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Water taps no longer run dry in Barili, Cebu

With abundant sources of fresh water from most of the town’s rivers and watershed areas, water shouldn’t be scarce in Barili. Yet, according to Magdaleno Bargamento of Kauswagan Water Services & Sanitation Cooperative (KAWSSCO), the coop struggled to provide enough potable water to nearly 2,500 household consumers. “Ang Barili, way problema sa water source; ang […]

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Learning Shari’a

Shari’a-compliant financing follows the doctrines of the Islamic moral and religious laws collectively called the Shari’a. A learning tour on Shari’a Financing was held in Jakarta and Yogyakarta, Indonesia on April 22-30, 2018 Indonesia to learn solutions and approaches in providing sustainable livelihood and services to rural and poor Muslim communities in Mindanao. Representatives from […]

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PEF joins 1st World Coconut Congress Exhibition

The United Coconut Associations of the Philippines Inc. (UCAP) in partnership with Philippine Coconut Authority (PSA) organized the World Coconut Congress 2018 Conference & Exhibition on August 14-16, 2018 at SMX Convention Center Manila, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City, Philippines. Peace & Equity Foundation participated in the exhibition which gave its coconut SE (social […]

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Zero Extreme Poverty Convenors launch IP LeD Batch 4

Mr. Roberto Calingo talked about the role of IP social enterprises in reducing poverty and inequality in the Philippines during his keynote speech today at the Orientation and Training on Social Entreprenuership of new batch of Indigenous People (IP) LeD fellows organized by Advocafe, IP LED (Indigenous Peoples Leadership Development Academy in partnership with Zero […]

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Life’s sweeter for sugarcane farmer

Kabankalan, where farmers are faced with poor yield and low income, could take signs from the success story of a farmer whose cane production increased by 40% with net income of PHP 33,000 by adopting the block farming approach.  Albert Domeo, a 53-year old cane sugar farmer, hails from Barangay Tapi, Kabankalan, Negros Occidental. After […]

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“Is doing good, good business?”

In a learning session organized by PEF, 10 of our social enterprise partners found out that putting integrity at the core of business practices can drive growth and sustainability. The one-day workshop was held on 07 June 2018, in partnership with the Foundation for Enterprise Management Innovations, Inc.

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Scoping Visit in Negros Occidental

Cane sugar farmers Benjamin de Guzman and Efren De Leon shared their successful crop diversification business model during the PEF area scoping in Kabankalan City Negros Occidental last June 2018. Mr. de Guzman and Mr. de Leon are Board Members of Occidental Negros Agrarian Reform Cooperative (ONARBCO).  

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Business and civil society leaders join PEF board

Mr. Senen C. Bacani first served in the PEF board from 2001 to 2008 as one of its founding trustees representing the business sector. Since then, he continued his active involvement as a member of the PEF Finance & Investments Committee. Apart from Mr. Bacani’s engagement in various organizations notably Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation, Inc., […]

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Scoping for social enterprises in Samar

On May 10, 2018, PEF area officer Alberto P. Roslinda Jr. and SE Institute Manager Merlyn A. Francisco headed to Homonhon Island, a 3-hour boat ride from the Guiuan Eastern Samar port, to meet with calamansi growers (farmers) and local organizations engaged in calamansi processing. The team visited Brgy. Bitaugan where calamansi farming has been […]

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