Farmer Field School for IPs

The Bio-Intensive Gardening (BIG) has brought about many positive effects in the lives of the beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program particularly in their daily consumption and nutritional needs. Apart from this, the BIG also has helped the beneficiaries augment their income by selling fruits and vegetables from their backyard and communal gardening. The same continue reading : Farmer Field School for IPs

Pantawid Beneficiary’s Bio-Intensive Gardening receive Modelong Gulayan Award

Walda Sardania, 29 year old is a registered Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program beneficiary under the Modified Conditional Cash Transfer program for Indigenous People (MCCT-IP) batch 1B. She lives at Purok Katipunan, Barangay Magdaup, Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay Province. Last July 2012 Walda got married to Rian. She is a plain housewife to her husband and a continue reading : Pantawid Beneficiary’s Bio-Intensive Gardening receive Modelong Gulayan Award

Tiis-Padyak for Anak

Saturnino and Vergelda Hamol-awon met at a garments factory in Manila where they were both working back in 1984. He was printing customized shirts while she was a seamstress. It was as if fate brought them together because they later learned that both of them come from the same province and the same municipality for continue reading : Tiis-Padyak for Anak

Rose from Pauper

Life is like a wide open sea where everyone has their own battle of wave to compete with. Anna is one of the wanderers who are determined to never embrace inconvenience and difficulties of life.   Anna Rose was originally from Negros Occidental, circumstances forced her to put an end to her education in high continue reading : Rose from Pauper


Who would’ve thought that a simple endeavour would cause ripples of inspiration in the community? That’s exactly what happened to the Sta. Maria Small Farmers Association in Zamboanga del Norte. Their endeavours in their communal Bio-Intensive Gardening (BIG) have brought about many other projects with various partner-stakeholders that would benefit not just Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries continue reading : BIG INSPIRATION FROM SMALL ACTION

“Weaving the Future”

Along the roads of some barangays in Ramon Magsaysay Municipality, you will see rolled weaved bamboo strips displayed that will catch your attention. These are called “Amakan”. Amakan production is known to be the livelihood of people in this area. One of the residents known for making quality Amakan is Jocelyn M. Arias, 47.   continue reading : “Weaving the Future”