Annual Report 2020

The Peace and Equity Foundation is pleased to share highlights of last year’s successes in its Annual Report 2020. The Annual Report contains stories of its efforts to help social enterprises amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.  To download PEF’s Annual Report 2020, click here.

Coffee sorting

Bringing opportunities to indigenous communities

The municipality of Impasugong is a first-class municipality in Bukidnon. Known as the province, tribal capital, the town is home to different indigenous groups, primarily Higaonons, and other tribes like Talaandig and Umayamnon. While indigenous culture flourish in the town, poverty persists, with 47% poverty incidence reported by Philippine Statistic Authority in 2015.[1] With farming […]

Empowering local coffee farmers through rejuvenation

In Asipulo, Ifugao, home of the famous high-quality local coffee, Hojap Kesi’melan coffee, farmers are producing more coffee beans to satisfy its ever-growing demand. Through the Hojap Multi-Purpose Cooperative (Hojap), with support from the Peace and Equity Foundation and the local government, 100 coffee farmers are currently part of a rejuvenation project in Asipulo, where […]

PEF joins conversation on women’s role in entrepreneurship

For 20 years now, the Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) has been supporting women-led enterprises. At Impact Hub’s Women NOW, PEF Executive Director Robert Calingo shared that since 2011, more than 50,000 households benefitted through PEF’s support worth P71 million to 19 organizations run by women leaders throughout the country. Women NOW, a webinar about […]

#StopTheSpread: Beating COVID with right information

While the world is currently experiencing the worst surge of the COVID-19 disease, another battle is being fought in social media and other news outlets: “Infodemic” or pandemic of misinformation and conspiracy theories about the virus and vaccines. Infodemic is spreading rumors, unverified videos, and fake news, making people complacent in following minimum health standards […]

Lighting up Sultan Kudarat communities

Lighting up Sultan Kudarat and Sarangani communities

Thousands of off-grid households in the provinces of Sultan Kudarat and Sarangani are set to gain access to electricity, thanks to the 3,000 solar home system units coursed through South Cotabato II Electric Cooperative (SOCOTECO II) under the Strengthening Off-grid Lighting with Appropriate Renewable Energy Solutions (SOLARES) project on April 19, 2021. During the ceremonial […]

Mapping hazards, enhancing resilience

Mapping hazards, enhancing resilience

When COVID-19 pandemic hit the country, Bagong Silang in Caloocan City was heavily affected, with the highest number of positive cases in the city. Bagong Silang is the biggest barangay in the Philippines in terms of area size and population (246,515 as of 2015, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority) “Sa patuloy na pagtaas ng […]

Cracking the code of collaboration

“Trust building is important. You have to generate goodwill with different stakeholders.” In a learning session on stakeholder collaboration, Liza Lim, PEF board member and Chairperson of the Philippine Partnership for the Development of Human Resources in Rural Areas, cited that a good strategy to start collaboration is through partnerships with the local government. As […]

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 […]

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