• Four Batangas Schools Adopt Aflatoun

    BATANGAS -- The Aflatoun flame continues to spread far and wide in Southern Luzon with four more partner schools welcoming the Program. On February 3 thru 10, Kapandesal Multi-Purpose Cooperative’s Aflatoun Coordinator and Branch Manager, Ms. Karen Dimailig together with NATCCO’s Read More
  • Consistent Courage & Charisma

    PASAY CITY – For co-op members, joining an existing or operating co-op is easy.  You just ask the right questions: “Is the co-ops financially stable?  Will it take care of my deposit? How long after joining can I obtain a loan?  Read More
  • Active Youth Involvement Key to Co-ops’ Growth

    PASAY CITY -- Three speakers at the recently concluded 13th National Cooperative Summit urged the more than 4,000 co-op leaders in attendance to actively involve the youth in their organizations.  Among the reasons they gave are convincing enough:  ensure long-term viability Read More
  • Tagum Co-op Strikes Gold!

    TAGUM CITY -- Tagum Cooperative once again made history as it successfully conducted its 50th Annual General Assembly at Pedro B. San Jose Gymnasium, University of Mindanao (UM) Tagum Campus and SMX Convention Center in Davao City on March 19 and Read More
  • SAMULCO Strikes Gold!

    DAVAO CITY – From a small cooperative with only P242 capital investment 50 years ago, the Sta. Ana Multipurpose Cooperative (SAMULCO) has grown in leaps and bounds as it breached the P1 billion mark in Total Assets in November last year. Read More
  • Paglaum MPC 25 Years!

    PLARIDEL, MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL – Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative celebrates this year its 25th Foundation Anniversary.      PAGLAUM means HOPE in the vernacular. With the vision and mission it pursues. PAGLAUM MULTI-PURPOSE COOPERATIVE looms as the hope of the once struggling cooperative Read More
  • Sec. Taguiwalo Convinces DOF About Co-ops

    QUEZON CITY -- At the March 14 hearing of the House Committee on Ways and Means held at the House of Representatives led by Chairperson Rep. Dakila Cua of Quirino Province, Dept. of Finance Undersecretary Karl Chua committed to exclude cooperatives Read More
  • TWG Formed to Defend Co-op Tax Exemptions

    QUEZON CITY – A Technical Working Group (TWG) composed of leaders of co-op federations, unions, primaries and co-op development officers from all over the country, for the first time, met on March 16 to come up with a list of arguments Read More
  • Bill Cuts Income Tax, But Removes Co-op Exemption

    The Duterte administration is going to cut personal taxes.  And yet, it expects more revenues.  How on Earth is Government going to do that? A Bill is now pending in Congress that will cut personal “income tax rates down to Read More
  • Co-op Leaders Oppose Repeal of Tax Exemptions

    QUEZON CITY -- Leaders of co-op federations met for four hours with co-op bloc representatives in Congress on March 2 to discuss what the co-op sector can do to oppose House Bill 4774, which threatens to repeal the tax exemptions of Read More
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About NATCCO Network

The National Association of Training Centers for Cooperatives (NATCCO) was formed by cooperators who believed that the task of co-op development lay 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. 
These co-op leaders had the benefit of hindsight: from 1915 when the first co-op law was passed until the late 50’s, co-ops did not succeed because they were just a government initiative.


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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