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  • Whether to remit the Coop Education Training Fund is not – and has never been –optional as many co-ops like to think.  According to the Cooperative Development Authority, all co-ops “shall” remit the Co-op Education Training Fund after all.     “The remittance of the half of the CETF by a
    Whether to remit the Coop Education Training Fund is not – and has never been –optional as many co-ops like to think.  According to the Cooperative Development Authority, all co-ops “shall” remit the Co-op Education Training Fund after all.     “The remittance of the half of the CETF by a
  • ANTALYA, TURKEY -- Youth Representative to the NATCCO Board, Nikko Revita presented the NATCCO Network’s Youth Program and the state of the cooperative movement in the Philippines at the  International Cooperative Alliance Global Youth Network Meeting and Sessions on Nov. 10-11.   More than 30 Youth delegates from the different continents
    ANTALYA, TURKEY -- Youth Representative to the NATCCO Board, Nikko Revita presented the NATCCO Network’s Youth Program and the state of the cooperative movement in the Philippines at the  International Cooperative Alliance Global Youth Network Meeting and Sessions on Nov. 10-11.   More than 30 Youth delegates from the different continents
  • BANGKOK, THAILAND - NATCCO’s strong commitment in providing quality education with international perspective to its members again comes to the fore with its Study Visit last October 14-18, 2015. The study visit exposed the participants to Thai credit unions’ best practices, operations and governance management and better understanding to Thai culture.
    BANGKOK, THAILAND - NATCCO’s strong commitment in providing quality education with international perspective to its members again comes to the fore with its Study Visit last October 14-18, 2015. The study visit exposed the participants to Thai credit unions’ best practices, operations and governance management and better understanding to Thai culture.
  • DAVAO CITY – Eighteen private and public high schools in participated to the 1st Agdao MPC Inter-School Poster-Making Contest on November 28, 2015 at the  Agdao MPC Head Office in Obrero. In partnership with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Region XI and the AMPC Laboratory Cooperative (AMPCLC), the contest was
    DAVAO CITY – Eighteen private and public high schools in participated to the 1st Agdao MPC Inter-School Poster-Making Contest on November 28, 2015 at the  Agdao MPC Head Office in Obrero. In partnership with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Region XI and the AMPC Laboratory Cooperative (AMPCLC), the contest was
  • BATANGAS CITY -- More than a thousand delegates composed of youth cooperators, government, and non-government institutions attended the Congress on Youth and Laboratory Cooperatives organized by the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) on August 5 at the Provincial Auditorium of the Batangas City. The event was also in line with the Centennial
    BATANGAS CITY -- More than a thousand delegates composed of youth cooperators, government, and non-government institutions attended the Congress on Youth and Laboratory Cooperatives organized by the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) on August 5 at the Provincial Auditorium of the Batangas City. The event was also in line with the Centennial
  • Computers have changed everybody’s lives.  Well . . . almost everybody.  For many Filipinos, ownership of a computer is still beyond their means.  The NATCCO Network makes computers more affordable to co-ops, thanks to a partnership called “DigiBuy”, a device ownership program under the Digibayanihan movement. Digibayanihanis a digital literacy movement which aims
    Computers have changed everybody’s lives.  Well . . . almost everybody.  For many Filipinos, ownership of a computer is still beyond their means.  The NATCCO Network makes computers more affordable to co-ops, thanks to a partnership called “DigiBuy”, a device ownership program under the Digibayanihan movement. Digibayanihanis a digital literacy movement which aims
  • PASAY CITY -- Most Filipinos stay home or go to malls on Saturdays. But not so for more than 24,000 cooperators from all over the country who endured the afternoon sun on October 24 to vent their anger over the Government’s alleged apathy over very important concerns of the cooperative sector.
    PASAY CITY -- Most Filipinos stay home or go to malls on Saturdays. But not so for more than 24,000 cooperators from all over the country who endured the afternoon sun on October 24 to vent their anger over the Government’s alleged apathy over very important concerns of the cooperative sector.
