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.
NATCCO Network Member co-ops with youth programs are invited to send representatives to the NATCCO National Cooperative Youth Congress on May 20-23, 2014 at the Nueva Segovia Plaza Hotel in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur.
CADIZ CITY -- One week after the opening of the Pinoy Coop ATM in Bicol, the NATCCO IT Group teams based in Manila and Cebu worked in tandem to start the 51st branch at the Cadiz City Credit Cooperative (C4), which opened on December 19.
ERMITA, Manila – The National Anti-Poverty Commission – cooperatives sector met on October 14, 2013 at the City State Tower Hotel for the National Conference on Electric Cooperatives to discuss the issue of electric cooperatives (ECs)
CARAGA – Like most cooperatives in the Region, the San Francisco Growth Enhancement Multi-Purpose Cooperative (SAFRAGEMC) has had its share of environmental issues since it started operating two decades ago.
“Raising Mission-Driven Cooperatives” – this was the theme of the USSPM Orientation conducted by staff of NATCCO’s Microfinance Innovations in Cooperatives (MICOOP) Program to 60 co-ops during the annual MICOOP Forum on April 9-11, 2013.
PASAY CITY – Representatives of the Department of Finance (DOF) and the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) debated with the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee on Cooperatives over what may be considered controversial provisions in the new CDA Charter, in a hearing last December 5.
On October 15 at 8:53 a.m., a magnitude 7.2 earthquake originated 12 kilometers underground and shook the entire Central Visayas islands, particularly Bohol and Cebu, all the way to Masbate island and Cotabato in Mindanao.
BULDANA, INDIA -- More than 600 delegates from across the Asia Pacific region met and discussed the role of youth in co-operatives at the recent 6th Meeting of ICA Asia Pacific Committee on Youth Co-operation
CEBU CITY – No less than Insurance Commission(IC) Comissioner Emmanuel Feleciano Dooc, declared that “CLIMBS Life & General Insurance Cooperative is the most progressive cooperative doing micro insurance service in the Philippines.”
This NATCCO wishes to thank those who contributed to the Bohol Earthquake and Typhoon Yolanda Relief Funds last year. Below is the complete list of donors and beneficiaries: Contributors for Bohol Earthquake Fund Gubat St. Anthony Cooperative MSU-IIT MPC Contributors for Yolanda Relief Fund SACDECO Panabo MPC Sorsogon…
QUEZON CITY (PIA) – Coconut farmers have a difficult lot. They use a long bamboo pole to harvest coconuts, endangering life and limb if even a single coconut falls upon them. Then they manually remove the husk and crack open the inner shell with sharp instruments at risk of losing their…
MANILA, Philippines – More than 2,000 men, women, and children from all over Metro Manila and surrounding provinces donned rubber gloves, boots, straw hats and brought sacks to clear Manila Bay of garbage.
BOAC, Marinduque, (PIA) -- The Department of Science and Technology-Provincial Science and Technology Center (DOST-PSTC) recently conducted a training on advanced bleaching and dyeing of abaca –based handicraft.
Do you want to learn how to fly? If your answer is YES, then visit ACDI Multipurpose Cooperative’s (ACDI MPC) Head Office located in AFPOVAI, Taguig City. It has an Aviation School called “LEADING EDGE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY INC (LEIA), an ACDI MPC subsidiary.
BAROBO, SURIGAO DEL SUR –Nagkahiusang Mag-uuma sa Guinhalinan Cooperative (NAGMASAGUICO) has partnered with the Social Security System (SSS) to provide social security protection and savings to co-op members.
PASAY CITY (PIA) – The Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) with the League of Cooperative Development Officers of the Philippines (LCDOP) will be holding the Sixth National Tripartite Conference on October 9-11 at the SMX Convention Center right across the Mall of Asia.
SAN JUAN, SOUTHERN LEYTE – Many parents do everything to raise money for the education of their children. They work hard, engage in business, work overtime, scrimp on what they can, or even borrow money if they have to.
BAAO, CAMARINES SUR – Fifty local parishioners came together on August 26, 1963 to establish what was then called the Baao Parish Cooperative Credit Union. The members each paid one peso as entrance fee and the initial Share Capital amounted to P1,193.
NAGA CITY – NATCCO Network member Baao Parish Multi-Purpose Cooperative bagged the 2013 Bicol Business Organization of the Year award at the 22nd South Luzon Area Business Conference held on July 18 – 19 at the Avenue Convention Plaza.
MALATE, MANILA – As part of marking its 50th anniversary, LANDBANK recognized the country’s outstanding cooperatives in its annual Gawad sa Pinakatanging Kooperatiba (Gawad PITAK) in ceremonies at the LANDBANK Plaza in Malate, Manila on August 8.
The Bureau of Customs (BOC) led by Commissioner Ruffy Biazon and Run-After-The-Smugglers (RATS) head, Peter Manzano recently filed charges against officers of various cooperatives for violation of Sections 3601 and 3602 of the Tariffs and Customs Code of the Philippines and certain provisions of the Revised Penal Code.
LANANG, DAVAO CITY – USAID officials and the NATCCO IT Group met with co-op leaders at the Microtel Hotel on April 13, 2013 to present the advantages of the newly-launched Scaling Innovations in Mobile Money (SIMM).
This year’s International Co-operative Day, celebrated July 6, has the theme “Cooperative enterprise remains strong in times of crisis”. It is an apt theme when one considers how other forms of business measure up when faced with current global economic struggles
Leni San Roque, Member Relations Manager of the Bangkok-based Association of Asian Confederation of Credit Unions (ACCU), has urged Philippine co-ops to integrate policies, services, IT systems, procedures, and more. “Integration will make us strong – but are we really willing to give up some autonomy?”