NEW COFFEE FARMING COMMUNITIES IN CENTRAL MINDANAO WELCOME CFP

10-13 September 2019. Sihaya Ansibod, our Director of Field Operations, invited Lakan Sumulong, our Ama, to travel with her team. First, they met with our partners among the Erumanen Ne Menuvu tribe on Mt. Agkir-Agkir. Then they visited the Iranun coffee farmers in Alamada who invited them to market their coffee. Afterwards, they responded to […]

INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT THROUGH SPECIALTY COFFEE IS PROMOTED IN DAVAO CITY

Last Thursday, 08 August 2019, Joji Pantoja, our CEO, represented PBCI-CFP Inclusive Development Consulting Team at a Specialty Coffee Forum held in Seda Hotel, Davao City. The purpose of the forum was to promote local tourism through culture and coffee. Marivic’s Importance in the Value Chain The highlight of the event was the inspirational message of Marivic Dubria, […]

TWO ROASTING MACHINES FROM TAIWAN ARE SET-UP TO ENHANCE PRODUCT QUALITY AND TO INCREASE PRODUCTION QUANTITY

To further build upon the economic sustainability of our farming partners among Indigenous, Bangsamoro, and Settler communities, PBCI and CFP are building shared roasting facilities allowing our coffee farming partners to roast their own beans and sell directly into local markets. Grateful to our Canadian impact investors Our partner, Mennonite Church Eastern Canada, started a […]

CFP INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT TEAM HELP ENHANCE BANGSAMORO COFFEE FARMING MANAGEMENT

Sihaya Ansibod leads a Peace and Reconciliation Team to train Bangsamoro folks in North Cotabato to enhance their coffee farming technique. These farmers have heard how some coffee communities we’ve trained were able to win in national coffee quality competitions and were able to export their specialty coffee to international market. They invited Sihaya and her team to share what […]

CLAY AND JUNE ROJO ENHANCE THEIR INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT OPERATIONS IN EASTERN MINDANAO

Clay and June Rojo have been journeying to fulfill their mission — to be a part of a national vision to establish at least one Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) community in every province in the country. They are particularly focusing to equip a group of students from the Central Mindanao University (CMU). This university serves as a major hub for […]

OUR CEO SHARES HER ‘COFFEE FOR PEACE’ STORY AT A WOMEN’S CONFERENCE IN DAVAO OCCIDENTAL

Last Thursday, 28 March, the provincial government of Davao Occidental invited our CEO, Joji Pantoja, to be the keynote speaker at their 2019 National Women’s Month Celebration. Speaking on the theme “We Make Change Work For Women,” Ms. Pantoja emphasized both the reproductive and productive roles of women as community leaders. She shared her journey as a mother and the story of Coffee For Peace to illustrate the main points of her speech.

BANAO TRIBAL ELDERS FROM KALINGA VISIT DAVAO FOR QUALITY COFFEE PRODUCTION TRAINING

The Banao Tribal Elders from the Municipality of Balbalan, Province of Kalinga graced us with their presence from 27 February to 02 March 2019. During their visit, they affirmed our inclusive development partnership; they went through an orientation seminar on coffee farming, processing, quality enhancement, and marketing; and, they enjoyed key places in Davao City […]

YOUNG FARMERS FROM PALMA MUNICIPALITIES EXPLORE COFFEE PRODUCTION PARTNERSHIP WITH PBCI-CFP

Ms. Dee Dimaisip Bat-og has been mentoring a group of young farmers belonging to the Moro and Indigenous Peoples from PALMA municipalities. They dreamt of starting a social entrepreneurial initiative through coffee. They organized themselves and formed PeaceCreed Philippines. They found it best to learn social entrepreneurship and quality coffee production framed in Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) […]

OUR MANGYAN FARMING PARTNERS VISIT DAVAO FOR QUALITY COFFEE TRAINING

The inclusive development dream started with Carina Calata Pe, a business entrepreneur in the field of information technology, and her daughter, Danielle Patricia, who is a social psychologist. They both participated in one of the Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) Seminars conducted by my Ama, Lakan Sumulong, in Manila in 2017. “That PAR seminar disturbed me in my own comfort […]

CFP FOCUSES ON LOVING GOD AND LOVING NEIGHBORS ESPECIALLY ON CHRISTMAS 2018

A CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM OUR AMA, LAKAN SUMULONG I’m not sure about the actual birthday of Jesus, the Nazarene. Whenever it is, I’ll join the Christians around the world to celebrate the fact that he was born! Here’s what I had shared before about him in one of my posts sometime ago. This is based […]