  • SORSOGON CITY – Officers of NATCCO member, SAFADECO (Salvacion Farmers’ Development Cooperative), was among thirteen (13) Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries’ Organizations (ARBOs) that participated in the recent training on Audit Management conducted by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in partnership with South-Luzon Federation of Cooperatives or SIDECO. ARBO co-op leaders were
    SORSOGON CITY – Officers of NATCCO member, SAFADECO (Salvacion Farmers’ Development Cooperative), was among thirteen (13) Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries’ Organizations (ARBOs) that participated in the recent training on Audit Management conducted by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in partnership with South-Luzon Federation of Cooperatives or SIDECO. ARBO co-op leaders were
  • PASAY CITY – Tagum Cooperative welcomed first day of September with honor and pride as it bagged Galing Pook’s first Citizenship Award 2015 in recognition of its outstanding efforts in uplifting and empowering the people and the community. From the 33 institutions which vied for the award, Tagum Coop made it
    PASAY CITY – Tagum Cooperative welcomed first day of September with honor and pride as it bagged Galing Pook’s first Citizenship Award 2015 in recognition of its outstanding efforts in uplifting and empowering the people and the community. From the 33 institutions which vied for the award, Tagum Coop made it
  • IROSIN, SORSOGON – Two years have passed and Salvacion Farmers Development Cooperative (SAFADECO) once again proves its competence in financial management as it opened its second  satellite office in Alonzo St., Barangay San Juan last July 9.   SAFADECO is a farmer’s organization in Barangay Salvacion engaging in copra trading and
    IROSIN, SORSOGON – Two years have passed and Salvacion Farmers Development Cooperative (SAFADECO) once again proves its competence in financial management as it opened its second  satellite office in Alonzo St., Barangay San Juan last July 9.   SAFADECO is a farmer’s organization in Barangay Salvacion engaging in copra trading and
  • BONTOC, Mt. Province – As early as the 1950’s, the concept of cooperatives was gaining roots in the Philippines; and by the 1960’s, many cooperatives had been established. In the 70s, President Ferdinand Marcos emphasized the development of the rural communities to improve the living conditions of the rural people.  At
    BONTOC, Mt. Province – As early as the 1950’s, the concept of cooperatives was gaining roots in the Philippines; and by the 1960’s, many cooperatives had been established. In the 70s, President Ferdinand Marcos emphasized the development of the rural communities to improve the living conditions of the rural people.  At
  • LAOAG CITY – For a city of 105,000 residents, the traditional methods of garbage disposal – landfilling  and burning – would not be sustainable in the long run. If each person churns out even just half a kilogram of garbage daily, that means the city must dispose 52.5 tons of garbage daily . . . or
    LAOAG CITY – For a city of 105,000 residents, the traditional methods of garbage disposal – landfilling  and burning – would not be sustainable in the long run. If each person churns out even just half a kilogram of garbage daily, that means the city must dispose 52.5 tons of garbage daily . . . or
  • PASAY CITY – Uncompromising military discipline in management gave military personnel’s co-op Philippine Army Finance Center Producers Integrated Cooperative (PAFCPIC) the Philippine Quality Award at the 2015 Philippine Quality Challenge Awarding Ceremonies and Forum on September 15 at the Midas Hotel.   Philippine Quality Challenge (PQC) Program is a self-assessment and
    PASAY CITY – Uncompromising military discipline in management gave military personnel’s co-op Philippine Army Finance Center Producers Integrated Cooperative (PAFCPIC) the Philippine Quality Award at the 2015 Philippine Quality Challenge Awarding Ceremonies and Forum on September 15 at the Midas Hotel.   Philippine Quality Challenge (PQC) Program is a self-assessment and
  • QUEZON CITY -- After decades of squabbling, the co-op sector came together to mourn its hero – the former Senator Agapito “Butz” Aquino, who passed away on August 17. Philippine Cooperative Center Chairman, Hamilcar Rutaquio, said: “We consider Butz the Father of Modern Cooperatives because in 1990, he was one of the
    QUEZON CITY -- After decades of squabbling, the co-op sector came together to mourn its hero – the former Senator Agapito “Butz” Aquino, who passed away on August 17. Philippine Cooperative Center Chairman, Hamilcar Rutaquio, said: “We consider Butz the Father of Modern Cooperatives because in 1990, he was one of the
  • LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET -- Vegetable farmers and vendors thank Senator Alan Cayetano for his PTK (Presyo, Trabaho, Kita/Kaayusan) Program. Through Senator Cayetano’s capital lending project, members of the La Trinidad Vegetables Trading Post Multi-Purpose Cooperative are beginning to experience real change in their lives. They now have easier access to capital
    LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET -- Vegetable farmers and vendors thank Senator Alan Cayetano for his PTK (Presyo, Trabaho, Kita/Kaayusan) Program. Through Senator Cayetano’s capital lending project, members of the La Trinidad Vegetables Trading Post Multi-Purpose Cooperative are beginning to experience real change in their lives. They now have easier access to capital
  • Former Senator Agapito “Butz” Aquino, who helped catapult his late sister-in-law Corazon Aquino to the presidency in 1986, passed away on Monday afternoon, August 17. He was 76 years old.   His nephew, Senator Benigno Paolo “Bam” Aquino IV said the brother of former Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr., died
    Former Senator Agapito “Butz” Aquino, who helped catapult his late sister-in-law Corazon Aquino to the presidency in 1986, passed away on Monday afternoon, August 17. He was 76 years old.   His nephew, Senator Benigno Paolo “Bam” Aquino IV said the brother of former Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr., died
  • PASAY CITY -- The July 1 Launching of the National Strategy for Financial Inclusion held at the Philippine International Convention Center was attended by more than 400 government officials, leaders of NGOs, microfinance institutions, banks, and cooperatives.   13 government agencies signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Implementing the Strategy. One
    PASAY CITY -- The July 1 Launching of the National Strategy for Financial Inclusion held at the Philippine International Convention Center was attended by more than 400 government officials, leaders of NGOs, microfinance institutions, banks, and cooperatives.   13 government agencies signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Implementing the Strategy. One
  • PASAY CITY – 25% of Filipino adults have never saved.  32% used to save.  Only 43% of Filipino adults save, but most of them (63%) keep their savings at home while 33% deposit in banks.  In contrast, more Filipino adults (47%) have debts, and they borrow money from relatives and friends
    PASAY CITY – 25% of Filipino adults have never saved.  32% used to save.  Only 43% of Filipino adults save, but most of them (63%) keep their savings at home while 33% deposit in banks.  In contrast, more Filipino adults (47%) have debts, and they borrow money from relatives and friends
  • CLARK, Pampanga – Stress, the daily grind of managing a co-op and producing net surplus, dealing with members, suppliers, directors, and the community, the Information Technology landscape for finance organizations, and a hundred other concerns make the job of a CEO one of the most challenging.   To address their concerns,
    CLARK, Pampanga – Stress, the daily grind of managing a co-op and producing net surplus, dealing with members, suppliers, directors, and the community, the Information Technology landscape for finance organizations, and a hundred other concerns make the job of a CEO one of the most challenging.   To address their concerns,
  • Lenders must inform borrowers that their personal credit data will be submitted to the Credit Information Corporation (CIC) and borrowers will have to authorize the lenders to make the submission.   This is in compliance with the Credit Information System Act, or Republic Act 9510, requiring lenders such as cooperatives
    Lenders must inform borrowers that their personal credit data will be submitted to the Credit Information Corporation (CIC) and borrowers will have to authorize the lenders to make the submission.   This is in compliance with the Credit Information System Act, or Republic Act 9510, requiring lenders such as cooperatives
  • Old timers of Mindanao State University - Institute of Information Technology National Multi-Purpose Cooperative (MSU-IIT NMPC) recall 1978 when the co-op was just starting.  Cash deposits from enthusiastic employees added up to P86.20. The co-op had its First General Assembly on January 17, 1979 when its officers were organized, led by
    Old timers of Mindanao State University - Institute of Information Technology National Multi-Purpose Cooperative (MSU-IIT NMPC) recall 1978 when the co-op was just starting.  Cash deposits from enthusiastic employees added up to P86.20. The co-op had its First General Assembly on January 17, 1979 when its officers were organized, led by
  • ORMOC CITY, LEYTE -- 63 families moved on April 22 into their first permanent home since Typhoon Yolanda hit the province in November 2013.  They are members of OCCI Margen Housing Cooperative, organized by Metro Ormoc Community Cooperative.
