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Gov’t Calls On Cooperatives To Be 4th Pillar of the Economy

Cabinet Secretary Jun Evasco called on cooperatives to “strengthen their viability, sustainability, and effectiveness” in his message to members of MASS SPECC Cooperative Development Center during its 48th Coop Leaders Congress and 43rd General Assembly in General Santos City on May 6 and 7, 2017. In his Call To Action, Secretary Evasco also urged cooperatives […]

MASS SPECC IS NOW ICA MEMBER

MASS SPECC officially joined the global body of cooperatives when the International Cooperative Alliance approved its membership. This makes the federation the 299th member of ICA, the international apex body representing cooperatives around the world. The confirmation of membership was relayed by the ICA Director-General, Charles Gould, in an official communication to Ms. Bernadette Toledo, […]

CENTRALIZED BANKING SYSTEM SUCCESSFULLY PILOT-TESTED

MASS SPECC’s new centralized banking system, called MSRTECORE, was successfully pilot- tested by the Oro Integrated Cooperative (OIC). On March 1, 2017, the system went live in OIC’s branches in Bulua and Agora in Cagayan de Oro City. Members of Bulua branch can now have inter-branch transactions in Agora and vice-versa. The branches now store […]

SAMULCO transcends for the past 50 years of empowering, enriching lives

Golden reign By Ace June Rell S. Perez FROM what was then a small cooperative with only P242 capital investment exactly 50 years ago, the Sta. Ana Multipurpose Cooperative (SAMULCO) has grown in leaps and bounds as it breaches over        P1 billion mark in total assets in November last year, a milestone worthy of celebration. […]

MASS SPECC TRAINERS ATTEND FDE TRAINING

Four trainers of MASS SPECC participated in the trainers’ training conducted by the Finance Dualized Education (FDE) on February 22-25, 2017 in Cagayan de Oro City. They were joined by other trainers from microfinance institutions – Ahon Sa Hirap Inc. (ASHI), Mindanao Microfinance Council, and People’s Bank of Caraga. FDE is a Philippine-German technical cooperation […]

STA CATALINA COOPS REACH OUT TO THE COMMUNITY

Sta. Catalina Credit Cooperative (SCC) and Sta. Catalina Multi-Purpose Cooperative (SCMPC) are two leading cooperatives in Cotabato that are actively involved in community outreach. Among their programs for the community are: yearly conduct of medical check-up, free dental extract, bloodletting, FBS check-up, operation tuli, feeding program, Alagad Eskwela, pamaskong handog, and livelihood trainings. They are […]

COOP YOUTH PROGRAM PLANNING

Coop Youth Parliament, the youth arm of MASS-SPECC, conducted a “COOP YOUTH PROGRAM PLANNING” on 4-5 February 2017 at MCHS Function Room, MASS-SPECC Building, Cagayan de Oro City. The program planning was participated in by youth leaders and youth program coordinators of Paglaum MPC, Tagum Cooperative, Panabo MPC, Toril MPC, Maramag Community Coop, Kauyagan Savers […]

A MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAM FOR COOP EXECUTIVES

A new masters’ degree program designed for top management of cooperatives and social enterprises has been launched in Mindanao. Called Master of Science in Management (MScM), major in Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the program will be offered by the University of Asia & the Pacific in collaboration with MASS SPECC Cooperative Development Center. This is […]

THINK TANK CONSOLIDATES OUTPUTS OF OWNERSHIP MEETINGS

A group of coop leaders selected from the regional Ownership Meetings and management staff of MASS SPECC met on January 12 – 14, 2017 to deliberate on the results of the Ownership Meetings (OM) in November 2016. Called the “think tank,” the group transformed the OM results into actionable agenda for further action at the […]

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