Monthly Archives: March 2016

March 21, 2016

Kaloy: Election is one of the answers to problems in government, society

KALOY Manlupig, the low-profile founder, president and chairman emeritus of Balay Mindanaw, has urged peacemakers, peacebuilders and all peace-loving Filipinos of voting-age to fully exercise their right to suffrage to help “open the doors” to justice, peace and equality in Mindanao.

Speaking before members of the Cagayan de Oro Press Club (COPC), Manlupig said that the synchronized elections on…

March 15, 2016

My sharing during the Panel Discussion on the topic: Is Peace Possible?

Nov 2, 2013

INEB Biennial Conference Oct 27 – Nov 5, 2013
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I come from the most war-ravaged region of the Philippines – Mindanaw. I work with a small NGO, Balay Mindanaw, doing modest community-based peacebuilding trying to help create spaces for dialogue in areas directly…

March 12, 2016

Revisiting an old advocacy: Establishment of the Department of Peace in the Republic of the Philippines

by Kaloy Manlupig, Balay Mindanaw

Cabinet-level Departments, and their corresponding budget allocations, are indications of a government’s priorities. During this election season, we often hear presidential candidates promising to give the biggest slices of the national budget to education thru the Department of Education, or to social…

March 11, 2016


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY—The small development and peacebuilding non-government organization (NGO) Balay Mindanaw Foundation, Inc. (BMFI) is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year by giving due recognition to its partner barangays through the Balay Mindanaw Awards.

The Balay Mindanaw Awards is “a way of highlighting the development and peace works, etc. of the barangays through Balay Mindanaw in many parts of Mindanao and the rest of the Philippines,”…

March 08, 2016

Balay Mindanaw Group (BMG) is launching its first-ever Balay Mindanaw Awards to celebrate its 20th year of existence by recognizing and acknowledging outstanding partner barangays.

“Through the awards, we will celebrate local victories in building empowered, sustainable, resilient and peaceful communities,” said President and Founder of Balay Mindanaw, Charlito “Kaloy” Manlupig.

The Balay Mindanaw Awards seeks to recognize citizens’ initiatives of barangay governance to make a difference by working towards…