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“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the

name of the Lord Jesus, giving THANKS to God the Father through
Him.”
Colossians 3:17
This Commemorative Book is one of God’s many gifts to ISFI on this our 25th
anniversary. And we will forever be grateful to the people He used to put
these pages together –

To Maria Cristy D. Yuson for planting the idea of coming up with a


Commemorative Book as part of the Institute’s silver anniversary;

To Jocelyn E. Cabo, ISFI Executive Director, for grabbing the idea and running
with it all the way home;

To Miriam C. Rojas for going through the archives, searching for pieces of the
past – names, reports, pictures – to make the idea real;

To Paterna Fernandez, Gloria Peñera and the other project staff, for filling up
the missing pieces with their first hand experiences, to complete the idea;

To Ma. Monica T. Villanueva, for putting the idea into paper and ink;

To Geoffrey Carl Mariano, for breathing art and color into the written pages
of the idea;

And to Our Development Partners, Funders, Line Agencies, and Local


Government Units, for sharing kind words that affirm our existence and
inspire us to take this idea well into the next twenty-five years.

And because all good things come from You, Lord, we offer this book back to
You for Your greater glory.

AD MAJOREM DEI GLORIAM.


Inside the Silver Edition

Inspiration: Messages from our Friends and


Partners…i
From the Jesuit ii
Community…………………...
From our Public v
Servants……………………….
From our Civil Society xii
Partners………………..
From our Executive xvi
Director…………………..

 CHAPTER 1:
REMEMBERING…………………………1
Planting the Seed………….. 2
…………………...
Making it Grow…………. 3
……………………….

 CHAPTER 2:
STRENGTHENING……………………….5
Through our Projects……..…………………. 6
….
Through our People……. 17
……………………….
Through our Precious 23
Awards…………………
 CHAPTER 3: MOVING
ON………………………….27
To A New Vision…….……..…………………. 28
….
To A New Office….…….………………………. 30
To Our New Projects…………. 32
…………………

 ANNEXES
The People of ISFI Noon at Ngayon
The Organizations We Helped Build
Inspiration:
Messages from our
Friends and
Partners
Inspiration:
From the Jesuit
Community
Office of the President
ATENEO DE DAVAO UNIVERSITY
E. Jacinto St., P.O. Box 80113
8000 Davao City, Philippines

Tel Nos. (63 82) 227-8771; 221-2411 loc. 8201


Fax (63 82) 226-4116. Email (Antonio_xu@yahoo.com)

In Consortium with Xavier University and Ateneo de Zamboanga University

A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT

In the name of the Ateneo de Davao


University community and in my own
name, I am pleased to join the silver
anniversary celebration of the Institute for
Small Farms and Industries (ISFI). I
congratulate and thank ISFI for its work and
achievements these past twenty-five years.

Originally organized in nearly 1981 as the


Institute for Small Scale Industries for the
formation of self-reliant communities among urban and rural
people in Mindanao, its name was changed to the Institute for
Small Farms and Industries to emphasize its concern for the small
farmers and fisherfolks.

With the assistance and support of various donor agencies,


through twenty-five years, ISFI has implemented many livelihood
projects to increase the income of the project participants. In the
name of ISFI and the University, I thank these many donor
agencies and partners of ISFI.

ANTONIO S. SAMSON
S.J.
President

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A MESSAGE FROM OUR FOUNDER

How time flies. I congratulate you on your Silver Jubilee.


I am glad I was connected with the start of your
organization. I applaud all the good work you have done. Let
us thank the Lord Jesus and ask Him for even more blessings
on you and your work.

As a priest I cannot let this opportunity pass without


reminding you that you are children of God, beloved of Jesus
Our Lord, and special charges of Mary our mother. Rejoice
and be glad and enjoy the day and all the days to come in
his service.

EMETERIO BARCELON, S.J.

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Inspiration:
From our Public
Servants
The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources
(BFAR) XI congratulates the Institute for Small
Farms and Industries (ISFI) on its twenty-fifth
anniversary.

The Fisheries Resource Management


Project (FRMP) gave us the opportunity to
work with the ISFI as one of our
development partners. Our collaboration
spanned four (4) provinces along the
Davao Gulf, almost eighty (80) community-
based organizations, more than 2,000
fisherfolk, over a cumulative period of about three (3) years.
We are proud that BFAR XI is part of ISFI’s colorful history of
achievements in enterprise development and resource
management, and we will always look back at our
partnership with a sense of approval at a job well done.

To our partners in saving the Davao Gulf, may your


organization continue to thrive in the work of bringing
sustainable economic development to the poor communities
and families that need it most.

Mabuhay kayong lahat!

GEORGE G. CAMPEON
Regional Director

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRARIAN
REFORM

My greetings and congratulations on the occasion of your Silver


Jubillee. It is with pride and honor to extend my warmest
felicitations to the whole workforce of the Institute for Small
Farms and Industries-Ateneo de Davao University (ISFI-ADDU).
Being partners, we shared the same vision of helping the farmers
in the countryside.

In behalf of the Provincial Agrarian Reform Office of Davao City,


I join you in your celebration of success through the years.

For the years 2001 – 2002, we’ve been partners in the social preparation activities, the
community development planning and the cooperative strengthening of the foreign-
assisted project in the agrarian reform communities (ARCs). ISFI also helped in the
formation of working groups to monitor the rural infra projects in the ARCs, more so in
the preparation of their business plan and enterprise development.

Your efforts for strengthening the cooperatives in the agrarian reform communities are
highly recognized and appreciated.

I therefore enjoin you to strengthen that common bond and strive for more opportunities
that will carry you to greater achievements.

I sincerely congratulate you for another milestone of accomplishment in your


involvement towards community development especially in our Agrarian Reform
Communities and for the Upliftment of the lives of our farmer-beneficiaries in particular.

More power and Mabuhay kayong lahat.

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DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT
AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Greetings!

For more than two decades, THE INSTITUTE FOR


SMALL FARMS AND INDUSTRIES (ISFI) – a
development-oriented NGO, has been a key partner
of DENR-RXI in the empowerment of upland
communities. ISFI’s involvement in the
implementation of forestry programs and projects of
the DENR, particularly the upland development project, has been
instrumental in strengthening the capabilities of the people’s
organization and other stakeholders in the uplands.

Through the years, ISFI has developed a track record in community


organizing, enterprise development and environmental awareness
program. Its commitment and dedication to provide assistance to
communities needing development is something to reckon with.

On its SILVER ANNIVERSARY, I believe this is the opportune time to


uphold and strengthen our partnership of working together in restoring
the production state of our forest.

This is likewise a very momentous occasion to cherish and treasure the


experiences we shared that were translated into valuable inputs in
promoting development in the upland communities.

On behalf of the DENR family, I wish to extend our warm felicitation


and wishes of luck as you embark in another milestone of success as a
development organization.

Once again, congratulations!

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DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND
INDUSTRY
Greetings from the Department of Trade and Industry!

First of all, I would like to commend the Ateneo de Davao


University (AdDU) for having successfully implemented the
Institute for Small Farms and Industries (ISFI) project.

Now on its 25th year, the program has continuously touched the lives of
various stakeholders in the field of agriculture and industry in the
region. An initiative that is indeed laudable.

With AdDU as the lead organizer, we are assured that the project will
go on until the succeeding years. We all know that the school is
famous for delivering quality education, an initiative which is one of
the driving forces in developing the industries to their fullest potential.

In our level, the ISFI has contributed in the realization of our mandate
which is to champion both business and consumer.

May you persist even harder to strengthen further the ISFI so that
more small farms and industries would be given assistance!

Rest assured that the DTI would always be supportive of your undying
endeavors.

Let us keep on empowering the small farms and industries in the


region, not just for local growth but as well as in winning over the
global challenges.

Good luck and mabuhay tayong lahat!

Engr. Merly M. Cruz, CESO III


Regional Director

UPLAND DEVELOPMENT
PROGRAMME OF SOUTHERN
MINDANAO

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Warm greetings of peace!

The journey towards improving the quality of life for our marginalized
people vis-à-vis protecting the environment is indeed very challenging
and dynamic. We would not have survived all these years without our
partners in accomplishing theses formidable tasks.

Having been our partner in the same development goals, we therefore


congratulate the Institute for Small Farms and Industries -
Ateneo de Davao University (ISFI-ADDU) in your silver anniversary
as you have weathered twenty-five years of eventful journey pursuing
what your organization has pledged to accomplish and uphold.

We in the Upland Development Programme in Southern Mindanao


(UDP) express our sincerest appreciation for your efforts and support
not only our programme but also for upholding the interests of small
farms and industries especially for the upland communities in this part
of the country.

We hope that your organization will continue to flourish and more


communities will benefit from your heartfelt efforts towards
development.

More power and mabuhay to ISFI.

