PEF focuses on developing business solutions and investments for social enterprises that help rural households gain better incomes and move out of poverty.
In 2001, Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) was organized to administer a civil society fund for poverty reduction and community empowerment programs. Here are the 10 impactful stories representing the Foundation’s milestones during its first 10 years.
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Monday, 16 March 2015 10:49
Domestic output of coffee beans is shrinking, but coffee evangelists see this as an opportunity for farmers and entrepreneurs to find their niche and move up the value chain.
The volume of production is dropping as destructive typhoons that ravaged the country over the past two years continue to exact a toll on farms.
According to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), domestic output eased by 4 percent in 2014 to settle at about 75,000 metric tons.
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Thursday, 05 March 2015 10:59
After months of competition, three teams emerged victorious in the inaugural SEAMAC Asia Pacific Mobile App Challenge. The three winning teams, Claco Music (Taiwan), Erdo (Taiwan) and Jetbay (China), shared a cash prize pool of S$25,000, and will also be heading to Barcelona in March to compete against winning teams from the University Mobile Challenge, Arab Mobile App Challenge and EU Mobile App Challenge winners in the Global Mobile Challenge at GSMA Mobile World Congress 2015.
Read more at www.japancorp.net
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 11:54
"PEF Executive Director Roberto Calingo, in the same event, said the organization has allotted P500 million to help communities involved in the 5Cs through the Foundation for technical assistance, and another P500 million for profitable entities in the same areas through Peace and Equity Holdings."
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As I write this article, the Al Qalam Institute of Islamic Identities and Dialogue in Southeast Asia of the Ateneo de Davao University in partnership with the Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF), conduct the First Executive Meeting Series on Shariah Financial and Shariah compliant social enterprise at the Ateneo Pakighinabi Room, Davao City.
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Chocolate will never be the same for the participants of series of events recently conducted by the Center for Culinary Arts (CCA-Manila) with the help of Alyssa Jade McDonald-Bartl (Lyss) of BLYSS Chocolate, which shed light on many chocolate related subjects.
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On a searing afternoon in Tagum, a provincial capital at the southern end of the Philippine islands, a large truck carrying more than 200 sacks of dried coffee beans arrives at a coffee buying station.
Almost immediately and with precise choreography, a dozen workers begin unloading and stacking the brown jute sacks on a wooden pallet while men with hollow steel rods shaped like swords puncture each bag.
Read more at www.asia.nikkei.com
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