Sen. Migz Zubiri
By Ernie Reyes
MANILA — 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
“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 continuing advocating for
the sector.” (ai/mtvn)