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CONGRATULATIONS

ATENEO – INSTITUTE FOR SMALL FARMS AND INDUSTRIES


on your
25 Anniversary
th

from

OVERSEAS WORKERS WELFARE


ADMINISTRATION

Ateneo-ISFI partnership with Overseas Workers Welfare Administration in Region XI


started way back 1990’s in the delivery of livelihood trainings and assistance to our
Overseas Filipino Worker – Returnees and OFW families left behind as part of the
Reintegration Program for OFWs.

On your 25th year, we believe ISFI with the people behind it will be able to achieve its
dream as a major contributor in the field of livelihood development and training to
improve the well-being of Filipinos and the Philippine economy.

Mabuhay sa inyong 25th Anibersaryo!

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Inspiration:
From our Civil
Society Partners
The Philippine Environmental Governance [EcoGov] Project [Phase 2] extends
its warmest congratulations to the Institute for Small Farms and Industries [ISFI]
on its Silver Anniversary celebration. We are one in their quest to reach out
communities and other stakeholders in environmental management and
sustainable development. We have a parallel belief that meeting peoples’ basic
needs as well as empowering the communities is a turnkey to meaningful
collaborations. Pave the way to a productive link with the authorities, resource
institutions, and other donors to grassroots partners.

Continue the walk to the path least traveled by others. Your noble intent though
least understood may shine upon those that are disadvantaged, inaccessible,
deprived and hungry.

Mabuhay ang ISFI, Mabuhay ang mga nasa luyo nito at Mabuhay din ang mga
kasangga ng samahan na ito.

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FOUNDATION FOR A SUSTAINABLE
SOCIETY, INC.

Greetings of Peace!

The Foundation for a Sustainable Society Inc. (FSSI) congratulates you


on your 25th anniversary. We sincerely support all your efforts in the
field of enterprise development, community organizing, environment
and consultancy work.

Your success in implementation your projects corresponds to a triumph


for all communities in social development work.

Our faith in your institution will remain. We hope that you will continue
your noble work in helping empower the marginalized sectors of our
beleaguered society.

Kudos to a work well done

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Partnership of Philippine Support Agency

Congratulations to the Institute of Small Farms and


Industries-Ateneo de Davao University (ISFI-ADDU)
for reaching your silver anniversary. PHILSSA is very
proud of you and what you have accomplished over
the years.

As a PHILSSA member, ISFI has been a reliable and


outstanding senior member of the network since
1992. You have been one of our models as we have tapped you to
mentor some of our network members so they may learn from you. For
several instances, you have proven your capacity to implement the
projects and tasks requested of you by the network. Likewise you
have continued to share your expertise and wisdom with us for you
have been with us for quite sometime as a member of PHILSSA’s
board. You have grown with us through the years. For this we are so
proud of you. PHILSSA is blessed to have you as a member -
dedicated, responsible and effective.

As you turn another year older, PHILSSA would like to wish you more
passion and dynamism as you continue to make a difference in our
country especially among the poor and marginalized. Always keep the
fire burning that you may continue to be the light and the salt in this
world.

More Power and Congratulations.

National Coordinator

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Message From:
Our Executive
Director
Remind pa nako maam joy iya message.

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CHAPTER 1:
REMEMBERING
Planting the Seed

“Though it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows…


the birds of the air come and perch in its branches.”
Matthew 13:32

The school campus is too small to contain the human capacity


to give and to receive knowledge. This realization prompted Fr.
Emeterio Barcelon, SJ (or simple Father Terry to his friends and
protégés), then president of the Ateneo de Davao University, to find a
new avenue for education to continue outside the campus walls and in
communities that need it the most. And so in 1981, Father Terry
created the Institute for Small Scale Industries (ISSI), with assistance
from the Government of Belgium and the University of Louvain through
the Association of Catholic Universities of the Philippines.

Expanding our “classrooms” and defining our “students”. Its


original name of ISSI implied that the organization would address the
need for small-scale industries to build a stronger sense of
entrepreneurship. Three (3) years later, it became apparent that the
sectors that needed help the most were not only the small
entrepreneurs. A stark reality dawned that the real “students” of the
Institute are the small farmers and fisherfolk, who needed to learn how
to produce more, work better, dream bigger, eventually becoming
entrepreneurs themselves. The Institute would bring the “classroom”
to them. Thus, in 1984, the organization was re-named to what is now
the Institute for Small Farms and Industries or ISFI.

Leadership of the Institute. The first Executive Director of the ISFI


was Mr. Ronald Vidal, who led the organization from 1981 to 1985. He
was succeeded by the current Executive Director, Ms. Jocelyn E. Cabo.

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Making It Grow

The First Ten (10) Years. In 1981, the


Institute embarked on enterprise
development projects, focused mainly on
small-scale entrepreneurs, majority of
whom were based in Davao City.

SOCIAL CREDIT. ISFI’s maiden project was a 5-year


Livelihood Promotion Project in partnership with the
Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP). Over the
period 1981 to 1986, ISFI would provide credit assistance to
about 150 beneficiaries, mostly women engaged in vending,
manufacturing, food processing, services and livestock
raising.

Soon after, more livelihood


development projects followed. This Sinuda Agricultural Dev’t.
time, the nature of the assistance Program, Rice Culture and
provided by ISFI would evolve from Women’s Project in Sinuda,
just social credit, to a more wholistic Bukidnon – with CEBEMO,
package that would include training Catholic Relief Service and
and community organizing, but still Lutheran World Relief
focused on enterprise development. Provision of Social Credit in
Later on, ISFI began to adopt a bias Davao City – with PBSP and
towards projects that are sustainable Archbishop of Cologne
and environmentally responsible.

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PUNTA DUMALAG FISHERFOLK
LIVELIHOOD DEVELOPMENT
PROJECT (1989 to 1992) –
with US-Aid and Kauswagan sa
Timogang Mindanao, Inc.. Punta
Dumalag in Matina Aplaya, Davao City, is sanctuary to the
endangered pawikan species of turtle. It is also the site of
ISFI’s first major community organizing project, where the
Institute provided both technical and financial support to
the livelihood activities of the fishermen and womenfolk.
The major components of the project were: Aside from
community organizing and credit, the other major
components of the project were environment
protection/management and marketing support.

About a hundred fishermen were organized into two (2)


People’s Organizations, namely: the Nagkahiusang
Mananagat sa Punta Dumalag and Settlers Association (or
NAGAMANDUSA); and the Matina Aplaya Fisherfolks and
Fish Vendors Association (MAFFVA). These organizations
were provided with livelihood assistance such as: motorized
bancas, fishing nets and other fishing paraphernalia; food
kantina operations, pork vending, rice trading and micro-
lending.

After ten (10) years, the path to Environmentally


Sustainable Enterprise Organizing had begun.

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CHAPTER 2:
STRENGTHENI
NG
Strengthening:
Through our
Projects
Environmentally Sustainable
Enterprise Organizing
“By their fruit you will recognize them.”
Matthew 7:16

Over the next fifteen (15) years of its


existence, ISFI established a niche in
the social development milieu. From a
fledgling attempt at community
extension in 1981, the Institute has
matured through a progression of projects to arrive at a distinct project
approach coined as Environmentally Sustainable Enterprise
Organizing. The approach has succeeded in organizing more than
100 people’s organizations and empowering them to establish income-
generating and environment-friendly livelihood projects.

ISFI and the Uplands


Natural Resources Management Program
Community Forestry Project
(1992 to 1995) – with US-Aid
through Department of
Environment and Natural
Resources and Development Alternatives, Inc.

ISFI’s first venture into


environmental projects would
come soon after its 10th year.
The Institute was chosen as
one of the NGO partners of
DENR to organize, train, equip
and empower the rural
community of Marayag, Lupon,
Davao Oriental, which had just
been awarded with a
Community Forestry
Management Agreement
(CBFMA). ISFI assisted the community in the conduct of participatory
resource appraisal; preparation of management plans; and the
establishment and management of a reforestation scheme.
Eventually, the task of protecting and managing the residual forest was
transferred to the community. At the same time, the organized group
was provided with seed money for their alternative livelihood
projects/micro-enterprises, which are still operational to this day.

Ibo Upland Development Project (1996 to 1999) with Philippine


Business for Social Progress, AusAID and Caritas – Another
significant
upland project
was the Ibo
Upland
Development
Project. The
project remains
close to the
heart of ISFI
because this was
their first major
undertaking with
the indigenous
tribes,
particularly in
Barangay Ibo,
Malalag, Davao
del Sur. This
three (3) year program provided an entire package of technical and
capital assistance, to uplift the indigenous farmers’ quality of life
through the optimal yet rational utilization of resources.

