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 espoused by Robert Owen and Dr. William King and put into practice by the Rochdale Pioneers which served as a catalyst in transforming European countries into economic titans.


Chief Executive Officer

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)



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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