Balaod Mindanaw | Community-based paralegalism and peace-building

It was in early of 2000 when a small group composed of lawyers, paralegals and community organizers, majority of whom were from Balay Mindanaw Foundation, Inc. (BMFI), comprehensively discussed and planned the setting up of a separate and independent organization aimed at pursuing a vision of equity, development and peace in Mindanao. Eventually, Balay Alternative Legal Advocates for Development in Mindanaw, Inc., or simply BALAOD Mindanaw, was officially created and duly registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission on 11 August 2000.