disaster risk reduction and management

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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Psychosocial training workshop empowers healthcare workers to serve Baganga communities

“People from my barangay now become fearful when it rains and the wind starts blowing hard,” says Nita Penas, a midwife from San Isidro in Baganga. During the last Christmas eve, a low pressure area hit Davao Oriental. This sent many a resident of Barangay San Isidro to panic and […]

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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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