Gentle Giant

Reform
When you first meet Malic, you’ll feel intimated and just a bit fearful because he is big and tough. He is an embodiment of a true and proud Muslim warrior. Add to that the stories of his “exploits” when he was still young, idealistic, and living in war-ravaged Kauswagan.

Sakar’s Shift of Purpose: Forging Peace and Progress in Lanao del Norte

He had a rough start at first. His affiliation with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) gave him a bad reputation for being an insurgent opposed to the system of the law. The life he led when he was still active in the movement was full of secrecy and evasion. He had no interest in farming before since he was preoccupied with handling ammunitions and armories rather than farming implements.

A Woman’s Work: Amenah’s Quest for Peace, One Farm at a Time

Amenah S. Taratingan

As a champion in attaining world peace and justice, Wonder Woman, a.k.a. Diana, is known for deflecting bullets using her unbreakable bracelets and Lasso of Truth to combat criminals and fight evil doers. Her contribution to the Justice League, a group of superheroes doing good for mankind makes her an invaluable member. What Diana can do, Amenah S. Taratingan can also deliver. The difference is that the latter fights for peace with a different kind of approach---farming.

Amazing Amenah

4H Club Northern Mindanao: Changing Perspectives to Elevate Our Youth ..... by: Rezia Lyndee M. Roque, 4-H Club of Impasug-ong, Bukidnon

Since the days that the current millennial – and younger generations – were children, they were told that farming is a job for the poor. That one should only consider farming as a last resort to earning a living.
The result of such thinking has had dire consequences across our country. The Bible verse that says, “…the harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.” apply both figuratively and literally in our country where the average age of a farmer settles at an alarming 57 years of age.

MARCOS GEM

Photo of Marcos Colanse
“Sometimes the person with the worst past ends up creating the best future.”

Marcos Colanse is a perfect embodiment of this saying. His life’s journey might have passed rough edges but after a painful polishing he found a gem. His future keeps looking brighter as time goes by.

THE GEM

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