ZAMBOANGA CITY – The Bangsamoro Government, through its Project TABANG (Tulong Alay sa Bangsamorong Nangangailangan) and the Ministry of Health, extended on Monday, March 29, its second wave of relief assistance to the victims of fire in Zamboanga City.
The city’s Social Welfare Office Chief Priscilla Alejandro said around 400 families from Brgy. Baliwasan Seaside were displaced after a huge fire hit their area on March 20.
The relief distribution was facilitated by the SALIG (Services and Actions with Love and Integrity from the Government) Program of BARMM Executive Secretary and Member of Parliament Abdulraof Macacua. Each of the families received 10 kilos of rice and sets of hygiene kits.
“Regardless of religion and ethnicity, itong Bangsamoro Government ay hindi nakatuon lang sa geographic boundaries ng BARMM territories doon sa pagresponde sa mga biktima ng natural na kalamidad,” said Ustadz Mubarak Dumato, focal person of SALIG Program.
One of the fire victims Rohana Kusin, a mother of four, was thankful to BARMM’s quick response. The regional government conducted its first wave of relief distribution last Friday, March 26.
“Alhamdulillah malaking tulong po ito sa aming mga nasunugan,” Kusin said.
“Para po sa BARMM Government maraming salamat po marami kayong natulungan. Sana po ay hindi kayo magsawang tumulong sa aming mahihirap at nangangailangan,” she added.
Project TABANG is a special program of Chief Minister Ahod Ebrahim aimed at facilitating the direct and immediate extension of basic services and assistance to the Bangsamoro people.
Monday’s relief distribution was also facilitated by Zamboanga City’s Social Welfare and Development Office, Barangay Baliwasan local government units, and volunteers from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s organic members in the city. (Bangsamoro Information Office)