Monthly Archives: September 2015

September 29, 2015
Balay Mindanaw DREAM / First Report on the Surigao del Sur Humanitarian Situation, 29 Sept 2015
Some 500 silver-colored tarps and 10 blue tents from Disaster Aid International (DAI) now serve as the temporary homes for the 3,500 lumads affected by the violent conflict. A skyhydrant has also been installed to provide safe drinking water especially for the children and the sick.

The Surigao del Sur Sports Center in Tandag has been…

September 29, 2015

by Christian S. Monsod | 21 Sept 2015

Because of the complexity of multiple issues and the presence of two other more knowledgeable resource persons here today, I hope you will understand that to a great extent my presentation is selective through the lens of one of the 18 surviving members of the Framers (we were originally 48).

The question of the day is – what are the chances of a…

September 16, 2015

This Tuesday (8 September 2015), 18 barangays in Cagayan de Oro committed to a health and resiliency project supported by Johanniter International. The commitment took place during a Partners Meeting held at the Balay Mindanaw Peace Center in Bulua for the project “Community-based Disaster and…

September 11, 2015

We, Muslim and Christian religious and sectoral leaders from various parts of Mindanao, gathered in Cagayan de Oro City on August 29, 2015 to consider the fate of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) currently pending before Congress.

The BBL—one that is meaningful—is a key ingredient of the peace process between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) that aims to give closure to the armed conflict that…

September 11, 2015

The archbishop of Cagayan de Oro warned of a rise in Moro extremism in Mindanao, similar to the ISIS, if Congress fails to pass a meaningful Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).

Archbishop Antonio J. Ledesma, S.J., D.D.,…

September 05, 2015

BALAY Mindanaw Foundation, Inc. (BMFI) made history when it won the first-ever Galing Pook Citizenship Award for “empowering communities in peacebuilding and development” during the prestigious awarding ceremonies at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on September 1.

“Maraming salamat po. We humbly accept this award, as we thank you for recognizing our efforts to be good citizens, making the principles of good governance truly alive. We also accept this…

September 04, 2015

This short video is an overview of Balay Mindanaw’s disaster response work with Disaster Aid International, including the installation of the SkyHydrant water filtration system:

September 02, 2015

The following article was originally posted on the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. (RAFI) website. Balay Mindanaw was one of the five finalists in the 6th RAFI Triennial Award for Outstanding Organization .

“The biggest achievement a community can give us is when they say ‘go away, we can do it on our own,’” said Charlito Z. Manlupig, also known as Kaloy, Founder and President of Balay Mindanaw Foundation Inc….

September 02, 2015

Reading Tony La Viña’s note on FB about that historic day in August 21, 1983 led me to a trip back to that fateful day and the subsequent game-changing events that followed.

I remember I was with some comrades in the anti-dictatorship political movement about to have our usual cheap palengke lunch at the Sta. Ana Market in Manila when we heard the news that Ninoy was shot…