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June 2013 Report

Balik Uma Campaign: A Sustainable Agriculture

Production Program and Rainforestation for Food Security & Community Resilience This initiative junsupported by Ateneo de Davao University through UCEAC and implemented by BALSA Mindanao , ISEDI and POs in 5 communities is intended to provide alternative means of livelihood to small scale mining communities in typhoon Pablo affected areas in ComVal Province. It is also intended to achieve food security as an immediate concern and ultimately ensure self-sufficiency in food production; improve the farmers’ knowledge, skills and attitude in adopting improved and appropriate agritechnology; and develop resilience from onslaughts by corporate logging and expanding foreign mineral concessions in Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley Province




May 2013 Report


UntitledA coordination meeting with UCEAC Chair Atty. Romeo Cabarde, Jr. and BALSA Representative Ms. May Vargas was held to discuss BALSA’s project proposal entitled “Balik Uma Campaign: A Sustainable Agriculture Production Program and Rain forestation for Food Security & Community Resilience”. The project is meant to provide alternative livelihood to small scale mining communities affected by typhoon Pablo in Barangays Ngan and Mt. Diwata in Compostela and Monkayo respectively. The project will be implemented by BALSA and the POs and co-implemented by ADDU through the ISEDI.


April 2013 Report

Training and Coaching on the Development of MIS to Support Provincial M&E

UntitledThe Provincial Government of Bukidnon (PGB) has been a partner of the Provincial Roads Management Facility (PRMF) since 2009.  As a partner of PRMF, PGB has benefited from the various technical assistance and capacity-building activities, among these is the area on monitoring and evaluation (M&E).  Monitoring and evaluation supports the provincial government in tracking its progress toward achieving the provincial development goals.

Community Extension Program

For the month of April 2013, two (2) major activities were conducted under Community Extension Program of ISEDI, these were:

1. UCEAC Evaluation and Planning Session
Cristy Yuson of ISEDI attended the UCEAC Evaluation and Planning Session last April 27, 2013 at Eden Resort. She was able to participate and contribute to the workshop on UCEAC’s Gains, Gaps and Recommendations. The output of this workshop was the input to the planning session in the afternoon.

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March 2013 Report

Community Extension Program

AIESEC – Association for the International Exchange of Students in Economics and Commerce

Mar13Mr. Satoshi Yoshinami, an AIESEC intern assigned in ISEDI presented his output on the Study on
Bangsamoro Framework Agreement (BFA) where he shared his understanding on the sections and provisions of BFA in respect to the constitutional law of the Philippines.

He also shared his insights and observations on the socio-economic activities of ISEDI-assisted SMEs and communities – Apo ni Lola and Elmars Pork skin chicharon and SMSNAI Tibungco, respectively.




The Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools Colleges and Universities (PAASCU) representatives with the personnel of Ateneo de Davao University and ISEDI visited and interviewed the assisted SME of ISEDI, Apo ni Lola. This is in relation to the PAASCU accreditation of ADDU. The visit took place last March 8, 2013.

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Report | as of March 15, 2013

mreportMr. Satoshi Yoshinami, an AISEC ( Association for the International Exchange of Students in Economics and Commerce) intern assigned at ISEDI visited two (2) of the assisted enterprises: Apo ni Lola and Elmar’s Porkskin, where he had the chance to observe and interview the entrepreneurs on the services provided by ISEDI.

He also participated in  the Three (3) day Basic Business Skills Training – Batch 2  for JICA  assisted Capacity Building for Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA)conducted by ISEDI last February 27 to March 01, 2013 at El Bajada, Davao City Hotel.

Six (6) Political Science students did their practicum in ISEDI areas. The students underwent orientation on the nature of work and projects implemented by ISEDI and meetings pertaining to their expected outputs.



