Category Archives: KPMFI

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…

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 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….

August 19, 2015

AT LEAST PhP 155 million was committed by various government agencies and non-government organizations to fund programs and projects in at least 15 barangays in this city.

The amount does not include the PhP 200 million that Rep. Rolando “Klarex” Uy (LP) has already allotted for this year’s concreting projects of the road networks of hinterland barangays in the city’s first legislative district.

This does not include the amount Rep….

February 24, 2015

“While we will not surrender our advocacy for the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), let us move forward to think how we can prevent the escalation of violence in the conflict-affected areas.”

In sum, this was the call of the members of the Board of Trustees of the Balay Mindanaw…

January 31, 2015

The aftermath of the Typhoon Hagupit was a damp and bleak. Electricity was out and one could hear the chorus of generators across the city. Daylight was a blessing; nighttime was almost a curse—streets were only lit by the lights coming from passing vehicles and stores relied on candles and emergency lights. It…

August 29, 2014

A new team of highly respected and distingushed individuals have been chosen and mandated to take on the chairpersonship of the Board of Trustees of the institutions belonging to the Balay Mindanaw Group of NGOs (BMG).

During the first-ever Joint Meeting of the Boards of BMG on August 27, 2014, the Trustees granted the request of Charlito “Kaloy” Manlupig, the erstwhile Chairperson of all the Boards of the four BMG…

January 21, 2014

“I’ve been a farmer since I was a child, my parents used to accompany me when they work to the farm.   I thought the planted coconut trees and the farm that we used to till will guarantee our future…but now, nothing is left” narrates Felicitas Casil, 65 years old from Ban-ao, Baganga, Davao…

January 14, 2014

A survivor from Typhoon Storm Pablo in Dec 4, 2012, Aurel Ignacio, 30 yrs. old,  joined the “Hollowblock Making Production” in July this year, 7 months after the typhoon devastated their homes, livelihood and the whole of Bagangga and neighboring towns.

“The training has really helped me a lot in terms of starting our…

August 26, 2013

Today, not only a million but millions of Filipinos, not only in Manila but all over the nation and the world, will individually and collectively express our rage against the unimaginable magnitude of corruption that has been institutionalized and perpetuated through the pork barrel system.

As Mindanawans and as Filipinos, we refuse to…