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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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Greener pasture is within farmer’s grasp with DAR’s microfinance project

Greener pasture is within farmer’s grasp with DAR’s microfinance project

In 2011, Arma decided to return home and used her savings to start a Sari-Sari store. Being an agrarian reform beneficiary and a member of the Tinagacan Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Cooperative (TARBC), located in Barangay Tinagacan, General Santos City, has unlocked many opportunities for…

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Mandaragat na Negosyante ng Dibayabay

Mandaragat na Negosyante ng Dibayabay

San Luis, Aurora. Alas tres ng hapon ng marating namin ang barangay Dibayabay, isa sa mga baybaying barangay ng bayan ng San Luis. Sang-ayon sa speedometer ng aking motor, dalamwampu't limang (25) kilometro ang nilakbay namin mula sa kabisera ng San Luis. Malapit lang kung tutuusin. Subalit sa…

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SOLVED: Land Boundary Dispute in Sablan, Benguet

SOLVED: Land Boundary Dispute in Sablan, Benguet

BOUNDARY DISPUTE IN BANENGBENG, SABLAN, SOLVED! by: Natalie Delmas-Bantasan A group of farmers from Banengbeng, Sablan, Benguet, referred to as the first party, visited the Provincial Office of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Benguet in January this year (2021) to seek a solution…

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Persistence Makes Sense

Persistence Makes Sense

Success Story (A DAR Farmer Beneficiary’s Story of Courage and Success) “Ti nawadwad nga biag ket masarakan iti kaaw-awayan” (Bountiful life is found in the farms), Manong Kokoy said. Not minding the burning rays of the sun, his eyes looked directly on the horizon towards…

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Persistence Makes Sense

Persistence Makes Sense

Success Story (A DAR Farmer Beneficiary’s Story of Courage and Success) “Ti nawadwad nga biag ket masarakan iti kaaw-awayan” (Bountiful life is found in the farms), Manong Kokoy said. Not minding the burning rays of the sun, his eyes looked directly on the horizon towards…

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Living the Dream: The Vicenta Becina Story

Living the Dream: The Vicenta Becina Story

She started planting lemongrass in her farm. On the sides, she made efforts to organize the women in her barangay to form an organization of their own so the birth of the Surigao Women’s Integrated Socio-Economic (SURWISE). In 2007, Iwa form part of the GAMIT Agrarian Reform Community…

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