Category Archives: Newsletter

What We Look Forward to Beyond COVID-19

Message from the Executive Director Sixto Donato C. Macasaet Partners and colleagues, How have you been? We hope it is not too late to greet you a happy and prosperous new year. Most of us, perhaps in different ways, are looking forward to making up for lost time during the pandemic. On a global scale, […]

PH CSO Sustainability Continues to Decline in 2021

The sustainability of the Philippine CSO sector slightly declined in 2021, according to the recently published 2021 Civil Society Organization Sustainability Index for the Philippines. The sector’s sustainability remains “evolving,” at 3.8 from 3.7 in 2020. The CSO Sustainability Index was developed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in 2014 with the  […]

FSSI joins ZEP2030 General Assembly

The Foundation for a Sustainable Society Inc. (FSSI) joined the 7th General Assembly of the Zero Extreme Poverty PH 2023 (ZEP2030) movement on November 25, 2022. The Zero Extreme Poverty Philippines 2030 (ZEP2030), of which FSSI is a member organization, is a movement and a coalition of non-government entities committed to contribute to the eradication […]

Taking stock and celebrating gains in 2022

Message from the Executive Director Sixto Donato C. Macasaet We close the year with some good and exciting news. A three-year project that aims to develop a mechanism to promote inclusive livelihood for the marginalized poor, through facilitating the consolidation of agricultural products and linking them to urban communities has recently been launched. The Rural-Urban […]

Rural-Urban Market Link Project Launched

The Rural-Urban Market Link Project: Establishing a Mechanism to Promote Inclusive Livelihood for the Marginalized was on December 16, 2022 at the Institute of Social Order,  Ateneo de Manila University. The three-year project is spearheaded by the Global Organic and Wellness Corporation (GlowCorp), a farmer-led enterprise involved in the marketing of agricultural products, with the […]

A better life for coconut farmers in Gingoog

Misamis Oriental is the second largest producer of coconut in Northern Mindanao, with a total production of over 568 thousand metric tons in 2021. According to data from the Philippine Statistics Authority, the region accounted for 13 percent of the country’s total coconut production last year. One contributor to the coconut-based market in the province […]

Partnerships for Social Enterprise Development

Message from the Executive Director Sixto Donato C. Macasaet These past few months have been very productive for us at FSSI. In September, select FSSI staff participated in two online training workshops held by the International Labor Organization on improving the productivity and working conditions of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs). These training will […]