2019 Chairperson’s Message

Mr. Senen Bacani (2019 Annual Report)  In 2019, the agriculture sector faced challenges that have severely affected farmers across the country: the signing of Rice Tariffication Law which caused palay prices to go down due to the influx of cheaper rice imports; the steep decline of copra prices forced farmers to stop harvesting crops; and […]

Celebrating the Gift of Partnerships

Mr. Benjamin Abadiano (General Assembly, 21 March 2019, Microtel, UP Technohub, Diliman, Quezon City)  In the mountains of Himamaylan in Negros Occidental is a place called Tigbao where a community of Indigenous Peoples (IP) have been living in extreme poverty for many years. In 2018, the Peace and Equity Foundation and Assisi Development Foundation started […]

PEF@15 Partnership Forum: Closing Remarks

Ms. Edith Y. Villanueva, PEF Treasurer (PEF@15 Partnership Forum, 25 November 2016, Sequoia Hotel, Mother Ignacia Ave., Diliman, Quezon City)  To Assistant Secretary Evelyn Cruzada and our other distinguished resource persons; our Chair, Benjamin Abadiano and my fellow members of the Board of Trustees; our cherished partners; and the PEF staff headed by our hardworking […]

PEF@15 Partnership Forum: Welcome Address

Mr. Benjamin D. Abadiano, PEF Chairman (PEF@15 Partnership Forum, 25 November 2016, Sequoia Hotel, Mother Ignacia Ave., Diliman, Quezon City) A joyful and peaceful afternoon to everyone! In behalf of my fellow trustees, allow me to welcome you to this Partnership Meeting which is made more significant and auspicious as we celebrate our 15th anniversary […]

PEF Strategic Directions

Mr. Roberto R. Calingo, PEF Executive Director (PEF@15 Partnership Forum, 25 November 2016, Sequoia Hotel, Mother Ignacia Ave., Diliman, Quezon City)  Our speakers and resource persons most specially Assistant Secretary Evelyn Cruzada; PEF Chair, Mr. Benjamin Abadiano and the other trustees of our  Board; our valued partners; my dear colleagues; ladies and gentlemen…a pleasant afternoon […]

Understanding Shariah Financing in the Philippines

Ricardo E. Torres | Microfinance Best Practices Forum Almont | Butuan City June 25-26, 2015 This conversation paper is focused on development financing. The primary audience are interested investors in Islamic financing. The data is limited on the issue of scale or scalability in financing. The fact is that, based on worldwide growth trend, Islamic based financing […]

How social enterprises can drive local development

Roberto R. Calingo, PEF Executive Director (Remarks for Social Development Celebration, 11 November 2015, Lapu-lapu City, Cebu) Civil society enables a space, an arena, where people—quite separate from the state and the private sector—organize themselves to create public good. From small associations and cooperatives, to people’s movements and development NGOs, initiatives in civil society could set out to help […]

Excerpts from the Speech of Dr. Jing Karaos, Vice-Chairperson, Peace & Equity Foundation

Delivered by Anna Marie A. Karaos during the Closing Ceremonies of the “Islamic Financing in the Philippines: A Step towards the First Seven Years”, 27 November 2015, The Ritz Hotel, Davao City Magandang umaga po. PEF is seriously committed to supporting social enterprises in the next years and considers Shariah financing as its strategic contribution […]