MASS SPECC Cooperative Development Center is the oldest and largest cooperative federation in the country. Following the voluntary tradition of cooperative development, it started with mostly parish-based credit unions being organized in different dioceses in Mindanao during the 1950s. In 1966, these credit unions organized the Southern Philippines Educational Cooperative Center (SPECC) in recognition of the importance of co-op education in cooperative development. In 1973, they organized the Mindanao Alliance of Self-Help Societies (MASS) to provide support services like audit, technical advice, and extension services as well as represent their interest with government and other stakeholders. In 1984, both secondary organizations merged into what is now known as MASS SPECC Cooperative Development Center.
MASS SPECC’s services to its affiliate cooperatives have evolved over the years. Right now, it has a Central Fund, which pools surplus funds of co-operatives for on-lending to cooperatives with financing needs. It has an Information & Communication Technologyunit that provides software solutions and ATM services, a Consultancy unit that provides technical support and advice, and a Research & Development unit. Its Education and Training services are managed by the Institute of Cooperative Studies (ICS), which is still an integral unit of the federation.
Ms. Sylvia O. Paraguya, Chief Executive Officer
Cagayan de Oro City
(088) 856 2339
(088) 856 2336 local 15