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PATIGAYON

RENGIE PATIGAYON

GRAND WINNER – MAUSWAGON CATEGORY RENGIE PATIGAYON Co-operative: MSU-IIT National Multi-Purpose Cooperative Micro-enterprise: Sand and Gravel Building Blocks for Success In 2013, when the MSU-IIT National Multi-Purpose Cooperative opened in General Santos City, Rengie Patigayon was among those who received their flyers inviting people to become co-op members. After knowing the benefits of a co-operative, she […]

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PRACULLOS

TERESITA PRACULLOS

1st RUNNER UP – NANLIMBASOG CATEGORY TERESITA PRACULLOS Co-operative: Davao Oriental Market Multipurpose Cooperative (DOMMUPCO)Micro-enterprise: Convenience Store Rice, Biscuits, and Beyond What started as a small convenience store selling rice and biscuits has grown into a bigger store serving more communities. Teresita was encouraged by her mother-in-law to join the Davao Oriental Market Multipurpose Cooperative

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VILLARTA

ELENITA VILLARTA

GRAND WINNER – NANLIMBASOG CATEGORY ELENITA VILLARTA Co-operative: MSU-IIT National Multi-Purpose CooperativeMicro-enterprise: Villarta’s Blacksmith Tools Manufacturing Smelting a Brighter Future Elenita and her husband, Joel, took over the blacksmith business of Elenita’s father, and through their ingenuity, they have developed their enterprise into what is now known as “Villarta’s Blacksmith Tools Manufacturing.”   Being members of

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BONIFACIO COLCOL

Bonifacio Colcol

1st RUNNER-UP – MICRO-AGRI CATEGORY Bonifacio Colcol Matalam, North CotabatoCooperative: Makilala Multi-Purpose CooperativeMicro-enterprise: Piggery and Biogas Technology  INGENUITY FROM PIGGERY TO BIOGAS Necessity is the mother of innovation. This truly reflects how micro-agri entrepreneur Bonifacio Colcol of Makilala MPC saw a great opportunity to earn more from his need to dispose of the waste material

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GLORIA FERNANDO

Gloria Cescon Fernando

GRAND WINNER – MICRO-AGRI CATEGORY Gloria Cescon Fernando Iligan City, Lanao del NorteCooperative: MSU-IIT National Multi-purpose CooperativeMicro-enterprise: Balay sa Hardin AN ENTERPRISE GROWN OUT OF LOVE Out of love for plants, former employee-turned-farmer entrepreneur Gloria Cescon Fernando recalled those days when their family started to venture into farming. From ornamental plants to fruit-bearing trees, their

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ANITA RIVERA

Anita A. Rivera

1st RUNNER-UP – MAUSWAGON CATEGORY Anita A. Rivera Tangub City, Misamis Occidental Cooperative: Lorenzo Tan Multi-Purpose CooperativeMicro-enterprise: Kenneth Book Store and General Merchandise A TRUE PARTNER IN LIFE As a mother, Anita Rivera only wants the best for her son. After all her sacrifices, seeing his son graduate from La Salle University in Ozamis City truly

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Marilou Canubas

GRAND WINNER – MAUSWAGON CATEGORY Marilou Canubas Jimenez, Misamis Occidental Cooperative: Paglaum Multi-Purpose Cooperative Micro-enterprise: Junk Shop REACHING DREAMS FROM SCRAPS Marilou and Christopher Canubas are among the many micro-entrepreneurs who wish to provide for their children, especially in sending them to college. With an initial capital of Php 400 for their junk shop, Christopher

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JOHN M. ACAIN

JOHN M. ACAIN

GRAND WINNER – NANLIMBASOG CATEGORY JOHN M. ACAIN Iligan City, Lanao del NorteCooperative: MSU-IIT National Multi-purpose CooperativeMicro-enterprise: Car Parts and Services Shop  WITH A BRAVE HEART, BUILD YOUR OWN BUSINESS John Acain used to work as a mechanic from one car company to another, until one day, he decided to venture into opening his own

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COOP MONITOR Q3 - Socmed Post (2)

MASS-SPECC, Peppermint unite in strategic
partnership toward digital financial inclusion

MASS-SPECC, Peppermint unite in strategic partnership toward digital financial inclusion CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, PHILIPPINES — MASS-SPECC Cooperative Development Center (MASS-SPECC) and Peppermint Innovation Ltd, a trailblazer in financial technology, have recently formed a significant and enduring five-year strategic partnership to bridge the digital financial gap in the co-op movement. In this landmark collaboration, Peppermint

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MASS SPECC MEMBERS MARK THE MONTH OF JULY WITH 3 IMPORTANT EVENTS​

MASS SPECC Members Mark the Month of July with 3 Important Events Co-operative leaders and managers come together to celebrate the 2023 International Day of Co-operatives and participate in this year’s Board of Directors & CEOs/Managers’ Forum and Oathtaking Ceremony, on July 6 in Cagayan de Oro City. CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines — On

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