• Aflatoun Boosts Financial Literacy of Teachers

    CLARK, PAMPANGA  – It’s not only the youth who benefit from NATCCO’s flagship youth program , Aflatoun, but teachers as well.  This has been the observation of Lasalette Gumban, NATCCO Youth Program Coordinator.      Ms. Gumban spoke before participants at the Read More
  • Alex Raquepo: Ilocos Region's Co-op Man

    Rare are those who have been steeped in cooperative principles in their youth and continue to do so decades later.  Alexander B. Raquepo is among that rare breed.   Alex hails from Sta. Cruz, Ilocos Sur and is the eledest Read More
  • COOP-NATCCO Partylist Thumbs Down Divorce Bill

    QUEZON CITY --  After consultations with co-op leaders, Coop-NATCCO Partylist Representatives Anthony M. Bravo and Sabiniano Canama voted against the Divorce Bill.   After quoting the Bible on social media, Rep. Bravo said: “Bilang isang Kristiyano, ito ang aking personal Read More
  • Millennials Own Stage at Co-op Leaders Congress

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – In Filipino culture, young people are told to listen to their elders.  But at the recent 16th Co-op Leaders Congress held at the Limketkai Luxe Hotel, it was the other way around.     Millennials comprised most Read More
  • 3rd Tagum Youth Camp Fosters Bonds & Learning

    TAGUM CITY -- Seventy-eight teen-aged strangers turned friends as they participated in Tagum Coop’s Youth Laboratory 3rd Summer Youth Camp last May 4-5, 2018 at the Energy Park. The two-day-one-night camp had the theme “Bring the Change! Be the Youth Leader Read More
  • GA Pushes Integration, Technology, Youth, Enterprise

    CAGAYAN DE ORO – The NATCCO Network ended the 41st General Assembly and Leaders’ Congress on a high note, as the leadership of one of the largest co-op federations in the country pushed for integration, the use of technology to improve Read More
  • Guideco Becomes Town Center thru Pinoy Coop ATM

    Guimbal, ILOILO -- This quaint town is a coastal fourth class municipality of 33,820 people.    Its 9 kilometers of scenic shoreline has attracted tourists, an industry that supplements its citizens’ agricultural livelihood.   In April 1993, the Southern Iloilo Development Read More
  • St. Vincent Ferrer Parish MPC Wins Bagwis Award

    ODIONGAN, Romblon –  NATCCO Network member St. Vincent Ferrer Parish Multi-Purpose Cooperative recently received the Bronze DTI-Bagwis Award for the excellent operation of its retail stores.   The Department of Trade and Industry, through the award, “gives due recognition to Read More
  • Co-op Opens Gas Station in Tagbilaran City

    TAGBILARAN CITY -- The Bohol Community Multi-Purpose Cooperative which has 1,000 members inaugurated on February 27 its own gasoline station.  Jannete Romero and Melchor Daniel, BCMPC’s Manager and Chairman, respectively, led the opening of the cooperative’s Phoenix Gasoline Station, the first Read More
  • Ang Hindi Nauulingan

    May kasabihan na: “Walang humahawak ng palayok na hindi naulingan.”  Dumating ang panahon na ginamit ito patungkol sa mga taong may kinalaman sa mga usaping salapi.  Tanggap ng marami na kapag pera ang pinag-uusapan, halos lahat na lang ata ay Read More
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PCW, NATCCO Ink MOU for Women Empowerment

QUEZON CITY -- The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and the National Confederation of Cooperatives (NATCCO Network) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support the government’s efforts in women economic empowerment. 

Under the deal, the PCW will provide technical and financial support for NATTCO to implement activities under the Gender-Responsive Economic Actions for the Transformation of Women (GREAT Women) Project 2. These activities support the promotion of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) as a way of creating jobs in nine cooperatives and as a major scheme for alleviating poverty, to be implemented in 2017 until 2018, with possibility for extension. 

Nine cooperatives in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao have been earmarked for the Project.

NATCCO Chief Executve Officer Sylvia O. Paraguya and PCW Executive Director Emmeline Verzosa signed the MOU during the 40th anniversary celebration of NATCCO held at Eastwood Richmonde Hotel on January 23.  NATCCO Board of Directors Chairperson Atty. Adolfo A. Ybañez and GREAT Women 2 Project Manager Luzviminda Villanueva affixed their signatures as witnesses.

The ceremony was witnessed by more than 300 co-op leaders and managers attending the 2017 National Managers and Leaders’ Congress of the NATCCO Network to be held the following day.

Under the MOU, the NATCCO Network will identify cooperatives as business development service providers (BDS) that will act as consolidators of products of their respective MSME coop members.  NATCCO Network will also orient cooperatives on the GREAT Women Project, conduct trainings on business development modules and financial literacy with gender lens, and provide e-learning sessions on business development to MSMEs.

A work plan will be drafted and finalized soon to allow PCW and NATCCO to examine and evaluate the pilot implementation of the project. 

The GREAT Women Project is a governance and capacity development project of the Philippines and Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) that aims to promote and support a gender-responsive enabling environment for women's economic empowerment, particularly those in microenterprises.

The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) is the primary policy-making and coordinating body on women and gender equality concerns. As the oversight body on women’s concerns, the PCW acts as a catalyst for gender mainstreaming, authority on women’s concerns, and lead advocate of women’s empowerment, gender equity, and gender equality in the country.

The PCW was formerly known as the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW) until August 14, 2009. This was the date that NCRFW was renamed as PCW and its mandate was expanded by the enactment of Republic Act 9710, otherwise known as the Magna Carta of Women (MCW).

 

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