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  • 2015 IFAD SIS Mission for CHARMP2 Media Encounter 2015 IFAD SIS Mission for CHARMP2 Media Encounter BACKDROP...//Robert L. Domoguen
  • 2015 IFAD SIS Mission for CHARMP2 Media Encounter 2015 IFAD SIS Mission for CHARMP2 Media Encounter The Media encounter lasted one hour and thirty minutes.involving five members from the Baguio City media and Mr. Tawfiq El Zabre, IFAD Mission Team Leader, Yolando Arban, IFAD Country Programme Officer and Cameron Odsey, CHARMP2 Project Manager.//Robert L. Domoguen
  • 2015 IFAD SIS Mission for CHARMP2 Media Encounter 2015 IFAD SIS Mission for CHARMP2 Media Encounter The Media encounter lasted one hour and thirty minutes.involving five members from the Baguio City media and Mr. Tawfiq El Zabre, IFAD Mission Team Leader, Yolando Arban, IFAD Country Programme Officer and Cameron Odsey, CHARMP2 Project Manager.//Robert L. Domoguen
  • 2015 IFAD SIS Mission for CHARMP2 Media Encounter 2015 IFAD SIS Mission for CHARMP2 Media Encounter The Media encounter lasted one hour and thirty minutes.involving five members from the Baguio City media and Mr. Tawfiq El Zabre, IFAD Mission Team Leader, Yolando Arban, IFAD Country Programme Officer and Cameron Odsey, CHARMP2 Project Manager.//Robert L. Domoguen
  • 2015 IFAD SIS Mission for CHARMP2 Media Encounter 2015 IFAD SIS Mission for CHARMP2 Media Encounter The Media encounter lasted one hour and thirty minutes.involving five members from the Baguio City media and Mr. Tawfiq El Zabre, IFAD Mission Team Leader, Yolando Arban, IFAD Country Programme Officer and Cameron Odsey, CHARMP2 Project Manager.//Robert L. Domoguen
  • 2015 IFAD SIS Mission for CHARMP2 Media Encounter 2015 IFAD SIS Mission for CHARMP2 Media Encounter The Panel of speakers from IFAD and CHARMP2 were impressed by the participation of the Baguio Media Panel comprised of the following: Mr. Dhobie P. De Guzman, ABS-CBN; JM Agreda, CNN-Philippines and Baguio Chronicle; Jun Villanueva, Bombo Radyo Philippines; Dennis Dhenver Bastingo, DZWT; and Giovanni Joy Fontanilla, Sun Star Baguio..The media panel asked very challenging questions bringing about a very productive exchange and sharing of information.//Robert L. Domoguen
  • 2015 IFAD SIS Mission for CHARMP2 Media Encounter 2015 IFAD SIS Mission for CHARMP2 Media Encounter The Panel of speakers from IFAD and CHARMP2 were impressed by the participation of the Baguio Media Panel comprised of the following: Mr. Dhobie P. De Guzman, ABS-CBN; JM Agreda, CNN-Philippines and Baguio Chronicle; Jun Villanueva, Bombo Radyo Philippines; Dennis Dhenver Bastingo, DZWT; and Giovanni Joy Fontanilla, Sun Star Baguio..The media panel asked very challenging questions bringing about a very productive exchange and sharing of information.//Robert L. Domoguen
  • 2015 IFAD SIS Mission for CHARMP2 Media Encounter 2015 IFAD SIS Mission for CHARMP2 Media Encounter The Panel of speakers from IFAD and CHARMP2 were impressed by the participation of the Baguio Media Panel comprised of the following: Mr. Dhobie P. De Guzman, ABS-CBN; JM Agreda, CNN-Philippines and Baguio Chronicle; Jun Villanueva, Bombo Radyo Philippines; Dennis Dhenver Bastingo, DZWT; and Giovanni Joy Fontanilla, Sun Star Baguio..The media panel asked very challenging questions bringing about a very productive exchange and sharing of information.//Robert L. Domoguen
