Monthly Archives: December 2012

December 22, 2012

December 22, 2012


Gifts of Peace, Resolutions for the New Year

Civil society peace advocates laud the announcement   by the GPH and NDFP of a   nationwide ceasefire from December 20, 2012  to January 15, 2013 and  of  an agreement  that their  Special Representatives will continue discussions next year.

We are grateful as Filipinos for this longer Christmas ceasefire that also affirms and broadens earlier  unilateral announcements by the NDFP Mindanao and  by…

December 18, 2012

Balay Mindanaw applauds and supports President Noynoy Aquino’s issuance of Executive Order No. 120 creating the Transition Commission (TC).

We view this as another concrete positive step forward in the GPH-MILF Peace Process, and in our collective quest for just and lasting peace in our land.
We call on the two parties to choose and appoint the best persons to compose the Commission that will draft the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law…

December 18, 2012


Here’s a summary list of Balay Mindanaw Disaster Response Updates:

December 5: DR Update No. 1

December 6: DR Update No. 2

December 7: DR Update No. 3

December 8-9: DR Update No. 4 – Call for Volunteers

December 11: DR Update No. 5


December 17, 2012


We are a small Mindanao-based NGO trying to give our humble share in response to
the devastation brought by Typhoon Pablo. We have decided to focus our efforts
and resources to one (Barangay Ban-o, Baganga, Davao Oriental) of the 42
barangays. After more than two weeks on the ground, we wish to share our
observations, and bring to your attention the very dire situation in Baganga,
Davao Oriental.

The massive…

December 17, 2012


Mindanao’s broadest peace advocates network is seeking formal participation in the ongoing peace process between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) following the recently signed Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB).

Almost a hundred delegates of the Mindanao PeaceWeavers (MPW) representing nine (9) peace networks from all over the country attending their general assembly in Davao this week…

December 17, 2012

December 14-16, 2012


We wish to sincerely communicate with you again through this update.


Communication is crucial. Internally, everyone should have a clear idea of the big picture, and a clearer idea of his/her role. Bilateral (or one-on-one) arrangements and decisions have to be communicated to the whole group at all times. Externally, we have to communicate our work and our concerns (emails, website, fb,…

December 14, 2012
December 12-13, 2012
As we enter the seventh day of our response to the devastation brought by Typhoon Pablo, we humbly and gratefully share with you this sixth update.
I.  Here is a report submitted by the third team from Balay Mindanaw that journeyed to express solidarity with  the the people and communities of Davao Oriental:
12 December 2012: Report from DR work for DAVAO ORIENTAL
The new team (10) from Balay…

December 12, 2012

December 10 – 11, 2012

Another BM Team left very early morning today (December 11) for Boston, Cateel and Baganga, Davao Oriental to continue what our first DR Team has started, and to link up with our BM Surigao del Sur Team already on the ground since last week.

They bring with them more tents, rolls of “trapal”, medicines, food items and wa

ter, and the sincere offer of just being…

December 09, 2012

Balay Mindanaw Pablo Disaster Response Update No. 3
Dec. 8 – 9, 2012

We would like to share with you this update of our modest efforts to respond to the needs of the people and communities hit by Pablo. We realize the enormity and magnitude of the disaster, and we view our efforts as a small part of the bigger response both locally and globally.

For Davao Oriental:
A team composed of…

Balay Mindanaw