Going nuts against COVID-19

Going nuts against COVID

Quezon – With the sudden high interest for virgin coconut oil (VCO) because of claims to its ability to strengthen the immune system, other coconut products are also gaining prominence for its health benefits and other uses. In Quezon, considered as the country’s coconut capital, consumer products such coco sugar, tuba (coconut wine), vinegar, coco […]

Dana Fdn gives food to frontliners

100 frontliners in Davao del Norte working to make mask and others received packed lunch, bottled water and assorted vegetables courtesy of Dana Foundation Inc, in cooperation with Peace and Equity Foundation, local government of Asuncion, Vizcaya Plantation, and Villgro Philippines.  

Yakap at Halik, PEF team up to support Padre Burgos communities

The Yakap at Halik Multipurpose Cooperative Quezon 2 (YHMPCQ2), with the support from Peace and Equity Foundation, distributed 1,700 food packs to families in different barangays of Padre Burgos, Quezon. This initiative is part of PEF’s support to community social enterprises directly affected by the enhanced community quarantine being implemented in Luzon and other areas […]

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 […]

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 […]

Social enterprise boosts incomes in Quezon

Since fishing is a seasonal industry, fisherfolks like Enrico De Rama, manager of Aqua, have to look for other sources of income during the months where monsoon winds are prevailing in Tayabas Bay. “Sa panahon ng January to May, ‘kung focus ka talaga sa dagat, kikita ka ng halos PHP 20,000 to PHP 25,000. ‘Pag […]

From hardship to relief

To add to the meager income she and her husband get from fishing, Myra Suarez Yopyop, 42, had to sell some of their catch to her neighbors. “Ginagawa ko po minsan, kalahating kilo na lang ang binebenta dahil wala talagang bumibili (kapag isang kilo),” she said. “Nung dumating sa’min yung project ng PEF, malaki po […]

Increase of income seen for fisherfolks in Padre Burgos

“Ang aking kita noon na PHP 200, ngayon PHP 500 (a day) na.”  Obet Ocampo, 55, is one of the 24 beneficiaries of fiberglass boats and fishing gears provided by PEF as a subsidized loan. He also manages the fishpond that produces grouper and lapu-lapu. “Dahil mayroon ng fishpond, mayroon kaming pinagkakakitaan kahit hindi kami […]

Embracing faith and development

When Typhoon Glenda struck the province of Quezon in 2014, the office of Yakap at Halik Multi-Purpose Cooperative 2 (YHMPC2), fondly called as Yakap, was razed to the ground, not even office documents and other important files were spared. “Nawash-out yung files. Pati ‘yung soft copies (nawala),” General Manager Armel Amparo recalled. Despite this calamity, […]

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