REGION 7 – The National Confederation of Cooperatives in partnership with two member-cooperatives and with telecoms giant SMART Communications piloted the government’s Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) in storm-struck Samar and Leyte provinces from February 4 to 7.Read More
Las Piñas City– Former Senate President Manuel Villar, founding chairman of the Villar SIPAG (Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation and Governance), personally awarded to the representatives of NATCCO member-cooperatives the 10 Most Outstanding Community Enterprises and 10 Most Promising Community… Read More
PASAY CITY – One hundred million ideas were expected to be shared by one thousand-one-hundred microfinance stakeholders from all over the globe at the 2013 Partnerships Against Poverty Summit held last October 9 – 11 at the Philippine International Convention Center.… 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.