Report | as of February 12, 2013

Community Extension

AIESEC – Association for the International Exchange of Students in Economics and Commerce

feb2013coverISEDI hosted again one (1) AISEC intern from Kitayamato, Japan in the person of Satoshi Yoshinami who is a Political Science graduate from Kyoto University.

His internship will for a duration of 6 weeks from January to February 2013, the output expected from him is his  insights/inputs on the Bangsamoro Framework Agreement. Mr. Sato observed a 3- day workshop on Basic Business Skills conducted by ISEDI in partnership with assistance from the Japan International Cooperation Agency(JICA).

Aside from this he is also schedule to have some site visits to ISEDI assisted entrepreneurs and one adopted community in Tibungco to be able for him to know more the services rendered by ISEDI.

Capability Building Training for Bangsamoro Development Agency – JICA

ISEDI Executive Director Ms. Jocelyn Cabo and Project Coordinator Ms. Cristy Yuson had a meeting with JICA representatives Mr. Hernan Pineda, Mr. Mori Yusuke and JICA Procurement Team to discuss the context of the project which covered among others



Report | November 2013


The months of September and October were generally spent on gathering information, insights and recommendations from the LGUs, Peoples Organizations, Farmers and other stakeholders in the resettlement areas in Regions 10, 11 and 12.  In Region 10 which covers 2 Resettlement Areas – the Lanao del Norte Resettlement Area 3, 5  5th class MLGUs participated in the Key Informant Interviews: Magsaysay, Tubod, Kolambugan, Nunungan and Sultan Naga Dimaporo and  in Kadingilan Resettlement   (part of Cotabato resettlement Area 1), only 1 MLGU took part in the KII. For Region 11, Karagan  Valley of Compostela Province…


Report | October 2012

Tibungco Community Extension Activities

 For the upcoming SMSNAI Anniversary Celebration on October 20, 2012 – an ongoing logistical preparation on the listing of names and requirements needed of the couples to be wedded in church and also for the preparation on the listing of names and requirements of the child to be baptized in church between ISFI and the community was made possible to make the celebration a successful one.

ISFI hosted two (2) AIESEC interns namely Richard Wiesner and Maximilian Kusterer from Germany.  Their internship started August 13, 2012 until October 5, 2012. During their stayed, they worked on an economical analysis of biomass resources in Mindanao. They were also exposed to one of ISFI assisted CV’s namely the Apo ni Lola DurianDelicacies in order to get familiar with work flows, marketing and sales strategies, Human Resource management and the way ISFI is supporting this  entrepreneur.

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Report | August 2012

Tibungco Community Extension Activities

  • ISFI Project Based Staff led by Matet Mates  facilitated the conduct of community special meetings for re-election of SMSNAI set of officers.
  • A  Dialogue with City Housing, DSWD and SMSNAI Community on the issues of the community’s housing concerns was conducted where the concerns of the community were addressed by the said offices.


Association for the International Exchange of Students in Economics and Commerce

ISFI hosted 2 AISEC Interns, Krisztina Temleitners from Hungary  and Natascha Reil from Germany. Krisztina participated the SMED Trade fair at Abreeza Mall, prepared a comprehensive report of her impression.



Report | June 2012

LINC Initiatives – Linking Instruction and Community Engagement Initiatives

29 Ateneo 4th year Marketing students completed their practicum at ISFI assisted micro-entrepreneurs/enterprises.


City Profiling – Inventory of Informal Settlers

The biggest ever survey conducted by ISFI is the Inventory of Informal Settlers in the City of Davao.  The project covers more or less 20,000 respondents in selected 9 barangays in Davao City.  The study intends: 1)  To account the number of households occupying in danger zone areas; and: 2) Data gathered as input in the preparation for the proposed formulation of City Comprehensive Shelter Plan.  The criteria for selection of the barangays are: 1) Located in a disaster prone area; and: 2) High density.  This project is in partnership  with San Lorenzo Ruiz Socio-Economic Development Foundation, Inc. (SALORSEDFI) and the City Government of Davao.