Maricar Eranista has worked as a barangay health worker (BHW) for 13 years. She and the other BHWs are the front liners in their community regarding health concerns in Umiray, Gen. Nakar, Quezon.
When Super Typhoon Noru hit the provinces of Quezon and Aurora on September 25, 2022, several communities suffered significant damage to infrastructure and homes despite implementing emergency protocols and disaster preparedness and mitigation actions.
Community Organizers Multiversity (COM) is a non-government organization based in Mindanao. Because of its extensive experience in providing humanitarian assistance in difficult-to-reach areas, the CO Multiversity has become one of the reliable partners of Oxfam Pilipinas in implementing its humanitarian programs on the ground.
Sigay is a Maguindanaon word which translates to “light” or “liwanag” in Tagalog, and this is exactly what the Sigay Women’s Association, Inc. radiates in their enterprise and their community in Datu Saudi Ampatuan, Maguindanao.
More than anything, collective action pushed the M’ranao women of Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur to organize themselves towards social and economic empowerment.
Established in 2015, Sugod Multi-sectoral Women’s Association was organized in barangay Sugod Proper, Marawi City with the support of Al Mujaadila Women’s Association (AMWA).
About nine kilometers north of Marawi City lies the Municipality of Saguiaran, where a group of M’ranao women farmers from different barangays organized themselves and established the Saguiaran Turmeric Organization.
The Bamboo Landers Multi-sectoral Rural Workers Association is a multi-sectoral organization with ten active women members based in Buadiposo Buntung, Lanao del Sur.
Almaira Batua-an, an advocate of women’s economic empowerment, is the current president of the Kamapiyaan o Pagtao Ago so Ingud Association, an organization composed of women farmers in Dibarusan, Balindong, Lanao Del Sur.