• Former NATCCO CEO Tere de Leon Recalls the 90s

    Teresa de Leon, CEO of NATCCO from 1993 – 1998, gave the 300-plus participants at the National Managers’ and Leaders’ Congress on January 23-24 a glimpse of how the cooperative sector was in the 90s.  Here’s her recollection . . .   I joined Read More
  • NATCCO Chairman Adol Recalls

    I joined a community cooperative established in 1969 by the Redemptorist Fathers.  I joined right after graduation from College. From then on I have been involved in cooperatives and have organized co-ops . . . the latest is the COMELEC Employees Cooperative.   Read More
  • NATCCO Network Celebrates Ruby Anniversary

    QUEZON CITY -- The National Confederation of Cooperatives (NATCCO Network) celebrated on January 23 its Ruby Anniversary or 40th years, in simple toast ceremony at the Richmonde Hotel ballroom attended by 314 delegates from 124 cooperatives nationwide.     Prior to Read More
  • ASEAN Co-ops Must Return to Agriculture Roots

    CUBAO, QUEZON CITY – The ASEAN countries have experienced impressive and fast-paced economic growth in the last ten years.  But this development has not reached the farmers in the region. To address this phenomenon, participants from ten ASEAN member countries, cooperatives, Read More
  • Accountants Compile, Auditors Audit!

    It is FS season again and co-ops and Accountants beware!  The Board of Accountancy has released a Resolution banning the all-too-common practice of external auditors preparing financial statements, and then reviewing their own work.   Accountants who perform the same Read More
  • Bicol Farmers Own & Operate Rice Processing Center

    MAGARAO, CAMARINES SUR -- It’s not just about having land to till.  Rice farmers have to remove weeds from their plots, find water for irrigation (rice is a thirsty plant), plow the land to soften the soil for the roots to Read More
  • Summit Advocates ‘Kaya’ Payment Platform

    PASAY CITY – The 13th National Cooperative Summit issued its “Resolutions per Cluster” upon the conclusion of the event attended by 4,500 co-op leaders from all over the country.   With Philippine Cooperative Center Executive Director Danny Ang declared the agreements-resolutions.  Read More
  • Fonus Cebu Federation Opens

    RECLAMATION AREA, CEBU CITY -- Fonus Cebu Federation of Cooperatives recently opened its new headquarters in this commercial district, attended by co-op leaders in the province. FCFC is a consortium of nine big-name co-ops in Cebu province who pooled together their Read More
  • Kevin Pacatang: Microenterprise Awardee

    MALATE, MANILA  – A member of the Jimenez branch of multi-awarded Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative in Misamis Occidental, was awarded the Citi Youth Microentrepreneurship Award in simple ceremonies at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP).   Kevin Pacatang’s mother raised her Read More
  • 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
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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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