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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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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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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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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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School-based DRRM held – CMF 2014

As the saying goes, preparation time is not wasted time. We do not ask for calamities such as earthquakes, strong typhoons, landslides, floods or even terrorism to befall us, but it’s never wasted time if we prepare and gain skills for facing such events.  We’ve seen how disasters, particularly strong typhoons have affected our country that’s …

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B2B Workshop and Seminar Held

Internal Capacity Building on English Proficiency Held To enhance the  staff’s writing skills and English proficiency, Jaime V. Ongpin Foundation Inc. conducted a three-day capacity building training entitled B2B (Back to Basics) Strategies for Improved Communication: Responding to the Challenges of the 21st Century Business Organization Seminar –Workshop held last July 20-22, 2016. Agnes Mariano, …

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