MINDSET FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
From a local co-op, it has evolved into a global cooperative training and development center with more than 227 member co-ops nationwide.
VICTO National is the abridged name of VICTO National Cooperative Federation and Development Center. Its beginnings can be traced to the work of the Scarboro Missionaries in Southern Leyte in the 70’s. The Canadian priests were familiar with the Antigonish cooperative model having learned it from the Coady Institute of the St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia in the eastern coast of Canada.
When the Scarboros set foot in Hinundayan, Southern Leyte 42 years ago, they were appalled by widespread poverty. Realizing that their spiritual mission cannot be achieved without attending to the temporal needs of the people, they set up the parish program, “Saving Souls the Credit Union Way.”
The parish program is the seed of VICTO National. From a local co-op, it has evolved into global cooperative training and development center with more than 227 direct and active co-op affiliates. Its aggregate assets is upwards of PHP 9 Billion and counts at least 500,000 individual members comprising of farmers, fishermen, students, housewives, professional, entrepreneurs, vendors and indigenous peoples.
Such diversity in membership disperses the benefits of cooperation to practically the whole gamut of society, making the federation an important catalyst for social change and economic reform in the Philippines.
VICTO National 48th Annual Gen. Meeting & National Convention
ICA Global Conference
The registrations for the ICA Global Conference 'Cooperative for Development' in Kigali, Rwanda (October 14-17, 2019) are now open. Please register yourself and find out more about the exciting sessions planned for your participation!
In the light of the drumbeating researches on co-operatives, a National Research Forum on Cooperatives and Launching of Call for Papers on Studies in Cooperatives will be held on October 30, 2019 at Bulwagang Balagtas, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Sta. Mesa, Manila to present and showcase some research studies on co-operatives and launch the Call for Papers on Studies in Cooperatives for the 2020 National Conference.
Universities/Colleges with Co-operative Programs, Universities/Colleges with existing Co-ops, Cooperative Federations and Unions and other stakeholders are invited to participate in this forum. For information, please see invitation here (letter).
Interested parties may contact 8725-6604 or email us at or