Monthly Archives: April 2016

April 27, 2016

Below are video animations of  Our History: The Marcos Legacy. ISINUKA NA, ISUSUBO PA ULI” shared to us by Susan Quimpo, author of the book “Subersive Lives”.

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April 23, 2016

Alternative lawyers, human rights workers endorse Robredo
Ban against anti-democracy candidates sought

More than 200 alternative lawyers, legal advocates, paralegals, and human rights defenders from different areas in the country made public their support for vice-presidential candidate and Naga Representative Leni Robredo in the coming May 9 elections.

Robredo, a human rights lawyer and development worker prior to becoming a legislator, was praised that her platform, ‘Inaangat ang nasa laylayan ng lipunan’…

April 23, 2016

We, alternative lawyers, legal advocates, paralegals, and human rights defenders, express our support for Leni Robredo, and affirm her platform, “Inaangat ang nasa laylayan ng lipunan,” to address critical issues of poverty and inequality, at this crucial juncture for our country.

We enjoin voters to choose Leni for her commitment to transparency and reform, and to answer the call to be collaborative partners in nation-building, going beyond the traditional role…

April 22, 2016

VILLANUEVA, Misamis Oriental—Why is it that despite a growing economy, majority of Filipino daily wage-earners, especially those in communities where banking institutions are absent, are still powerless to uplift their economic status?

This is the question often asked by development workers and their answers are as varied and colorful as their institutions, their programs and projects are.

But for the folks at Balay Mindanaw Group (BMG) of non-government organizations, the answer…

April 22, 2016

VILLANUEVA, Misamis Oriental—Nine years since its establishment in Gingoog City, Bangko sa Balay opened another branch in Villanueva, Misamis Oriental to help Misamisnons contribute their share to the economic development of the province, Mindanao, the Philippines and the world.

Marina Javier and Jita Getalada, Barangay Health Workers (BHW) of Barangay Katipunan who were among the first depositors of the new branch, led the ribbon cutting ceremony. They were joined by…

April 20, 2016

For outstanding community initiatives, land rights advocacy, resiliency projects, and peace dialogues, twenty barangays from across the Visayas and Mindanaw have been shortlisted for the very first Balay Mindanaw Awards.

Three barangays were shortlisted for the Kaangayan Award (Equity): Barangay Mimbuahan, Sugbongcogon, Misamis Oriental; Barangay San Vicente, Sumilao, Bukidnon; Barangay Tubo-Tubo, Cagwait, Surigao Sur.

For the Kalambuan Award (Development), five barangays were shortlisted: Barangay Gusa, Cagayan de Oro City;Barangay Lawaan, Gingoog…

April 01, 2016

Christians in Politics – A Right and a Responsibility

Antonio J. Ledesma, SJ
Archbishop of Cagayan de Oro

This year, the Easter season coincides with the official start of the electoral campaign period for local candidates. We are also approaching the final month before national and local elections. Christians once more are challenged to exercise their right – but much more their responsibility – to be involved in “the…