Before long, other forestry management projects would follow:

Community, Organizing-Forestry Land Management


Agreement Maibo, Magsaysay, Davao del Sur (1994 to
1996) with DENR – where the community in Barangay Maibo,
Magsaysay, Davao del Sur was organized and capacitated to
implement their Forest Land Management Agreement (FLMA) with
DENR.
Bantol Reforestation Subproject (1996 to 1998) with
DENR – a similar project where the community of Sitio
Malakiba in Barangay Bantol, Marilog District, Davao City, was
also empowered to implement their FLMA with DENR.

Saug Watershed Subproject (2000) with DENR – This time,


caretaker cooperatives of the Saug Watershed in Compostela
Valley Province were organized and trained for their
Community-based Forest Management Agreement with DENR.
The project involved both enterprise organizing and
environmental protection, rehabilitation and management.
ISFI and Enterprise Development
Strengthening People’s Organizations
Capability to Manage Enterprise
Development (1993) – PCJC – Philippines-
Canada Human Resource Development
Program. As the saying goes, “you cannot
keep the cook far from the kitchen”.
Enterprise development-cum-community
organizing, later on coined as “Enterprise
Organizing”, would still be in ISFI’s menu of
services. Initially focused on Davao City, it embarked on a
project to strengthen selected people’s organizations for them to attain
a level of economic sustainability. At the end of the project, the
organizations had increased its assets; installed marketing,
financial and organizational systems; trained about thirty (30)
leaders and their successors; and established an
organizational network.

Craft Village Development Program (1996 to 2000) –


Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Canadian
International Development Agency (CIDA). This project would be
one of ISFI’s major ventures into enterprise development in terms of
its: partners – the DTI and CIDA are major advocates of the
government’s SME
agenda; project
duration – spanning a
five-year period from
1996 to 2000;
geographic coverage –
initially Davao City, then
later on expanding to
Davao del Norte and
Davao Oriental; and
scope of work – where
services included
business planning,
product development,
and installation of
organizational,
marketing, and financial systems. At the end of the project, ISFI
had assisted a total of seventeen (17) enterprises in Gifts,
Toys and Housewares, Fashion Accessories, Furniture and
Stonecraft.
ISFI and Agrarian Reform
Communities
Tamugan Agri-Livelihood Assistance Project (1994
to 1996) – with MISEREOR

The
project was

implemented to support beneficiaries of the Agrarian Reform Program


in Tamugan, Marilog District, Davao City. ISFI adopted the Community
Organizing – Participatory Action Research (CO-PAR) Approach,
involving the community from pre-planning to implementation,
monitoring and evaluation of their Tamugan Agri-Livelihood Project.
About 100 Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) were assisted
by this project.

Agrarian Reform Communities Project (2002) – with


Department of Agrarian Reform–Asian Development
Bank (DAR-ADB) Six (6) years later, ISFI would again be
working with agrarian reform beneficiaries, through its Agrarian
Reform Communities Project or ARCP, covering the ARCs in Barangay
Tamayong in Calinan District and Daliaon Plantation in Toril District,
both in Davao City
Agrarian Reform Community Organizing and Capacities
Assessment (2002) – with DAR-ADB. In the same year, ISFI
conducted similar community organizing efforts for ARCs in Davao del
Sur.

ISFI and Women Empowerment


Ibo Women Community Organizing Project (1997 to
1999) – with PBSP, AusAID and Caritas

This two (2)


year project organized
women in Barangay Ibo,
Malalag, Davao del Sur,
into a viable and
empowered community-
based organization,
through the
implementation of the
following components: 1)
Organizational
Strengthening through
trainings, seminars and
consultations on
leadership, management and proper bookkeeping skills; b) Networking
and Linkage Building on family health, nutrition, child care and
maternal care, and sanitation; and 3) Technical Support and
Consultancy on accessing financial assistance from assisting agencies.
More than 100 women were organized and provided with
livelihood and organizational skills.

Other than this women’s project, two (2) other major projects were
implemented by ISFI in Barangay Ibo, namely: the Ibo Upland
Development Project, which provided capability building on sound
farming technologies for the uplands; and the Ibo Farmers Crop
Diversification Assistance Project, wherein the Ibo Small Farmers
Multi-Purpose Cooperative (ISFAMCO) was organized to implement
agricultural livelihood projects.

ISFI and Local Governments


Enhancing LGU Capacities Towards Food Security and
Sustainable Development (2001) – CIDA/Local Government
Support Program. By this time, ISFI had already recognized that
successfully organized communities almost always had an empowered
and committed local government beneath its wings. Thus, the local
government unit (LGU) became the next focus of ISFI’s technical
expertise, through the Local Government Support Program or LGSP. In
2001, the Institute assisted the Food Security Councils of Bansalan,
Magsaysay and Matanao in Davao del Sur, helping them prepare their
LGU’s Agricultural Extension Service System, to include: research and
development; financing and credit; market access; environmental
interventions; techno-managerial interventions and institutional
development. The agricultural extension service system would
inevitably play a major role in sustaining agricultural
production and, consequently, food security in their
municipalities.

ISFI continued to work with other local government units in Mindanao,


through such projects as:

Formulation of Ecological Solid Waste Management Plans


(2001 to 2002) – through Orient Integrated Development
Consultants, Inc. for selected municipalities in Compostela Valley
Province, Davao del Sur, Sultan Kudarat and South Cotabato.

Managing Public Economic Enterprises (2004) – through


individual consultant Monica T. Villanueva for selected local
government units in Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur and Davao
Oriental.
Forest Land Use Planning (2004) – Philippine Environmental
Governance Project/Development Alternatives, Inc. ISFI also
assisted local governments of Makilala and Kidapawan in North
Cotabato in the preparation of their Forest Land Use Plans.

ISFI and the Sea


Coastal Resource Management Project (1998 to 2000) – US-Aid
through Tetra Tech International, Inc. The lowlands, the uplands,
and finally, the seas. ISFI’s first
exposure to coastal communities
came through this project, in six (6)
selected barangays of the Malalag
Bay Area in Davao del Sur. In these
barangays, ISFI organized the
Barangay Fisheries and Aquatic
Resources Management Councils
(BFARMCs). The Councils were then
capacitated to prepare their
respective community profiles and integrated coastal management
plans, for integration in the Municipal Coastal Management Plan.
Through this project, ISFI was ultimately able to assist not just
the six (6) barangays, but the six (6) municipalities of the
Malalag Bay Area, i.e. Padada, Sulop, Malalag, Sta. Maria,
Hagonoy and Kiblawan.

Fisheries Resource Management Project (2000 to 2001; 2004


to 2005) – Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Overseas
Economic
Cooperation
Fund (OECF) of
Japan. In this
multi-phase
project covering
eight (8) coastal
municipalities
along the Davao Gulf, ISFI’s Environmentally Sustainable
Enterprise Organizing Approach reached its apex. The project
sought to reverse the trend of fisheries resource depletion by: 1)
introducing alternative livelihood that would reduce dependence on
capture fisheries; and 2) inculcating a culture of stewardship within the
fisherfolk communities that would eventually benefit from effective
fisheries resource management. Through this project, the Institute
was given the opportunity to implement a spectrum of project
components that addressed both the environmental and economic
aspects of the approach. Planning and Policy, Law Enforcement and
Advocacy, Organizational Development and Income Diversification –
ISFI carried these out, the end result of which are seventy-nine
empowered fisherfolk organizations with a total membership
of more than 2,000 responsible stewards and advocates of
sustainable development.
ISFI and…
As the years passed, ISFI’s experience in environmentally sustainable
enterprise organizing has borne fruit to a compendium of other related
technical services, which are tapped by national government agencies,
foreign funding institutions and peers from the social development
realm. Such services include:

RAINING
LIVELIHOOD DEVELOPMENT
LIVELIHOOD DEVELOPMENT
Business Planning
Business Planning
Marketing
Marketing
Finance
Finance
Feasibility Study Preparation
Feasibility Study Preparation
INSTITUTION BUILDING
INSTITUTION BUILDING
Pre-membership and
Pre-membership and
Membership Education
Membership Education
Organizational Development
Organizational Development
Basic Training on Cooperatives
Basic Training on Cooperatives
UPLAND DEVELOPMENT
UPLAND DEVELOPMENT
Seedling Production
Seedling Production
Nursery Management
Nursery Management ESEARCH
Contour/SALT Farming
Contour/SALT Farming RESOURCE INVENTORY
RESOURCE INVENTORY
Upland Resources
FISHERIES AND COASTAL Upland Resources
FISHERIES AND COASTAL Coastal Resources
RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT Coastal Resources
RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT
Participatory Coastal Resource
Participatory Coastal Resource SURVEYS AND ASSESSMENTS
Assessment and Planning SURVEYS AND ASSESSMENTS
Assessment and Planning Training Needs Assessment
Fish Sanctuary Management Training Needs Assessment
Fish Sanctuary Management Training Program Assessment
Mangrove Action Management Training Program Assessment
Mangrove Action Management Pre-implementation Evaluation
Pre-implementation Evaluation
of Enterprises
of Enterprises
ROJECT
UND ANAGEMENT
ONITORING & VALUATION
FOR PROJECTS FUNDED BY:
FOR PROJECTS FUNDED BY:
UPLAND DEVELOPMENT Asian Development Bank – Japan
UPLAND DEVELOPMENT Asian Development Bank – Japan
Reforestation Projects Bank for International Cooperation
Reforestation Projects Bank for International Cooperation
Watershed Rehabilitation CEBEMO
Watershed Rehabilitation CEBEMO
Projects Canadian International
Projects Canadian International
Agro-forestry Projects Development Agency
Agro-forestry Projects Development Agency
MISEREOR
MISEREOR
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT United States Agency for
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT United States Agency for
Livelihood, Water, Health and International Development
Livelihood, Water, Health and International Development
Education Philippine Business for Social
Education Philippine Business for Social
Progress
Progress
Presidential Management Staff
Presidential Management Staff

