Co-op Stories

The cooperative started in 1982 as a community organization named as “Samahang Nayon,” organized by prominent residents of Barangay Toclong, in support to the program of Department of Agriculture. The organization started with only P5.00 per month for their initial capital. After three years (1985), the group decided to convert the organization into a formal cooperative under the name Toclong 1st Credit Cooperative. In 1994, the cooperative was registered with the Cooperative Development Authority as a Multi-Purpose Cooperative. Being multi-purpose, the cooperative was able to expand to other business ventures besides offering savings and lending services to its members.

Pinagdanlayan, Dolores, Quezon

Isa sa mga maunlad na Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Organization (ARBOs) ng DAR Quezon 1 ay ang PRICMPC. Subalit dahil sa pandemyang patuloy na lumaganap sa ating kapanahunan, isa din sila sa mga kooperatibang lubhang naapektuhan nito.

By: Jerah Bravo Valdez

The Dolores Development Cooperative is the oldest existing cooperative in Dolores, Quezon. Even before the World War II, its conception already started and those behind it, who valiantly got through the War unscathed, immediately got themselves busy with the cooperative’s operation.

Hindi maikakaila na sa isang iglap, nabago ang ikot ng mundo. Marami na ang naging biktima sa pandemya na likha ng pagkalat ng nakakahawa at naka mamatay na COVID-19. Mayaman o mahirap na bansa, walang pinipiling tao o pamilya, maging negosyo, maunlad, maliit o malaki, lahat ay maaring maging biktima at walang nakakaalam kung kailan, sino at saan makakahawa.

The Mill Hill Missionaries initiated the organization of a credit union in Barbaza, Antique with the mission to Christianize the people in the community, establish parochial secondary schools, and help members meet their financial needs. Barbaza Credit Cooperative Union (BCCUI) was founded on July 20, 1964 by Rev. Fr. John Tielen, curate of the town, and fourteen parochial leaders as pioneer members with six hundred twenty-five pesos (Php 625.00) as initial share capital.