Category Archives: BMFI

June 06, 2017

Bringing clean and safe drinking water is one of the basic needs of the people in Sitio Langguyod, Barangay Libertad in Gingoog city. A far-flung barangay, about 30 minutes to away from the city proper. Visitors will be welcomed with bumpy and paved narrow roads. The scenery tells us that it is a rural area, where their basic livelihood is farming and raising livestock. Evidence of these was the…

June 06, 2017

A 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck the Province of Surigao del Norte, Philippines last February 10, 2017. The calamity killed at least 8 people while leaving hundreds injured. The strong ground shaking damaged thousands of houses and not a few families were left homeless. Many basic social infrastructures like schools, hospitals and water systems were also damaged. In response to this, Balay Mindanaw Foundation Inc., in partnership with Disaster Aid…

May 08, 2016

May 8, 1996: Daghang Salamat sa bente ka tuig na pag-uban, pag-alagad, paglawig! PADAYON!

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May 04, 2016

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY—Archbishop Antonio J. Ledesma, S.J., D.D. has urged the electorate to let their conscience guide them in choosing “candidates of conscience” on Monday, May 9.

In a pastoral letter addressed to “the People of God in the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro and all persons of good will” issued late afternoon Tuesday, the Jesuit prelate said that while the Church does not have any official candidate or…

May 04, 2016

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY—The highest official of the Catholic Church in this part of the Philippines has scored the mayor and presidential front-runner, and other local government officials of Davao City for the 1,424 unsolved extra-judicial killings in that Southern Mindanao city.

Archbishop Antonio J. Ledesma, S.J., D.D., said in a pastoral letter “A Matter of Conscience” he issued late Tuesday afternoon, said that summary killings can never be justified…

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…