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Kaloy: Eight days before Balay Mindanaw ‘s 18th:

Yesterday, nine days before our 18th Anniversary, I began this reflection series. Yesterday, I retraced and revisited some of the most significant events, places, people and communities in the 18-year journey of Balay Mindanaw. I. Balay Ani-e: the first community house of Balay Mindanaw. A testament to our humble beginnings.

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Ayi on Sendong 5: 30 days after

Last of a series by Ariel C. Hernandez, [Written late in the evening of January 16 until the wee hours of the morning of January 17, 2012] Ayi and Belle Hernandez, as well as their kids, were among the victims of Typhoon Sendong as floodwaters submerged their home. They saved nothing but

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Ayi on Sendong 4: Very tired but very fulfilled… 22 days after Sendong

Fourth of a series by Ariel C. Hernandez, Written 4 January  2012 Ayi and Belle Hernandez, as well as their kids, were among the victims of Typhoon Sendong as floodwaters submerged their home. They saved nothing but themselves. How they made it out alive, how they coped with being among the thousands

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Ayi on Sendong 3: 18 days after, CDO will never be the same again if…

Third of a series by Ariel C. Hernandez, Written 4 January  2012 Ayi and Belle Hernandez, as well as their kids, were among the victims of Typhoon Sendong as floodwaters submerged their home. They saved nothing but themselves. How they made it out alive, how they coped with being among the thousands

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Ayi on Sendong 2: 8 days after …

Second of a series by Ariel C. Hernandez, Written 25 December 2012 Ayi and Belle Hernandez, as well as their kids, were among the victims of Typhoon Sendong as floodwaters submerged their home. They saved nothing but themselves. How they made it out alive, how they coped with being among

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Ayi on Sendong 1: My Story… Their Story… Our Shared Story

First of a series by Ariel C. Hernandez, Written 20 December 2012 Ayi and Belle Hernandez, as well as their kids, were among the victims of Typhoon Sendong as floodwaters submerged their home. They saved nothing but themselves. How they made it out alive, how they coped with being among

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