• 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
  • ICA Backs Zero Tolerance for Harassment & Discrimination

    BUENOS AIRES – The cooperative movement has approved a formal commitment towards the promotion of a decent working environment and zero tolerance for any form of harassment. The fact that a global actor like the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) commits Read More
  • Felisa Palencia: Bicol Region’s Bigay Pugay Awardee

    BAAO, CAMARINES SUR – An educator and training provider, Director Felisa M. Palencia has been instrumental in the training and education of the cooperators in this Municipality. She has been a member of the Baao Parish Multi- Purpose Cooperative for Read More
  • AsiaDHRRA taps NATCCO to help Farmers’ Co-op

    EASTERN SAMAR – Many agricultural cooperatives fail due to the inability of its members – mostly farmers – to run its operations.  But for a farmers’ cooperative named Island of Samar & Leyte Agriculture Cooperative (ISLACO), the future looks bright. Read More
  • CDA now under DTI

    MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) to be placed under the Department of Trade & Industry (DTI).  Malacanang Palace issued Executive Order 67 on October 31.   It will be recalled that just on his Read More
  • First Co-op Chess Tourney in History

    MAKATI CITY – More than 200 chess players battled wills over the Chess Board on Sunday, October 22, at the First Co-op Cup Chess Tournament held at the Alphaland Southgate Mall, with Max Dave Tellor of Adamson University taking the Read More
  • ACCU Founder Rekindles Raiffeisen Ideals

    Mr. Andrew So, one of the founders of the Association of Asian Confederation of Credit Unions gave this inspirational speech at the 2018 ACCU Forum in September in Manila.   Social Justice is a moral principle and a moral value. Read More
  • Co-op Month Celebrated Nationwide!

    Cooperators all over the country celebrated the Cooperative Month this October, culminating in the National Cooperative Day on October 20.   According to the Co-operative Month Secretariat that collates nationwide data and monitors social media posts under the hashtag “#1coopnation”, Read More
  • Co-op Resiliency & Sustainable Development

    COOP-NATCCO Rep. Anthony Bravo delivered the following Privilege Speech in Congress last  October 8.   Mr. Speaker, honorable colleagues, I rise today as we again honor our cooperatives across the country for being resilient amidst the growing inflation and other Read More
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Felisa Palencia: Bicol Region’s Bigay Pugay Awardee

BAAO, CAMARINES SUR – An educator and training provider, Director Felisa M. Palencia has been instrumental in the training and education of the cooperators in this Municipality. She has been a member of the Baao Parish Multi- Purpose Cooperative for fifty-four (54) years from 1964 to the present, and has been an officer for 30 years from 1988 to 2018. 
 
During these years, she has attended Local, Regional, and National trainings where important insights and learnings beneficial to the coop were shared and adapted. She has had two (2) International travels; one to Gimli, Canada in August 1966 for two  weeks observing and recording best practices of cooperatives sponsored by the Canadian International Development Agency / Philippines In Country Orientation program (CIDA-ICOOP), and then in Bangkok, Thailand under the ASEAN Women Cooperative Forum in November 2003. She has been a recipient of Local, Regional and National Awards: “Plaque of Appreciation for compiling and writing the Operations Manual of the BPMPCO"- March 2018”; “National Award – NATCCO Ruby Anniversary award as First Women Representative to the Board 2005-2009 – May 25, 2017”; “Plaque of Recognition- National Nominee Gawad Parangal by CDA, October 2013”; “Plaque of Recognition –Golden Cooperative Leader for Fifty Two (52) Years by CDA and BRCDC 2016”; “Certificate of Special Recognition for Twenty Five (25) years as Coop Leader by CDA and BRCDC – 2013”; “Plaque of Recognition as Outstanding Cooperative Leader – Bicol Coop Congress by CDA 2013”; “Plaque of Appreciation as Private Sector Representative of Camarines Sur for Cooperatives – July 2010- June 2013 by RCDC-NEDA”; “Certificate of Appreciation as Resource Speaker in the “Microfinance (MFI’s) Shopping” by MNCCI and TRIAS 2016”. 
 
Ms. Palencia currently serves as Vice Chairperson of Baao Parish MPC.
 
BIGAY PUGAY is a salute to distinguished cooperative leaders who had advanced the cooperative cause in their younger years, and continue to do so.
Individual cooperators (members, officers, management and staff) are recognized for her/his significant contribution to the cooperative movement.  
The FIRST BIGAY PUGAY AWARDEES were cooperators above 70 years of age, were honored for their loyalty and dedication to the Cooperative Movement, was a grand recognition of their efforts and most importantly, for their courage TO ORGANIZE THEIR COOPERATIVE, SUSTAIN IT AND BEING PART OF ITS GROWTH.
 
 
The Cooperative Summit, every two years, recognizes what they have contributed to the movement and honors them.Bigay Pugay.
 
The “Distinguished Cooperative Leaders Award”  is for co-op leaders 65 years old and above, must have been a leader of the co-op movement at the national level, and a member of a primary at least 25 years.
 
 
 
 

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