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120-day Supplemental Nutrition Program launched in Pastolan Village

Twenty undernourished children from the Aeta Ambala were enrolled in PMFTC’s 120-day Supplemental Nutrition Program launched last December 16, 2017 at the Tribal Health Center of Pastolan Village, Hermosa, Bataan. Through the program, the children will receive one full meal and vitamins daily to correct early nutritional deficiencies that interfere with their physical, cognitive, and …

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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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JVOFI R&R 2017

THIS IS IT. After being postponed twice due to some circumstances, it is but appropriate to say that June 19, 2017 was a “this is it” for our staff. R&R is one of the days our staff look forward to as we go on a-day hiatus from our daily tasks, get to be together with …

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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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CONTINUING THE PROJECT’S MANTRA

  It has been three years since Jaime V. Ongpin Foundation Inc. (JVOFI) launched the USAID Phil-Am funded project, Protecting and Defending the Amburayan River Basin and  its’ Watersheds through Good Governance and Active Peoples’ Participation. On May 12, 2017, 85 participants gathered for the final Amburayan River Inter-Regional Stakeholders’ Closeout Meeting. A two day …

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BREAKING FIRE

Previously, a portion of the communal forest in Barangay Sagpat, Kibungan was engulfed by fire and pine trees were burned. For this reason, vigilance in fire prevention has always been one of the goals especially during Fire Prevention month. Last March, a series of fire lines were established in different barangays in Tublay, Kapangan and …

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BOT VISITS PROJECT SITES 

Last March 17, Friday, JVOFI Board of Trustees visited our projects sites at Lubo, Kibungan; Cuba, Kapangan and microfinance clients from Shilan, La Trinidad. FIRST STOP. LUBO KIBUNGAN. After about an hour of driving through the winding road going to Lubo, Kibungan, we were met by the hospitality of Brgy. Lubo, they served homemade cake …

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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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ACHIEVING SANITATION GOALS AND TARGETS

Economic losses due to illnesses, decreasing number of aquatic resources, and decreasing tourist visitors are just a few of the outcomes of river pollution. And the Amburayan River System is not exempted from these. The most persistent pollutant of the Amburayan River since water quality monitoring was conducted in the 20 monitoring stations is fecal …

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