The light that LAMPCO brings to farmers

As a liaison officer in San Isidro municipal hall, Loreto Davis, 57, hopes to retire early so he can focus on managing his 1.7-hectare farm with trees of cacao and coconut. With the falling prices of copra, Davis, a member of Small Coconut Farmers Organization (SCFO) in San Isidro, Davao del Norte has been planting […]

San Isidro to be the cacao capital of Davao del Norte

Local agricultural players pledged to make the municipality of San Isidro become the “cacao capital of Davao del Norte” in a stakeholders forum organized by the Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) last June 19. Representatives from the local government, business sector, community leaders, farmers and PEF trustees as well as its program committee members met […]

Thriving Bukidnon coffee industry gets a boost from public and private sectors

Bukidnon is not only the leading coffee producer in the country. The province is also well-known for its world-class coffee beans. On April 13- 14, Lorna Libante, a farmer member of Bayanihan Millennium Multipurpose Cooperative (BMMPC), showcased her Robusta coffee at the Specialty Coffee Expo in Boston, Massachusetts. It’s no wonder why the coffee industry […]

MFI, PEF, Electric Coops renew commitment to improve energy security in Soccsksargen

The Mahintana Foundation, Inc., Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF), South Cotabato II Elect. Cooperative, Inc. and SUKELCO sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in General Santos City today to ensure effective implementation of a rural electrification and livelihood project in the provinces of Sultan Kudarat and Sarangani. The project, titled Strengthening Off-grid Lighting with Appropriate Renewable Energy Solutions (SOLARES) will […]

IPs in Calinan, Davao to benefit from new water system

The people of Brgy. Dalagdag can now breathe a sigh of relief as they embrace progress and better standard of living with the new potable water system that will benefit 259 households or 1,137 individuals in the community. For years, the indigenous people and the migrant settlers of Brgy. Dalagdag in Davao City have been […]

New fishing boats, gears bring better income to fisherfolks in Quezon

The coastal communities in the Quezon province are gifted with rich natural resources, both in land and sea. It is a major coconut producer and fishing thrives in Tayabas Bay. Despite these advantages, the province still has the highest poverty incidence in Region IV-A. With the limited capital and skills, there is simply no means […]

PEF and PEHI financial statements 2018

The financial statements of Peace and Equity Foundation and Peace and Equity Holdings Inc., for 2018 are now available online!  To download PEF and PEH financial statements, you may click here:  PEF Financial Statement 2018 PEHI Financial Statement 2018  

PEF conducts learning session on Agricultural Value Chains

The Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF), in partnership with the UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies conducts a learning session today to understand the current state of agricultural enterprises in the Philippines and to gain new perspectives in examining agricultural value chains. Present during the session are PEF Executive Director Roberto Calingo, PEF staff, and the […]

Sweet scent of success for Hojap coffee

Hojap Multi-Purpose Cooperative (Hojap MPC) manager Shirley Tagtag shares how the cooperative grew to become one of the leading coffee producers in Asipulo, Ifugao, through the hard work and determination of its members. “We started as a sari-sari store na ang binebenta namin ay basic needs ng mga tao,” Tagtag said. In 2002, the cooperative […]

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