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The Real-life Wonder Woman

The Real-life Wonder Woman

Underrated, unsafe, rebel infested, and isolated. These are some of the words that were used to describe a once far-flung Barangay in Rosario, Agusan del Sur called Marfil, where development could hardly stretch and people co-exist with plants, trees, and animals, striving to make a living. But…

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The coop that touches lives

The coop that touches lives

Because of the improvement in their standings, the cooperative acquired several assets that helped them in their operations. According to C2FMPC Manager Salvacion R. Dugan, the cooperative managed to construct a 3-storey building as their base of operations in San Francisco, Quezon. Moreover,…

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DAR personnel conquer Mt. Apo, plant trees and conduct clean-up drive

DAR personnel conquer Mt. Apo, plant trees and conduct clean-up drive

Catching their breath and exerting extra efforts under the scorching heat of the sun, 21 men and women of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR ) in the province of North Cotabato recently conquered the country's highest summit. They climb Mt. Apo, which towers 10,311 feet above sea level, to…

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Binhian sa Timog Kutabato: Through rice they rise

Binhian sa Timog Kutabato: Through rice they rise

Like a seed, the Binhian sa Timog Kutabato (BinTiKu), located in barangay Dajay, Surallah, South Cotabato started from a small group of rice farmers with the vision to increase their income and improve productivity. “That was one twilight ago of 1998 while unwinding and enjoying our drinks…

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Negros Oriental cooperative advances through agri-credit and microfinance programs

Negros Oriental cooperative advances through agri-credit and microfinance programs

Twenty-two years ago, in Barangay Bonbonon, seven kilometers from the municipality of Siaton, in Negros Oriental, a group of 13 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) was organized by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and registered with the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) as the…

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Dreams don’t come True, They Are True

Dreams don’t come True, They Are True

The Ramon Cordon Farmer Multi-Purpose Cooperative (RAMFARMCO) found in barangay Planas, Ramon, Isabela, was organized in August 2012 and started its operation in Y2013. According to Ms. Apoy, "Previously, we were compelled to borrow funds from banks and farm inputs from private loan…

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Everything big starts small, Surigao del Sur’s cooperative story

Everything big starts small, Surigao del Sur’s cooperative story

A thousand becomes a million… a small idea becomes a big dream to advance in life through cooperative ways. While sitting at the table and approving loan applications of its members, Manager Maryjane Magamayo talked about their organization, the Ugoban Multipurpose Cooperative (UMPC).…

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Women farmers of Pili turn adversity into opportunity

Women farmers of Pili turn adversity into opportunity

PILI, CAMARINES SUR—When the COVID19-pandemic broke out, agrifood production was severely affected, creating a challenging environment. For most farm producers and businesses, pulling through the crisis was a matter of survival. Changes were brewing to forestall the gloomy situation.…

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MADMC Dairy Box: A Product of Government Working Hand-in-Hand

MADMC Dairy Box: A Product of Government Working Hand-in-Hand

DARPO Bataan headed by PARPO II Emmanuel Aguinaldo alongside with the Dinalupihan LGU headed by Mayor Gila Garcia turned-over the VLFED Project, MADMC Dairy Box, to the Makabagong Agrikultura ng Dinalupihan Marketing Cooperative (MADMC) last November 10, 2021. The VLFED Project provided the…

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Steady Income for Members: The Cruzian MPC Way!

Steady Income for Members: The Cruzian MPC Way!

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. And that journey has turned out to be gratifying. As one of the most successful Agrarian Reform Beneficiary Organizations (ARBOs) of Magalang town in Pampanga province, Cruzian Multi-Purpose Cooperative or better known as Cruzian MPC,…

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GIVING CREDIT WHERE IT IS DUE: How Panabingan MPC Turned Credit To Work In Its Favor

GIVING CREDIT WHERE IT IS DUE: How Panabingan MPC Turned Credit To Work In Its Favor

The Panabingan Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries' cooperative’s story began on December 15, 2015 at its namesake home site Barangay Panabingan in San Antonio town, province of Nueva Ecija when thirty-eight (38) like-minded individuals took the collective step to attend an orientation regarding…

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PINDANGAN 2ND PMPC: A Testimony to the Success of Agrarian Reform in the Province of Tarlac

PINDANGAN 2ND PMPC: A Testimony to the Success of Agrarian Reform in the Province of Tarlac

The humble barangay of Pindangan 2nd in Camiling, Tarlac keeps its stature as one of the most admired success stories the nation has ever had in the field of agrarian reform. Like any story of zero to millions, the road to success is not a stroll in the park. Rather, it is a crawl in the jungle.…

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DARating ang Biyaya sa Taong May Sipag at Tiyaga

DARating ang Biyaya sa Taong May Sipag at Tiyaga

“Ako po si Fredelcare Arquero Abdon na nabiyayaan ng titulo ng lupa (CLOA) ng Department of Agrarian Reform na may sukat na tatlong ektarya sa barangay Balincaguing, San Felipe, Zambales. Ako po at aking pamilya ay lubos na nagpapasalamat kay Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte, sa Department of…

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Piso-piso to Php200-million:  Memoirs of a farmer

Piso-piso to Php200-million: Memoirs of a farmer

Comfortably seated on a monoblock chair, Tiyo Badong’s aged but still sparkling eyes glow as he reminisced with pride about the place where he grew up and built his foundation, his family, and probably where he would like to be when his well-lived life comes to an end. Tiyo Badong, whose…

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