Monthly Archives: August 2015

August 19, 2015

As I reflect on how I reacted/responded to the recent disasters like Sendong, Pablo, Bohol earthquake and Yolanda, I give thanks to the crisis caused by the Cotabato earthquake and tsunami for teaching me my first lessons in disaster response, and for planting the seed of volunteerism in my heart.

The Moro Gulf  Earthquake and Tsunami of August 17, 1976

>A few minutes after the stroke of midnight on August 17,…

August 19, 2015

CHARLITO “Kaloy” Z. Manlupig, pioneer of the Balay Mindanaw Group of NGOs (BMG), is urging both public and private sectors to “journey” with the barangays of Cagayan de Oro City towards peace, equity and development.

“They are calling on us to join them in their journey. No, they are not asking us for dole outs. All they are asking is for us to fill the gaps. They are just claiming…

August 19, 2015

AT LEAST PhP 155 million was committed by various government agencies and non-government organizations to fund programs and projects in at least 15 barangays in this city.

The amount does not include the PhP 200 million that Rep. Rolando “Klarex” Uy (LP) has already allotted for this year’s concreting projects of the road networks of hinterland barangays in the city’s first legislative district.

This does not include the amount Rep….

August 18, 2015

Critique of House Bill (HB) 5811 or the Basic Law of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region


This paper is prepared by a joint team of Tulay Kalinaw Mindanao (TulayKaMi), Balay Mindanaw Foundation Inc. (BMFI), and the Mindanao Civil Society Organizations Platform for Peace (MCSOPP).

In doing the critiqueof HB5811, the team had probing interactions with several individuals from the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC), considered a host of comments regarding the substitute bill…