PRRM facilitates CSO conference in Upper Sierra Madre
From http://sgp.org.ph/

From 27-28 October 2016, PRRM facilitated a CSO conference in Upper Sierra Madre. The conference provided a venue for stocktaking and surfacing of emerging lessons by grantees of the UNDP Global Environment Facility (GEF) – Small Grants Programme Phase 5 (SGP5).

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Our Future, My Responsibility Now
Earth Day 2015 Message
By Isagani R Serrano*

earthday2015Today we join the nation and the whole world in the commemoration of Earth Day.

We celebrate the efforts of so many people here and around the world who are making our planet—our only home—a livable and safer place for all of us.

We’ve come a long way from when the global Earth Day movement was first kicked off 45 years ago in the US, or even just from the birth of Earth Day Network Philippines in 2000.

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Season’s Greetings from AMDA

AMDA is sincerely thanking you for the warm support during year 2014.

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Vizcaya Fresh! is DA’s Outstanding Small Farmer Group Regional Winner
by Merlinda P. Calubaquib

The winners of the Department of Agriculture – Region 02 Gawad Saka Awards. 3rd from left is Ronel Acio, followed by Amos Dayag. Far right is PRRM Nueva Vizcaya Manager Forester Merlinda P. Clubaquib.Last December 5, Vizcaya Fresh! (VF) Organic Advocates, Inc., received its Organic Agriculture Achiever’s award as regional winner for this year’s search For Outstanding Small Farmer (Group Category) of the Department of Agriculture (DA). Those who received the award in behalf of Vizcaya Fresh! were Ms. Merlinda P. Calubaquib, VF Director and Area Manager of PRRM Nueva Vizcaya, and Mr. Amos B. Dayag and Mr. Ronnel Acio, VF Production Unit staff members. Vizcaya Fresh participated in the DA organic agriculture search processes from April to June, leading to VF receiving the notice of winning last July.

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Water project benefits Brgy. Gen. Luna in Carranglan, Nueva Ecija
Nappy R. Manegdeg

z coke 1At least 800 households of Brgy. General Luna, Carranglan municipality in northern Nueva Ecija are now benefiting from a new water system installed in the area.

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Leopoldo “Pol” Camacho
Kalihim, Nagkakaisang Ugnayan ng mga Magsasaka at Manggagawa sa Niyugan (NIUGAN) (Teksto at larawan)

IMG_110714_0656Nobyembre 7, 2014. Ito ang ginawang aktibidad ng NIUGAN Camarines Norte (MAGSACA) noong ika-7 ng Nobyembre 2014 sa boundary ng Libmanan at Sipocot, Camarines Sur, ang pagsalubong sa Kilus Magniniyog (KM). Ang 71 na magsasaka sa niyugan na nagmartsa mula pa sa Davao patungong Malacañang. Layunin ng KM na pakinggan ng Pangulong Aquino ang hinaing ng maliliit na magniniyog na itatag ang Coco Trust Fund na siyang mamamahala sa 71B pesos para sa ika-uunlad ng industriya ng niyog at mga magsasaka sa niyugan.

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Johnny Flavier: The great little man
FROM THE STANDS by Domini M. Torrevillas (The Philippine Star) | Updated November 4, 2014 - 12:00am

I was a fledgling writer when I met Johnny Flavier. I wrote a series for the Bulletin’s human interest page on the Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement (PRRM) of which Johnny was president. The series drew the attention of the eminent author Pearl S. Buck who asked that I be commissioned to write more stories about […]

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PRRM-Table for Two International launch project in Leyte

Table for Two International and PRRM representatives pose with farmer-adoptors during the launching of the project in Brgy. General Roxas, Dulag, Leyte. At the background is the project’s sustainable agricutlure demonstration farm. (Photo: NappyRM)The project “Sustainable Agriculture in Typhoon Haiyan-Affected Communties in Leyte” was recently launched in the remote village of General Roxas, municipality of Dulag in Leyte province. This is the first partnership project between the PRRM and the Japan-based Table for Two International (TfTI). The two organizations were represented by Ms. Ichika Cho of TfTI, and Mr. Isagani R. Serrano and Mr. Marlon P. Palomo, PRRM President and Vice President, respectively. Mr. Joselito Gonzales, PRRM’s Sustainable Agriculture Specialist, is Project Coordinator.

