Balay Mindanaw DREAM Updates as of June 19, 2017

June 30, 2017

Balay Mindanaw DREAM Updates as of June 19, 2017

Balay Mindanaw DREAM
Balay Mindanaw DREAM

Updates as of June 19, 2017



Balay Mindanaw has lent another unit of Skyhydrant to be used by the National Incident Management Team (NIMT) to continue providing potable water to the Evacuation Centers. Our team from Balay Mindanaw also supported the NIMT in personally doing the rationing of the water in 5 Evacuation Centers in Balo-i, Lanao del Norte during the weekend.

To date, the Skyhydrant was already able to provide a total of 22,100 liters of water to 1,185 families in 9 different Evacuation Centers in Lanao del Norte.

The DOH, through Humanitarian Response Consortium (HRC), conducted a test to determine the quality of water produced form the filter last June 18, 2017. A sample from the source water (spring) from Balo-i was also taken to differentiate the results. Engr. Saiden of HRC said the result of the source water testing came positive with ecoli, which validated the initial information relayed to us. He informed us that the water which came out from the Skyhydrant (with the same source) showed no signs of bacteria. The results will be shared in the next WASH Cluster meeting.

From canned goods to fresh alternatives, we were also able to provide food packs containing 5 kilos of rice, 1.1kg of halal dressed chicken and a dozen eggs to 600 home-based IDPs in Brgy. Barra in the Mun. of Opol, Misamis Oriental. There are 3,200 individuals who fled Marawi and are now living with their relatives in Barra, Opol. The distribution is supported by the Barangay Council, BHWs, CSWD, BMFI, inter-faith groups, barangay tanods, and police. Delivering fresh goods (BMG’s first!) was in response to feedback and the IDPs’ request that, if possible, they be given an alternative other than canned goods.

6 packs containing 30 pcs. of tarpaulins and two tents were also turned-over to Pailig Development Foundation, Inc.. These will be used for their partner communities hosting home-based evacuees to decongest houses (tarps) and for prayer room (tents) in Kolambogan, LDN.

Balay Mindanaw’s PSS Team is also doing preparations for the first batch of training of trainors on PSS which will be conducted this week.

A field assessment in Saguiaran was also done to explore possibilities of providing support to the IDPs in the area. The assessment was done in coordination with ARMM HART and the team also met with the ARMM Vice-Governor.


Meeting with new NIMT (National Incident Management Team)

  • Met with the new NIMT, headed by Director Vicente Tomazar from the national government who took over Col. Verner Monsanto as the new Incident Commander for a courtesy call, and to talk about the next steps for Skyhydrant.

 Participated in the WASH cluster meeting

  • Following are the highlights / summary of discussions during the June 16 meeting:
    • Diarrhea cases remain in the top 5 morbidity of the evacuees.
    • There were also reported cases of cholera that’s why random rectal swabbing was done among 5 children (2 of the 5 were positive of cholera, one is 6 years old and 1 year old).
    • WASH interventions are less in Lanao del Sur
    • In Saguiaran, there are 11 cases of diarrhea
    • In the report of DOH, it was reported that in Gomampong gym, Skyhydrant and the water bladder are the two sources of clean water providing to 167 families/615 individuals
    • Immediate needs for WASH: Hyposol and Jerry cans (water storage)

Balay Mindanaw also volunteered to sit in the Technical Working Group for Water under the Cluster.


Cash received:

As of June 19, 2017, we have received a total of P1,041,840.35 cash donations from the following:

Date Reference Donor Amount
05/29/17 17851 AMSUA INCAO P10,000.00
05/29/17 17853 MIREN SANCHEZ – GEN SAN 29,500.00
05/29/17 17854 ESTER ISBERTO – MSU GENSAN 10,000.00
5/31/17 17855 ESTER ISBERTO – MSU GENSAN 10,000.00
06/01/17 TEAM ENERGY C/0 KPMFI 250,000.00
06/01/17 17856 MIRIAM COLLEGE 17,000.00
06/01/17 17857 CABUSTAM CLUSTER 30,000.00
06/02/17 17858 ANONYMOUS 2,500.00
06/02/17 17859 PAG INUPDANAY c/o TEODY PENA 10,000.00
06/02/17 17861 ANONYMOUS 3,000.00
06/07/17 17862 NATCCO NETWORK 20,000.00
06/07/17 17860 c/0 VASMA HASSAN – MSU-GENSAN 12,684.00
06/07/17 17863 ANONYMOUS 2,000.00
06/08/17 17864 MINCODE 50,000.00
6/09/17 17865 ANONYMOUS 2,000.00
06/13/17 17866 ANONYMOUS 6,000.00
6/14/17 17867 ENFID GERMANY 32,156.35
17868 FSSI 500,000.00
6/15/17 17869 ANONYMOUS 15,000.00
6/19/17 17870 PAG INUPDANAY 20,000.00
Total     P1,041,840.35

Disbursements as of June 18 is P879,777.35.

Non-cash received:

Donor Organization / Address Qty. Items
CSWD Cagayan de Oro 20 sacks Rice
Steph Caragos / SYnTacTICS / ICT Cagayan de Oro Food packs, hygiene kits, non-food items (sleepers and blankets)
Steph Caragos / SYnTacTICS / ICT Cagayan de Oro 26 packs of 1.5 kls Red Rice



Name Organization / Address Amount
Total   P18,075.00

For those who have not been acknowledged, please send us a copy of your deposit slip so that we can acknowledge you accordingly.

You can also help by depositing whatever you can to these bank accounts:

Balay Mindanaw Foundation Inc.
Xavier Branch
BDO Peso Account #001769022630

Balay Mindanaw Foundation Inc.
Xavier Branch
BDO Dollar Account #101760196639

We were able to do all these because of your donations and support…Thank you very much to all our donors and volunteers….