• 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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German System "Cooperative Examination"

BERLIN, GERMANY -- On September 18-29, the DGRV organized a training course for consultants from Vietnam and from Philippine project partner, NATCCO, in the practice of Auditing.
 
The training consisted of two parts, starting with the introduction into the German cooperative sector and the review of the cooperative Prufwesen DGRV in Bonn, and a one-week internship in the DGRV headquarters.  
 
The internship leader, associate veteran Winfried Hemken, introduced the organization and working methods of DGRV to the four interns, including a course on planning, execution and reporting, and insight into the audit software used.
In addition to theory, two financial cooperatives were visited and insight was given on their audit system, as well as their operations.
 
Matters on compliance to audits and audit IT software were discussed.
 
Raiffeisen-Volksbank Fresena eG in the north and Bettenhaus Heintzen in Oldenburg financed the visits. The internship was done in English. With the help of the internship, the four trainees will be able to conduct self-examination in their countries and thus contribute to the development of the cooperative sector in Vietnam and the Philippines.
 
Raiffeisen-Volksbank Fresena dG warmly welcomed the group. In photo are Matthias Smit (back row, from left), board member Bernd Eschen and internal auditor Jann Schatteburg, and Vietnamese representatives.  Standing in front are Sharon Marie Dy and Ruselle Ballaran of the NATCCO Consultancy.
 
Harald Dolker, DGRV Auditor, gave Ruselle C. Ballaran, Sharon Marie Dy, Nguyen Thi Hai Yen and Thus Thuy at Raiffeisen-Volksbank Fresena eG, practical tips on how to do on-site inspection.
 

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