Mindanao Security*

The history of human civilization is marred by violence and conflict: the two world wars just provided lessons to mankind that in armed confrontation nobody wins and everybody suffers from generational effects of hate and greed. In the post-world wars, the threat to national security is no longer...Read More

Rido: Ethos of clan pride and retribution*

Clan conflict is part of our collective history. In 14th century Scotland, the fight between rival families was so common that a set of warring factions lasted their rivalry for a hundred years. The Pleasant Valley War of 1800 in American Old West was years-long vendetta between two ranch families....Read More


Money and politics are inseparable in many ways that they become distinct feature in Philippine polity. Some campaign donations of unknown origin have catapulted even the mediocre and suspicious characters into public office. In 2010 national elections, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)...Read More

Against Extremism*

Following the White House Summit to Counter Violent Extremism in February, Saudi Arabia hosted a conference on “Islam and Countering Extremism” in Mecca, the holiest city of Islam. The event which brought together religious leaders from around Saud kingdom, was strikingly unique in many ways. As a...Read More

Not Tough Enough?*

“Women are not equal to men,” was the central message of Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan during last year’s international conference on women and justice where he was a guest speaker. Following his speech, women of all stripes were thrown in uproar, denouncing him for savagely trampling...Read More

Kidnap for Ransom: It’s Real not on Reel*

In Mindanao, unlike in Britain’s TV series, “Kidnap and Ransom,” there is no international hostage negotiator who has the influence and moral ascendancy to dictate the tempo of negotiation, mostly to favor the victims, and kidnappers are fundamentally motivated by greed. Kidnapping in Mindanao is...Read More

ISIS in the backdrop*

The current extremist campaign of Islamic State of Syria and Iraq or ISIS across Syria and Iraq has already claimed thousands of innocent lives, creating an exodus of refugees to countries that border Syria and Iraq. As the jihadist group continues to seize large swathes of territory, ISIS...Read More

The Youth and West Philippine Sea row

When grown-ups talked of our fate, we were neither allowed to interrupt nor to suggest. The prevailing notion was that we were too young to understand what was happening around us. Innocence was to the young what wisdom was to the old. But times have changed. Today, we can already interact...Read More

Back to the Future*

When Samuel Huntington’s “Clash of Civilization” was published in 1996, international scholars and policy makers responded with mixed reactions as they confronted the metastasizing conflict that gripped the world’s hot spots. Some subscribed to the treatise as “real and important phenomenon” while...Read More

A Special Day for Mothers*

Every second Sunday of May of each year, the Philippines celebrates a very special occasion to commemorate a very significant person in the lives of every Filipino the Mothers Day. It is on this special day that we pay tribute and honor to the one person who gives us life, love, care, and...Read More


Is an Non-Government Organization Catering Youth Services


Liceo Legal Aid Center (LiLAC) doing business under the name and style of Center for Alternative Lawyering of Liceo is the legal aid center of Liceo de Cagayan University, a privately owned university based in Cagayan de oro City. The group is composed of law students, alumni of the College of Law of the University, and lawyers who are passionate in the practice of alternative lawyering. LiLAC is guided by its vision of a holistic formation of law students committed to the transformation of society by promoting justice, empowerment, unity and peace, through helping the marginalized sector of the depressed areas here in Mindanao, in the Philippines and in the world. While the group was registered only this year with the Securities and Exchange Commission, it has been providing services to marginalized communities in partnership with NGOs for more than 8 years now. LiLAC has more than 50 members, 15 of whom are taking the active role of running the group’s activities.

twitter: twitter.com/liceolegalaid
facebook: fb.com/liceolegalaidrn


The Mindanao State University Legal Aid Clinic or Mindanao SULAC for brevity, is the Legal Aid Clinic of Mindanao State University College of law. It is the first and currently the only one of its kind to be established in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). It strives to cater the legal needs of the underprivileged and/or indigent clients of the Region and to help promote the proper administration of justice as a key to lasting peace in the region and in the country as a whole.

Office Address: 1F MSU College of Law Bldg.,
MSU Main Campus, Marawi City 9700 Philippines
Contact details:
Email: mindanaosulac@gmail.com
Mobile No.: (+63) 907 336 7762



The Notre Dame university is a Catholic Institution in Cotabato City run by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate and member of the Notre Dame Educational Association Philippines.The Notre Dame University Legal Aid Center started sometime in 2009. Its members are the officially enrolled students of NDU-College of Law.

The following are the official pages and e-mail address of the group:
FB: fb.com/ndulac
twitter: twitter.com/ndulac
Instagram: instagram.com/ndulac
email: ndulac@gmail.com


The Palawan Cradle of Rights is a unified composition of law students from Palawan State university school of Law, established last August 26, 2013 after the culminating activity of the Basic Orientation Seminar by the US Embassy in partnership with the MYVC.

Through our linkages and with the help of the different Government and Non-government organizations we aim to provide free access to people who need legal assistance.


The University of Mindanao Legal Aid Network (ULAN) is a non-stock, non-profit, and service institution of the University of Mindanao. As a service institution, it provides legal assistance, advocates human rights and social justice, and facilitates the formation of law students for alternative lawyering. It consists of law students and alumni of the College of Legal Education of the University of Mindanao committed to provide an adequate and greater access to justice of the community through its programs.


The CENTRO ADVOCACIA LEGAL is organized exclusively for charitable, socio-cultural and educational purposes, more specifically to serve the needs of the marginalized communities specifically children and youth and the minorities in Zamboanga City through Legal Aid Assistance and Human Rights Based Advocacies.