December 24, 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…
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…
TWO WEEKS AFTER PABLO.
Here’s a summary list of Balay Mindanaw Disaster Response Updates:
December 5: DR Update No. 1
December 7: DR Update No. 3
December 8-9: DR Update No. 4
December 11: DR Update No. 5
URGENT CALL TO THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT!
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,
MINDANAO PEACEWEAVERS SEEK FORMAL PARTICIPATION IN PEACE PROCESS
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 14-16, 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
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…