Sep 06 2016

PBCI-CFP ON DAVAO BLAST: A PEACEFUL DEFIANCE AGAINST TERROR

02 September 2016, around 2200H Philippine Time. An improvised explosive device (IED) exploded in Davao City that killed 14 and injured 67.  The Abu Sayyaf Group claimed the responsibility. At that exact moment, my sister Edna, her business partner Mary, along with Joji and I were having an informal business meeting at home regarding the …

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Aug 24 2016

JOJI REPRESENTS CFP IN A NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ‘SHARED PROSPERITY’

The Duterte Administration is being handed a very strong Philippine economy.  “It accelerated 6.9 percent in the first quarter of the year, the fastest among 11 selected economies in Asia,” according to the latest report of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industries. “It outpaced expansions in China (6.7 percent), Vietnam (5.5 percent), Indonesia (4.9), …

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Aug 16 2016

ATE EDNA MANAGES THE SECOND ‘COFFEE FOR PEACE’ SHOP

I’m so excited about the on-going construction of Coffee For Peace Bistro, the second Coffee For Peace (CFP) shop. It was first conceptualized 18 months ago when the management team realized the growing market demand for our products and services. The various awards we have been receiving also prompted our clientele, our partners, and our network to …

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Jul 30 2016

BAGOBO-TAGABAWA TRIBAL COUNCILS WELCOME PBCI & CFP

Your Native Title, I sincerely acknowledge. This land is your land! (Lakan Sumulong)   Jobee Basas, our current intern, and I are excited to receive a very important document from the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) in Region 11. The NCIP has released its Certificate of Compliance to the Free, Prior and Informed Consent …

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Jul 22 2016

PAQUIBATO FARMERS LEARN COFFEE PRODUCTION AT CFP-PBCI CENTER

Your hands’ work feed us, Tiller of the sacred land. May we serve with you? (Lakan Sumulong)   20-22 July 2016.  It’s always a privilege to be visited by our farming partners. To pray together. To eat together. To learn together. To share our struggles for justice and peace. To share our lives with each …

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Jun 17 2016

COFFEE FOR PEACE INVITES CANADIAN PARTNERS FOR IMPACT INVESTING

Imagine. Coffee For Peace Canada. A group of Canadian investors who see life and reality from the lenses of Peace Theology and are committed to help build justice and peace among coffee farming communities around the world. These are women and men who are convinced to invest in companies like Coffee For Peace that aims …

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Jun 11 2016

I’M AN ANABAPTIST. I MUST NOT BE MILITANT AGAINST MILITANT PEOPLE

Militant. Combative. Aggressive. Violent. Confrontational. Usually for the purpose of advancing a worldview, a value system, a set of behaviors. Mostly visible in religious, social, or political advocacies or programs. We live in a militant 21st century reality. Those who want to make good business in a world at war would like us all to …

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May 29 2016

UBC GRAD STUDENTS PLAN TO VISIT COFFEE FOR PEACE

29 May 2016. Dann and Joji Pantoja, founding leaders of Coffee For Peace (CFP) and PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI), met with a group of graduate students from the School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP), University of British Columbia. This class is led by Dr. Leonora C. Angeles, Associate Professor, SCARP. This class of 9 …

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May 09 2016

MENTORSHIP IS A HIGH-VALUE ACTIVITY AT COFFEE FOR PEACE

Now happening at the backyard of the office of CoffeeForPeace.Com: Our farming partners from Mount Apo, the Ancestral Domain of the Bagobo Tribe, deliver their Arabica coffee cherries; Nowie Blag and Jose Calaba, PAR (Peace and Reconciliation) Monitors from the Dulangan Manobo Tribe, who also have planted 10,000 Arabica coffee trees in their Ancestral Domain, …

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Apr 20 2016

TO BE AN EFFECTIVE INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT FIELD WORKER

While hiking the mountains of Upper Kalinga, my heart and mind brought my consciousness on how to be an effective Inclusive Development field worker: My main task is primarily to listen to the peoples’ imagination of their realities. In their various languages and expressions, they articulate their present realities (what is) and their future aspirations …

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