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Monthly Archives: September 2015

First Report on the Surigao del Sur Humanitarian Situation, 29 Sept 2015

Balay Mindanaw DREAM / First Report on the Surigao del Sur Humanitarian Situation, 29 Sept 2015 Some 500 silver-colored tarps and 10 blue tents from Disaster Aid International (DAI) now serve as the temporary homes for the 3,500 lumads affected by the violent conflict. A skyhydrant has also been installed to […]

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Ledesma warns of rise of Moro extremism if Congress fails to pass meaningful BBL

The archbishop of Cagayan de Oro warned of a rise in Moro extremism in Mindanao, similar to the ISIS, if Congress fails to pass a meaningful Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). Archbishop Antonio J. Ledesma, S.J., D.D., said this during the recent Religious Leaders-Legislators Meeting. The archbishop convened this meeting through […]

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Balay Mindanaw among winners of the First Galing Pook Citizenship Award

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 […]

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The Day We Reclaimed Our Courage

Reading Tony La Viña’s note on FB about that historic day in August 21, 1983 led me to a trip back to that fateful day and the subsequent game-changing events that followed. I remember I was with some comrades in the anti-dictatorship political movement about to have our usual cheap […]

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