February 23rd, 2017 | by Balaod Mindanaw Articles, Publication

Through its works and partnerships with the basic sectors, BALAOD Mindanaw is able to identify gaps and obstacles in our justice system that make it difficult, if not impossible, for the poor and the marginalized to have equitable access to justice and resources. Hence, apart from building the knowledge and […] Continue reading..



February 15th, 2017 | by Balaod Mindanaw Articles, Publication

Although Mindanao is blessed with an expansive territory, fertile land and abundant natural resources, many of the people live below poverty line and are unable to benefit from the resources and wealth of the land inspite of the various social legislations that address inequities in resource distribution. BALAOD works with […] Continue reading..

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February 15th, 2017 | by Balaod Mindanaw Articles, Publication

In its pursuit to fight for and defend human rights, BALAOD Mindanaw sees the urgency of addressing the problem on human trafficking which has become a very pervasive and lucrative business not only in the country but globally. This concern for urgency is especially so since Cagayan de Oro has […] Continue reading..



February 9th, 2017 | by Balaod Mindanaw Articles, Publication

“Legal empowerment as a tool for disaster risk reduction & environment protection.” The increasing frequency of natural calamities in the country and their growing destructive effects to the people especially the vulnerable have led BALAOD Mindanaw to create and develop community programs addressing the people’s preparedness and capabilities in responding […] Continue reading..


A Primer on The Indefeasibility of Emancipation Patent (EP) and Certificate of Land Ownership Award (CLOA) as an Important Component in Protecting the Gains of Agrarian Reform

February 14th, 2016 | by Balaod Mindanaw Books

Genuine agrarian reform remains a key element for the country’s development based on the framework of human rights and social justice. When President Corazon C. Aquino signed the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law (R.A. 6657) on June 30, 1988, it was touted as the most “comprehensive” program ever undertaken by any […] Continue reading..


Ensuring Participatory Governance: A Handbook for Members of the Local Development Council (LDC)

February 14th, 2016 | by Balaod Mindanaw Books

The project “Strengthening the Nine Local Province of Bukidnon” incorporates insights learned from Local Government Support Programme’s (LGSP) Phase II project, the Local Chief Executive Development Management Program (LDMP). Through the local resource partner of LGSP, the Resource Center for Empowerment and Development (RCED), BALAOD Mindanaw was assigned as on-site […] Continue reading..


Formulating the Legislative Agenda: A Facilitator’s Manual

February 14th, 2016 | by Balaod Mindanaw Books

Legislative Agenda and Legislative Agenda Development. A legislative agenda refers to a package of legislative reforms or initiatives to address the short-term and long-term needs and demands of the inhabitants. It is the embodiment of priority policy proposals or legislative actions perceived to rationalize and provide direction to the overall […] Continue reading..


Summer Internship Program 2003 – Pakigduyog… Pagsinati…

February 14th, 2016 | by Balaod Mindanaw Books

The Internship Program of BALAOD Mindanaw, Inc., has been in action for the past three years. Its birth goes way back in 2001 when the Alternative law Groups (ALG), of which BALAOD is one of the members, extended its program of forming law students towards alternative lawyering in the Northern […] Continue reading..


The Effect of Injunctions and Temporary Restraining Orders Issued by the Regular Courts on Acquisition and Distribution of Lands Under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) and the Creation

February 14th, 2016 | by Balaod Mindanaw Books

When the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law (R.A. 6657) was enacted, congress provided three very important provisions that ensure the effective and efficient implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program. These provisions are Section 50, Section 55, and Section 68. In brief, Section 50 invests DAR with primary jurisdiction to determine […] Continue reading..


Training Manual for Local Legislators: A Guide to Legislative Agenda Formulation

February 14th, 2016 | by Balaod Mindanaw Books

The struggle for good governance is a critical strategy in winning the battle against poverty and inequity.� Good governance is observed when the lawmakers, local legislative bodies, in this instance, are not only knowledgeable of the law but, most importantly responsive to the needs of the greater majority of their […] Continue reading..