Monthly Archives: February 2016

February 21, 2016

My Thoughts on Celebrating the Spirit of Volunteerism and Citizenship

12 December 2015

Balay Mindanaw began with nothing except a few good women and men who wanted to practice activist citizenship, and volunteered to be part of the journey towards equity, development and peace way back in 1996. We had no money, no office, no track record. Only us, volunteers. That was twenty years ago.

The first YOS, SOS, KKP and…

February 19, 2016

Small is Superior
Small, simple, solid, strategic, sustainable…

Everytime I introduce Balay Mindanaw, I would always say: It is a small NGO. I usually would get reactions of disbelief and unconvinced smile or laughter. But I am really serious about it. BM is indeed small… And hopefully, successful.


We break traditions
Instead of the conventional management principle of making yourself indispensable, our key indicator of success is when others can already do…

February 16, 2016

I have finally decided to open this space to share with you my thoughts, some mundane, some trivial and hopefully some profound.

I have been getting some words of encouragement to pursue writing and sharing my thoughts but I have always hesitated. I am actually more comfortable just keeping my written thoughts in my phone or tablet. Sometimes they find their way to my fb posts.

While I may have some…