Monthly Archives: June 2015

June 25, 2015

The local government unit of Barangay Carmen and its partner institutions and agencies, both private and public, underwent a 3-day workshop that crafted its new 5-year Ecological Solid Waste Management Plan. This plan is compliant with Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of…

June 24, 2015

Local officials of Sta. Josefa town in the Province of Agusan del Sur expressed gratefulness to Balay Mindanaw for assisting their local government unit in becoming resilient to natural disasters.

Sta. Josefa was among the municipalities devastated by Typhoon Pablo (Bopha) in 2012, the very same year Balay Mindanaw’s Disaster Risk-Reduction, Resliency-building and Emergency Assistance Mission (DREAM) was born. Back then, DREAM was called Disaster Response, Risk Reduction Management and Resiliency Building (DRRRMRB) program.


June 19, 2015

For some of us, satisfying our thirst with clean and safe drinking water is as simple as filling a glass from a faucet or a water dispenser. This is not the case for most people living in the rural barangays of Cagayan de Oro, where access to…

June 03, 2015

by Angie Escobilla 

Self-proclaimed “illegal settlers” from Purok 6, Barangay Gusa lost their homes on January 16, 2015 following a legal battle. Some of their houses were at least 2 decades old.

The residents described themselves as “illegal settlers” because the 700 square meter lot where their houses used to stand was declared by the Supreme Court as the legal property of the Loyola family in 2010.

Jacqueline Planela, 37 years old…

June 02, 2015


by Charmaine “Xx” Dagapioso-Baconga

Ang paghunong sa ‘vicious cycle of poverty and violence’, sama ra na sa ligid ng kung gusto nimo undangon ang pagtuyok, buslutan nimo kini,” said Gab, 15 years old, the youngest amongst the participants of Balay Mindanaw’s recently concluded Youth Peace Camp 2015. His statement was in response to Kaloy Manlupig’s challenge on how the youth can help stop the vicious cycle of poverty and…