  • 2015 IFAD SIS Mission for CHARMP2 Media Encounter 2015 IFAD SIS Mission for CHARMP2 Media Encounter Jun Villanueva, Bombo-Radyo Philippines asking his questions to the mission panel. Colin Lumbican in deep thought.//Robert L. Domoguen
  • 2015 IFAD SIS Mission for CHARMP2 Media Encounter 2015 IFAD SIS Mission for CHARMP2 Media Encounter The Panel of speakers from IFAD and CHARMP2 were impressed by the participation of the Baguio Media Panel comprised of the following: Mr. Dhobie P. De Guzman, ABS-CBN; JM Agreda, CNN-Philippines and Baguio Chronicle; Jun Villanueva, Bombo Radyo Philippines; Dennis Dhenver Bastingo, DZWT; and Giovanni Joy Fontanilla, Sun Star Baguio..The media panel asked very challenging questions bringing about a very productive exchange and sharing of information.//Robert L. Domoguen
  • 2015 IFAD SIS Mission for CHARMP2 Media Encounter 2015 IFAD SIS Mission for CHARMP2 Media Encounter The Panel of speakers from IFAD and CHARMP2 were impressed by the participation of the Baguio Media Panel comprised of the following: Mr. Dhobie P. De Guzman, ABS-CBN; JM Agreda, CNN-Philippines and Baguio Chronicle; Jun Villanueva, Bombo Radyo Philippines; Dennis Dhenver Bastingo, DZWT; and Giovanni Joy Fontanilla, Sun Star Baguio..The media panel asked very challenging questions bringing about a very productive exchange and sharing of information.//Robert L. Domoguen
  • 2015 IFAD SIS Mission for CHARMP2 Media Encounter 2015 IFAD SIS Mission for CHARMP2 Media Encounter A farmer representative,, on request by Media Panel Member Dhobie P. de Guzman, explain how CHARMP2 assisted them and the impact of the assistance to their efforts to conserve their watersheds and forests; and agricultural livelihood pursuits.//Robert L. Domoguen
  • 2015 IFAD SIS Mission for CHARMP2 Media Encounter 2015 IFAD SIS Mission for CHARMP2 Media Encounter Members of livelihood investment groups, on request by Media Panel Member Dhobie P. de Guzman, explain how CHARMP2 assisted them and the impact of the Project's assistance to their livelihood. Baguio..The media panel asked very challenging questions bringing about a very productive exchange and sharing of information.//Robert L. Domoguen
  • 2015 IFAD SIS Mission for CHARMP2 Media Encounter 2015 IFAD SIS Mission for CHARMP2 Media Encounter Livelihood Invest Group special products from Benguet Province. //Robert L. Domoguen
  • 2015 IFAD SIS Mission for CHARMP2 Media Encounter 2015 IFAD SIS Mission for CHARMP2 Media Encounter Special farm products of CHARMP2 assisted farmer groups in Benguet were presented during the media encounter. //Robert L. Domoguen
  • 2015 IFAD SIS Mission for CHARMP2 Media Encounter 2015 IFAD SIS Mission for CHARMP2 Media Encounter Special farm products of CHARMP2 assisted farmer groups in Benguet were presented during the media encounter. //Robert L. Domoguen
  • 2015 IFAD SIS Mission for CHARMP2 Media Encounter 2015 IFAD SIS Mission for CHARMP2 Media Encounter Special farm products of CHARMP2 assisted farmer groups in Benguet were presented during the media encounter.
  • 2015 IFAD SIS Mission for CHARMP2 Media Encounter 2015 IFAD SIS Mission for CHARMP2 Media Encounter Tawfiq El-Zabri, joins a farmer representative from Benguet in a photo op...//Robert L. Domoguen
  • 2015 IFAD SIS Mission for CHARMP2 Media Encounter 2015 IFAD SIS Mission for CHARMP2 Media Encounter Now the panel on both sides joined the farmer representative to highlight the CHARMP2 suppoorted LIG products.//Robert L. Domoguen

