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  • First Co-op Cup Chess Tournament October 21

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  • #1coopnation in October!

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  • LANDBANK Lauds Gawad PITAK Awardees

    PASAY CITY -- Leading this year’s roster of winners in LANDBANK’s Gawad sa Pinakatanging Kooperatiba (Gawad PITAK) are two cooperatives that have remained steadfast and consistent in fulfilling their mission of bettering the lives of their members, and growing with the Read More
  • Text Blasting is eKoopBanker’s latest feature

    The NATCCO Information Technology Group is pleased to introduce a newly-launched feature of the NATCCO Network’s eKoopBanker /Plus financial software: TEXT BLAST FACILITY! This is an automated messaging system that can send the following text messages to your members:  • Read More
  • Oro Integrated Reaches for Stars, Deepens Roots

    Founded by 28 co-operators in March 1966 to provide opportunities for vendors, entrepreneurs, self-employed, teachers and farmers, Oro Integrated Cooperative has gone a long way.   OIC had sturdy roots, having co-op champions among its list of founders, such as Read More
  • Kaya is the Way to Go!

    In the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030, there are two buzz words: “Leave No One Behind!” and a new one, “Reaching the Farthest Behind First”.   I think of the indigenous peoples in the rural areas.  In my village in Read More
  • Co-operatives Should Tap the Millennials

    Millennial, Social Entrepreneur, and author,  John Xavier Francia tells participants at the recent 2018 Co-op Leaders’ Congress in Cagayan de Oro 1) who are the millennials, 2) what it takes to take them on board, and 3) how they can Read More
  • Weather Bureau Cooperative Celebrates 65th

    When the Philippine Weather Bureau was undergoing rehabilitation due to the devastation wrought by the World War II, a core of enterprising weathermen established the Weather Bureau Employees Association (WBEA). The aims were, a) to promote brotherhood and unity among Read More
  • Credit Union Apex Endorses Kaya Payment Platform

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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 with a Heart.”
Some Youth participants came in from as far as Davao City and the Municipalities of Sto. Tomas, Nabunturan and Laak. The fun-filled event boasted of playful activities, but also unforgettable learnings. 
Inputs from the speakers nourished the minds of the youth during the first day of the event. Ms. Michelle B. Claridad, MPA, MHRM and Ms. Liez Diane Malanguis imparted Financial Literacy and Career Planning. 
Ms. Millie Ortiz treated the youth to a detailed explanation on Health and Lifestyle and afterwards, Mr. Crispel Omallao taught the youth hands-on exercises on Basic First Aid. During the evening a Solidarity Night was waiting for them wherein Mr. Rafaello Cedric Callao bagged the Mr. Summer Youth Camp and Ms. Nina Leila C. Deapera won the counterpart as Ms. Summer Youth Camp. Colorful tents were then propped on stage to signal the end of the day. 
The morning sun roused the participants with limbs stretched to their limits as they experienced the lively Challenge Valley, an obstacle course also set up during the World Youth Camp 2018. The youth participants considered the Challenge Valley a highlight as they got back to their tents in high-spirits.
During the closing program, Ms. Lindy Loraine L. Asidoy,16, a five-year Youth Member of Tagum Coop and the incumbent Youth Chairperson gave a heart-warming message to all her fellow participants stating that she’s thankful and honoured to share her passion to serve others. “I hope that whatever we learn during Tagum Coop’s activities such as the Youth Camp, we will be able to share it with our fellow youth, most of all not to forget their responsibilities and obligations as part of the youth community.” Asidoy also plans on being a regular member of Tagum Coop someday even when she gets to college and commits to continue serving the Coop by attending their various activities. During her term, Asidoy proposed outreach activities at Gloria Christi Regis Center for Street and Abandoned Children and the Badjao Community to help her fellow youth learn about the importance of reaching out and helping the community which is also in line with the 7th Cooperative Principle “Concern for Community”.
Ms. Jenalyn Rivera, Youth Program Officer, emphasized the significance of molding the youth members at a young age to deepen their understanding of the cooperative life since they are potential future regular coop members. “As of now, they may not take the inputs seriously but when they get older they will be able to realize the importance of the lessons given to them especially in terms of Financial Literacy which is also one of the aspects in life that Tagum Coop teaches”, Ms. Rivera adds.
At the closing, Vice Chairperson Noel O. Quidilla thanked the event organizers and the participants who “joined with a full heart.”

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