The future of the Hybrid program in the Philippines

THIS IS NOT A POLITICAL ENDORSEMENT I have agreed to assist the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in its outreach in the remote areas of Mindanao with their “Bayanihan” program for alternate livelihoods for recovering drug addicts and reformed insurgents. I will be teaching and helping mentor soldiers and community members alike to mold […]

An open letter to President-elect Rody Duterte and incoming DA chief Manny Piñol

Dear Sirs; I represent the change you wish to impart to the Filipino people. I don’t have any senators or dynasty style hook up or recommendations. People know me for my work, not the hype. I worked for what Hybrid Agricultural Empowerment is today, every day, good or bad, I stuck to my guns and […]

The Longest Road, Part 4

Fifteen decided to join the ranks of our cooperative today on the opening day of Brigada Eskwela bringing our numbers to forty still all women except me. Seven hectares will be planted and I will ensure that my star farmer Jenelyn is ready to lead the cooperative to success. The most satisfying things I can […]