  • EMPOWERED WORKFORCE. A glimpse in Abra EMPOWERED WORKFORCE. A glimpse in Abra UNDER THE TREES. Applying the indigenous way of people management, PO Bookkeeper Freddy Alvarez acted as leadman during the potting activity at Cablaan nursey in Limao, Bucloc. He checks attendance and delegates tasks for the day.//PHOTO ESSAY BY: Arnel D. Valdez, PLGU-Abra, Jessie P. Dioayan, PLGU-Abra & Hope Lulet A. Lomioan, CMO-Bucloc, Abra
  • EMPOWERED WORKFORCE. A glimpse in Abra EMPOWERED WORKFORCE. A glimpse in Abra UNDER THE SUN. Even children and young ladies participate in the potting activity by arranging the potted soil over the seedbed.With them, the Pagmudidaan Farmers' Association in Lamao, Bucloc is always moving forward with their projects.//PHOTO ESSAY BY: Arnel D. Valdez, PLGU-Abra, Jessie P. Dioayan, PLGU-Abra & Hope Lulet A. Lomioan, CMO-Bucloc, Abra
  • EMPOWERED WORKFORCE. A glimpse in Abra EMPOWERED WORKFORCE. A glimpse in Abra WHOEVER YOU MAY BE. During the levelling activites that were worked on mostly by the men, local residents from all walks of life came working on the site. Even the policemen worked alongside farmers as part of their civic works.//PHOTO ESSAY BY: Arnel D. Valdez, PLGU-Abra, Jessie P. Dioayan, PLGU-Abra & Hope Lulet A. Lomioan, CMO-Bucloc, Abra
  • EMPOWERED WORKFORCE. A glimpse in Abra EMPOWERED WORKFORCE. A glimpse in Abra WOMEN IN ACTION. The women cheerfully mingle with each other as they work. With women empowerment as the soul of the project, the women emerge as highly enthused as the men.//PHOTO ESSAY BY: Arnel D. Valdez, PLGU-Abra, Jessie P. Dioayan, PLGU-Abra & Hope Lulet A. Lomioan, CMO-Bucloc, Abra
  • EMPOWERED WORKFORCE. A glimpse in Abra EMPOWERED WORKFORCE. A glimpse in Abra WHOEVER YOU MAY BE. During the levelling activites that were worked on mostly by the men, local residents from all walks of life came working on the site. Even the policemen worked alongside farmers as part of their civic works.//PHOTO ESSAY BY: Arnel D. Valdez, PLGU-Abra, Jessie P. Dioayan, PLGU-Abra & Hope Lulet A. Lomioan, CMO-Bucloc, Abra
  • EMPOWERED WORKFORCE. A glimpse in Abra EMPOWERED WORKFORCE. A glimpse in Abra MUSCULAR INTERACTIONS. Men who are skilled in working with bamboo construct the bamboo lines for the seedbed. Effective leadership resulted to good distribution of talents and skills.//PHOTO ESSAY BY: Arnel D. Valdez, PLGU-Abra, Jessie P. Dioayan, PLGU-Abra & Hope Lulet A. Lomioan, CMO-Bucloc, Abra
  • EMPOWERED WORKFORCE. A glimpse in Mt. Province EMPOWERED WORKFORCE. A glimpse in Mt. Province AMAZONAS. Women participate in the Rehabilitation of Monkingob Domestic Water System in Barangay Fiangtin, Barlig, Mountain Province. They innovate ways to do the tasks usually designated for men.//PHOTO ESSAY BY: Merand Adchang, CMO-Barlig
  • EMPOWERED WORKFORCE. A glimpse in Mt. Province EMPOWERED WORKFORCE. A glimpse in Mt. Province Representatives from the Local Government of Barlig, People's Organization, and the contractor conducting inspection of the Rehabilitation of Monkingob Domestic Water System at Barangay Fiangtin, Barlig Mountain Province.//PHOTO ESSAY BY: Merand Adchang, CMO-Barlig
  • EMPOWERED WORKFORCE. A glimpse in Mt. Province EMPOWERED WORKFORCE. A glimpse in Mt. Province WE CAN FIND WAYS! Through thick underbushes and wide creeks, these men are looking for innovative ways using indigenous materials to accomplish the Rehabilitation of Monkingob Domesic Water System at Barangay Fiangtin, Barlig, Mountain Province.//PHOTO ESSAY BY: Merand Adchang, CMO-Barlig
  • EMPOWERED WORKFORCE. A glimpse in Mt. Province EMPOWERED WORKFORCE. A glimpse in Mt. Province YOUNG & STRONG. Community children were able to help in the Rehabilitation of the Monkingob Domestic Water System in Barangay Fiangtin, Barlig Mountain Province. At their young age, they've learn the value of "Ob-obfo"¯ which means helping each other in times of community activities during weekends.//PHOTO ESSAY BY: Merand Adchang, CMO-Barlig
  • EMPOWERED WORKFORCE. A glimpse in Mt. Province EMPOWERED WORKFORCE. A glimpse in Mt. Province Men's participation in the Rehabilitation of Monkingob Domestic Water System in Barangay Fiangtin, Barlig Mountain Province.//PHOTO ESSAY BY: Merand Adchang, CMO-Barlig
  • EMPOWERED WORKFORCE. A glimpse in Mt. Province EMPOWERED WORKFORCE. A glimpse in Mt. Province The fruit of the hardwork of the community. They can now enjoy clean / clear potable water the whole year round. Not unlike the previous water system that gets murky during rainy season.//PHOTO ESSAY BY: Merand Adchang, CMO-Barlig