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WHH meets with OPARR chief Panfilo Lacson for shelter assistance in Aklan and Capiz

WHH Photo 01Representatives of PRRM and its partner, the Welthungerhilfe (WHH), a non-governmental organization based in Germany, paid a courtesy visit to Secretary Panfilo Lacson of the Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery, to introduce the WHH program and discuss its current work and future plans in the country. WHH is one of Germany’s largest non-governmental aid organizations with the goal of securing nourishment for all people. Its focus is providing “help towards self-help” and is also a reliable partner in emergency aid.

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PRRM trains IOM staff on CBDRRM

IOM staff with the trainers during a late afternoon break, with Leyte Gulf in the background. (Photo: NappyRM)Last October 3 to 8, 2014, in Guiuan, Eastern Samar, PRRM’s training team on community-based disaster risk reduction and management (CBDRRM) facilitated a Training of Trainers (ToT) on Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change Adaptation and Local Development Planning to the staff of the International Organization of Migration (IOM). IOM is currently doing relief and immediate recovery work in the Yolanda-devastated areas through provision of temporary-transition shelters, capacity building of communities in disaster risk reduction, and camp management and evacuation, among others.

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PRRM and Coca Cola Foundation help build water projects

Signing of the project memorandum of agreement (L-R): CCFPI Program Officer-Environment Monina Pacheco, PRRM Supervising Project Engineer Crispin Tria, CCFPI President Cecille Alcantara, PRRM President Isagani R. Serrano, PRRM Vice President and Field Operations Director Marlon P. Palomo, and PRRM Project Development Director Carla S. Santos. (Photo: Carla S. Santos)Last 29 August, 2014, Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, Inc. (CCFPI), and PRRM forged a partnership to develop and implement safe water supply systems in rural communities. Present during the signing ceremony were CCFPI President Cecille Alcantara, CCFPI Program Officer-Environment Monina Pacheco, PRRM President Isagani R. Serrano, Vice President and Field Operations Director Marlon P. Palomo, PPCO Director Carla S. Santos, and Supervising Project Engineer, Crispin Tria.

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Nosfa pushes for fishery reforms

THE Negros Occidental Small Fishers Alliance (Nosfa), the largest province-based formation of small fishers and fish workers, will hold its Founding Provincial Congress today at the Business Inn in Bacolod City as they continue to to push for sustainable fishery and aquatic reforms.

Organized in January this year, Nosfa has formed area alliances and base groups in 15 coastal areas and local government units (LGUs) of the province spread in some 90 fisherfolk organizations. It targets to build chapters in all 25 coastal LGUs of the province by end of 2014.

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Farewell, Luis

Mr. Luis Garcia, PRRM Treasurer –Emeritus, passed away on August 9, 2014. Luis served the Movement the longest in his capacity as Trustee from 1959-2006. He was PRRM’s trustworthy “keeper of assets”. Long before corporate social responsibility became byword in mainstream development discourse, he already had personified corporate giving. It was Luis as president of […]

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Nueva Vizcaya women’s organization provides school supplies to grade school pupils
By Merlinda P. Calubaquib and Ronald Allan Barnacha

vizcaya-women-distribute-school-supplies02From the grant funds it received, the Carolotan Women Sector Society for Development, Inc. (CWSSDI), based in Barangay Carolotan, Dupax del Sur, Nueva Vizcaya, provided basic school supplies such as notebooks, pad papers, ballpens, pencils and erasers to 71 pupils selected from the Kalanguya and Isinay families in the community. The event, witnessed by the Punong Barangay, the teachers of Carolotan Elementary School, and the Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement (PRRM), was held last June 1, prior to the opening of classes for the school year 2014-2015.

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Partners turn over Agos Ram Pump Project to Nueva Vizcaya upland community
By Lauren Hengtgen

Observing the water source of the ram pumpAfter nine months of construction, a ram pump now supplies water to the upland communities of Lower Poblacion, Kasibu, in Nueva Vizcaya. This project was made possible through the joint effort of the Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement (PRRM), Alternative Indigenous Development Foundation Inc. (AIDFI), Earth Day Network Philippines, Inc. (EDNPI), Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, Inc. (CCFPI), and the Municipality of Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya.

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