COTABATO CITY—More than 5,000 Basileños received the services of various Bangsamoro Government ministries thru the Tulong Alay sa Bangsamorong Nangangailangan (TABANG) Convergence Program on Friday, Sept. 30, in Lamitan City, Basilan.
Spearheaded by the Office of the Chief Minister (OCM), different BARMM ministries and offices brought their respective services and programs to the people of Basilan.
Chief Minister Ahod Ebrahim, who led the activity, said, “isa sa mga prinsipyo na ating pinapairal sa Bangsamoro ay maihatid sa bawat mamamayan ang mga programa at serbisyo ng Bangsamoro Government lalo na sa mga komunidad na madalang ay hindi naaabot [ng mga serbisyo] na nararapat para sa kanila mula sa goberyerno.”
“Abot kamay na natin ang isang matatag, maulad, at mapayapang rehiyon […] Prayoridad namin kayo dahil ang indikasyon sa isang maayos na pamahalaan ay ramdam ng mamamyan,” he added.
The Project TABANG distributed a total of 2,500 bags of rice and food packs. The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Agrarian Reform (MAFAR) distributed agri-fisheries inputs to farmers.
Different ceremonial signing of Memoranda of Agreement (MOA) also took place during the program.
The Ministry of the Interior and Local Government (MILG) with local officials signed a MOA for the construction of public market of Al-Barka and Lamitan. Additionally, the Ministry turned over the desalination machine for the local government unit (LGU) of Tabuan-Lasa.
Also, the OCM’s Ayudang Medikal para sa Bangsamorong Nangangailangan (AMBAG) entered into an agreement with the Lamitan District Hospital and Basilan General Hospital.
The Ministry of Social Services and Development (MSSD) distributed 500 hygienic kits and issued checks worth Php2-million to Lamitan District Hospital, while the Bangsamoro Women Commissio (BWC) distributed hijab, malong, relief packs, bags of rice, and cash assistance to the vulnerable and erdely women.
Moreover, the Ministry of Health (MOH) conducted free medical consultations, vaccinations, eye screening, circumcision, and Diabetes Mellitus screening.
The Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education (MBHTE) also released allowance for the trainees of Technical Education and Skills Development (TESD).
Further, the Ministry of Trade, Investment and Tourism (MTIT) awarded business registration certificates to entrepreneurs, while the Cooperative and Social Enterprise Authority (CSEA) awarded Certificates of Registration and Compliance to various certified cooperatives.
Jaime Masihul, one of the beneficiaries, expressed his gratitude to the Bangsamoro Government.
“Maraming salamat sa BARMM, sa pamumuno ni Chief Minister Ahod Ebrahim, umasa kami sa bagong goberyerno natin na mas lalong ma-improve ang kabuhayan at standard of living natin. Naramdaman po naming ang serbisyo ng BARMM,” he said. (Majid Nur/BIO)