Cauchie Garcia

PEF Board designates Cauchie Garcia as Deputy Executive Director

The Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Cauchie C. Garcia as the Deputy Executive Director beginning April 2023. Ms. Garcia first served as the Foundation’s finance officer from 2007 to 2010. She eventually headed the Management Services Group in 2011, where she handled the Foundation’s finance, human […]

The women of Myriad Farms

The endless greens are a sight to see in Myriad Farms in Barangay Triala, Guimba, Nueva Ecija. The harvest season is looming, and finally, farmers will be able to reap the benefits of the land.  Myriad Farms started as a family farm in the 1980s. Today, Myriad Farms is successful because of the passion and […]

First Kape Dose competition showcases quality of region’s coffee

Backed by the local government and private institutions, with topography and climate suitable for cultivating coffee,  the farmers of Soccsksargen, which comprises the provinces of South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani, and General Santos City, continue to produce the highest volume of coffee in the country. And now, it is looking to stake its claim […]

Building resilient, inclusive communities through Project TRANSFORM

When the supertyphoon Odette hit the town of Malimono in Surigao del Norte in December 2021, the damage was devastating: 5,856 families were affected, and 2,686 houses were destroyed, not to mention millions of pesos worth of damage to infrastructure and agriculture. “Odette caused severe damage to our area,” Malimono councilor Marianne Marina Escaño said.  […]

Hope springs eternal in Kabasalan water project

For her family’s daily water supply, Melba Acotanza, a resident of barangay  Concepcion in Kabasalan, Zamboanga Sibugay, relied on the existing water system in their area for years. But water tanks are sometimes empty, which means they have to buy gallons of water from private suppliers.  “Kapag walang ulan ng isang linggo, nawawalan ng tubig. […]

Enabling innovation for Guimba farmers

In an endless expanse of gold and green along the plains of Guimba, rice farmers are working double time work on the fields. To them, the exposure to the sizzling summer heat is just a small price to pay for their long-awaited fruits of labor.  This cycle’s harvest is pivotal for the farmers: the current […]

Continuing Marissa Camacho’s legacy by empowering women

On its 21st founding anniversary on November 29, 2022, the Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) awarded the Marissa Camacho Legacy Fund (MCLF) to Kabuhayan sa Ganap na Kasarinlan Credit and Savings Cooperative (KCOOP). The Marissa Camacho Legacy Fund is a Php22 million fund for advancing women entrepreneurship and supporting social enterprise innovation, youth leadership, and […]

Supporting cooperative’s push for food security

In an endless expanse of gold and green along the plains of Guimba, rice farmers are getting ready for the harvest. To them, the exposure to the sizzling summer heat is just a small price to pay for long-awaited fruits of their labor. The harvest season may have been a festival of sorts as imagined […]

Coffee farming fuels young IP’s quest to help her community

Sitio “Bagong Buhay” is the name of the village where Flushiela Mae Hupayan, 22, resides. Located in the upland area of Pangantucan, Bukidnon, the sitio is home to a sizable population of indigenous people’s (IP) community, including the Manobo tribe, where she belongs. Most of the households are engaged in farming, with coffee, abaca, and […]

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