STRENGTHENING MULTI-STAKEHOLDER PARTICIPATION IN SMALL SCALE GOLD MINING GOVERNANCE IN BENGUET

Last September 2017, Jaime V. Ongpin Foundation, Inc. (JVOFI) participated in the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) call for proposals under the component Financing Public Investments (FPI).  Supported by the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) Grant Fund implemented by the Development Alternatives, Incorporated, it is intended to promote activities designed to: expand and …

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AES, JVOFI Bring Water to Communities

Despite being bordered by bodies of water, Barangays Bani and Taltal in Masinloc, Zambales still struggle to have access to safe water. Yellowish, rusty and dirty were the words they used to describe the water drawn from water pumps which threaten their overall health and hygiene. Acquiring safer water is also costly and time-consuming since …

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A COMMITMENT SEALED

“Today, we will just end a chapter of the story but the next day we will have to open a new chapter.” A take away statement Dir. Reynaldo Digamo of the Environment Management Bureau – Cordillera Administrative Region (EMB-CAR) mentioned during the Sustainability Memorandum of Agreement entered on the 27th of June 2017. This was …

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GOING FURTHER, LOOKING BEYOND OURSELVES

Over the span of three weeks, we were at Sta Ana, Cagayan for a series of Water Search and Rescue (WaSAR) Training for the municipalities of Camalaniugan, Sta Praxedes and Sta Teresita, Cagayan.  The Jaime V. Ongpin Foundation, Inc, (JVOFI) was commissioned by the World Food Programme (WFP) to manage a series of Disaster Preparedness …

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IN PURSUIT OF SUSTAINABILITY

Online presence. An advantage in this age that every one of us has easy access to, as the internet makes its way to every home and every street corner. The online community has changed so much that in just a click of a button, everyone is given the power and a voice to reach out …

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BANI and TALTAL households to benefit from AESPF watersystem project

  With the aim to improve the quality of life of communities through an improved and sustained community based water system, a ground breaking ceremony for the construction of a Level II water supply system for barangays Bani and Taltal in Masinloc, Zambales was conducted on May 17, 2016. The Lauis River will serve as …

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PMFTC TEACH CORNER project to benefit rural schools

While far-flung and remote rural schools receive little external interventions, PMFTC took the initiative to reach out to the needs. The long-walk while traversing rugged terrains, passing through rolling hills, and climbing mountains enhance PMFTCs excitement to implement the TEACH CORNER (Technology and Education Advancement for Children). The project aims to establish educational multi-media stations …

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Building the Capacities of Communities on Sustainable Water System Management: Realization of community’s sense of ownership for Candelaria Watersystem project

In December 8, 2015 the communities of Barangays Pinagrealan and Lauis in Candelaria, Zambales inaugurated their watersystem under the proud gaze of the AES Philippine Power Foundation (AESPPF). It was the culmination of years of hard work where AESPPF sought to improve the quality of life of the residents of Pinagrealan and Lauis by funding …

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Second year implementation of summer school to help more children

In preparation for the upcoming summer school program, a project-orientation and trainers training among parents, teachers and other stakeholders in Tamboboan, Claveria, Misamis Oriental was conducted on February 15. The activity introduced to the partners the details of the PMFTC anti-child labor project, with emphasis on child-labor prevention and improving the lives of tobacco-farmers through …

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Batangueño PWD’s given assistive devices

On February 4-5, 25 wheelchairs and 25 quad canes were given to Persons with Disability (PWD) in Rosario and Batangas City. This promoted enhanced independence and mobility among recipients. First day included the handing over of quad canes and 20 wheelchairs to the beneficiaries by 4th District Board Member Mabelle Virtusio, PSWD Officer Rowena Casabuena, …

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