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My First Relief Operation (An excerpt from my memoirs)

By Susano B. Balais III

[This was a week after the tailend of a cold front surprisingly hit the province of Misamis Oriental. Due to the floods, thousands of families were left with no other option but to leave their houses and stay in evacuation centers. It was Balay Mindanaw’s first involvement in any relief operations. Though not a relief organization, we seized the opportunity to be primarily involved in the relief operations. After all, Misamis Oriental is a partner province.]

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KPMFI marks second year

ALL SMILES - KPMFI staffmembers pose before the start of the motorcade.
ALL SMILES – KPMFI staffmembers pose before the start of the motorcade.

October 17, 2008, Friday, was a big day for the Katilingbanong Pamahandi sa Mindanaw Foundation, Inc. (KPMFI), as it celebrated its two years of service.

What started the celebration early were the smiles of the whole KPMFI staff, officers and members of its partner NGOs and local People’s Organizations during the early morning motorcade starting at 8 a.m. “Looking from a distance, I can already tell the names of the KPMFI staff who are waving at us. Those people are frequent visitors in my barangay, ” shares Lolita, an active member of a KPMFI partner barangay.

“The two years with them have been fruitful,” she added.Read More »KPMFI marks second year