    ORMOC CITY, LEYTE -- 63 families moved on April 22 into their first permanent home since Typhoon Yolanda hit the province in November 2013.  They are members of OCCI Margen Housing Cooperative, organized by Metro Ormoc Community Cooperative.
  • TAGUM CITY – The city government of Tagum recognized on March 07 Tagum Cooperative Chairperson of the Board of Director (BOD) Norma “Normskie” Pereyras as Tagumpay  Excellence awardee for Gender Equality and Women Empowerment.
    TAGUM CITY – The city government of Tagum recognized on March 07 Tagum Cooperative Chairperson of the Board of Director (BOD) Norma “Normskie” Pereyras as Tagumpay  Excellence awardee for Gender Equality and Women Empowerment.
  • The NATCCO Network is seen to accelerate the implementation of its flagship youth program, Aflatoun, all over the country with the translation of training manuals.
    The NATCCO Network is seen to accelerate the implementation of its flagship youth program, Aflatoun, all over the country with the translation of training manuals.
  • BALI, Indonesia – The 2014 Asian Credit Union Forum ended on a high note when 570  participants from cooperatives all over Asia converged at the Sanur Paradise Plaza Hotel for the 2014 Association of Asian Confederation of Credit Unions (ACCU).
    BALI, Indonesia – The 2014 Asian Credit Union Forum ended on a high note when 570  participants from cooperatives all over Asia converged at the Sanur Paradise Plaza Hotel for the 2014 Association of Asian Confederation of Credit Unions (ACCU).
  • CALAPAN CITY, Mindoro Oriental – Tanikala ng Pagkakaisa Multi-Purpose Cooperative (TPMPC), a NATCCO member, was recently awarded on September 26 by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) as the “Best Technopreneur of 2014.
    CALAPAN CITY, Mindoro Oriental – Tanikala ng Pagkakaisa Multi-Purpose Cooperative (TPMPC), a NATCCO member, was recently awarded on September 26 by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) as the “Best Technopreneur of 2014.
  • On February 17, 2009, President Gloria Arroyo signed into law Republic Act 9520, the New Cooperative Code of 2008, replacing the Cooperative Code of 1990 signed into law by then President Corazon C. Aquino.
    On February 17, 2009, President Gloria Arroyo signed into law Republic Act 9520, the New Cooperative Code of 2008, replacing the Cooperative Code of 1990 signed into law by then President Corazon C. Aquino.
  • QUEZON CITY – They came from as far away as Ilocos Sur in the north and Tagum City in the south.  It was just after a very short two-week notice and yet,
    QUEZON CITY – They came from as far away as Ilocos Sur in the north and Tagum City in the south.  It was just after a very short two-week notice and yet,
  • In line with the celebration of the Philippine Cooperative Centennial Year, the Centennial Committee has identified “PISO MULA SA MIYEMBRO PARA SA SENTINARYO” as one of the fund raising programs to commemorate this momentous event.
    In line with the celebration of the Philippine Cooperative Centennial Year, the Centennial Committee has identified “PISO MULA SA MIYEMBRO PARA SA SENTINARYO” as one of the fund raising programs to commemorate this momentous event.
  • The entire cooperative sector – leaders, members, management and staff, regulators and the academe – will celebrate this year the Philippine Cooperative Centennial Year, 100 years after the first cooperative law was enacted by US Colonial government.
    The entire cooperative sector – leaders, members, management and staff, regulators and the academe – will celebrate this year the Philippine Cooperative Centennial Year, 100 years after the first cooperative law was enacted by US Colonial government.
  • Las PiñasCITY – A total  of P4 million cash  prize was given by Villar SIPAG (Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation and Governance) to the winners of the nationwide search for community enterprises that served as “engines for growth” to  help lessen widespread poverty.
