• All China Co-op Leaders Visit NATCCO

    QUEZON CITY – Delegates from the All China Federation of Supply and Marketing Cooperatives (ACFSMC) visited the NATCCO Network headquarters on September 18 to exchange information, learn about the Philippine cooperative sector, and explore business linkages.   The Chinese delegation Read More
  • Sector Honors 3 Tagum Co-op Leaders

    DAVAO CITY -- Three leaders of Tagum Cooperative were honored at the 14th National Cooperative Summit held at the SMX Convention City here, before some 3,000 co-op leaders from all over the country.   Mr. ANTONIO C. ARAÑAS, MPA has served Read More
  • Lezo MPC's Champion, Aklan's Pride

    AKLAN – She served the National and Local Government as a dedicated, hardworking Municipal Agriculturist Extension Worker of the Municipality of Lezo for 42 years, before she retired in 2010.  And Emelinda Revestir-de la Cruz has proven herself to be Read More
  • COOP-NATCCO Partylist guns for 3 seats

    All cooperative members, leaders, staff, management and stakeholders are reminded to support COOP-NATCCO Partylist (CNPL) in the upcoming 2019 Elections.  Support is through – voting, campaigning, or providing finances and logistics.   The CNPL, since 1998, has endeavored to protect Read More
  • Ravanera, Chinese Counterpart Sign Agreement

    The Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) represented by Chairperson Orlando R. Ravanera and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) of the People's Republic of China represented by Han Changfu, signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOU) for the Strengthening of Read More
  • Financial Pillar Shows Challenges & Hopes of Co-ops

    DAVAO CITY – One of the highlights of the 14th National Cooperative Summit was the Financial Pillar Presentation.  The Financial Pillar is considered to be the most “liquid” sector of the cooperative, delving into financial services.   The Finance Pillar Read More
  • How Lamac MPC Engages Youth

    DAVAO CITY - Co-op Youth Leader Justine Limocon of Lamac Multi-Purpose Cooperative in Cebu Province, spoke at the Cooperative Summit before more than 3,000 co-op leaders from all over the country, urging them to engage the youth in their cooperatives.   Read More
  • NATCCO GA on April 26-28 in Iloilo City

    ILOILO CITY – Representatives of member cooperatives of the NATCCO Network will converge in Iloilo City on April 26-28 for the 17th Coop Leaders Congress and the 42nd General Assembly.  Venue is the Grand Xing Imperial Hotel.   This year’s Read More
  • Coop Philippines Marque Launched at 14th Summit

    DAVAO CITY – To establish the co-op brand and identity in the country, the Co-op Sector launched at the 14th National Cooperative Summit the Co-op Marque Philippines.   This is in line with International Cooperative Alliance thrust for “Vision 2020”, Read More
  • Dr. Luis Carrillo: Bigay Pugay Awardee 2018

    Dr. Luis Carrillo sought wisdom from the written divine revelation, fascinated with numbers, and believed cooperation is the key to attain better quality of life for humanity.    He obtained a Diploma in Pastoral Theology from International Grace Bible Institute Read More
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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 establishments that uphold the rights of consumers while practicing responsible business where consumers get the best value for money and also have a mechanism for the speedy resolution of consumer complaints.”
 
The program covers all retail establishments.
 
SVFPMPC operates three retail stores in Odiongan, Romblon and Sibuyan islands in the Romblon Chain.  
 
For the Bronze award, qualifications include 1) compliance to Fair Trade Laws, and 2) having a Consumer Welfare Desk (CWD) or an equivalent customer relations office inside the store/mall.
 
For Silver, required are the Achievement of Bronze requirements plus Social Responsibility.  For Gold, compliance with ISO 9001 is required.
 
Compliance to Fair Trade Laws include sale of products with International Commodity Clearance marks for mandatory products, warranties, sale of genuine merchandise, reasonable prices based on standard retail prices, providing discounts to senior citizens, compliance with provisions of “No Return, No Exchange Policy”, and the establishment should not engage in “deceptive, misleading & unconscionable, fraudulent, misleading sales act and practice.”
 
According to SVFPMPC General Manager, Jenebeth Conanan: “DTI appreciated the layout of our stores, that our merchandise had price tags (so it is clear to our customers), and that our store personnel are friendly to customers.”
 
 SVFPMPC operates three branches in Romblon province, serving 12,189 members.
 
In December 2014, SVFMPC was cited as one of the Top Ten Most Promising Community Enterprises by the Villar SIPAG (Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation and Governance) Awards in its  nationwide search for community enterprises that served as “engines for growth” to  help lessen the widespread poverty.
 
 

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