New fishing boats, gears bring better income to fisherfolks in Quezon

The coastal communities in the Quezon province are gifted with rich natural resources, both in land and sea. It is a major coconut producer and fishing thrives in Tayabas Bay. Despite these advantages, the province still has the highest poverty incidence in Region IV-A. With the limited capital and skills, there is simply no means […]

PEF and PEHI financial statements 2018

The financial statements of Peace and Equity Foundation and Peace and Equity Holdings Inc., for 2018 are now available online!  To download PEF and PEH financial statements, you may click here:  PEF Financial Statement 2018 PEHI Financial Statement 2018  

Sweet scent of success for Hojap coffee

Hojap Multi-Purpose Cooperative (Hojap MPC) manager Shirley Tagtag shares how the cooperative grew to become one of the leading coffee producers in Asipulo, Ifugao, through the hard work and determination of its members. “We started as a sari-sari store na ang binebenta namin ay basic needs ng mga tao,” Tagtag said. In 2002, the cooperative […]

Cupping competition highlights emerging Ifugao coffee industry

The coffee industry in Asipulo, Ifugao got a major boost with the conduct of the first Cupping Competition during the town’s Kulpi’d Asipulo Festival on April 16, 2019. Asipulo has the biggest coffee planting area in Ifugao, a major Robusta coffee producer, with about 1,394 hectares or 55% of the province’s total coffee area. Robusta […]

Outgoing PEF chair celebrates the gift of partnerships

Mr. Benjamin D. Abadiano, outgoing Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) chair, showed his deep appreciation to the PEF board, members and staff at the 17th General Assembly. Mr. Abadiano served as Chair since 2014.“I would like to thank each one of you for allowing me to grow with you in this wonderful journey together in […]

CSO leaders convene for 17th PEF
General Assembly

PEF Executive Director, Roberto R. Calingo, presented to the General Assembly (GA) the Foundation’s achievements in 2018 to bring the organization to its goal of creating self-sustaining households and communities.“We started focusing on selected communities and areas that we are working with. From 16 provinces, we shifted our focus to eight (8) areas to ensure […]

Community leader introduces new methods of crab fattening

Community leader and Coalition of Municipal Fisherfolks Association of Zamboanga Sibugay chair Roberto Ballon teaches new techniques of crab fattening to 20 fisherfolk in Brgy. Walay, Padre Burgos, Quezon. He gamely shows how he ties the crabs for transport to buyers. “Pag nag-alaga kayo ng King Crab, aabot ng isang libong piso kada piraso ang […]

Supporting SE partners through Agroenterprise Development

PEF partners – LAAK MULTI-PURPOSE COOPERATIVE, Cocolink, Franklin Baker Company of the Philippines, and LGU SAN Isidro Davao del Norte – beefed up their marketing skills with the Agroenterprise Development training on 7-8 February 2019 in Laak, Compostela Valley. The 8-step clustering approach, developed by CRS Philippines, covers market-driven strategies and practices linking the farmers to markets. #agroenterprise #pefscaleup

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