On the evening of March 10, just two days after a successful celebration of the international women's day in the streets of Cotabato City in Mindanao, the office of the Mindanao Tri-People Women Resource Center (MTWRC) was caught up in a fire outbreak that started from a neighboring abandoned house. Fortunately, the colleague who was sleeping inside the office was able to escape the fire. And with the intervention of the Bureau of Fire Protection, the fire was extinguished before it completely burned down the office.

However, the fire seriously damaged the office of the MTWRC, with all aircons, electricity and communications lines destroyed and the printers and computers severely burnt. Adding to the shock and the worries of the members of the Center, next month, the MTWRC will organize and host the 4th Mindanao Grassroots Women Conference, which will gather participants coming from all over Mindanao. Despite the tragedy, our friends from the MTWRC are committed to continue their work. They need our solidarity and help. They specially need office equipments.

You can contact their executive director, Amabella L. Carumba at the Mindanao People Peace Movement, where they are temporarily holding office:  +63 64 4211358, or donate through their bank account:

Account Name: Mindanao Tri-People Women Resource Center
Account Number: SA 325756900017 (dollar account)
Bank Name: Philippine National Bank, Cotabato City Branch
Bank Address: Makakua St., Cotabato City, Philippines
Please circulate this solidarity call to your networks and friends. Thank you very much !