Participatory Research, Organization of Communities and Education towards Struggle for Self-reliance (PROCESS) is a non-stock, non-profit organization established on October 2, 1982 in Manila with the aim of creatively animating the formation of strong and autonomous people’s organization and building up their capabilities for participatory and self-reliant development.
PROCESS involved itself in the organization and empowerment of fishing and farming communities in the upland and coastal areas of Northern Luzon, Western Visayas and Bohol.
PROCESS started its operation in Bohol in March 1985 in the coastal municipality of Tubigon. Since then, it has been continuously facilitating the formation and strengthening of people’s organizations from the fisherfolk, women, urban poor and farming sectors province-wide.
From a Field Office, PROCESS- Bohol was granted full autonomy by the Head Office in Manila to operate on its own in 1995. PROCESS-Bohol, Inc. was officially registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on March 2, 1998 and obtained its own legal personality.
PROCESS-Bohol believes that grassroots organizations should play a key role in transforming society and should effectively participate in local and national decision-making. By empowering the communities through their own collective reflection and action, PROCESS-Bohol aims to make itself progressively immaterial as communities increasingly take control of their own destiny.