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ICA-AP Regional Director Visits MASS SPECC

Following the Mindanao Cooperative Summit on August 25, 2017, International Cooperative Alliance Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific Balasubramanian ‘Balu’ Iyer visited MASS-SPECC as ICA’s newest member. MASS-SPECC hosted the dinner visit joined by other notable guests present at the summit: Cooperative Development Authority Chairperson Orlan Ravanera and Region X Director Cynthia Villamil; Banowaon-Manolo-Talaandig […]

International Cooperative Alliance urges active role of coops in UN’s SDGs

International Cooperative Alliance Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Balasubramanian ‘Balu’ Iyer, graced the Mindanao Cooperative Summit in Cagayan de Oro City last August 25, 2017, and shared how cooperatives can participate in implementing the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. MASS-SPECC delegates joined the summit along with 450 participants from cooperatives from all […]

BOD, OFFICERS CONVENE AT FORUM CUM 2017-2018 INDUCTION CEREMONY

Chairpersons, managers, directors, and committee members of MASS SPECC affiliates came together for their annual forum, organized by the federation in conjunction with the induction of its new officers for 2017-2018 at N Hotel, Cagayan de Oro on July 14, 2017. One hundred fifty-eight (158) delegates joined the event. Resource speakers were invited to share […]

MASS SPECC JOINS FDE STUDENT PROFILING IN SURIGAO DEL NORTE

Two MASS SPECC trainers joined a student profiling activity facilitated by the Finance Dualized Education (FDE) project in Socorro and Dinagat islands in Surigao del Norte on July 3 and 4, 2017. FDE is a Philippine-German technical cooperation project supporting the national K-12 basic education program through a dualized instruction by schools and their partner […]

EDUCATION COMMITTEES AGREE ON COMMON EDUCATION MATERIALS

Forty-one members of Educational Committees of 19 primary cooperatives gathered for a workshop on June 30 and July 1, 2017 at the Philtown Hotel, Cagayan de Oro. They agreed to work together to produce common educational materials for the purpose of educating members and the public on the true nature and purpose of the cooperative. […]

MASS SPECC CONSULTS MEMBERS ON P3

MASS-SPECC gathered its member cooperatives for an orientation workshop and consultation on the Pondo sa Pagbabago at Pag-asenso (P3) Program Fund of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on June 23 and 24, 2017 at Philtown Hotel in Cagayan de Oro. Forty-three member-cooperatives across Mindanao participated in the consultation. P3 is the national government’s […]

COOP RESPONSE TO THE MARAWI CRISIS

July 4, 2017 – The crisis in Marawi City started on May 23, 2017 when the Philippine military forces engaged the ISIS-inspired Maute fighters in a firefight in the city. The armed conflict is continuing to this day, affecting thousands of people, both Muslims and Christians, who have fled the city to neighboring towns and […]

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, […]

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