Category Archive: News Feature

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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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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HEARTFELT STORIES MADE KNOWN

“Protection of the environment goes beyond boundaries, cultural differences challenges faced, beliefs and experiences.”  One lesson that was shared and given emphasis during the writeshop conducted on February 28 to March 2, 2017. Participated by 52 project partners and 8 JVOFI project staff, an exchange of best or good practices and lessons learned during the …

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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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Rising from Typhoon Lawin’s Aftermath

BEFORE AFTER Typhoon Lawin had a massive 800-kilometer diameter. It was the first time PAGASA issued storm signal number 5 and it crossed the provinces of Cagayan, Apayao and Ilocos. It wrought havoc on the provinces it passed through and greatly affected even the neighboring provinces. Benguet province experienced strong winds and heavy rainfall that …

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Collaborating, Giving Hope

Amidst the revelry of heavy rains and strong winds during the Christmas festivity, celebrations continued as PMFTC Inc. and JVOFI together with Championing Community Children (C3) gave two hundred twenty (220) food packs to less fortunate children from Cavite City who were affected by flooding due to the southwest monsoon. The provision, which also served …

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