Joji Pantoja

Joji (aka Lakambini Mapayapa) graduated from the University of Santo Tomas (B.Sc., 1979). She also studied International Relations at the University of the Philippines. She moved to Canada in 1986 and since then developed a successful career in the investment and financial industry. She returned to the Philippines in 2006. As CEO of Coffee For Peace, Inc., she became the Women Entrepreneur Winner of CitiBank-Business in Development Network, Philippines in 2010. She also received, in 2015, an N-Peace Award from the United Nations Development Program – Impact Investment Exchange Asia (UNDP-IIXAsia) in behalf of the women who comprise the 80 percent of the farming farmers of Coffee For Peace, Inc. She was invited for the N-Peace Awards Ceremony at One UN Hotel, New York, NY. In October of 2017, Lakambini completed her Master of Entrepreneurship in Social Enterprise Development, Ateneo de Manila University - Graduate School of Business. Asked why she left her career in Vancouver, Canada for Mindanao: “I can’t imagine having a summary of my life printed on my tombstone as: ‘Spent her life managing rich people’s money.’ I want to be remembered as: ‘A person who walked with the people as they find dignity through sustainable economic development.’”

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AN ECONOMIC-ECOLOGICAL CONCERN: SHOULD PBCI BE ANTI-MINING OR PRO-MINING?

Part of my job here at PeaceBuilders Community is to deal with the economic and ecological issues we’re facing as a Mennonite peace and reconciliation consulting group. A big issue happening right now in Mindanao is that of mining our land’s precious minerals. The under-developed Philippine economy needs the revenues that can potentially be generated …

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2013/02/07/an-economic-ecological-concern-should-pbci-be-anti-mining-or-pro-mining/

A SATURDAY AFTERNOON WITH KUBLAI MILAN & FAMILY

Kublai Milan, his wife Maan, Dann, and I had a meeting about a children’s coloring project he’s working on in partnership with the University PAR Team of PeaceBuilders Community. We’re now ready to print them. Book One is about Peace. Book Two is about Joy. Book Three is about Love. Dann and I were so …

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2011/06/04/kublai-and-family/

THE INTEREST OF THE POOR AND THE ENVIRONMENT IN A WINNING BUSINESS PLAN

Praise God! The Lord has confirmed among the business leaders in the Philippines that putting the interest of the poor and the environment in the heart of a business plan is not only possible, but financially viable. I, along with my team, are so excited and encouraged to pursue our dreams. The Philippine Business for …

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2011/06/01/the-interest-of-the-poor-and-the-environment-in-a-winning-business-plan/

B’LAAN FIRST NATION SHIPS FIRST BATCH OF COFFEE EXPORT TO CANADA

  We sent the first batch of our B’laan coffee beans export to Level Ground Trading in Vancouver Island, Canada. The Coffee for Peace (CFP) management team–Kriz Cruzado, Keith Grubaugh, and I, with the help of the whole CFP staff and the PeaceBuilders Community–made this possible. Pastor Fred Fredeluces, our Arabica coffee production guru, has …

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Permanent link to this article: https://waves.ca/2011/05/09/blaan-tribe-ships-first-batch-of-coffee-export-to-canada/

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