Category Archives: HARMONY WITH CREATION

OUR BUKIDNON COFFEE PROCESSING PLANT IS OPERATIONAL

The Opportunity. PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) has been organizing Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) Communities in armed conflicted areas of Mindanao and throughout the Philippines for the past 10 years. A major aspect of this PAR community development is the establishment of inclusive growth initiatives. Coffee growing, processing, and marketing is the most sustainable livelihood program […]

TWINKLE BAUTISTA ENHANCES CFP OPERATIONS IN KALINGA

Kalinga people love peace and coffee. Twinkle Alngag Bautista is convinced that she is called to build a Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) Community and Coffee For Peace (CFP) social business in Kalinga as part of her life’s calling and mission. Coffee is already a popular product here. Local Robusta coffee is brewed every morning in […]

COFFEE FOR PEACE RECEIVES 2015 AWARD FROM UNDP AND N-PEACE NETWORK

21-23 October 2015. Joji Pantoja, CEO of Coffee For Peace (CFP), received an N-Peace Award from the United Nations Development Program – Impact Investment Exchange Asia (UNDP-IIXAsia) in behalf of the women who comprise the 80 percent of the farming farmers of CFP. The N-Peace Awards Ceremony was held at One UN Hotel, New York, […]

CMU AND THE TALAANDIG TRIBE CHOOSE THE PATH OF CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION

The conflict is about 3,000 hectares of rich, arable land around Mount Kalayo in the Province of Bukidnon. The parties are the Central Mindanao University (CMU) and the Talaandig Tribe. CMU firmly takes the position that they legally own the land based on Torrens Title. The Talaandig Council of Elders insists they own the land […]

DAWN ALBERT PATES JOINS PBCI-CFP MANAGEMENT TEAM IN 2013

Part of our dream at the PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. and Coffee For Peace (PBCI-CFP) is to be economically sustainable in our service tasks in the Philippines. But we don’t want to remain in a dreamworld. With God’s grace, we will continue with our labour of love to worship God and to realize our dream of […]

PBCI-CFP AND UGC-HFI AGREE TO ADVANCE PAR TOGETHER THROUGH 2012

In joyful response to God’s initiative and provision, PeaceBuilders Community Inc. (PBCI) and Coffee For Peace (CFP) have agreed to work together in a joint ministry with the Unifrutti Group of Companies (UGC), along with their foundations — Unifrutti Foundation Inc. and Hineleban Foundation Inc. (HFI)– to advance Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) initiatives in the […]

THE FIRST BATCH OF B’LAAN ARABICA COFFEE WAS EXPORTED TO CANADA IN 2011

Last May 9th, Coffee for Peace (CFP) sent the first batch of our B’laan coffee beans export to Canada. The CFP management team–Joji Pantoja, Kriz Cruzado, and Keith Grubaugh, with the help of the whole CFP staff and the PeaceBuilders Community–made this possible. Pastor Fred Fredeluces, our Arabica coffee production guru, has been walking with […]

WE INITIATED INTER-TRIBAL EXCHANGE OF ARABICA GROWING TECHNOLOGY IN 2010

Kriz Cruzado (CFP Research & Development Coordinator) facilitated the meeting of various tribal representatives in Mindanao who are involved in fair coffee production and trading.  They come from three different First Nations in Mindanao–the Dulangan Manobo from Lebak, Sultan Kudarat, the Talaandig from Mount Kitanglad in Bukidnon, and the B’laan from Mount Matutum in South […]

IN 2009, WE CONNECTED WITH FARMERS FROM BOTH NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN PHILIPPINES

Joji Pantoja (CFP Chief Operating Officer) and her staff started a dialogue with Maragusan town Mayor Cesar Colina (first photo, seated behind his desk).  The two initial meetings led to an agreement to explore an Arabica planting program to help the Indigenous Peoples in the Compostela Valley (ComVal) Province in Southeastern Mindanao.  ComVal is so […]

WE STARTED CONNECTING AMONG CORDILLERA FARMERS IN 2008

Coffee For Peace (CFP) has been working with the office of the Hon. Thomas A. Killip, the Presidential Assistant in the Cordillera Administrative Region (PA-CAR), in advancing Fair Trade Principles among the coffee industry players in his region.  Dann Pantoja, CFP’s Fair Trade Advocacy Director, met with Mr. Killip last January 28, 2008 in his […]