Agri-coops undergo management training

Agri-coops undergo management training

Agricultural cooperative partners from different regions took part in the My.Coop Training Programme on November 25 – 29 to strengthen their management skills for high quality, efficient, and effective services to their members. Organized by PEF’s Social Enterprise Institute and Dutch Agri-Agency Agriterra, 18 coop leaders from Compostela Valley, Zamboanga del Norte, Ifugao, Quezon, Negros […]

PEF celebrates 18 years of helping poor Filipino communities

PEF celebrates 18 years of empowering poor Filipino communities

The Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) celebrated their 18th anniversary last November 27 with the gathering of pioneers behind the Foundation, as well as the staff and the members of its Board and General Assembly. Present in the gathering are former Executive Director Veronica Villavicencio, Board members Fr. Manny Guazon, Ma. Regina B. Martin,Vitaliano N. […]

PEF mobilizes immediate relief to quake-hit communities in Cotabato

PEF mobilizes immediate relief to quake-hit communities in Cotabato

The Peace and Equity Foundation, through the Mount Apo Foundation Inc.(MAFI), supported the relief operation in the communities of Cotabato after a series of earthquakes devastated the province and other areas in Mindanao. PEF’s assistance was used to purchase food packs, bottled water, mats, and biscuits, and other items for the relief operation. Institutions such […]

Growing Organic in Palawan

Growing organic

With the convergence of leading funding institutions known as F4, the farmers in the Northern Palawan Corridor are not only helping in conserving the rich biodiversity in the area, they are reaping the benefits of successful enterprise through herbal and organic farming.   Formerly a Kaingin farmer, Merly Galvan Lagrosa is now enjoying sustainable income […]

Converging efforts for Palawan’s biodiversity and its people

Converging efforts for Palawan’s biodiversity and its people

Roxas, Palawan – While the province of Palawan is renowned for its pristine beaches, the island is also known for its rich biodiversity. Called the last frontier of the Philippines, Palawan boasts almost 700,000 hectares of forest cover according to 2010 data of the Forest Management Bureau, capable of supporting a wide variety of species […]

PEF renews commitment to build capacities of Islamic Microfinance partners in BARRM

PEF strengthens commitment to build capacities of Islamic Microfinance partners in Bangsamoro region

PEF, in partnership with the Ramon Magsaysay Awards Foundation and Indonesia-based organization Dompet Dhuafa, organized an Islamic microfinance learning exchange in Cotabato in October to enhance the knowledge and competencies of microfinance and non-microfinance implementors on the philosophy and system of Islamic financing. The exchange is a benchmarking visit by the DD team to PEF’s […]

Young trainer helps farmers improve their income

Young trainer helps farmers improve their income in coffee

While the agriculture sector is suffering from a shortage of young workers in the industry, Darly Joy Puguon, 22, has decided to pursue her passion and study Bachelor of Agricultural Technology at the Ifugao State University. “Gusto ko talaga magturo sa ibang mga farmers natin para makatulong at kumita sila,” she said. Now a trainer […]

Equipping San Isidro farmers through agro-enterprise

Equipping San Isidro farmers through agro-enterprise

San Isidro, Davao del Norte – Seated beneath a tall coconut tree and hiding himself from the scorching heat of the sun, Narciso Lara has been chopping coconut husks which he will use to surround other coconut trees in a practice called mulching to keep the soil healthy. “Ginagawa namin ito para lumamig ang puno,” […]

PEF partners showcase chocolate products at KakaoKonek 2019

PEF partners showcase chocolate products at Kakao Konek 2019

Davao City – The Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) and its four social enterprise partners took part in the annual Kakao Konek 2019, a gathering of cacao and chocolate producers, at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City last October 17-18. Rehoboth Agriculture Cooperative, Subasta Integrated Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Fardeco Multipurpose Cooperative, and Cabinuangan Small […]

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