EFORESTATION
Mini-forest Establishment
Mini-forest Establishment
Upland Contour Farming (SALT)
Upland Contour Farming (SALT)
Strengthening:
Through our People
“We have different gifts according to the grace given us… if it is
teaching, let him teach”
Romans 12:6,7

Throughout its twenty-five (25) years, ISFI has


endeavored to reach out to small farmers, fisherfolk,
entrepreneurs and rural communities – bringing the
“classroom” to the “students”. This page of the ISFI
Silver Edition is dedicated to the women and men of
the Ateneo de Davao University faculty who ventured
outside the campus walls, traveled to the most remote sitios via habal-
habal or on foot, multiplied themselves and showed us what real
educators are made of.

From ISFI and the farmers, fisherfolk, entrepreneurs and other


“students” whose lives you touched - thank you.

Maam, Monique dili na lang nato e mention ang name sa mga


na involved . BUT IF WE DO NOT MENTION THEIR NAMES, THEN
THIS PAGE IS USELESS. WE MIGHT AS WELL REMOVE NALANG
THIS PAGE. 

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but
set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith
and in purity.”
Timothy 4:12
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The role of ISFI in the university system is not merely to extend
education to the poor communities in Mindanao. The Institute is also a
training ground for future generations of community development
workers where university students discern and confirm if this is indeed
their calling.

The following graduating students of the Ateneo de Davao University


have participated in the social development projects of ISFI:

SOCIAL WORK
• Majylendy Ukan
• Josephine Dumlao
• Gloria Amar
• Beatrice Hernandez
• Joan Rose Hilot

ECONOMICS
• Willan Castro
• Jerell Leonida
• Mark Chino Peñaflor

POLITICAL SCIENCE
• Apolonio Anota III
• Lorgepee Diray
• Kristine Jane Pague

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INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
MASS COMMUNICATIONS
• Aprillle Dream G. Palada
• Jordan David Becares
• Daphne Joy R. Pinca
• Pink Welborn
• Crispin Dulatre, Jr.
• Irene Melissa A. Macahis
• Sherry Faye Tabanao
• Sarah Mae Mira
• Eis Espino
• Ma. Marcella Bataoel
• June Jane P. Gentiles
• Oje Mae Timbad
• May Martinez
• Eden Grace Manubag
• Almira Jane Araullo
• Ma. Corina Lopez
• Juan Alberto Dugan
• Gian Paolo Bonador
• Ryan O. Casiple
• Jaypee Abesamis
• Edmarson Sola
• Caroline Joy A. Arjona
• Beverly Caboteja
• Cam Te Albania
• Eduard Culpa
• Zergu Mil G. Uy
• Richeen M. Pignayo
• Ardelou May E. Dacua
• May Princess L. Tinooy
• Winston L. So
• Barbette B. Rustia

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“All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed
that any of the possessions was his own, but they shared
everything they had…there were no needy persons among them.”
Acts 4:32, 34

ORGANIZING. Insofar as its environmentally sustainable enterprise


organizing approach is discussed in this book, the words
“environmentally sustainable” and “enterprise” have been adequately
covered in previous sections. This page will now focus on the “warm
bodies” that were organized to make this approach real in the lives of
the women and men whom ISFI targeted for assistance.

105 IN 25. Over the past twenty-five years, ISFI has organized a total
of one hundred five (105) organizations, majority of whom are already
registered with the appropriate government agency. These
organizations are geographically distributed as follows:

COMPOSTELA VALLEY

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BUKIDNON

3 DAVAO CITY

DAVAO DEL NORTE 12 DAVAO ORIENTAL


(including Island
Garden City of
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Samal) DAVAO DEL SUR

15 24

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“The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.”
Luke 10:2
ISFI is a “lean and mean” organization with a modest staff of six (6)
core staff handling the strategic and operational concerns of the
Institute.

ATENEO PRESIDENT
Ateneo Finance,
Personnel, General
Services Directors

JOCELYN E. CABO
Executive Director

TECHNICAL OPERATIONS FINANCE &


ADMINISTRATION

PATERNA G. FERNANDEZ MIRIAM C. ROJAS NAEL B. BARRO


Senior Project Officer Admin Officer Support Staff

GLORIA N. PEÑERA MA. CRISTY D. YUSON GEOFFREY CARL


Project Officer Finance Officer MARIANO
Comp. Tech./Encoder

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PEOPLE – THE GREATEST HUMAN RESOURCE. In ISFI, Staff
Development is not an add-on to the annual work and financial plan, nor
is it tagged as a “miscellaneous” activity or expense in the strategic plan
of the organization. Developing the capabilities of the staff is a crucial
and integral part of the Institute’s life cycle, and staff development has
been institutionalized as a bi-annual to quarterly activity in ISFI.

CIRCLING THE GLOBE. Over the past twenty-five years, the senior
organic staff of ISFI has been blessed with opportunities to participate in
trainings and seminars not only within the country but throughout the
globe. Among the most significant of these international capacity
building experiences are:

• Networking Forum
Development Marketplace, World Bank
Washington DC, USA
January 2002

• Entrepreneurial Cities Salzburg Seminar


Salzburg, Austria
June 2000

• Study Tour of Ecotourism Sites in Key Places in Europe: Vienna,


Salzburg,
Rome, Frankfurt, Munich, Paris, Brussels
June 2000

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• NGO - Support Organization Workshop
INTRAC
Oxford, United Kingdom
April 1998

• Women in Politics
CAPWIP
Taipei, Taiwan
September 1997

• International Conference on Social Work: Societies in Transition


(Economic, Political, Social & Cultural)
ICSW, Hongkong
August-September, 1996

• Rural Industrialization and Project Cycle


The Royal Dutch and Thai Government
Thailand
November-December 1995

• Community-Based Environmental Management


Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
Canada
1991 & 1992

• Community-Based Environmental Protection Training


Canada-Asia Partnership (CAP)
Atabaska, Calgary, Kananaskis, Edmonton & Saskatoon, Canada

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And in between
the grueling
tasks and back-

breaking work, there are moments to “smell the rose”, “eat, drink and
be merry”, and hit a strike at the bowling alley.

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Strengthening:
Through our
Precious Awards
“”Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful
with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come
and share your master’s happiness.”
Matthew 25:21
Pay It Forward. The greatest reward of a social development agent
lies in the eventual transformation of its target communities into
agents of change themselves. Many projects have a multitude of
indicators; but this is the ultimate – for student to become teacher; for
recipient to become donor; for beneficiary to become benefactor.

Over the past twenty-five years, the journey towards “paying it


forward” has been dotted with recognition from its peers and partners.
These awards and citations boost the resolve of ISFI to press on with
the task of changing lives one community at a time.

