Regional Update (Phillipines) (1996)

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This document has been made available in electronic format by
the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA)
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December, 1996
(Source: Asia-Pacific Co-op News, Vol.3, No.1
Sept-Dec.,1996, p.16)

Regional Update
Philippines
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NATCO has a new Chairperson
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The NATCO  General Assembly held in June 1996 elected Dr. Luis Damikes 
Carrilo as the Chairperson. Dr. Carriolo is also the Chairperson of the  
Mindanao Alliance of self help Southern Philippines Educational 
Co-operative Centre (MASS SPECC) By profession he is the Director 
of the Mindanao State University  Institute of Technology Co-op 
and the Dean of the MSU IIT College. He succeeded Mr. Adolfo A Ibaur.

Philippines Co-ops Now in Cyberspace
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From confederation of 1,400 co-operatives in the Philippines called 
NATCO or the National Confederation of Co-operatives, it is learned 
that NATCCO is now also on the NET. NATCCO is an affiliate of the 
International Co-operative Alliance (ICA)

This information was confirmed by Miss Teresita M de Leon the 
General Manager of NATCCO through an E-mail. She added that 
"we are working in having a homepage. Watch for it". 

Earlier two of the ten major federations of NATCCO had also 
acquired their net connections. These are located separately 
in the two of the three major regions of the country. These 
are MASS-SPEC for the Mindanao, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi and VICTO in
the Visayas. NATCCO based in Quezon City, Metro Manila could 
serve for the Luzon federations.

MASS-SPEC with 458 affiliates of primary co-ops stands for 
the Mindanao Alliance of Self-Help Societies-Southern Philippines 
Educational Cooperative Centre. Mass-Spec has its main office at 
Tiano-Pacana Sts in Cagayan de Oro City. VICTO having 247 affiliates 
stands for the Visayas Co-operative Development Centre and has its 
main office in the First Street, Beverly Hills, Lahug, Cebu.

For more details and updated information on Philippine Co-operatives 
interested parties are invited to write any or all of the following 
E-mail addresses:
natco@wtouch.comph
ms-did@faura.ccxu.edu.ph
victo@mozcom.com

-Roberto A.U. Dangk