We are workers, not master builders: First 100 Days after Pablo

Balay Mindanaw DR Update No. 4/2013 March 26, 2013   Dear Partners and Friends,  Today is exactly 100 days after we decided to journey with the survivors of Barangay Ban-ao, Baganga in Davao Oriental. HonorableMeraAdlawan-Ching, the courageous lady Punong Barangay of Ban-ao cited that it was on 16 December 2012, […]

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A Gradual Transition from Disaster Response to Disaster Rehabilitation and Recovery: The Latest in Barangay Ban-ao, Baganga

Balay Mindanaw DR Update No. 3/2013 January 24 – February 12, 2013   Balay Mindanaw has for a while taken time to sit, reflect, consolidate and cherish both gains and challenges experienced for the past year 2012. It has as well planned out next steps for 2013, with the re-affirmed […]

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Balay Mindanaw DR Update No. 2/2013 January 11, 2012 Dear Friends and Partners, Happy New Year! We are pleased to share with you the latest highlights in our continuing disaster response interventions in three communities affected by Typhoon Pablo namely Ban-ao, Baganga in Davao Oriental; Lingig, Surigao del Sur; and […]

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LINK: Typhoon survivors are stakeholders, not just mere aid recipients

Dear friends and partners, We are again pleased to share with you another article written by Bong D. Fabe highlighting Balay Mindanaw’s barangay-based disaster response strategy which considers the survivors as stakeholders as opposed to passive recipients of aid. Read this story in CBCP News

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Balay Mindanaw DR Update No. 01/2013 January 5, 2013 Dear Friends and Partners, We wish to share with you this article written by Bong Fabe, a respected, principled, and dynamic peace journalist. He joined our team in Davao Oriental, and came up with several articles from his on-the-ground experience with […]

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LINKS: More Articles on Relief Operations

Good day, friends and partners. We would like to share with you two more articles on the continuing relief efforts in Davao Oriental. The first is a piece on LTC Kris Mortela of Baganga’s Incident Command Post (ICP), another one of our partners in delivering services to Barangay Ban-ao. The […]

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