WORLD BANK
Finalist – World Bank Innovation Competition (2002)

MAJOR AWARDS AND CITATIONS

NATIONAL

• Certificate of Appreciation from the Society of Jesus Social


Apostolate (SJSA) for recognition of ISFI’s efforts in helping
farmers and fisherfolks in the field of Community Organizing and
Development.
• Certificate of Appreciation from the Department of
Agriculture – Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources XI
(DA-BFAR) in grateful recognition for the invaluable support
extended to ensure the success of the Search for National
Outstanding DA-GAD Advocates (October 21, 2005)
• Outstanding Woman of PHILSSA awarded to Ms. Jocelyn E. Cabo
by the Partnership of Philippine Support Service Agencies, Inc. for
her unrelenting support and valuable contributions in achieving the
goals and aspirations of the network (April 2005)
• Award of Recognition from PHILSSA for ISFI’s commitment,
compliance and active participation in all activities of the network

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• Certificate of Appreciation from the Department of Agrarian
Reform (DAR) for ISFI’s valuable support and untiring effort in the
implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program in
Davao City in 2001 (2002)
• Certificate of Good Standing from the DAR-Agrarian Reform
Communities Project for ISFI’s competency and dedication in the
project implementation for the two (2) ARCs of Tamayong and
Daliaon (2002)
• Plaque of Appreciation from the Foundation of Sustainable
Society, Inc. (FSSI) awarded to Ms. Jocelyn E. Cabo for her
outstanding contribution to the Foundation’s efforts towards the
economic empowerment of marginalized communities in the
Philippines (1999)
• Plaque of Appreciation from the Department of Environment
and Natural Resources (DENR) XI for her contributions to the
field of environmental protection, conservation, development as
partner in the environment crusade (1997)
• Plaque of Recognition from the DA – Southern Mindanao
Agricultural Programme for ISFI’s invaluable contribution towards
sustainable development of the Upland Communities of Davao City
(1997)
• Certificate of Recognition from the DENR-Coastal Resources
Management Program-US-Aid for ISFI’s outstanding support and
remarkable contribution to the institutionalization of CRM as a basic
service of the LGUs of Region XI (1993)

LOCAL

• Certificate of Appreciation from the Ateneo de Davao


University Social Sciences and Education Division –
International Studies Program for ISFI’s active participation and
collaboration as a partner agency in the International Studies
Practicum Program from December 2005 to February 2006 (2006)
• Certificate of Appreciation from the Municipality of
Banaybanay for imparting and sharing effective community
organizing and enterprise development that brought significant
changes in the lives of the fisherfolks for the year 2004 – 2005
(2005)
• Certificate of Appreciation From the Provincial Agriculturists
of Davao del Norte for its unending support in strengthening the
fisherfolk organizations in Kaputian District, through its moral and

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financial support, thus realizing the objectives of the Fisheries
Resource Management Project (2005)
• Plaque of Appreciation from the Municipality of Sta. Cruz,
Davao del Sur thru the Committee on Parangal 2004 for ISFI’s
dynamism and sincere dedication in building up the capabilities and
capacities of the municipal fisheries units for fisherfolks economic
program (2004)
• Certificate of Good Deeds Acts from the Ya-ani D’law
Committee of the Municipality of Malalag, Davao del Sur for
ISFI’s valuable contribution and support on technology transfer of
appropriate Upland Farming System Program (2003)
• Globule Award from the Municipality of Malalag, Davao del
Sur in coordination with Yaani d’ Law Committee for ISFI’s valuable
contribution, support and selfless efforts imparted which redounded
to the Holistic Development of the Municipality (2003)
• Certificate from the Municipality of Sulop, Davao del Sur for
providing assistance in community organizing – income
diversification of Barangay Balasinon, organizational strengthening
of BOPICO and FARMC and organization of Balasinon River Council –
with sincerity, devotion to duty and commitment from 1998 to 2000
(2002)
• Plaque of Appreciation from the Zonta Community Service
Project (Affiliated with Christian Children’s Fund, Inc.) for ISFI’s
support in the implementation of the project Income Generating
and Housing Programs for 1992-1993 through provision of
assistance in proposal, feasibility study and module Preparation
(1993)
• Plaque of Appreciation from the Institute of Primary Health
Care (IPHC) for its technical and financial support to the programs
and projects of the Institute, contributing significantly to the
alleviation of poverty and the building of healthy communities in
depressed barangays of Region XI and Region XIII (1998)
• Certificate from the Municipality of Hagonoy, Davao del Sur
for ISFI’s sincerity, devotion to duty and commitment as well as
concern for the welfare of the people in our common area of
responsibility with good standing and excellent performance

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CHAPTER 3:
MOVING ON
Moving On:
To A New Vision
“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what
God has prepared for those who love him.”
Romans 2:9

After twenty-five (25) years, ISFI revisited the Vision, Mission


Statement, Goals and Objectives of the Institute. Today, ISFI looks
forward to the next quarter century and beyond as it embarks on the
rest of its journey towards the future.

OUR VISION

The Institute for Small Farms and Industries is a community


development institution within the Ateneo de Davao University, which
derives its uniqueness from the success of its 3C’s:

• CHANGED COMMUNITIES – wherein its assisted communities are now


empowered and organized women and men with the capacities and
resources to meet their basic needs for a humane and dignified
quality of life, and for themselves to become agents of change;

• CLASSROOM-TO-COMMUNITY EXTENSION – such that the institution


translates classroom learning into concrete and sustainable action
that has contributed to the upliftment of our country’s poor and
disadvantaged sectors; and

• COMMITTED WORKERS – who have been nurtured to become


dedicated and committed to nation-building, motivated by a love for
God and country, within an atmosphere of mutual respect and
uncompromising integrity.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

The Institute for Small Farms and Industries is committed and


dedicated to:

• COMMUNITY ORGANIZING AND DEVELOPMENT – using participatory


approaches, the institution will engage communities in capacity
building programs on enterprise-based organizational development,
environmental stewardship, and spiritual and values formation, all

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within the context of transparency, accountability and gender
sensitivity;

• EXPANSION OF ITS GEOGRAPHIC AND SECTORAL COVERAGE –


wherein the Institution will now extend its work to all vulnerable
sectors, including children, youth and women, throughout the island
of Mindanao; and

• CONSCIOUS LINKAGE-BUILDING WITH THE ACADEMIC MAINSTREAM –


such that the institution will install the mechanisms and structures
needed to maintain a mutually beneficial information exchange with
the University.

ALL FOR THE GREATER GLORY OF GOD.

OUR GOALS

The goals of the Institute for Small Farms and Industries lie along two
(2) levels:

• COMMUNITY LEVEL

1. To transform all of its currently-assisted communities into


empowered and sustainable organizations of women and men,
concerned with their community and their environment, and
whose families are liberated from physical deprivation and social
injustice;

2. To organize a development assistance network involving the


community, local government and civil society; and

3. Build pilot communities that will showcase the best in


organizational, economic, environmental and spiritual
development

• INSTITUTIONAL LEVEL

1. To provide adequate programs and services on organizational,


enterprise and environmental development to all of its assisted
communities;

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2. To build a strong community extension arm for the University,
such that the linkage between the academe and the grassroot
communities become mutually beneficial, vibrant and dynamic;
and

3. To share the Institution’s experience with the larger network of


government and non-government institutions, with the end in
view of reaching and assisting more communities nationwide.

OUR OBJECTIVES

Our goals are translated into the following Objectives:

• COMMUNITY LEVEL

1. To ensure that all of its currently-assisted communities have in


place the basic minimums of: an active organization equitably
represented by women and men; a sustainable enterprise; a
functioning assistance network; and an on-going environmental
sustainability program;

2. To establish Enterprise Villages that will service the needs of


communities that wish to engage in micro-enterprises that are
sustainable, community-based, gender-sensitive and
environment-friendly; and

• INSTITUTIONAL LEVEL

1. To use participatory approaches in engaging communities in


capacity building programs on enterprise-based organizational
development, environmental stewardship, and spiritual and
values formation, all within the context of transparency,
accountability and gender sensitivity;

2. To install the policies, procedures and organizational structure


needed for the Institution to serve as an effective community
extension arm of the University’s academic programs;

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3. To establish a data bank of the Institution’s capacity building
programs on: Enterprise Organizing; Environmental Stewardship;
and other programs successfully implemented in its assisted
communities, for replication;

4. To continue providing training, consultancy and related services


for the sustainability of the organization;

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Moving On:
To A New Office
“As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
Joshua 24:15

Last September 2005, ISFI opened the doors to its new


office at the covered court (above the Post Office) of the
Ateneo de Davao University.

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Moving On:
To Our New
Projects
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for
the Lord, not for men”
Colossians 3:23

ISFI hit the ground running in 2006, as it


begins the countdown to the next
twenty-five (25) years of the Institute.
The following projects are currently
underway:

MULTI-USER DOCUMENTATION OF THE


SUSTAINABLE UPLAND DEVELOPMENT (SUD)
MODEL OF THE UPLAND DEVELOPMENT
PROGRAMME (UDP) IN SOUTHERN MINDANAO
ISFI is now working with the Upland Development Programme
(UDP), a project of the Department of Agriculture jointly funded
by the European Union and the Philippine government, in developing
Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Materials on the
Sustainable Upland Development or SUD Model. The goal is to
replicate the model in other upland areas in the country, using the IEC
materials as the tool for replication. This 13-month project started last
April 2005 and ends in April 2006.

F.O.R.E.S.t. 1 and 2
Facilitating Organizational Development, Resource
Assessment and Enterprise Support for selected
Caretaker Cooperatives of the Saug Watershed Area

Over the past decade, ISFI has had numerous partnerships with DENR
in the operationalization of the Community-based Forest Management
Agreement (CBFMA) scheme, particularly in the social preparation
component of the scheme. As an offshoot of this collaboration, ISFI felt
the need to re-visit the cooperatives that were organized specifically
for the CBFMA, and to reinforce them in terms of enterprise
development and forest management. Thus, the F.O.R.E.S.t. Concept
was born. Developed internally by ISFI, the concept was proposed to
the appropriate development institutions for support. What emerged

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was not just one but two separate projects, now called F.O.R.E.S.t. 1
and 2, targeting two (2) distinct watershed areas – one in Compostela
Valley Province and the other in Marilog District Davao City.

