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We are in deep trouble, but there is hope!

The virus continues to threaten us with death. The resulting economic crisis threatens us with hunger. The political duplicity and deceit threaten our freedom. All of these threaten the very future of our children and their children.

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We are in deep trouble, but there is hope!

The virus continues to threaten us with death. The resulting economic crisis threatens us with hunger. The political duplicity and deceit threaten our freedom. All of these threaten the very future of our children and their children.

Peace: A Lifelong Mission

The “charm” of Charmaine, starts with her explanation as to how she got her nickname “XX” (eks-eks). It is now known to everybody she met and will meet in the future. It is also known to everyone that along with the unassuming charm of XX that draws poeple in, comes an unmistakably very serious peace work that holds them together.

A Time for Healing and Caring

“…patience, not criticism. Understanding, not mockery. patience, not criticism. Understanding, not mockerycompassion, not violence. Co-existing without hurting each other. Once again, we are reminded that violence is never an option.”

Facing COVID

I was rudely awakened from my afternoon nap by an alarmingly bad coughing fit so I decided to isolate myself at the guesthouse. I asked everyone in the house to wear facemasks and observe distancing.

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Balay Mindanaw Statement on the Illegal Search

May this be a learning experience for all of us. For the civil society, the private sector and the citizens in general to remain vigilant in protecting our rights. For the law enforcers to be mindful and true to their duty of not just enforcing laws but more importantly, of respecting the rights of every citizen.

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Earthquake Response in Pictures