HISTORY OF CAUAYAN CITY (Adopted from the City Website)

(By: Gresal Tapulao | Fast-cilitators) Cauayan is a city in Isabela situated in the center of this big and naturally rich province. The town got its name from the word “Cauayan” meaning bamboo in the dialect of Gaddang, the early settlers of this place.

DRR-VA Report Formulation Preliminary Workshops

(By: Gresal Tapulao | Fast-cilitators) The FASTcilitators team composed of 6 Alumni of Australian Educational Institution and based at NEDA Region 02 conducted its first workshop on the formulation of Cauayan City Disaster Risk Vulnerability Assessment Report (DRVAR) on January 22-23, 2014 at Isabela Hotel, Cauayan City.

All Systems Go for Food Processing 101

(By: Carla C. Magalona | The Good Guys) It's all systems go for implementation of the Food Processing Training in Nueva Vizcaya (NV)! A week ago, TGG Team visited the municipalities where these training activities will be held.

An "awww..." moment for me

(By: Carla C. Magalona | The Good Guys) January 17 - 25 women farmers from Brgy. Sta Lucia, Bagabag, Nueva Vizcaya learned how to make coconut jam, coconut candy, coconut chips and pineapple jam.

Introducing Pushpin Movement's partner community: RARE and Pilar, Cebu

(By: Armida Elaine Umali | Pushpin Movement) I’m not writing about the famous song, but I’m rekindling memories I’ve had of Pilar, not a person, but one of the beautiful [yet quaint] islands in Camotes, Cebu, Philippines.

Introducing Pushpin Movement's partner community: Kapwa Kapatid

(By: Nina Araneta-Alana | Pushpin Movement) Tulong sa Kapwa Kapatid is a non-profit organization that aims to create a venue for youth to help out their fellow youth by providing formal and non-formal education, mentorship programs and scholarship opportunities to impoverished children and students.


(By: Gresal Tapulao | Fast-cilitators) The FASTcilitators or the NEDA2-Former Australian Students Team conducted training on QGIS for Cauayan City Team on January 23, 2015 at the Isabela Hotel, Cauayan City.

Australian Embassy announces inaugural Alumni Grants Scheme Recipients

Four innovative projects spearheaded by Australian alumni have been awarded funding support under the Australian Embassy’s inaugural Alumni Grants Scheme (AGS).

Australian Government Awards Grant to Pushpin Movement

(By: Ann Marie Cunanan | Pushpin Movement) Manila, Philippines – On October 22, 2014, Pushpin Movement has been granted PHP 401,700 by the Australian Government to start its enterprise operations and begin implementing volunteer projects.

The Mision and Vision of Pushpin Movement

(By: Ann Marie Cunanan | Pushpin Movement) Last November 29, the Pushpin Movement team had a one day Vision, Mision, and Core Values workshop that was facilitated by Miss Jerlie Sindao, a formator and a Jesuit Volunteer of the Philippines. This was to anchor the group in what it wants to achieve in the long haul.

The FASTcilitators make courtesy call

(By: Gresal Tapulao | Fast-cilitators) The Former Australian Students Team (FAST) based in NEDA Regional Office 02 made a courtesy call on Cauayan City Mayor Hon. Bernard Faustino M. Dy, last November 4, 2014 at the Cauayan City Hall, Cauayan City.

Pushpin Movement and a Cofounder's Journey

(By: Ann Marie Cunanan | Pushpin Movement) Here's my story in starting the Pushpin Movement, a story on overcoming fears, and on getting help to make the dream of connecting international volunteers with Philippine communities and projects come true.

Greetings from Brisbane! - Pushpin Movement

(By: Ann Marie Cunanan | Pushpin Movement) Hello Mates! Australia has been so kind! We just had our first information session at the University of Sydney in collaboration with the Office of the Australia Awards Manager, Amy Wan, and the president of the FiloSoc (Filipino Society) of University of Sydney, Andrew Gorkic!

Alumni Grant Scheme: Transformative Math and Science Education

(By: Milton Norman Medina | TERG-Philippines) The Alumni Grant Scheme recipients from Mindanao are the Curtin University and Monash University AusAID scholars. This group is composed of college professors and faculty members at the University of Mindanao.

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