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MICMA Trese: Ice Cream King of MSU-IIT NMPC (Cirilo P. Opeña Jr.’s Story of Success with MSU-IIT National Multi-Purpose Cooperative)

ICE CREAM KING OF MSU-IIT NMPC Cirilo P. Opeña Jr.’s Story of Success with MSU-IIT National Multipurpose Cooperative Cirilo P. Opeña Jr. is a testament to the life-changing potential of membership in a co-operative like MSU-IIT National Multipurpose Cooperative. Opeña’s journey began in 2014 when he decided to join the co-op, encouraged by his friend […]

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MICMA Trese: From Starting Anew to Building Resort (The Story of Dr. Aimee Mandawe Paredes of DOMMUPCO)

FROM STARTING ANEW TO BUILDING A RESORT The Story of Dr. Aimee Mandawe Paredes of DOMMUPCO Dr. Aimee Mandawe Paredes is a shining example of how Davao Oriental Market Multipurpose Cooperative (DOMMUPCO) empowers its members. In 2010, Dr. Paredes took over a clinic, inheriting the responsibility of not only running it but also renovating it.

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ERNESTO MONTANO

GRAND WINNER – MICRO-AGRI CATEGORY ERNESTO MONTANO Co-operative: MSU-IIT National Multi-Purpose CooperativeMicro-enterprise: NSC Flower Garden A Blooming Garden Business Before he successfully established his gardening business, Ernesto used to go to Digkilaan to cultivate some farmlands with his wife Joyce and to venture into trisikad rentals. Ernesto joined MSU-IIT NMPC after his wife convinced him

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SALINAS

ANSELMO SALINAS

1st RUNNER UP – MAUSWAGON CATEGORY ANSELMO SALINAS, jr. Co-operative: Paglaum Multi-Purpose CooperativeMicro-enterprise: Fish Cage Operator and Fish Broker  A Great Catch In the humble city of Tangub, there lives Anselmo Salinas, a bangus (milkfish) broker, and fish cage operator. At 36 years old, Anselmo started his business and with his determination, what used to

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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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