Jan 15 2018

FRIENDS FROM PENNSYLVANIA-BASED ‘SOCIAL ENTERPRISE GROUP’ EXPLORE PARTNERSHIP WITH CFP

Our friend, Prof. Jonathan Rudy, Senior Fellow at the Pennsylvania-based Social Enterprise Group, led a team to visit Mindanao for the purpose of exploring partnership with Coffee For Peace. With him were Deborah Drury, Jason Biesel, and Rachel Craft. Last 07-12 January 2018, they travelled from Pennsylvania to Davao. They visited our farming partners in …

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Jan 01 2018

MAY OUR NEW YEAR BE FILLED WITH LOVE, JOY, PEACE, AND PATIENCE

May your 2018 be filled with love, joy, peace, and patience! We’re projecting what we need as we face the New Year. We need to be embraced by love, joy, peace, and patience. And we pray that you also would be embraced by love, joy, peace, and patience this coming year. Love. We’re facing a …

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Dec 24 2017

A RADICALLY-TRANSFORMING, PEACEFUL CHRISTMAS TO ALL!

It’s Christmas Eve in Mindanao. We’re just recovering from Marawi War where more than a thousand died and more than a million people were displaced. Then Tropical Storm Vinta devastated us in the past two days with floods and landslides leaving 200+ dead. Now, we’re watching a major fire — a known mall in the …

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Dec 12 2017

MUSLIM FRIENDS INVITE ‘COFFEE FOR PEACE’ TO BE HALAL CERTIFIED

For the past 10 months, I have been thinking of going to an Islamic office to inquire how Coffee For Peace Bistro could become a certified Halal place for food and beverages. This would attract more folks belonging to the Muslim community from Davao City and from all over Mindanao to trust CFP, to become …

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Dec 01 2017

LAKAN SHARED PAR PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES TO PEACE EDUCATION LEADERS IN MINDANAO

Rev. Fr. Randy Jasper C. Odchigue, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research at the Father Saturnino Urios University (FSUU), invited Lakan Sumulong to the 3rd Mindanao Peace Studies Conference last 21-22 November 2017 in Butuan City. The conference theme was “Cultivating Peace Through Deeper Understanding”. Lakan shared PAR principles and practices. PAR is peace and reconciliation. …

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Nov 12 2017

MY ‘INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT DAUGHTERS’ WON A NATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARD

Two of the young inclusive development leaders we’re training — Sihaya Ansibod (Erumanen Menuvu, North Cotabato) and Twinkle Alngag Bautista (Sumacher, Kalinga) — represented CFP at the BPI Sinag Accelerate 2017’s final social entrepreneurial booth camp. Last 10 November 2017, they competed with other leading young entrepreneurs from across the country. Their business plan made it to …

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Nov 03 2017

PEACEBUILDERS METRO MANILA IS ATTRACTING MORE PAR PRACTITIONERS

The PeaceBuilders Community in MetroManila is being enriched by the participation of a few more people who are challenged to follow Jesus, the Prince of Peace. Many of them are especially attracted to the Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) Theology and its application to the various issues in life and society that they are concerned about. …

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Oct 19 2017

THE BUILDING OF THE NEW KAPEYAPAAN SHOP IS WELL UNDER WAY IN BUKIDNON

The roots of Coffee For Peace, Inc. is getting deeper among the rural poor. For this reason, we have established Kapeyapaan (Tagalog, kape=coffee + kapayapaan=peace)—a low capitalization business for rural ‘farmerpreneurs’ (from coffee farming, to coffee processing, to operating inexpensive but high quality rural coffee shops). The home of Kapeyapaan Shop, which will also be …

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Oct 08 2017

GRATEFUL TO GOD AND COMMUNITY FOR MY MASTER’S DEGREE GRADUATION

I am grateful to the Great Creator for this privilege of going through, and completing, the Master of Entrepreneurship (ME) program from the Ateneo de Manila University – Graduate School of Business. The program started in September 2015 and concluded in July 2017. This afternoon, I finally marched along the aisle, went up on stage, …

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Sep 10 2017

CFP WON THE NATIONAL INCLUSIVE BUSINESS CATEGORY AT THE ‘ASEAN BUSINESS AWARDS 2017’

We are so encouraged when Joji received another citation from the ASEAN Business Awards 2017: ASEAN BUSINESS AWARDS 2017 NATIONAL WINNER, PHILIPPINES Inclusive Business Category Coffee for Peace is a social enterprise in the areas of Mt. Apo, Bukidnon, and the Cordillera Administrative Region which envisions Peace Communities practicing relational harmony and enjoying quality life …

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