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GUINOBATAN, ALBAY – Home-based but not helpless.

This perfectly describes Lazara Nibungco – wife, mother, former teacher, civic leader, and home-based entrepreneur of Travesia, Guinobatan, Albay.

Now 65 years old, Manay Ning grows various vegetables and culinary herbs in small, compact gardens around the family home and on its rooftop.

She uses organic farming...

PILI, Camarines Sur -- It was about eight years ago when Arlene Morales Dayo of Goa, Camarines Sur initially earned recognition as an extension worker practicing and teaching organic farming. In recent years, organic agriculture has become...

TIGAON, Camarines Sur – “Bloom where you are planted” is an adage that comes to mind when one hears about Sienna Sombrero.

Like most agricultural extension workers (AEWs) based at local government units (LGUs), she deals...

OAS, Albay -- An inspiration to those of us starting from scratch: at 17, Norma Nieto faced life as a young wife and mother. Fresh out of high school, with her 20-year old husband aspiring to be a policeman, she did what few young people...