F.O.R.E.S.t. 1. F.O.R.E.S.t. 1 is focused on two (2) caretaker


cooperatives of the Saug Watershed in Compostela Valley, namely: the
New Dalaguete-Lebanon-San Vicente (DALESAN) Montevista
Watershed Multipurpose Cooperative, and the Federation of Saug
Watershed POs of Davao del Norte and Comval Philippines, Inc. (SAUG
Federation). Funded by the Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation
Foundation (PTFCF), this 12-month project starts where the Saug
Watershed Sub-project (another ISFI project) of the DENR left off in
2000. ISFI’s technical assistance intends to revive Sustainable Forest
Management by establishing sustainable livelihood in selected CBFM
sites of the Saug Watershed Area. The project started in January 2006
and ends in December of the same year.

F.O.R.E.S.t. 2. Six (6) months later, the Philippine Environmental


Governance [EcoGov] Project [Phase 2] approved the implementation
of the same concept, this time for the Malakiba People’s Improvement
Cooperative (MAPICO) in Bantol, Marilog District, Davao City.
Shortened to six (6) months, the EcoGov specified that the concept be
revised to proceed immediately to funding and operation of two (2)
viable projects for the cooperative, namely banana production and
charcoal making.

LIVELIHOOD SUPPORT FOR POOR


COMMUNITIES OF SELECTED LOCAL
GOVERNMENT UNITS IN MINDANAO
This project is a partnership with the Institute for Primary Health Care
or IPHC and funded by the JLPR – InfRES. The objective of the project is
to provide poor communities with livelihood projects through their
respective local government units. The tasks of ISFI for this project are:

• Conduct a Participatory Poverty Assessment and Project


Identification – to determine what livelihood projects will be
pursued; and
• Prepare project proposals for the identified projects.

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ISFI assisted five (5) municipalities, namely: Tarragona in Davao
Oriental; New Bataan in Compostela Valley Province; Sta Josefa in
Agusan del Sur; Pikit in North Cotabato; and Banga in South Cotabato.
The InfRES Project Management Office approved the funding of the
project proposals submitted by all five (5) municipalities, amounting to
a total of twelve million pesos (P 12,000,000.00).

Looking back Experiences, Assessment of


at
accomplishments, Revisiting organizational
VMGO and creation of New Plans for ISFI
Organizational Development and
Strengthening

While the silver anniversary is indeed an


occasion to CELEBRATE, ISFI also found an opportunity to ANTICIPATE –
looking forward while looking back; recalling old lessons in order to
teach new ones; learning from past mistakes to prepare for future
endeavors. Thus, the L.E.A.R.N. for ISFI Organizational Development
and Strengthening Project is an integral part of the institute’s silvery
anniversary celebration. L.E.AR.N. would be an opportunity for ISFI to:
reminisce and look back at the past twenty-five years and what the
organization has accomplished (past projects, past partnerships); to
review what are its current undertakings (on-going projects and
activities); and to project its strategic direction (new vision, mission
statement, goals and objectives) as it embarks on the next twenty-five
years of its life as a development organization.

CRAFT VILLAGE ENTERPRISE


DEVELOPMENT AND
STRENGTHENING
This Craft Village project is being implemented with
the Cordaid – Netherlands to strengthen fifteen (15) pre-selected craft
villages in the areas of technical production, marketing, finance and
organizational management. While the coverage area is Davao City,
the advocacy component of the project aims to improve policy on
Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), in both the urban and rural

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setting. The 18-month project started in July 2005 and ends in
December 2007.

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CORE STAFF

Jocelyn E. Cabo – Exec.


Director
Paterna G. Fernandez 2001 2004 - 2005
Gloria N. Peñera
Miriam D. Rojas Araceli Gamas Jorge V. Albelda
Ma. Cristy D. Yuson Giza Pablo Alito A. Sayman
Nael B. Barro Jason Lopez Saripoden P. Amerol
Geofrey Carl E. Mariano Joel Gregorio Joel A. Garrido
Sarita Gentilan Edgar Morada
Rolando Monteroyo Francisco D. Megoc
PROJECT-BASED
Jorge Albelda Boyen Zorel N. Peñera
STAFF Josephine Dumlao Jerry M. Sandoval
Sixto G. Rosalinda Vicente L. Semilla, Jr.
Joseph Sarile Luduvico Ramirez, Jr. Reil Valle
Jessie Apiag Rogel Yancy Manlegro Josephine Dumlao
Edgar Cervantes Nasaria Diola Margierly Galao
Benjieflor Justiniane III Luz Abiles Lailani E. Madrazo
Eric Mabunga Kenneth Campañano Sheryll B. Ramos
Rey Monteclaro Noreen E. Semilla
Florencio Aya-ay Sherme Villasurda
Edelyn Academia Jujelyn T. Lescano
Ma. Clarice Lao
Janice Lopez
Ma. Theresa Mates
IN-HOUSE 3. Evellalita T. Andrin
CONSULTANTS 4. Gemma Iturralde
5. Joy Grecia
Monique Villanueva 6. Rita Sison
Julius Ceazar T. Placer 7. Luz Anung

Fr. Emeterio Barcelon, S. J. - Samuel Delloso


Founder Alex Paez Jover Solmeron
Ronal N. Vidal – Director Rolando Valcorza Avemar Bajenting
Lydia G. Diaz Adelina T. Lansoy Renny Muyco
Joy D. Grecia Ruena S. Obinque Reil G. Delosa
Pedro Terry Tuason Virginia N. Magdolot Andres Hufancia
Angelito Cereño Matilde Cabacug Severino Pellejo
Fred Gorospe Elizabeth Basilio Rommel Limet
Ludwin Obeja Anne Matunhay Alvin Jay Baguio
Evellalita T. Andrin Marilou Galao Arnelito Culiao
Mila M. Regio de Dios Esmeralda Daño Robert Arreola
Elvie Allawan Edna T. Bermillo Nida Belono-ac
Gloria Amar Nimfa Aldeguer Alma Gabato
LIST OF ORGANIZED AND REGISTERED
PEOPLES/FISHERFOLKS ORGANIZATION
Year Registration Date
Organization Established No. Registered

KITAOTAO, BUKIDNON
1. SICOFA – Sinuda Compact Farmers Association – 1986  SEC Reg. # 1990
Sinuda, Kitaotao, Bukidnon DS-046265

2. TSFAI – Tawas Small Farmer’ Association, Inc. – 1996  SEC Reg. # 1991
Tawas, Kitaotao, Bukidnon DS-05371

3. NACOFA – Narulasan Compact Farmers Association – 1989 - -


Narulasan, Tawas, Kitaotao, Bukidnon

DAVAO CITY
1. NAGMATA – Nagkahiusang Mag-uuma sa Tamugan – 1992 - -
Tamugan, Marilog District, Davao City

2. PGFA – Pagan Grande Farmers Association – Pagan 1992 - -


Grande, Marilog Dist., Davao City

3. SaFADECO – Salaysay Farmers Development 1990  SEC Reg. # 1991


Cooperative – Salaysay, Marilog District, Davao City DN-091-006-
244 2000
 CDA Reg. #
5735-DVO

4. FGALAC – Flower Grower and Livelihood Association 1994  DOLE Reg. # 1995
of Cadalian – Baguio District, Davao City 286-XI

5. MaPICO – Malakiba People’s Improvement 1996  CDA Reg. # 2000


Cooperative – Bantol, Marilog Dist., Dvo. City 6227-DVO

6. NAGAMANDUSA – Nagkahiusang Gagmay’ng 1989  SEC Reg. # 1991


Mananagat sa Dumalag Settling Association Inc. DS-05401

7. GAPAMANA – Gagmay’ng Pundok sa Mangingisda ug 1989  SEC Reg. # 1993


Naninda sa Matina Aplaya - Davao City DN-000-834

8. NKPG – Nagkahiusang Kapunungan sa Purok Glibext 1990  SEC Reg. # 1992


– Bo. Obrero, Davao City DN-092-000-
466
Year Registration Date
Organization Established No. Registered

DAVAO CITY – CONTINUATION


9. MaFA – Malapangi Farmers Association – Marilog 1992  DOLE Reg. # 1996
District, Davao City 294-XI

10. LHAI – Lubogan Handicraft Makers Association, Inc. 1995  SEC Reg. # 1996
Purok 10, Lubogan, Toril, Davao City DN-096-000-
243

