Category Archives: PEACE AND RECONCILIATION

OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH KALINGA PEOPLE AND LEADERS GETS DEEPER

Lakan Sumulong, our CFP StoryTeller, visited our friends and partners in Kalinga last 28 January – 02 February 2017. He renewed and strengthened our relationship — With the Alngag clan where Tala, one of our inclusive development mentors, belong. We’re especially grateful for Malou Alngag who shared her vision and enthusiasm to advance peace and […]

CFP DEMONSTRATED Q-GRADING BEFORE COFFEE INDUSTRY FOLKS AND MEDIA REPORTERS

Byron Bee Pantoja, our Production Manager and Q-Grader, showed how quality grading was done before the coffee industry leaders and media representatives in Davao City.  This event was featured in a news article about the President of the Philippines declaring to sign an Executive Order to launch Philippine coffee brand. The said article quoted Byron: Daniel […]

CFP-PBCI COMMUNITY GETS TO ENJOY BISTRO BEFORE EVERYONE ELSE

The staff of PeaceBuilders Community and Coffee For Peace had our regular Monday morning worship and reflection time at the Coffee For Peace Bistro. Afterwards, they were given a treat to experience being valued clients by the CFP Bistro serving partners and barista partners. The other staff members who were doing urgent errands and other baristas who […]

UBC-SCARP STUDENTS AND PROFESSOR VISIT CFP KALINGA

Nine graduate students from the University of British Columbia – School of Community and Regional Planning (UBC-SCARP), led by their professor, Dr. Leonora Angeles, chose to do their field research among Coffee For Peace (CFP) partner communities in Kalinga. They were hosted by  Twinkle Alngag Bautista, our PAR Missionary in the Cordillera Region. They were also […]

WE’RE READY TO OPEN ‘COFFEE FOR PEACE BISTRO’ IN DAVAO CITY’S PRIME AREA

We’re so excitement as we prepare to open our second shop called CoffeeForPeace Bistro. It’s located at One Oasis Davao, a community that, according to our market study, would sustain our social business and would help in strengthening our advocacy among young professionals in Davao City. We’re happy with the work of our partner, Swito Architecture […]

SUMACHER TRIBE IN KALINGA INVITES CFP FOR INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT

We were invited by the Sumacher Tribe of the Upper Kalinga to explore an inclusive development partnership with them starting with coffee production and marketing. This is part of our long term relationship with the Kalinga people that started in 2010. Twinkle Alngag Bautista, or Tala for those who are close to her, is the […]

PAQUIBATO FARMERS VISIT CFP CENTER FOR TRAINING

March 3-4, 2016. A group of 25 farmers from the Paquibato District of Davao City attended a 2-day Coffee For Peace Training at the PeaceBuilders Community Center where we train our prospective coffee farming partners about ‘peace’ and ‘coffee’. This is done within the framework of Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) principles and practices. The participants were […]

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 […]