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 […]
l spoke with Dipolog Mayor Hon. Evelyn Uy last week. Now, for transparency’s sake, I will divulge the full content of that meeting.
Indong is 85 years of age and has been farming most of his life. I was fortunate enough to get some of his time today to discuss a few things.
Jenelyn is taking the reins and showing community building and leadership in action.
Read (Part 1) / (Part 2) With this rotation to the field comes progress and the beginnings of change to a more sustainable way of living. I saw that my students at the school have gotten their garden to grow with very little water. They are learning the enterprising side and seeing that agriculture can be profitable. I […]
Read (Part 1) / (Part 3) My five young farmers came and did I simply put do not have the words these young adults are the future. These are the people that will be the movers and enforcers of change. Once the community sees it’s own adopting sustainable practices and seeing it successfully work more will follow. I […]
This article was originally published in x.rappler.com. This is a story of how I went to the mountains of Mindanao to spread the word of organic agriculture and the resulting journey into the provincial culture of the Philippines. *** It all started when I came to the Philippines for Balikatan Exercises in 2011. I was a […]
Reflections from my time in the mountains.