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OCTOBER IS NAT’L COOPERATIVE MONTH – ZUBIRI

Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri took to the floor recently to usher in the National Cooperative Month–the first official celebration after the passage of Republic Act 11502, an Act Declaring October as our National Cooperative Month. Zubiri, who chairs the Senate Committee on Cooperatives, spoke on the contributions of cooperatives to the country, and the […]

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NEA TO COOPS: INVEST IN EMBEDDED POWER GENERATION

State-run National Electrification Administration (NEA) is encouraging the electric cooperatives (ECs) to invest in embedded power generation projects to mitigate future electricity supply shortages in their respective coverage areas. NEA Administrator Edgardo Masongsong said embedded power generation could serve as supplemental energy supply during peak demand times, and reserve or backup power to consumers during […]

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DUTERTE ENACTS COOP DEV’T OFFICER ACT — ZUBIRI

President Rodrigo Duterte recently signed into law Republic Act 11535 or the Cooperatives Development Officer Act, which amends the Local Government Code of 1991 to authorize the creation of the Cooperatives Development Officer (CDO) as a mandatory position in all local government units. “This has been such a long-awaited bill by our cooperative sector, so […]

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NOGRALES LAUDS NEA, COOPS FOR RURAL ELECTRIFICATION

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles thanked the National Electrification Administration (NEA) and 121 electric cooperatives (ECs) operating nationwide for providing and completing 14 million electricity connections to consumers all over the country, calling their effort “a tangible success in the government’s rural electrification program.” In a message delivered during the online NEA-EC Communicators’  Conference held on […]

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NEA, ECS EXCEED 2020 CONSUMER CONNECTIONS TARGET

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) surpassed its electricity consumer connections goal for 2020 by 62,905 or 14 percent despite the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The agency’s Information Technology and Communication Services Department (ITCSD) reported that the electric cooperatives (ECs) have connected over 522,905 new electricity consumers last year, 14 percent higher than the […]

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VILLAR SIPAG GIVES 22 COOPERATIVES CASH GIFTS

The Villar SIPAG (Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation and Governance) recognized 22 cooperatives for their contribution in improving the quality of life of Filipinos, especially from the countryside. Former Senate President Manny Villar and Senator Cynthia Villar led the virtual handover ceremony to the cooperatives hailing from different parts of the country. The event capped […]

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SENATE DECLARES OCTOBER AS NAT’L COOPERATIVE MONTH – ZUBIRI

The Senate has declared the month of October as “National Cooperative Month.” Senators, with 22 affirmative votes, no negative votes and no abstention approved on third and final reading Senate Bill No. 1807, under Committee Report No. 108 declaring October as National Cooperative Month. “The measure, when signed into law, would institutionalize Proclamation No. 493, […]

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ZUBIRI PUSHES FOR MSME, TOURISM, COOP SECTORS IN BAYANIHAN 2

Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri championed the micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), tourism, and cooperative sectors during the bicameral conference committee meetings for the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act, or Bayanihan 2. Bayanihan 2 seeks to provide an economic stimulus package that will allow businesses to recover from financial losses incurred during the […]

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22 COOPERATIVES GET AWARD FOR IMPROVING MEMBERS’ QUALITY OF LIFE – VILLAR

Twenty-two cooperatives are this year’s recipients of the Villar SIPAG Awards on Poverty Reduction for their role in improving the quality of life of its members, especially in the countryside. The awardees each received P250,000 in cash from the Villar Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation and Governance (Villar SIPAG). The Villar family composed of former […]

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HOUSE PANEL APPROVES BILL DECLARING OCTOBER AS NAT’L COOP MONTH – CANAMA

The House Committee on Cooperatives Development chaired by Rep. Sabiniano Canama (Party-list COOP NATCCO) approved House Bill No. (HB) 5422 seeking to declare the month of October every year as National Cooperative Month to raise the consciousness of Filipinos on the principles and values of cooperatives and encourage them to join the cooperative movement. In […]