It all started with a goal to help, to serve and to achieve a holistic development of people within all Barangays and Municipalities of Ilocos Sur thru unifying cooperative services. This goal was planted like a seed by the Archdiocese of Nueva Segovia thru the Archbishop of that time His Eminence Orlando Cardinal Quevedo and Msgr. Ambrose L. Cabildo. Today, that seed of ambition has grown full bloom and now being recognized as the NUEVA SEGOVIA CONSORTIUM OF COOPERATIVES.
The National Confederation of Cooperatives or NATCCO Network is a story of transformation. It was established on January 23, 1977 in Cebu City by the five regional co-op training centers: Tagalog Cooperative Training Center (TAGCOTEC), Visayas Cooperative Development Center (VICTO), Bicol Cooperative Development Center (BCDC), Northern Luzon Federation of Cooperatives and Development Center (NORLUCEDEC), and Southern Philippines Educational Center for Cooperatives (SPECC). NATCCO originally meant National Association of Training Centers for Cooperatives. Its task was to coordinate the trainings and educational services for cooperatives at the national level. NATCCO transformed into a multi-service national co-op federation after the 1986 EDSA Revolution; the member regional training centers became multi-service co-op development centers. The acronym NATCCO became National Confederation of Cooperatives in 1989.
In a beautiful and unexploited town in the mid-part of Zamboanga del Norte emerged a cooperative owned and managed by the employees and officials of the Local Government of Siayan officially registered with Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) under the present name SIAYAN OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEES MULTI-PURPOSE COOPERATIVE (SOEMPUCO). From its humble beginnings, SOEMPUCO was informally organized in 1992 by 25 employees and staff of the local government unit of Siayan with a small canteen with a capital contribution of PhP50.00 per member. With strong perseverance, good management, transparency and honesty, the cooperative grew to become the only bank-like institution in the municipality for almost fourteen (14) years. The road situation and the distance from its nearest urban center were the major considerations then.
The Brgy. Ilijan is located 28 kms away from the City Proper of Batangas. It is considered the third largest barangay with an area of 1,007.32 hectares and has about 5,000 population. It has around 3,000 voting population. It is considered as an agro-industrial site wherein the 1,200 MW KEPCO- Ilijan Corp. is located. This company supplies electricity to Dasmarinas and Tayabas grid. Currently, the area is composed of laborers, professionals (teachers, engineers, and employees), farmers, fisher folks, OFWs, youth and senior citizens.
ACDI Multipurpose Cooperative is the largest cooperative in the country with an asset base of nearly 12.29 Billion pesos as of December 2014. In 2015, they are awarded as the Gawad
Parangal Most Outstanding Cooperative Large Scale Category by the Cooperative Development Authority. This is a statement to the ACDI’s sustainable growth and contributions to people empowerment, social development and nation building.
As of the year 2014, ACDI is operating a total of 80 offices strategically located across the entire Philippines, a move to make their services closer to and at the convenience of their members. Their head office is situated at BGen. Felix T. Pestana (Ret) Bldg., with an Annex at Col. Godofredo M. Juliano Bldg., both in Western Bicutan, Taguig City.
ACDI is an institutional cooperative serving members from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). Their members are those in active service, retirees, in the reserved force, and regular civilian employees of the military.