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,” […]

PEF partners showcase chocolate products at KakaoKonek 2019

PEF partners showcase chocolate products at Kakao Konek 2019

Davao City – The Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) and its four social enterprise partners took part in the annual Kakao Konek 2019, a gathering of cacao and chocolate producers, at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City last October 17-18. Rehoboth Agriculture Cooperative, Subasta Integrated Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Fardeco Multipurpose Cooperative, and Cabinuangan Small […]

Social enterprises go green

The Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF), in partnership with Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board Region XI, organized a green productivity training last September 20 in Davao City to ensure environmental preservation while maintaining profitability of social enterprises. The training emphasized to 11 social enterprises from Mindanao the threats of climate change and how to […]

Young entreps launch grant facility to promote social impact in business

The Roots Collective, in partnership with Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) and Forest Foundation Philippines (FFP), launched the Sibol (growth) Program Fund last October 2 in Taguig City to enable start-ups to develop and improve their enterprises that helps in increasing the income of local communities and protecting the environment.  This three-year special grant facility, […]

Young entrepreneurs build creative community for local growth

The Roots Collective, in partnership with the Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF), highlights sustainability and local creativity through Roots Commune from September 30 to October 6, 2019 at Atrium of Uptown Bonifacio mall in Taguig City. The Roots Commune showcases a wide array of ethically-made products – from farm-to-cup herbal blends to zero-waste necessities, to […]

Padre Burgos LGU vows support for aquaculture development efforts

Padre Burgos Municipal Mayor Ruben Uy Diokno has committed to support the initiatives of Yakap at Halik Multi-Purpose Cooperative Quezon 2 or Yakap and Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) in improving the lives of fisherfolks and coconut farmers in the municipality. During the consultation briefing of PEF Senior Area Officer Peter Nabong, Yakap General Manager […]

Farmers learn best practices in coffee farming

For the coffee industry in Ifugao to be commercially viable, farmers must increase production and upgrade coffee quality first. This is according to the certified Arabica Q grader and trainer, Jennifer Rimando during the two-day technical learning tour at Ola Organic Coffee Farms in Sagada, Mountain Province. Fifteen coffee farmers of Hojap Multipurpose Cooperative (HMPC) […]

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