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  • Writer's pictureMenchie Kinao

TAMPCO celebrates Golden Anniversary, renews registration for another 50 years

Updated: Oct 22, 2021

Tabuk City, Kalinga – Tabuk Multipurpose Cooperative (TAMPCO), the biggest cooperative in the province, marked its Golden Anniversary this October 21, 2021, with the blended celebration in which it received the grant of registration renewal for another 50 years of service.

The Golden Seal of Registration was personally handed over by Regional Director Marieta Hwang of Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) to Chief Executive Officer, Rev. Claudio Bagano and Board of Director Chairperson Alfredo Budaden.

During the celebration, some TAMPCO members and employees were present at St. Thomas Parish, Dagupan West, Tabuk City for the event held with the theme “Celebrating 50 Years of Success and Sustainable Development.”

TAMPCO at a Glance

As narrated by Laboratory Cooperative Coordinator Renato Berlan, TAMPCO was formerly named Tabuk Credit Cooperative Union, Inc. (TCCUI) with only 33 members from St. Thomas Parish, an Episcopal Church in Dagupan West, Tabuk City.

TCCUI was organized on March 14, 1971, and was registered on October 21, 1971.

The now billionaire coop started with a paid-up capital of P1,235.00 only with credit and savings as its main service.

Upon registration with Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) on January 7, 1991, TCCUI was renamed as Tabuk Multipurpose Cooperative.

The cooperative continually provided excellent services over the years and at present, TAMPCO recorded an asset growth of P2.29 billion with more than 42,000 members.

TAMPCO has expanded with 5 branches to include Santiago Branch at Santiago City; Rizal Branch at Rizal, Kalinga; Conner Branch at Conner, Apayao; Quezon Branch at Quezon, Isabela; and Pinukpuk Branch at Pinukpuk, Kalinga.

How did TAMPCO make it?

According to the presentation of Berlan, the value of honesty, transparency, thriftiness, trust, confidence, hard work, cooperation, and above all, fear of God are paramount to the success of TAMPCO.

The laboratory coordinator added that the easy access of the records of members made possible through computerization of the coop systems also played a significant contribution to the growth of the cooperative.

Further, believing that TAMPCO needs other coops to co-exist, it has affiliated with the National Confederation of Cooperatives (NATCCO), North Luzon Cooperative Development Center (NORLU-CEDEC), MASS-SPEC, CLIMBS, CISP, FEDCO-EDNL and with the Provincial Cooperative Unions (KAPCU).

TAMPCO likewise ensures strict adherence to policies that are relevant, suitable, and applicable for the growth of the coop and its members.

“Coop designed and create services or programs that will benefit both the cooperative, its members, and the community as a whole,” Berlan underscored.

Current Programs and Services of TAMPCO

Currently, TAMPCO offers services for deposits, credit or lending, gasoline station, water refilling station, funeral care, Inn and Training Center, Mortuary Program, Pinoy Coop ATM, Climbs Assurance Center, TAMPCO Laboratory Cooperative, and DPK Program.

Berlan stressed that the members of the cooperative are now ready for another 50 years of serving the community and people, with the vision of being a premier and innovative cooperative in Northern Luzon.


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