The 4th Batch of Inner Conditioning Workshop

The recently conclude inner conditioning workshop held at CBE(Center for Bayanihan Economics) in Angat, Bulacan is the 4th batch of participants that have taken the said workshop. The 43 participants is a diverse group coming from different sectors of society, from Local Government Officials, IP’s, Waldorf Teachers and many more among others. The diversity help create an conducive environment for learning and authentic dialogue that allows different perspectives to come together and create a more objective picture of reality.

Participants and ESSA Staff enjoying the social night that was organized by the participants themselves

The Inner Condition Workshop which is part of the requirement to be an ESSA member is always different depending on the participants. Though the main content is the same, the approach and topics will always evolve to meet the questions and needs of the participants. Also a big part of the workshop is the capacity and the openness of the participants to explore unfamiliar concepts and how deep they would like the discussion to be. Changes such as this social night is part of the spontaneous program innovations that can happen during these gatherings as was recently observed during the latest inner conditioning workshop.

ESSA hopes to conduct more of these workshops all over the country as more and more people recognize the importance of the individuals inner condition in attaining a renewed Philippine agriculture.

The 43 participants coming from different parts of the country.

First Council Meeting with the New Set of ESSA Council Members

From left to right: Dindin Daliva, Louriz Sabordo, Jane Entoy, Mayor Liecel Mondejar Seville, Nicanor Perlas, Elias Romualdez, Ricardo Navis, Jun Garde, Alvin Barrios, Adelino Rico, Cristopher Enate

The new set of Council Members held their first meeting at CBE, Anga, Bulacan. This after the Organic 4.0 National Conference was held in Iloilo City last February. The council meeting was surprisingly fast and productive thanks to the output of the participants from the conference. The output from the Hackathon, Open Space and Geographic Cluster were incorporated during the planning process and helped set the direction of the organization for the rest of the year as well as the elements of the proposal that will be included for the third phase of ESSA.

These are exciting times for the organization, its partners and ofcourse the stakeholders. The diversity of the members representing the different sectors ensures that the different sectors are well represented and that their needs are met.

Another exciting aspect of what ESSA aims to establish in the future and with interest coming from the particpants during the conference are independent clusters of ESSA(Thematic or Geographical in nature) all over the country that can operate independently, guided by ideals and principles of ESSA’s mission and vision. These independent spin off will be able to act independently whilst at the same time have the capacity to see in a systemic perspective and the inner condition to come together as a larger whole to address systemic needs that will ultimately lead to societal change.

Organic 4.0 National Conference featured in Inquirer

The Organic 4.0 National Conference was featured at This beautifully written piece by Karla Delgado, one of the resource speakers during the conference captures the sacredness of the gathering where people come together as their highest possible self. Please click the link above to read the full article.

A few of the powerful women present during the conference.