Promoting recovery towards resilience

A sector crucial to promote development and economic growth has been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic: micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, 99.95% of the businesses in the country are MSMEs[1]. When the enhanced community quarantine began in Metro Manila and other parts of the country in March […]

Bringing light to communities in Sarangani

Yunie Kusin Labi’s dream is for families in their village to light up their homes. As the barangay captain of Upo in the municipality of Maitum, Sarangani, Labi has seen his community suffer from lack of electricity. “Sa siyam na sitio sa Brgy Upo, tatlo lang ang may access sa kuryente,” Labi said. From behind […]

MFIs, coops get financial regulations training

The Peace and Equity Foundation conducted a series of training on financial reporting to ensure that enterprise partners comply with government laws and regulations. Twenty-seven participants representing microfinance cooperatives and institutions from Saranani and Sultan Kudarat joined the training, which were held in General Santos City and Lebak, Sultan Kudarat. Resource speakers from SyCip Gorres […]

Food security, agri-aqua enterprises amid COVID-19 crisis featured in #PEFtalks 3

The third installment of #PEFtalks highlighted the challenges and efforts of the partners of the Peace and Equity Foundation in helping their communities during this pandemic and devising potential solutions to combat the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis. Norberto De Guzman of Center for Agriculture and Rural Development – Mutually Reinforcing Institutions (CARD MRI), Nasrudin […]

#PEFtalks 2 features CSOs’ COVID-19 response

Civil society organizations (CSOs) taking action to address challenges of the COVID-19 crisis was the highlight of the second #PEFtalks of the Peace and Equity Foundation on 23 September 2020. Zuellig Family Foundation Executive Director Austere Panadero, Synergia Foundation CEO and President Milwida Guevara and KASAGANA-KA Credit and Savings Cooperative General Manager Maria Anna De […]

Three-way partnership for renewable energy hubs in Mindanao

Three-way partnership for renewable energy hubs in Mindanao

Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation (RMAF), through the Ramon Magsaysay Transformative Leadership Institute, SELCO Foundation and the Peace and Equity Foundation inked a memorandum of Understanding on 01 October 2020 to work together in creating a coordination hub in Mindanao that will help push for the shift towards renewable energy in the region. According to PEF […]

Thriving Bukidnon coffee industry gets a boost from public and private sectors

With recognition from foreign competitions and expos, it is truly evident that Bukidnon coffee is a certified world-class. It’s no wonder why the coffee industry in the province is continuously gaining support from the local government. On April 13- 14, Lorna Libante, a farmer member of Bayanihan Millennium Multipurpose Cooperative (BMMPC), showcased her Robusta coffee […]

MFI, PEF, Electric Coops renew commitment to improve energy security in Soccsksargen

The Mahintana Foundation, Inc., Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF), South Cotabato II Elect. Cooperative, Inc. and SUKELCO signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in General Santos City today to ensure effective implementation of a rural electrification and livelihood project in the provinces of Sultan Kudarat and Sarangani. The project, titled Strengthening Off-grid Lighting with Appropriate Renewable Energy Solutions (SOLARES) […]

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