REAPING WHAT SHE SOWS

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Vegetable farmer Elma Gabriel is proud of her big, calloused hands. The multiple and crisscrossing lines not only show proof of hard work, but also speak of her long, arduous journey towards becoming a successful micro-entrepreneur.      Everyday, the mother of nine wakes up at 3 a.m. to cook food for 55 people who work in her 10-hectare farm in Bayambang, Pangasinan. Before the sun is up, she’s already hard at work on the field. She goes home to cook lunch … Continue reading “REAPING WHAT SHE SOWS”

ONE FOR ALL

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“Sama-sama responsibilidad” is the battle cry of the Taguig Grand Council. It sums up the philosophy of the vibrant group, both in their relationship with TSPI and with each other. And judging by their outputs – a slew of projects that have touched countless lives – it is working beautifully. When the current crop of officers assumed office in 2004, they were faced with coffers that wasn’t only empty; it was in the red by P98,000. On their first year, … Continue reading “ONE FOR ALL”

A FORTUNE FROM WATER LILY

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“Gusto ko rin ito kasi walang nasasayang. Walang tinatapon. Biruin mo, water lily lang iyan. Kahit saan, meron. Pero nagagawa naming ganito.”

“Gusto ko rin ito kasi walang nasasayang. Walang tinatapon. Biruin mo, water lily lang iyan. Kahit saan, meron. Pero nagagawa naming ganito.”