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 […]

Supporting social enterprises in the time of COVID-19

The Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) joins the development sector’s efforts in battling the threats of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) that has affected the country. To alleviate the impact this pandemic has brought to social enterprises, PEF allotted PHP 8 million for relief efforts to its partner communities in different provinces affected by the crisis. […]

PEF, ACDI-VOCA unite for Sultan Kudarat coffee farmers

PEF, ACDI-VOCA unite for Sultan Kudarat coffee farmers

The coffee industry in Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat gets a boost with the partnership of the Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) and the Agricultural Cooperative Development International-Volunteers in Overseas Cooperative Assistance (ACDI/VOCA) to increase production and improve quality of coffee beans in the municipality. During the meeting at the Municipal Agriculture Office of the town on […]

women of kalamansig coffee

The women of Kalamansig coffee

The town of Kalamansig in Sultan Kudarat is a haven of economic opportunities. The Moro Gulf, where a variety of fish can be harvested such as tuna and bangus (milkfish), serves as the major fishing ground of the coastal communities facing the Gulf.  Both upland and lowland areas are considered agricultural hubs, with corn, banana, […]

Discovering models for inclusive agricultural value chains in Zamboanga Sibugay

As part of the joint action research on agriculture value chains, study teams from PEF and the UP Center for Integrative Development Studies (CIDS), visited the fisherfolk organization Kapunungan sa Gagmay ng Mangingisda sa Concepcion (KGMC) in Zamboanga Sibugay in November. KGMC Chair and community leader Roberto “Ka Dodoy” Ballon presented to the team their […]

From Luzon to Mindanao: Reflections on environment, empowerment and livelihood sustainability

Kabasalan, Zamboanga Sibugay – “Overwhelming”. This was how Ryan Dela Peña described his experience when he joined a coastal learning exchange organized by the Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF). Eleven fisherfolks from Yakap at Halik Multi-Purpose Cooperative Quezon 2 (Yakap at Halik), and Ipil Action Group (IAG), together with the local government unit of Padre […]

Driving innovation and empowerment in coastal communities

Driving innovation and empowerment in coastal communities

Kabasalan, Zamboanga Sibugay – A convergence of the local government, civil society organizations, and a group of fisherfolks can turn an impoverished coastal community into a bustling center of development and environmental conservation. This was proven by Brgy. Concepcion in the municipality of Kabasalan, Zamboanga Sibugay as they worked for the re-emergence of their marine […]

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