TipidTanim challenges households to grow own food

Cotabato City – As the ‘new normal’ looms after the lifting of community quarantines throughout the country, a group of advocates are pushing for backyard farming for sustainable food security and self-sufficiency. In March, Nasrudin “Naz” Buisan, an agriculturist from the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) founded TipidTanim Challenge to encourage families to […]

Relief for sugarcane farmers of Negros Occidental

After two months of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), hunger took its toll on the lives of the sugarcane farmers in Negros Occidental. In La Castellana and Kabankalan, Negros Occidental, farmers who are in the middle of their cropping season have been disrupted by the lockdown, with some already planting sugar canes in time for the […]

Farmers and fisherfolks: Ensuring food security in the time of pandemic

While the country grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, a sector in the rural frontlines are silently working to ensure that food will always be on every Filipino families’ table: our farmers and fisherfolks. On May 25, the Department of Agriculture formally declared the national observance of Farmers and Fisherfolks Month to pay tribute to the […]

Displaced Lumads given relief packs in Sultan Kudarat

Displaced Lumads from the municipality of Lebak, Sultan Kudarat received relief packs from Bacbacan Multi-Purpose Cooperative with the assistance of Peace and Equity Foundation. This initiative is part of PEF’s efforts across the country to supported affected communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

PEF supports IPs in Misamis Oriental

The Peace and Equity Foundation continues its support to affected households during the COVID-19 pandemic. 360 families from IP communities in Misamis Oriental were given food items through the partnership with Birhen sa Kota Development Development Foundation Inc.

From co-working space hub to e-commerce platform:Young entrepreneurs go online

With the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila, most businesses have to suspend their operations, or their employees have to work remotely at home. The restrictions also forced many to go digital in their everyday lives: from working, to paying bills and buying necessities. It is no wonder that web stores and […]

PEF joins efforts to help urban poor affected by lockdown

According to the World Bank, the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic can push 49 million people into extreme poverty by 2020. (https://blogs.worldbank.org/voices/covid-19-will-hit-poor-hardest-heres-what-we-can-do-about-it) In the Philippines, poor households struggle to find food on their table each day. What more if a pandemic is halting people from working? Such is the plight of the urban poor, most of […]

Coop extends help to Ifugao town amidst COVID-19

Asipulo, Ifugao – While the whole of Luzon remains under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) because of the coronavirus pandemic, the economic activities of the people are still limited: most businesses are closed, and public transportation continue to be suspended. In the rural areas, supply of essential goods such as food can be in danger of […]

Serving the heroes of pandemic

Davao City – Our modern-day heroes who are fighting Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continue to be in the frontlines risking their lives to protect us. As of April 27, the Department of Health has recorded 1,245 COVID-19 infected medical personnel while 89 police personnel were infected according to the Philippine National Police. It is no wonder […]

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