Category Archive: News Feature

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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Amburayan River Project Stakeholders Gather for a 2-Day Consultation

The importance of bringing in together individuals from LGUs, Academe, national government agencies, and indigenous peoples organizations is as important as achieving the goal we have set for the project. Although they have different concerns and comments, they all collectively hold the success and sustainability of defending and protecting the Amburayan River – thus the …

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TEACHING MINDS, BUILDING WISDOM

The Jaime V. Ongpin Foundation Inc. continues to provide opportunities to strengthen practical skills needed for the project’s sustainability. On December 13, 2016, training on the operation and maintenance of the Amburayan River Project Website was conducted. Facilitated by the Linkage Web developer, this was participated by the JVOFI project staff, DENR-EMB (MIS Section) of …

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MF Clients General Assembly Held

On December 12th 2016 the Microfinance (MF) unit held their 16th Annual General Assembly at the Easter School Gym, along Guised Road, Baguio City. The General Assembly is an annual gathering to acknowledge the MF clients and promote a connection between the Foundation and the clients. The Assembly started with a prayer from Marilyn Karitativo, one …

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MAKING TREES COUNT – Monitoring of Trees Planted

November’s  main  activity was the quarterly monitoring of trees planted  in  the  different  areas  of  the Upper  and  Lower  Amburayan  River Basin.  The  activity  covered  the seedlings  planted  last  June  to September  2016  where  a  total  of 13,250  assorted  fruit  bearing  and forest  seedlings  were  planted  in  9.4 hectares.    Calliandra,  fire  tree  and coffee  were  …

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PLANTING THE RIGHT KNOWLEDGE – Training for Sustainability

Knowledge comes in with understanding, realization and awareness. These three combined with proper training and experience leads to excellence. Last October 26-28, 2016, two simultaneous trainings on Nursery Management and Seedlings Propagation were conducted by the Jaime V. Ongpin Foundation, Inc. These took place in La Trinidad, Benguet for the Upper Amburayan River team and …

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GREENS FOR A BETTER FUTURE Strengthened partnership on reforestation

  Save. Enhance. Enrich. Three words that maintain a strong intention, make a big impact and create a massive change. This thought comes in with planting with a purpose—planting for a better future. The ongoing Amburayan River project continues to bring another call to increase the greens within the watershed and the riparian zones at …

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INFORMING COMMUNITIES, INSPIRING CHANGE

Information, Education and Communication (IEC) is a major component of the Amburayan River project. In line with this, meetings and consultations have been made from the barangay level to the provincial level to promote river protection and inform communities and partners of the importance of river management. This has resulted in the engagement of various …

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LAKE BUHI AND THE AMBURAYAN RIVER An Exchange of Indigenous Best Practices

It has been observed that the healthiest ecosystems are in places where indigenous peoples flourish. Their culture, religion and practices are respectful of nature and all that it brings. However, it is also true that indigenous communities are especially vulnerable to the demands of the modern world. This was a primary consideration of the local …

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