The young scholar from the sugar sector

The young scholar from the sugar sector

While the youth in agriculture is a rarity in the industry — with the average age of Filipino farmers at present is 57 to 59 according to the Department of Agriculture — there are still people, like Jonel Ybañez, 23, who are determined to revitalize the embattled sector. Jonel is a member of Crossing Ibos […]

Livelihood program set for T’bolis in South Cotabato

Seven entities signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to provide livelihood opportunities and markets to coffee and abaca farmers from upland T’boli communities in South Cotabato. The partnership among the Peace and Equity Foundation, United States Agency for International Development, Philippine Fiber Industry Development Industry (PFIDI), United Maligang Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Joscual Trading and the […]

Coke Foundation, PEF sign over PHP 13M water project MoA in Mindanao

A new partnership agreement was inked between Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines Inc. (CCFPI) and Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) in December 2019 to boost water supply for 4,000 individuals in three project sites in the Philippines. The second phase of the Scaling Up Program for Social Enterprises on Water Services or SCALE UP Water will provide […]

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 […]

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 renews commitment to build capacities of Islamic Microfinance partners in BARMM

Cotabato City – The Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF), in partnership with the Ramon Magsaysay Awards Foundation (RMAF) and Indonesian-based organization Dompet Dhuafa (DD) organized an Islamic microfinance learning exchange in this city last October 23- 24. The exchange is a benchmarking visit by the DD team to PEF’s Islamic MFI partners, and included dialogues […]

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,” […]

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