Monthly Archives: January 2012

January 27, 2012

Balay Mindanaw Disaster Response Report
As of 27 January 2012

We gladly and humbly share with you this first report two weeks after we decided to temporarily stop posting daily updates/reports on Balay Mindanaw’s Disaster Response activities as we transition from primarily relief and rehabilitation work to a more long-term programmatic package of interventions.

We have formulated a two-year program we now call the Balay Mindanaw Post-Disaster Recovery, Adaptation and Resiliency Building…

January 25, 2012

By Bibing Mordeno

It was in the wee hours of 17 December 2011 that I witnessed the whirling and whistling winds ravaging part of the ceiling of our family dwelling, even if there did not seem to be that much rain. Not only once nor twice, but several text messages came in from Kaloy forwarding the hotlines of the 4th Infantry Division (4ID), and informing me how colleagues had rescued…

January 17, 2012

Dear Friends,

Thirty-one days after Sendong struck, and 29 days after we went full-swing in our organized response to the disaster, we now share with you a summary and consolidation, and our initial plans for a more organized and sustained response.

The first day after the disaster was spent in ensuring that all the members of the Balay Mindanaw Group and their families are safe and secure. We offered our Peace…

January 17, 2012

Last of a series by Ariel C. Hernandez, 

Ayi and Belle Hernandez, as well as their kids, were among the victims of Typhoon Sendong as floodwaters submerged their home. They saved nothing but themselves. How they made it out alive, how they coped with being among the thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs),…

January 15, 2012

As the world prepares for Christmas and New Year, the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan in Northern Mindanao, Philippines were wrecked and inundated by flashfloods caused by Tropical Storm Sendong (International Name: Washi) on the late evening of December 16, 2011 until the early morning of December 17. Thousands were killed, many were left homeless, and countless dreams were dashed in a season…

January 04, 2012

Fourth of a series by Ariel C. Hernandez, Written 4 January  2012

Ayi and Belle Hernandez, as well as their kids, were among the victims of Typhoon Sendong as floodwaters submerged their home. They saved nothing but themselves. How they made it out alive, how they coped with being among the thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs), and the lessons they learned along the way … are in this series of essays…

January 04, 2012

Third of a series by Ariel C. Hernandez, Written 4 January  2012

Ayi and Belle Hernandez, as well as their kids, were among the victims of Typhoon Sendong as floodwaters submerged their home. They saved nothing but themselves. How they made it out alive, how they coped with being among the thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs), and the lessons they learned along the way … are in this series of essays…

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