 

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  • ABRA
  • APAYAO
  • BENGUET
  • IFUGAO
  • KALINGA
  • MT. PROVINCE
  • OPINIONS

CHARMP2 turns over FMR in Kapangan

by: Crislyn F. Balangen

Kapangan, Benguet- A 3.8 million farm-to-market road project was turned over to the beneficiaries at Barangay Beleng-belis here during its inauguration, turn-over and acceptance ceremony on February 13. The project is the rehabilitation of Mangga-Obellan-Catampan FMR Phase II that will benefit two barangays namely Brgy. Beleng-belis and Brgy. Balakbak. The project will benefit an estimated 90 households. The 1.2-km project was completed last December 16, 2014 after its start in September 2014. First phase of the FMR was completed on July 2013. ......read more

 

A thank you note to CHARM2 Project

by: Crislyn F. Balangen

Salamat la unay iti CHARM2 Project nga nangited ti mamayat nga proyekto ta adu iti natulungan na nga umili (Thanks a lot to the CHARM2 Project for giving us good projects that helped the community in so many ways)," said Mrs. Lucila P. Lab-oyan, a barangay kagawad of Lubo in Kibungan, Benguet as she modestly shares the benefits they received from CHARM2 Project. In a three-page intermediate pad paper, Lucila carefully noted in detail the benefits they received from the CHARM2 Project in detail making sure she won't forget to share it during the press conference.......read more

CHARMP2 rated satisfactory

 

After a difficult start and accumulated delays, the Second Cordillera Highland Agricultural Resources Management Project (CHARMP2) has significantly accelerated its delivery during the past year. This was proven when an over-all rating of satisfactory was given to the project's implementation progress. Indeed, this has brought good news to the project prior to the last year's rating of moderately satisfactory. The result came out after the 5th IFAD/ NEDA Supervision and Implementation Support (SIS) Mission held in the project's six covered provinces on February 26 to March 16, 2015. ......read more

 

SIKAME ti agaywan

by: George "Salamat" Astudillo Jr.

Under agencies of the CHARM2 Project, they came. They united in their purpose and made a great plan. Finally, they agreed and vouched their full support to their plan. As their ancestors would have done to reduce a common concern, the elders from the municipalities of Besao, Bontoc, Sadanga, Sagada and Tubo have deliberated and proposed recognition of their joint Sisipitan, Kaman-engel, Meng-meng Integrated Watershed Management Plan (SIKAME-IWMP). ......read more

"Cordillera, region of wonder hail..."

by: Janice B. Agrifino

Abra SOAThe celebration of the 28th Cordillera Month come July, highlights the relevance of the Second Cordillera Highland Agricultural Resource Management Project (CHARMP2) to highland rural development. The goal of the CHARMP2 is poverty reduction and improved quality of life of rural highland indigenous peoples/communities in the Cordillera. One of its four-fold purposes in achieving this goal is "Conserved and improved highland forests and watersheds .....read more

 

Laugh with LAF

by: Crislyn Fianza Balangen

Since the project started in 2009, the credit program of the CHARM2 Project has not seen better time than now. Under its Agriculture Agribusiness and Income Generating Activities (AAIGA) component, the credit program was redesigned to come up with a better and more appropriate credit funding scheme for marginalized farmers in the Cordillera. Thus, the birth of the livelihood assistance fund (LAF). All effort in this thrust proved rewarding in the end. The LAF was finally approved on February 21, 2014 and its operation finally took off on May 2014. The evolution process for the LAF may have dragged down the project's performance ....read more