Entreps meet the experts

Board members and key management staff of five social enterprises had the opportunity to learn how to improve leadership styles and financial management in a three-day workshop organized by the Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) and Mahintana Foundation, Inc. (MFI). The workshop held in General Santos City was attended by enterprise partners in Soccsksargen on […]

Fisherfolk harvests hope

As the dawn gives way to the rising sun, the fisherfolks in the municipality of Padre Burgos, Quezon are already battling the raging waves of the Philippine Sea to begin their early morning harvest, hoping that they may get a sizeable catch for their families waiting for them in the coast. For these fisherfolks, a […]

Linking mangrove conservation with sustainable livelihood

Linking mangrove conservation with sustainable livelihood

As part of its continuing efforts to provide livelihood opportunities, the Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) conducted a coastal assessment in the municipalities of Roxas and San Vicente, Palawan on January 7-9, 2020 to explore possible projects for the fisherfolk communities. Led by Roberto Ballon, a fisherfolk leader known for building sustainable livelihood for coastal […]

PEF supports Taal relief efforts

The Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) and partner organizations initiated several relief activities in Batangas this January as part of the outpouring support to the people affected by Taal volcano’s eruption last 12 January 2020. On 16 January, the PEF team delivered relief items consisting of food, water, and essential toiletries to Taal evacuees through […]

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. […]

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