Monthly Archives: October 2013

October 31, 2013

Maayong buntag mga kauban!

Here are the team’s updates from yesterday:


Shelter Repair Kit Distribution in Sto. Rosario, Antequera

Today, we distributed 120 shelter repair kits to one of our focus barangays, Sto. Rosario in the municipality of Antequera. The community themselves did their own weighing, counting, repacking and segregation of the materials that we distributed. Led by the Barangay Captain, it was a…

October 30, 2013



Maayong adlaw, mga kauban!

Here are our team updates from our base in Tagbilaran, Bohol: 



Yesterday (October 29, 2013), Ed and Lala attended a Shelter Cluster meeting in Tagbilaran City. The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) was secretariat to the activity, and several different Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) were in attendance. The main concern of both the DSWD and…

October 29, 2013

Bohol Team Update, October 28, 2013

1. On Networking

Bibing, Ed and Lycel attended the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) Meeting and Assessment held at JJ’s Seaside. It started with a mass attended by less than a hundred members of the PDRRMC and the Provincial Office personnel. The Panglao Mayor, Hon. Nila Montero personally invited Ed in his capacity as a Rotarian.

The Hon. Governor Edgar Chatto in his…

October 27, 2013

We CARE for Bohol: 27 October (Sunday) Updates

The day started with everyone preparing for the team’s visit to the Municipality of Loon and to attend meetings with partner CSOs.

On Shelter Concerns

After 4 hours of float from CDO to Tagbilaran City, the new team (Lala, Ani, Regine, Lycel) with the DAI Team and Bau went to attend a meeting with a group of Rotarians headed by Mayors of Panglao and…

October 27, 2013

October 27, 2013 – 8am (update for October 26, 2013)

Team Updates for October 26, 2013: 

Highlights for the day

We finally have done the distribution of food and water, non-food items, and hygiene kits to some 120 families in Barangay Sto. Rosario, Antequera today that was supposedly done the other day. The BLGU has not readily provided their…

October 25, 2013

October 25, 2013 – 6PM

Dear Partners and Friends,

Balay Mindanaw is still continuing its efforts to provide relief to communities affected by the Magnitude 7.2 earthquake that hit Bohol and other parts of the Visayas on October  15, 2013. In our previous updates, we have mentioned that our focus barangay has been identified as Barangay Santo Rosario in the Municipality of Antequera. The bulk of our relief efforts will be…

October 24, 2013

October 24, 2013 – 6pm

Dear Partners and Friends,

With your help and our other partners in disaster relief operations – German Humanitarian Assistance, the Johanniter, Disaster Aid International, the Province of Bohol and LGUs, the Diocese of Tagbilaran, and the inspiring group of local Bohol-unteers – we are have begun disaster response initiatives which we have dubbed as “We CARE for Bohol”. CARE stands for Community-based Assistance in Rebuilding Earthquake-affected…

October 23, 2013

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Dear Partners and Friends,

As Balay Mindanaw enters our sixth day in the area following the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that hit Bohol and other areas in the Visayas on October 15, 2013, our team on the ground has sent back word that we have identified a focus barangay-based and barangay-focused disaster relief operations. However, we will not be limiting ourselves only to this barangay. Some of our…

October 23, 2013


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY—“We refuse to be victims; we choose to be resources!”

With its trademark “fire in the belly” kind of work in an effort to be an agent of change in the communities and lives it touches, and drawing from its rich experiences in disaster aid work, the Balay Mindanaw Group of NGOs (BMG) recently equipped its staff with knowledge and…

October 22, 2013


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY—Colonel (retired) Mario Verner Monsanto, chief of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC), has urged citizens to do their part in making the city disaster resilient.

During last Sunday’s (Oct. 13, 2013)commemoration of the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR), Monsanto said that disaster reduction is not just the responsibility of the CDRRMC but of every citizen…