An agency of the churches in the UK and Ireland, Christian Aid works
wherever the need is greatest, irrespective of religion. It supports
local organizations, which are best placed to understand local
needs, as well as giving help on the ground through 16 overseas
offices. Christian Aid believes in strengthening people to find
their own solutions to the problems they face. It strives for a new
world transformed by an end to poverty and campaigns to change the
rules that keep people poor.
Citizens Movement for a
Federal Philippines (CMFP)
Having started in Mindanao just two years ago, the movement is now
organized in practically all regions in Luzon and Visayas. Expansion
is continuing non-stop. A National Steering Committee is managing
the movement assisted by a Resource and Advisory Pool of prominent
citizens led by DR. JOSE V. ABUEVA, President of Kalayaan College.
for the Advancement of People’s Participation through Sustainable
Integrated Area Development (CAPP-SIAD)
is a non-stock, non-profit organisation registered with the
Securities and Exchange Commission on 25 August 1999. Its mandate is
to promote participatory local governance, pursue genuine agrarian
reform, and create social institutions for rural development. From a
consortium with three members, namely Quidan-Kaisahan Negros
Occidental, Inc. (QK), Balay Mindanaw Foundation, Inc. (BMFI) in
Misamis Oriental, and the Rural Development Institute-Leyte
(RDI-Leyte) in Biliran Province, CAPP-SIAD was reorganized this year
and now has five members. RDI-Leyte was replaced by the Education
for Life Foundation (ELF), which operates in the province of
Zambales, while two other NGOs were admitted into the consortium–
the Quidan-Kaisahan Development Institute (QKDI) and the
Katilingbanong Pamahandi sa Mindanaw Foundation, Inc. (KPMFI). The
five member organizations are now QK and QKDI in Negros Occidental,
BMFI and KPMFI in Misamis Oriental, and ELF in Zambales.
of Japan in the Philippines
Union is an alliance of 25 European countries. European Commission
is one of the three main EU institutions and the executive arm of
the EU. The
EC offers grant funding opportunities for other entities in non-EC
countries and there is a number of different EC funding programmes
applicable to the Philippines. Europe Aid is also an office that is
responsible for giving aid to LGUs and NGOs.
Development Service (DED)
The German Development Service is one of the leading
European development services for personnel cooperation. It was
founded in 1963: since then more than 13 000 development
workers have committed themselves to improving the living conditions
of people in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Almost 1 000
development workers are currently working in approximately 40
BMFI has achieved an unexpected breakthrough in peace-building. It
now acts as the Independent Secretariat in the Peace Process between
the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the
Rebolusyonaryong Partido ng Manggagawa sa Mindanao (RPM-M).
Adenauer Foundation (KAF)
The Konrad Adenauer Foundation is related to the Christian
Democratic movement. Having emerged from the 'Society for Christian
Democratic Education Work' founded in 1956, it was named after the
first Chancellor of the Federal Republic in 1964. KAF is guided by
the same principles that inspired Adenauer's work. The Konrad
Adenauer Foundation offers political education, conducts scientific
fact-finding research for political projects, grants scholarships to
gifted individuals, researches the history of Christian Democracy,
and supports and encourages European unification, international
understanding, and development-policy cooperation.
Its roots can be traced back to the pioneering efforts of some
individuals & organizations to mainstream the agenda for Federal
System of Government. Recognizing past, current and parallel
initiatives of various movements and personalities on their
advocacies on federalism, they have kept its own version of advocacy
alive since 1991.
LWR in Mindanao has been accompanying Balay Mindanaw and its
communities for the last 10 years in strengthening peace communities
in the rural areas through capacity building, livelihood and
cooperative development, physical infrastructures and advocacy.
Early 2009 Balay Mindanaw together with the Lutheran World Relief
(LWR) has generated resources, raised P1 million and encouraged
other NGOs to assist those displaced by the floods in Cagayan de Oro
and Misamis Oriental province.
Mindanao Alliance of Self
Help Societies-Southern Philippines Educational Center (MASS-SPECC)
MASS-SPECC started in 1966 with the SPECC as the early
organization and then MASS in 1972. Both were integrated in 1984 in
order to unify its political and educational trainings. As a network,
MASS SPECC member-cooperatives call themselves the Mindanao Federation
of Cooperatives with a total of 289 primary cooperatives and
provincial federations. Across all types of cooperatives such as
savings and credit, consumers, housing, MASS-SPECC provides services
from womb to tomb.
Coalition of Development NGO Networks (MINCODE)
MINCODE was established in 1991 with 11 participating developmental
NGO networks. These were the Association of Foundations (AF),
Council of Social Services Agencies in Mindanao (COSSA-Mindanao),
Center for Mindanao Missions (CMM), Mindanao Alliance of Self-Help
Societies-Southern Philippines Educational Cooperative Center
(MASS-SPECC), Mindanao Ecumenical Coordinating Council (MECC),
Mindanao Interfaith People's Conference (MIPC), Mindanao Sulu Social
Action (MISSA), Mindanao Congress of Development NGOs (MINCON),
Partnership of Philippine Support Services Agencies (PHILSSA),
Philippine Partnership for the Development of Human Resources in
Rural Areas (PHILDHRRA), and the Philippine Business for Social
Mindanao Congress of
Development NGOs and NGIs (MINCON)
MINCON is a movement of Mindanao development NGOs and NGIs,
primarily unaffiliated but including those affiliated with other
networks but are desirous of doing their share in promoting special
Mindanao concerns and advocacies.
Northern Mindanao Community
Initiatives and Resource Management Project (NMCIREMP)
The Northern Mindanao Community Initiatives and Resource Management
Project (NMCIREMP) is assisted by a loan from the International Fund
for Agricultural Development (IFAD) 577-PH, supervised by the United
Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), facilitated by the DAR
as Lead Project Agency and with support from DA, DENR, NCIP, LGUs,
NGOs and Community Institutions (CIs). It aims towards reduction of
vulnerability and enhancement of food security of ARBs, upland
farmers, indigenous people, and fisherfolks.
Pailig Development Foundation
In Iligan City, the Pailig Development Foundation – an
Iligan-based, Iligan-focused and Iligan-dedicated local NGO-
continues to do what BMFI is doing in its present focus-barangays,
and is now a major partner of the LGUs and other line agencies in
development work in Lanao del Norte.
Business for Social Progress (PBSP)
The PBSP is a private and non-stock foundation dedicated to
promoting business sector commitment to social development.
Organized in 1970 by 50 of the country’s prominent business
leaders, it has since grown to become the nation’s largest
business-led social development foundation.
QUIDAN-KAISAHAN (QK) or the “Solidarity of the Nameless Ones,”
is a Negros Occidental-based, non-stock, non-profit corporation that
assists the impoverished population of the province, their
associations, non-governmental agencies and local government units.
It was organized in 1997 to fulfill an urgent mission to further
empower people’s organizations and enable them to participate in
development initiatives. QK is now on its 13th year of operation
committed to helping address poverty confronting the majority of the
Negrense population. Guided by the belief that the poor communities
have the inherent capacity to find solutions to their problems and
pursue their own development, QK directly works in solidarity with
the poor in building empowered rural communities that are able to
respond to their economic, political and cultural needs.