    Las PiñasCITY – A total  of P4 million cash  prize was given by Villar SIPAG (Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation and Governance) to the winners of the nationwide search for community enterprises that served as “engines for growth” to  help lessen widespread poverty.
  • ANTIQUE – The National Confederation of Cooperatives (NATCCO) congratulates the members, leaders and staff of Bugasong Multi-Purpose Cooperative for celebrating its 50th Foundation Day Anniversary last December 12.
    ANTIQUE – The National Confederation of Cooperatives (NATCCO) congratulates the members, leaders and staff of Bugasong Multi-Purpose Cooperative for celebrating its 50th Foundation Day Anniversary last December 12.
  • Three (3) representatives from Be Better, a non-profit organization that teaches social and financial skills to over 200,000 children in schools and communities in China,
    Three (3) representatives from Be Better, a non-profit organization that teaches social and financial skills to over 200,000 children in schools and communities in China,
  • LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – Some fifty years back in 1964, a group of officers of the church religious organization in this small town and with the guidance and inspiration of the parish priest and aware of the economic concerns of its members, organized the cooperative intended to help its members.
    LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – Some fifty years back in 1964, a group of officers of the church religious organization in this small town and with the guidance and inspiration of the parish priest and aware of the economic concerns of its members, organized the cooperative intended to help its members.
  • DAVAO CITY – While the nation watched every punch thrown in the much-awaited fight between Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao and undefeated American Cris Algieri on Sunday, November 23,
    DAVAO CITY – While the nation watched every punch thrown in the much-awaited fight between Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao and undefeated American Cris Algieri on Sunday, November 23,
  • SORSOGON CITY – The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) recently conducted validation on the COOP-NATCCO Partylist Cacao Nursery in Barangay Macabog.
    SORSOGON CITY – The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) recently conducted validation on the COOP-NATCCO Partylist Cacao Nursery in Barangay Macabog.
  • BANAUE, Ifugao –June to September 2014 was a very, very, very busy time for Tam-an Banaue MPC (TBMPC).
    BANAUE, Ifugao –June to September 2014 was a very, very, very busy time for Tam-an Banaue MPC (TBMPC).
  • DAVAO CITY – In line with the celebration of the 2014 Cooperative Month, Agdao Multi-Purpose Cooperative (AMPC) successfully organized the first ever Run for the Aged Color Fun Run on October 26 at Brokenshire College.
    DAVAO CITY – In line with the celebration of the 2014 Cooperative Month, Agdao Multi-Purpose Cooperative (AMPC) successfully organized the first ever Run for the Aged Color Fun Run on October 26 at Brokenshire College.
  • QUEZON CITY – If you are a co-op manager or director, you attend all the trainings recommended by the compliance seminars required by the Cooperative Development Authority
    QUEZON CITY – If you are a co-op manager or director, you attend all the trainings recommended by the compliance seminars required by the Cooperative Development Authority
  • ORMOC CITY – They got hit by a 300 kilometer-per-hour typhoon in November 2013 leaving them homeless.
    ORMOC CITY – They got hit by a 300 kilometer-per-hour typhoon in November 2013 leaving them homeless.
  • PANDAN, ANTIQUE – NATCCO member Pandan Multi-Purpose Cooperative celebrated its 50th Foundation Day on July 20
    PANDAN, ANTIQUE – NATCCO member Pandan Multi-Purpose Cooperative celebrated its 50th Foundation Day on July 20
  • PATHEIN, MYANMAR -- NATCCO participates in the massive efforts in rebuilding the newest democracy in Southeast Asia – the Republic of the Union of Myanmar – by deploying one of its employees on a Staff Secondment Agreement with the Association of Asian Confederation of Credit Unions (ACCU).
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  • TANJAY CITY -- About 100 elementary school teachers from the Dumaguete City and Tanjay City schools divisions participated in the Aflatoun teachers training of the Perpetual Help Community Cooperative Inc. (PHCCI) recently.
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  • MANILA, Philippines — The cooperative sector welcomed the grand opening of the Network Consolidated Cooperative Bank (NCCB) at its main office on Katipunan Avenue.
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  • TAGUM CITY – Who says inclusive growth does not include “genuine peace, security and safety?”
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