Thank you…. for the Ten years

February 13th, 2016 Balaod Mindanaw

BALAOD Mindanaw celebrates its tenth year anniversary. This is an occasion of looking back to the journey of BALAOD Mindanaw towards justice, peace and development. Throughout the journey, BALAOD Mindanaw achieved its 10 most significant victories which are noteworthy to mention, thus-   … Putting the law into the hands […]

March-June Updates

February 13th, 2016 Balaod Mindanaw

Established Community- Based Paralegals in Cantilan Balaod Mindanaw conducted two sets of Basic Paralegal Training (BPLT) to the representatives of the partner communities of Cantilan, Madrid, and Carrascal, Surigao del Sur. The participants of the training were mostly farmer-irrigators in the communities. With their active participation during the training, they […]

Local Legislation at Work: The CarCanMadCarLanCorTan Experience

February 13th, 2016 Balaod Mindanaw

Local Legislative Agenda Building. My first encounter with BALAOD Mindanaw was in 2002, as the Local Resource Partner (LRP) of the Local Government Support Program (LGSP). Its intervention was to facilitate the process of crafting a Legislative Agenda for the seven member Local Government Units (LGUs) of the Lanuza Bay […]

Nation Building and Legislating with the People: The Side Effects of Pursuing Change and Conquering Impossibilities

February 13th, 2016 Balaod Mindanaw

Success, like happiness, cannot be pursued. It must ensue. And it only does so as the unintended side effect of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself. –Viktor Frankl The country is at an important juncture as under the new administration it could finally start becoming a nation. […]

THE MAKING OF RA 9700: The CARP Extension with Reforms Law

February 13th, 2016 Balaod Mindanaw

It has been a year since the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) Extension with Reforms (CARPER) was signed into law but the images of the long campaign to make it happen remain vivid in my memory. If there is one image that remains very clear in my mind about the […]

BALAOD MIndanaw Kauban sa Hustisya ug Kalambuan

February 13th, 2016 Balaod Mindanaw

Ang BALAOD Mindanaw usa ka legal nga NGO nga natukod niadtong 2000 nga halos tanan sa iyang mga miembro abogado ug aduna usab pipila mga paralegal nga dili abogado pero mura pud ug mga abugado nga motabang sa mga legal nga proseso o legal nga mga remedyo, Aron sa pagtabang […]

BALAOD-Mindanaw walked us through the Sumilao Walk

February 13th, 2016 Balaod Mindanaw

In other words, they led the campaign, they steered it through. But they drew others to convene it, to lead it so that in the end, we all owned the whole campaign. Still, nowhere in their leadership did they step on bounds. They did not encroach on the decisions of […]


February 13th, 2016 Balaod Mindanaw

The Beginning… The involvement of KAIBAN-FSUU with BALAOD MINDANAW started last summer of 2004 when some of the law students of Father Saturnino Urios University (FSUU), College of Law, joined the Summer Internship program of the Alternative Law Groups (ALG). The program was intended to contribute to the efforts led […]

BUILDing Paralegal Capacities: Fanning the Fires of Social Justice, Women’s Rights and Child Protection

February 13th, 2016 Balaod Mindanaw

Corazon Padasay, a social activist in her own way, served several positions in the barangay. She was for several times elected as barangay kagawad while serving as officer of KONEMU Cooperative in the agrarian reform community of New Murcia, Matanao. Known popularly as Manang Azon, she responds to the various […]

In The Womb of Time

February 6th, 2016 Balaod Mindanaw

Copied from the website of Philippine-Australian Community Assistance Program (PACAP) ( Protecting the health of Higaonon women requires the fusion of past and present innovations The story of how we were born is not just our story – it is a reflection of our culture, of the beauty and imperfections […]