If it’s not obvious immediately, ChatMPC is a cheeky play on the growing popularity of ChatGPT in 2022 and the most famous acronym for the most common type of cooperative in the Philippines, multipurpose cooperatives, i.e. MPC.

When we started publishing ChatMPC, we didn’t know exactly what we wanted to do or how we want to do it. All we knew was that the cooperative story needed a better telling.

The logo, layout and overall design of the site has gone thru a number of changes. The publication logo below was the first one. For our own remembrance, we are keeping some vestiges of the old in this page and maybe in other pages.

—The Editorial Team

The cooperative sector in the Philippines is one of the most vibrant and dynamic sectors in the country, with over 28,000 registered cooperatives and more than 14 million members as of 2020.

Cooperatives are autonomous and democratic organizations that aim to achieve their social, economic, and cultural needs and aspirations by making equitable contributions to the capital required, patronizing their products and services and accepting a fair share of the risks and benefits of the undertaking.


The Co-operative Exchange
Buy products made, sold and traded by co-operatives and social enterprises in the Philippines, from consumer, agricultural and industrial to digital goods and services.