ADRA Deutschland Meets RISE Benguet Project Community Partners

The ADRA Deutschland (Germany) through its Programs Director, Lucas Driedger and Project Coordinator, Joseph Rao had a meaningful encounter with the RISE Benguet Project Stakeholders during their two-day monitoring visit last February 19-20, 2024 in BLISTT area within the Province of Benguet.ย  On the first day of their monitoring visit, the ADRA Deutschland Programs Team […]

RISE VisMin – Information Caravan

๐‘๐ˆ๐’๐„ ๐˜๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜”๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐๐ซ๐จ๐ฃ๐ž๐œ๐ญ ๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜—๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด’ ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜‹๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ˆ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ’๐˜ด (๐˜Š๐˜‹๐˜ˆ) ๐˜๐˜ฏ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜Š๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ข๐˜ฏ.ย  The Responsible Investment and Shared Empowerment (RISE VisMin) Project facilitated the attendance of our Cooperative Partners to attend the Cooperative Development Authority’s (CDA) Information Caravan held at Valencia City’s Bukidnon City Hall Covered Court on February 16, 2024. Our […]

A Story of Empowerment for Koronadal Farmers

Mary Jean B. Dullano, 46, and Mr. Rodrigo O. Dullano, 53, are seasoned farmers residing in Lower Libertad, Brgy. Topland, Koronadal City, and South Cotabato became beneficiaries of the RISE (Responsible Investment and Shared Empowerment) Project in collaboration with the Mountain View College Employees Multipurpose Cooperative (MVCEMPCO).ย ย  Before their involvement with Project RISE, the Dullanos […]

Resilience Unleashed: Opportunities for Recovery and Growth

In Lemery, Iloilo City, 71-year-old Evangeline Suarez faced a challenge many small business owners can relate to. With her small catering business and a modest store offering frozen food products, she faced a huge challenge, grappling with the pressing need for capital to meet the growing demands of her customers. The anxiety deepened when the […]

Project RISE Training on Cacao Processing

๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—˜ (Responsible Investment Shared Empowerment) ๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐˜€๐— ๐—ถ๐—ป Project held the training on Cacao Processing last October 25, 2023, at Bagong Buhay Village, Poblacion, Pangantucan, Bukidnon, a registered training facility for Cacao Processing by the Department of Trade and Industry owned by Mr. Ben Calunod. The facility produces various products made from Cacao, including chocolate, cocoa powder, […]


The Be Leaders: Inspire, Stand, Teach, and Transform (BLISTT) Youth Envirocamp was held on August 21-23, 2023, at Avong Nen Romy, Wangal, La Trinidad, Benguet. The camp was held in celebration of the recent World Indigenous Peoplesโ€™ Day on the 9th of August, with the theme “Indigenous Youth as Agents of Change for Self-determination”. This […]

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

The song lyrics, “Ain’t no mountain high enough, ain’t no river low enough, ain’t no river wide enough to keep me from getting to you,” — reflect how our project team on the ground continues to reach remote communities. Working passionately to help increase the enjoyment of health-related rights by our most marginalized adolescent girls, women, and children.


EMPOWER, the 30-month EU (European Union) funded disaster risk reduction project that was implemented in partnership with Humanity and Inclusion in Itogon, Benguet, and Pinukpuk, Kalinga held its Lessons Learned Workshop in Tabuk, Kalinga last June 17, 2022. The community and LGU champions and stakeholders all gathered at the Grand Zion Hotel to share their […]

Project TOGETHER Launch

Last 09 June 2022, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) finally launched a 6-year multi-sectoral project funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) called TOGETHER or Uniting Towards Gender Equality for the Enjoyment of Women and Girls’ Total Health and Rights.  Project TOGETHER aims to increase the enjoyment of health-related rights for the most vulnerable […]

Empowering Mountain Communities to Be Resilient After Disasters

The EMPOWER project’s goal is to strengthen the resilience of the high-risk communities of Itogon and Pinukpuk during disasters by working with the local government units and the different sectors to improve the formulation and implementation of their DRR policies by making it more INCLUSIVE.