• Lamac’s Farmers’ Clusters are Great Mobilizers

    According to Lamac MPC Manager, Ellen Limocon: “If you have so many members, you must be focused because of limited resources.”   Lamac Multi-Purpose Cooperative  began as an Agriculture cooperative and did not have much money.  A paradigm shift came Read More
  • San Dionisio Credit Co-op’s Three M’s

    Do you want your co-op to help meet the Sustainable Development Goals?  You can learn a lot from San Dionisio Credit Cooperative CEO Cielo Garrido:   It is clear that San Dionisio Credit Cooperative’s (SDCC) purpose is: “To pursue and Read More
  • Senate, House bills cloud co-op tax exemptions

    COOP-NATCCO Partylist Representatives Anthony Bravo and Sabiniano Canama have  again alerted the cooperative sector of two bills that, if passed, would repeal tax exemptions enjoyed by co-ops.   Ilocos Sur Rep. Eric D. Singson introduced on June 30 House Bill Read More
  • Barbaza MPC Donates Bags to School Kids

    SIBALOM, Antique – When summer vacation ended and classes began last June, children in two far-flung barangays had a surprise waiting for them as they arrived in school.   The Barbaza Multi-Purpose Cooperative in partnership with the Antique Media Practitioners in Read More
  • MASS-SPECC Celebrates 50th Anniversary

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY -- Cooperators all over the country join the members, management and staff of MASS-SPECC Cooperative Development Center in celebrating the cooperative federation’s 50th Founding Anniversary celebration on August 9.   The coop federation’s golden anniversary celebration will Read More
  • Development Needs Youth Involvement

    MALATE, Manila – Microfinance Institutions clearly have other bottomlines than financial.  Mindanao-based co-op federation, MASS-SPECC, sees to it that it involves the young generation in nation-building.   In her presentation at the Microfinance Council of the Philippines 2016 Conference on July Read More
  • Warning on the Approaching Storm

    PANGLAO ISLAND, BOHOL – First it was pigeons sending messages.  Then the telegraph was invented. Then telephones and telex.  And then, fax machines.  Then cellphones and texting.  Then viber and Instagram.  Basing on history, no business can afford to be complacent Read More
  • The 13th National Cooperative Summit

    Come October 24-26, 2016, the Philippine Cooperative sector through its lead convener, the Philippine Cooperative Center (PCC) in partnership with the Cooperative Development Authority as co-convener, shall be holding its 13th National Cooperative Summit at the SMX Convention Center, Seashell Read More
  • Tagum Co-op Gives Bags to School Kids

    TAGUM CITY – As children in Davao del Norte (DavNor) and Compostela Valley (ComVal) returned to school at the start of the new schoolyear, a surprise awaited them.   Tagum Cooperative brought new school bags and supplies to remote elementary schools Read More
  • President’s First Order for Development

    MALACANANG PALACE – President Rodrigo Duterte is really serious about eliminating poverty.   Just on his fourth day in office on July 4, he issued the first Executive Order of his administration entitled “Reengineering the Office of the President Towards Greater Read More
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About NATCCO Network

The National Confederation of Cooperatives (NATCCO) was formed by credit union pioneers who believed that the task of co-op development lies primarily in the hands of the private sector. These leaders believed in self-help and in the idea that people in poverty need to create opportunities for themselves to improve their economic well-being. As early as the 1950’s to 70’s, co-op sector leaders were aware that in order to succeed they could not rely on government alone. Instead, co-ops have to be driven and patronized by their members and it is only through co-op education that this level of member patronage and responsibility can be established.

In the 1950’s to 70’s, a large number of primary co-operatives formed five regional co-op training centers (secondary cooperatives). In 1977, the five regional training centers formed NATCCO, then known as the National Association of Training Centers for Co-operatives, to coordinate the trainings and educational services for cooperatives at the national level. NATCCO also served as the voice of co-ops in the country.

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  • About SOEMCO
  • Chairperson
  • Chief Executive Officer

Skeptics were saying more than a decade ago that cooperatives cannot thrive in Socorro, Surigao del Norte. Nevertheless, the SOEMCO members knew that Dr. Jose P. Rizal had met exactly the same apprehensions more than a century ago when he brought out to his friends and associates in the Propaganda Movement the idea of organizing cooperatives in the Philippines, hoping to replicate in his beloved homeland the ideology of cooperativism

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Reynerio T. Canta Sr.
 
Residence :Socorro, Surigao del Norte
Occupation:  Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator (since 1983), Municipality of Socorro
Education :Surigao del Norte College of Agriculture, BS in Agriculture (1980)
 
Attended: 
  • Accounting for Non-accountants
  • Policy Development Course
  • Basic Cooperative Course
  • Leadership & Values Re-orientation Course
  • Financial Management Training

 

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Edelito Caindoy Sangco
 
Position:  Chief Executive Officer
Education :BS Agriculture
 
Other positions held:
  • Chairman, MASS-SPECC
  • Director, NATCCO
  • National Directorate, COOP-NATCCO Partylist
Other involvements:
  • 8-kilometer Nueva Estrella to Salog Farm to Market Road Project
  • 2.7-kilometer, Nueva Estrella to Sinibayan Farm To Market Road Project
  • Rizal Bridge Project under the Philippine Rural Development Program (PRDP)

 

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Help & Tips

  • Financial Tips +

    Quit bad habits like smoking, drinking alcohol, and gambling.  These habits are just a waste of money and can be hazardous to your health.  Work hard to kick the habits and you will be surprised how much money you will save.  You will feel - and look - better!
  • Co-op Office Safety Tips +

    To prevent fire, go for a paperless office.  If you really need to store documents, do not use cardboard boxes and do not use corridors, walkways, passageways and stairs that form part of the emergency escape route for storage.
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    "It's not enough just to plant tree.  Make sure the tree you are planting is at least 5 feet tall, or about a year old.  A baby tree will die when overwhelmed by weeds."
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