Monthly Archives: January 2013

January 22, 2013

In reviewing the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) Strategy for Internal Peace and Security (IPSP) objectives, Balay Mindanaw (BM) staff were stumped at how to create criteria for the success of the objective “Defeat ASG (Abu Sayyaf Group), JI (Jemaa Islamiyah) and their allied armed threat groups.” It seemed strange for a peacebuilding organization to suggest what the military should do to achieve such a goal.

“Taking advantage…

January 18, 2013

Eight years ago, we dedicated the Balay Mindanaw Peace Center to the peoples and communities of Mindanaw as we pursue of dream of building just and lasting peace.

We said then, as we say again now, that it is intended to be a home and a space for dialogue.

It is also our humble contribution to “professionalizing” and making NGO work for equity, development and peace a viable and…

January 14, 2013

Dear Friends and Partners,

We would like to share yet another article by Nico Alconaba featuring residents of Barangay Ban-ao, our partner community in Davao Oriental.

Read this article on Inquirer News

January 11, 2013

Balay Mindanaw DR Update No. 2/2013
January 11, 2012

Dear Friends and Partners,

Happy New Year!

We are pleased to share with you the latest highlights in our continuing disaster response interventions in three communities affected by Typhoon Pablo namely Ban-ao, Baganga in Davao Oriental; Lingig, Surigao del Sur; and Sta. Josefa, Agusan del Sur. We have been with these communities right after our conduct of quick damage and loss assessment (DaLA) and…

January 09, 2013

Dear friends and partners,

We are again pleased to share with you another article written by Bong D. Fabe highlighting Balay Mindanaw’s barangay-based disaster response strategy which considers the survivors as stakeholders as opposed to passive recipients of aid.

Read this story in CBCP News

January 05, 2013

Balay Mindanaw DR Update No. 01/2013
January 5, 2013

Dear Friends and Partners,

We wish to share with you this article written by Bong Fabe, a respected, principled, and dynamic peace journalist. He joined our team in Davao Oriental, and came up with several articles from his on-the-ground experience with the people and commnuties in the typhoon-devastated areas.

We consider this is our first update for 2013. We shall be sending you our…

January 05, 2013

Good day, friends and partners.

We would like to share with you two more articles on the continuing relief efforts in Davao Oriental. The first is a piece on LTC Kris Mortela of Baganga’s Incident Command Post (ICP), another one of our partners in delivering services to Barangay Ban-ao. The second is on residents of Ban-ao rising up and looking to the future.

Mindanews: WAYWARD AND FANCIFUL: Soldier, farmer, peace builder

January 04, 2013

Barangay Ban-ao, Balay Mindanaw’s partner community in the municipality of Baganga, Davao Oriental, has been the focus of our relief operations in the area since our second week of disaster response.

We are then pleased to share with you articles on Mindanews and the CBCP website that feature Barangay Ban-ao’s resilience and its process of recovery:

Mindanews: Baganga Village Bounces Back by Froillan Gallardo

CBCP: Ban-ao Folks Begin 2013…

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