic day for this small island north the Province.   Though the co-op has a membership of 1,729 , the Pinoy Coop ATM is expected to serve the more Read More
  • Abra Youth Run to Celebrate Lab Co-op's 1st Year

    TAYUM, ABRA -- The Abra Diocesan Teachers and Employees Multi-Purpose Cooperative (ADTEMPCO), through its laboratory cooperative, conducted a Fun Run on August 27 at the Holy Ghost School grounds.  The theme for the activity was “A Child Who Saves with Fun Read More
  • CDA Lobbies For P234 M Budget Increase

    PASAY CITY – Officials of the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) led by Executive Director Rey Elevazo, visited the Senate on October 10 and the House of Representatives on October 11 to lobby for a budget increase amounting to P234 Million.   Read More
  • Representative Anthony Bravo’s Privilege Speech

    Deputy Minority Leader and Coop-Natcco Partylist Rep. Anthony Bravo delivered a privilege speech on October 11 in commemoration of the National Cooperative Month. He urged the government to implement a comprehensive policy on ensuring the sound development of cooperatives.   Read More
  • BIR Defers TIN Submission Six Months

    The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) will not require cooperatives to submit the Tax Identification Numbers (TIN) of their individual members in order to be issued a Certificate of Tax Exemption (CTE)  . . . for six months.  And after six months, Read More
  • 13th Cooperative Summit a Big Success!

    PASAY CITY – The 13th Cooperative Summit continued on its second day at the SMX Convention Center with 4,500 delegates from all over the country in the venue for the proceedings.  In contrast to the atmosphere of solidarity and celebration in Read More
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About NATCCO Network

The National Confederation of Cooperatives (NATCCO) was formed by credit union pioneers who believed that the task of co-op development lies primarily in the hands of the private sector. These leaders believed in self-help and in the idea that people in poverty need to create opportunities for themselves to improve their economic well-being. As early as the 1950’s to 70’s, co-op sector leaders were aware that in order to succeed they could not rely on government alone. Instead, co-ops have to be driven and patronized by their members and it is only through co-op education that this level of member patronage and responsibility can be established.

In the 1950’s to 70’s, a large number of primary co-operatives formed five regional co-op training centers (secondary cooperatives). In 1977, the five regional training centers formed NATCCO, then known as the National Association of Training Centers for Co-operatives, to coordinate the trainings and educational services for cooperatives at the national level. NATCCO also served as the voice of co-ops in the country.


Featured Cooperative of the Month

  • About SOEMCO
  • Chairperson
  • Chief Executive Officer

Skeptics were saying more than a decade ago that cooperatives cannot thrive in Socorro, Surigao del Norte. Nevertheless, the SOEMCO members knew that Dr. Jose P. Rizal had met exactly the same apprehensions more than a century ago when he brought out to his friends and associates in the Propaganda Movement the idea of organizing cooperatives in the Philippines, hoping to replicate in his beloved homeland the ideology of cooperativism

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Reynerio T. Canta Sr.
Residence :Socorro, Surigao del Norte
Occupation:  Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator (since 1983), Municipality of Socorro
Education :Surigao del Norte College of Agriculture, BS in Agriculture (1980)
  • Accounting for Non-accountants
  • Policy Development Course
  • Basic Cooperative Course
  • Leadership & Values Re-orientation Course
  • Financial Management Training


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Edelito Caindoy Sangco
Position:  Chief Executive Officer
Education :BS Agriculture
Other positions held:
  • Chairman, MASS-SPECC
  • Director, NATCCO
  • National Directorate, COOP-NATCCO Partylist
Other involvements:
  • 8-kilometer Nueva Estrella to Salog Farm to Market Road Project
  • 2.7-kilometer, Nueva Estrella to Sinibayan Farm To Market Road Project
  • Rizal Bridge Project under the Philippine Rural Development Program (PRDP)


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Help & Tips

  • Financial Tips +

    Quit bad habits like smoking, drinking alcohol, and gambling.  These habits are just a waste of money and can be hazardous to your health.  Work hard to kick the habits and you will be surprised how much money you will save.  You will feel - and look - better!
  • Co-op Office Safety Tips +

    To prevent fire, go for a paperless office.  If you really need to store documents, do not use cardboard boxes and do not use corridors, walkways, passageways and stairs that form part of the emergency escape route for storage.
  • Environmental SafetyTip +

    "It's not enough just to plant tree.  Make sure the tree you are planting is at least 5 feet tall, or about a year old.  A baby tree will die when overwhelmed by weeds."
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