FICCO’s 63rd Year in the Business

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“Not for Profit, Not for Charity, but for Service”, this is First Community Cooperative’s motto that paved the way to achieving greater heights leading to where it is right now.    In its 63rd year in the cooperative industry, a variety of activities were prepared; one of which is its kick-off activity- the 7th FICCO […]


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Last September 2015 the Coop sector was disturbed because of the two lawmakers Rep. Gabriel Luis Quisumbing’s HB 2765 and Sen. Loren Legarda’s SB 2048 expressly propose the repeal of the law granting tax exemption privileges to cooperatives. It is very clear in the new cooperative code, Articles 60 and 61 of Republic Act 9520 […]

FICCO to Give Scholarship Grants to 50K Women Sari-Sari Store Owners

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In cooperation with Coca-Cola and TESDA, FICCO aims to empower, by 2020, 50,000 women sari-sari store owners by providing free business and life skills training.  This is partly funded by Coca-Cola through its Sari-sari Store Training and Access to Resources (STAR) Program.  The scholarship training program is accredited with TESDA and will consist of 12 […]

FICCO New Offices

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FICCO has expanded their reach in the Visayas by opening 3 new offices — 1 in Bohol, 1 in Lapu-Lapu City, and 1 in Cebu City. Newly-opened FICCO Guindulman brings the Bohol province presence up to 3 offices, together with the Jagna and Tagbilaran branches. The Cebu province also now hosts 3 offices with FICCO […]

FICCO Joins the Earth Day Celebration

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FICCO joined the “Earth Day” celebration on April 22, 2015. The ceremony was at Iponan, Covered Court, Cagayan de Oro City. It was headed by the Cooperative Development Authority and supported by different cooperative sectors in Region X. Speakers, broadly supporting environmental movements were invited.   Hon. Oscar S. Moreno City Mayor, Cagayan De Oro City   […]

FICCO prepares for 2016 Breakthrough

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“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” The FICCO Board of Directors, Head Committee Officers, Key Management Officers and staff gathered last December 26-27, 2014 at FICCO Tiano Training Hall to revisit FICCO’s Strategic plan. They aim to hit FICCO’s Breakthrough on 2016 with Financial Target […]

FICCO trains another batch of sari-sari store owners

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After the 1st batch of STAR Scholars graduated, FICCO conducts another set of training to sari-sari store owners in Balingasag, Misamis Oriental. The first session started last December 7, 2014 at Misamis Oriental National High School, Balingasag Misamis Oriental. To those members / non-members who are interested to join the twelve (12) weeks program, you […]

Free Medical Consultation

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First Community Cooperative Main Office conducted a free medical consultation for FICCO Employees and FICCO Main members who have transactions at the Main Office last December 12, 2014. Employees and members were entitled to undergo Random Blood Sugar (RBS) screening. The free medical consultation was brought by the Field Outsource Asia, Inc., an accomplished firm […]