Press Release
September 11, 2021

Largest Cooperative Party List Endorses Zubiri as Number One Senator for 2022

The COOP NATCCO Party List (CNPL), headed by President Alexander B. Raquepo, has formally adopted a resolution supporting Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri for his Senatorial candidacy in the 2022 national elections.

Zubiri is the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Cooperatives, first assuming the position in 2007, and then again in 2016. As Chairman of the committee, he has spearheaded the passage of the Philippine Cooperative Code, the Cooperative Development Authority Charter, the Cooperatives Development Officer Act, and the National Cooperative Month Act, to name a few. Throughout the pandemic, he has also advocated for legislative support for the sector, through key provisions in the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act (Bayanihan 2).

CNPL was organized by the Board of the NATCCO Network in 1996, and their first election into Congress was in 1998. They represent over 800 primary member-cooperatives across the country.

The resolution, adopted during the 6th CNPL National Party Congress held on Friday, calls Zubiri "our Coop Champion in the Senate."

"The COOP NATCCO Party List believes that the presence of Coop Champions in the Senate would further recognize the important role of cooperatives in poverty reduction and inclusive growth through policy reforms and support in legislation," the resolution reads.

"Maraming salamat po. I really need the support of your sector," Zubiri said. "This endorsement from CNPL carries more weight, bilang independent candidate."

"I really believe in the power and potential of our cooperative movement. I think the work that coops do, the work of helping the Filipino help themselves, is so vital to our country and our people. And so I'm very glad and honored to enjoy the sector's continued trust, and in return I am fully committed to continue advocating for the sector."

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