11. PBAI – Pamuhatan Broom Makers Association, Inc. - 1996 - -


Pamuhatan, Marilog District, Davao City

12. FBMAI – Fatima Bamboo Makers Association Fatima 1996 - -


- Malabog, Paquibato Dist., Davao City

MALALAG BAY AREA, DAVAO DEL SUR


1. ISFFAMCO – Ibo Small Farmers and Farmerettes Multi- 1992  CDA Reg. # 1998
Purpose Cooperative – Malalag, Dvo. del Sur 5308

2. BAFHCO – Bagumbayan Fishermen’s Health Coop, 1992  CDA Reg. # 1993


Malalag, Davao del Sur 2822-DVO

3. BOPICO – Balasinon Oyster’s Producer’s Integrated 1990  DCA Reg. # 1991


Cooperative – Sulop, Davao del Sur 5846-DVO

4. KAMATA – Kamata Pegkasambukan Tadon, Inc. Sitio 1991  SEC Reg. # 1992
Bolo, Bulacan, Malalag, Davao del Sur DN-092-
000242

5. BOCOFA-MPC – Bolton Coconut Farmers Association 1992 - -


Multi-Purose Cooperative – Malalag, Davao del Sur
6. UTFKC – United Tree Farmers of Pongpong and 1996  CDA Reg. # 1997
Kidadan Cooperative – Pongpong, Sta. Maria, Davao 5077-DVO
del Sur

7. TAFFMUPCO – Tanglad Fishermen and Farmers Multi- 1998  CDA Reg. # 1999
Purpose Cooperative – Sta. Maria, Davao del Sur 5915-DVO

8. MAFFMUPCO – Mamacao Farmers and Fishermen 1996  CDA Reg. # 1997


Multi-Purpose Cooperative – Sta. Maria, Davao del Sur 4989-DVO

9. MENPro – Maibo Environment Protectors Inc. Maibo, 1994  SEC Reg. # 1998
Magsaysay, Davao del Sur D-199-8000-
757
Year Date
Organization Established Registration Registered
No.
STA. CRUZ, DAVAO DEL SUR
1. BFMPC – Bitaug Fishermens Multi-Purpose 1991  CDA Reg. # Sept. 23,
Cooperative – Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur 613-DVO 1991

2. BAFIMCO – Bato Fisherfolks Multi-Purpose 1999  CDA Reg. # March 11,


Cooperative – Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur 5777-DVO 1999

3. BASEAS – Bato Seaweeds Farmers Association – Sta. 2001  SEC Reg. # Oct. 1,
Cruz, Davao del Sur D-2001- 2001
01030
4. CHRISMULAS – Lawis Christian Muslim Association, 1994  SEC Reg. # May 1994
Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur DN-094-
000250
5. DAPSAP SEA-K – DAPSAP Self-Employment 2004  SEC Reg. # Feb. 15,
Assistance Kaunlaran – Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur D-2001-0016 2001
6. DASFA – Darong Small Fishermen Association – Sta. 2004  DOLE Reg. # Dec. 2004
Cruz, Davao del Sur R1100-0410-
AR-794

7. FHHA – Fishermen’s Helping Hands Association – Sta. 2001  DOLE Reg. # Dec. 11,
Cruz, Davao del Sur R1100-0112- 2001
AR-529

8. HUGMANCOR – Hugpong Mananagat sa Coronon – 2001  DOLE Reg. # June 22,


Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur R1100-0406- 2004
WA-794

9. NAGAMA – Nagkahugpong Gagmay’ng Mananagat sa 1993  DOLE Reg. # Oct. 20,


Tuban – Brgy. Tuban, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur 223-XI 1993

10. NAGMAZ – Nagkahiusang Mangingisda sa Zone 1 – 2001  DOLE Reg. # Oct. 11,
Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur R1100-0112- 2001
AR-530
11. PHFA – Pitogo Home Settlers Fisherfolk Association, 1995  SEC Reg. # Oct. 11,
Inc. – Brgy. Astorga, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur DN-095-000- 1995
546
12. S.I.S – Sadakatoon Ilm Salih – Brgy. Zone 1, Sta. Cruz, 2001  DOLE Reg. # June 6,
Davao del Sur R1100-0407- 2004
WA-803

13. TAFFCO – Tagabuli Farmers and Fishermen’s 1998  CDA Reg. # Feb. 18,
Cooperative – Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur 5304-DVO 1998

14. TAWWA – Tagabuli Women Workers Association – 2001  DOLE Reg. # Oct. 12,,
Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur R1100-0410- 2004
WA-835

Year Registration Date


Organization Established No. Registered

STA. CRUZ, DAVAO DEL SUR - CONTINUATION


15. UFIMUPCO – United Fisherfolks of Isum Multi-Purpose 2001  CDA Reg. # Oct. 2,
Cooperative – Brgy. Inawayan, Sta. Cruz, Davao del 6939-DVO 2001
Sur

DAVAO DEL NORTE


1. TiSFaCoWa-MPC – Tibulao Small Farmers and 1993  CDA Reg. # 2000
Company Workers Association Multi-Purpose 6254-DVO
Cooperative – Tibulao, Carmen, Davao del Norte

2. MeNeCo-MPC – Mesaoy New Corella Multi-Purpose 1997 - -


Cooperative – Davao del Norte

KAPUTIAN DISTRICT, ISLAND GARDEN CITY OF SAMAL


1. ADFISCO – Adecor Fisherfolks Cooperative – Kaputian 2001  CDA Reg. # Nov. 20,
District, Island Garden City of Samal 7012-DVO 2001

2. COMUFICO – Cogon Multi-Purpose and Fisher-folks 1998  CDA Reg. # Sept. 7,


Cooperative – Talikud, Kaputian District, Island Garden 7899-DVO 2004
City of Samal

3. DAFISCO – Dadatan Fisherfolks Cooperative – Talikud, 2001  CDA Reg. # Jan. 21,
Kaputian District, Island Garden City of Samal 7106-DVO 2003
4. KAMAFCO – Kanaan Multi-Purpose and Fisherfolk 1991  CDA Reg. # Nov. 8,
Cooperative – Kaputian District, Island Garden City of 936-DVO 1991
Samal

5. LEFCO – Leydao Fisherfolks Cooperative – Kaputian 2001  CDA Reg. # Jan. 21,
District, Island Garden City of Samal 7105-DVO 2002

6. LIFISCO – Libertad Fisherfolks Cooperative – Kaputian 2001  CDA Reg. # Feb. 27,
District, Island Garden City of Samal 7164-DVO 2002

7. LIFICO – Linosutan Fisherfolks Cooperative – Talikud, 2001  CDA Reg. # Jan. 16,
Kaputian District, Island Garden City of Samal 7102-DVO 2002

8. NAGMaPa – Nagkahiusang Mananagat sa Pangubatan 1997  DOLE Reg. # Feb. 26,


– Kaputian District, Island Garden City of Samal 341-XI 1998

9. SIFISCO - San Isidro Fisherfolks Cooperatives – 2001  CDA Reg. # March 18,
Kaputian District, Island Garden City of Samal 7178-DVO 2002

10. PAGAMACO – Panaghiusa sa Gagmay Nga 2001  CDA Reg. # Nov. 20,
Mananagat Cooperative – Adecor, Kaputian District, 2001
Island Garden City of Samal 7014-DVO

Year Registration Date


Organization Established No. Registered

KAPUTIAN DISTRICT, ISLAND GARDEN CITY OF SAMAL –


CONTINUATION
11. SARFISCO – San Remegio Fisherfolks Cooperative – 2001  CDA Reg. # Feb. 21,
Kaputian District, Island Garden City of Samal 7156-DVO 2002

12. SDC – Sitio Dapia Cooperative – Talikod, Kaputian 2001  CDA Reg. # March 28,
District, Island Garden City of Samal 7563-DVO 2003

13. TAFCO – Tagbaobo Fisherfolk Cooperative – Kaputian 2001  CDA Reg. # Jan. 2,
District, Island Garden City of Samal 7071-DVO 2002

NABUNTURAN, COMPOSTELA VALLEY PROVINCE


1. CHAIN – Cooperative Handicraft Industry of 1992  CDA Reg. # 1993
Nabunturan – Nabunturan, ComVal Province 2142-DVO

2. MMPC – Malabatuan Multi-Purpose Cooperative – 1995  CDA Reg # Oct 11,


Brgy. Cadunan, Mabini, ComVal Province 723 - DVO 1995

MABINI, COMPOSTELA VALLEY PROVINCE


1. DPMA – Del Pilar Mangrove Association – Mabini, 1996  SEC Reg. #
ComVal Province DN-096-000-
026
2. SAMLA – San Antonio Mabini Livelihood Association – 1996  SEC Reg. #
Mabini, ComVal Province DN-096-000-
025

