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 […]

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 […]

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