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BAGUIO CITY – Twenty-six Branch and Area Managers of the Microfinance Innovations in Cooperatives (MICOOP) Group of the NATCCO Network went through a grueling 10-day seminar on Making Microfinance Work: Managing for Improved Performance from August 13-23 at the Brentwood Apartelle… Read More
QUEZON CITY – When calamities come, everyone gets nervous. Farmers are fearful that their crops – for which they toiled so hard – will be ruined. And microfinance institutions are likewise fearful that when farmers’ crops are destroyed, unpaid loans follow.… Read More
DAVAO CITY, (PIA) -- Social Welfare & Development Secretary Corazon Soliman lauded the MASS-SPECC Cooperative Development Center in government’s effort to reach out to the poor.
Speaking at the 40th MASS-SPECC General Assembly and 45th Coop Leaders Congress at the SMX… Read More
In partnership with Citi Philippines, the National Confederation of Cooperatives and the Komisyon sa Wikang Pilipino (Commission on Filipino Languages) inked on July 25 a Memorandum of Agreement to translate Aflatoun materials from English into four major languages: Tagalog, Hiligaynon, Cebuano, and… Read More
BACARRA, ILOCOS NORTE – Ellena C. Limocon, General Manager of the highly successful Lamac Multi-Purpose Cooperative in Cebu, now represents co-op women in the NATCCO Board of Directors. She was voted by the delegates at the Gender Congress held at the… Read More
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.