3. CFMPC – Cuambog Fisherfolk Multi-Purpose 2004  CDA Reg. # 2004


Cooperative – Mabini, ComVal Province 7962-DVO

4. PCA – Pindasan Coastal Association – Mabini, ComVal 2004  DOLE Cert. 2004
Province # R1100-
0408-
WA-812

5. TCLA – Tagnanan Coastal Livelihood Association – 2004  DOLE Cert. 2004


Mabini, ComVal Province # R1100-
0408-
WA-811
Year Registration Date
Organization Established No. Registered

PANTUKAN, COMPOSTELA VALLEY PROVINCE


1. AGAS – Araw-Gabi Aming Sinisikap Association – 2004  DOLE Reg. # 2004
Magnaga, Pantukan, ComVal Province R1100-0305-
AR-710
2. ADA – Anak Dagat Association – Kingking, Pantukan, 2004  DOLE Reg. # 2004
ComVal Province R1100-0409-
WA-832

3. BFMPC – Bongbong Fisherfolk Multi-Purpose 2004  CDA Reg # 2005


Cooperative – Pantukan, ComVal Province 7992– DVO

4. BMMPC – Bongabong Mariculture Multi-Purpose 2004  CDA Reg # 2005


Cooperative – Pantukan, ComVal Province 7991 – DVO

5. FUFA – Fuentes Fisherfolk Association – Pantukan, 2004  DOLE Reg. # 2004


ComVal Province R1100-0409-
WA-817

6. TACOFA – Tambongon Coastal Fisherfolk Association 2004  DOLE Reg. # 2004


– Pantukan, ComVal Province R1100-0409-
WA-815

7. TFA – Tagdangua Fisherfolk Association – Pantukan, 2004  DOLE Reg. # 2004


ComVal Province R1100-0409-
WA-831
8. TiSFA – Tibagon Seaside Fisherfolks Association – 2004  DOLE Reg. # 2004
Pantukan, ComVal Province R1100-0409-
WA-830

9. NAGEFA – Nar-Gem Fisherfolk Association – 2004  DOLE Reg. # 2004


Pantukan, ComVal Province R1100-0409-
WA-821

MARAYAG, DAVAO ORIENTAL


1. CFP-CAMAR – CFP Calapagan Marayag Multi-Purpose 1992  SEC Reg. # 1992
Purpose Cooperative – Marayag, Lupon, Davao DN-093-000-
Oriental 971 1996
 CDA Reg. #
4364-DVO
Year Registration Date
Organization Established No. Registered

BANAYBANAY, DAVAO ORIENTAL


1. CAFISHCO – Calubihan Fisherfolks Cooperative – 2004  CDA Reg. # 2004
Banaybanay, Davao Oriental 7928-DVO

2. MAFISHCO – Maputi Fisherfolks Cooperative – 2004  CDA Reg. # 2004


Banaybanay, Davao Oriental 7932-DVO

3. MOFISHCO – Mogbongcogon Fisherfolk Cooperative – 2004 - -


Banaybanay, Davao Oriental

4. PINCOMUPCO – Pintatagan Community Cooperative 2004  CDA Reg. # 2004


– Banaybanay, Davao Oriental 7931-DVO

5. PISOFISHCO – Piso Fisherfolks Cooperative – 2004  CDA Reg. # 2004


Banaybanay, Davao Oriental 7927-DVO

6. PUNFISHMUPCO – Puntalinao Fisherfolk Multi- 2004 - -


Purpose Cooperative – Banaybanay, Davao Oriental
LUPON, DAVAO ORIENTAL
1. AROBEFISCO – Aroma Beach Fisherfolk Cooperative 2004 - -
– Lupon, Davao Oriental

2. BBFMPC – Brgy. Bagumbayan Fisherfolk Multi- 2004 - -


Purpose Cooperative – Lupon, Davao Oriental

3. BIMCFC – Brgy. Ilangay Muslim-Christian Fisherfolk 2004  CDA Reg # 2005


Cooperative – Lupon, Davao Oriental 8022 - DVO

4. BPFMPC – Brgy. Poblacion Lupon Fisherfolk Multi- 2004 CDA# Reg# 2005
Purpose Cooperative – Lupon, Davao Oriental RN8002-
DVO -
5. MALAFISCO – Macangao Lapyahan Fisherfolk 2004  CDA Reg # 2005
Cooperative – Lupon, Davao Oriental 8021 - DVO

SAN ISIDRO, DAVAO ORIENTAL


1. BCC – Batobato Community Cooperative – San Isidro, 2004  CDA Reg. # 2004
Davao Oriental 7964-DVO

2. BFMPC – Baon Fisherfolk Multi-Purpose Cooperative – 2004  CDA Reg # 2004


San Isidro, Davao Oriental 7951 - DVO

3. BiFisCO – Bitaogan Fisherfolk Cooperative – San 2004  CDA Reg # 2005


Isidro, Davao Oriental 8031 - DVO

4. CCC – Cambalion Community Cooperative - San 2004  CDA Reg # 2005


Isidro, Davao Oriental 8052 - DVO
Year Registration Date
Organization Established No. Registered

SAN ISIDRO, DAVAO ORIENTAL – CONTINUATION


5. LaFisCo – La Union Fisherfolk Cooperative – San 2004  CDA Reg # 2005
Isidro, Davao Oriental 8064 - DVO

6. MFC – Manikling Fisherfolk Cooperative – San Isidro, 2004  CDA Reg # 2004
Davao Oriental 7952 - DVO

7. TinFisCo – Tinlagan Fisherfolk Cooperative – San 2004  CDA Reg # 2005


Isidro, Davao Oriental 8033 - DVO

GOVERNOR GENEROSO, DAVAO ORIENTAL


1. BUSFFA – Buso-Buso Small Farmers and Fisherfolks 2001  DOLE Reg. # Sept. 21,
Association – Brgy. Lavigan, Gov. Generoso, Davao R1100-0409- 2004
Oriental WA-827

2. DACHISSFA – Don Aurello Chicote Small Scale 2001  DOLE Reg. # June 25,
Fisherfolk Association – Gov. Generoso, Davao R1100-0406- 2004
Oriental WA-796

3. IFPA - Isla Fish Processors Association – Gov. 2001  DOLE 2004


Generoso, Davao Oriental RN1100 –
0409-WA 828

4. LAFA – Lavigan Fisherfolks Association – Gov. 2001  DOLE Reg. # Sept. 21,
Generoso, Davao Oriental R1100-0409- 2004
WA-829
5. LUFISA – Luzon Fisherfolks Association – Gov. 2001  DOLE Reg. June 25,
Generoso, Davao Oriental # R1100- 2004
0406- WA-
798

6. MAFISA – Magdug Fisherfolks Association – Gov. 2001  DOLE Reg. # June 25,
Generoso, Davao Oriental R1100-0406- 2004
WA-797

7. MARFA – Manuel Roxas Fisherfolks Association – 2001  DOLE Reg. # Oct. 3,


Gov. Generoso, Davao Oriental R1100-0110- 2001
AR-478

8. MUFLA – Montserrat United Fisherfolks Livelihood 2001  DOLE Reg. # Sept. 15,
Association – Gov. Generoso, Davao Oriental R1100-0409- 2004
WA-819
9. NAFISA – Nangan Fisherfolks Association – Gov. 2001  DOLE Reg. # Oct. 3,
Generoso, Davao Oriental R1199-0110- 2001
AR-479

Year Registration Date


Organization Established No. Registered

GOVERNOR GENEROSO, DAVAO ORIENTAL – CONTINUATION


10. POFISCO – Poblacion Fisherfolks Cooperative – Gov. 2001  CDA Reg. # April 11,
Generoso, Davao Oriental 7209-DVO 2002

11. SUSSFA – Surop Small Scale Fisherfolks Association – 2001  DOLE Reg. # Sept. 21,
Gov. Generoso, Davao Oriental R1100-0409- 2004
WA-826

12. SAPFFA – Sustainable Agriculture of Pundaguitan 2001  DOLE Reg. Nov. 11,
Farmers and Fisherfolks – Gov. Generoso, Davao # R1100- 2003
Oriental 0311- AR-
751

13. TAMFISFARMCO – Tamban Fishermen and Farmers 1991  CDA Reg. # Nov. 26,
Multi-Purpose Cooperative – Gov. Generoso, Davao 1021-DVO 1991
Oriental
14. TASSFIA – Tamban Small Scale Fisherfolks 2001  DOLE Reg. # Sept. 15,
Association – Gov. Generoso, Davao Oriental R1100-0409- 2004
WA-820

15. TIFISA – Tiblawan Fisherfolk Association – Gov. 2001  DOLE Reg. # July 31,
Generoso, Davao Oriental R1100-0207- 2002
AR-671
16. TISFA – Tibanban Small Fisheries Association – Gov. 2001  DOLE Reg. # June 25,
Generoso, Davao Oriental RN1100- 2004
0406-WA795