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ARMM gives food aid to 900 families in Lanao del Sur

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The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) has provided 900 family-beneficiaries in Lanao del Sur their two-month food and nutrition assistance.

The aid is part of the ARMM’s Bangsamoro Regional Inclusive Development for Growth and Empowerment (ARMM-BRIDGE), or Apat na Dapat program, a supplementary food support targeting all 7,000 family-beneficiaries in the region for 2018.

The ARMM government earmarked a total of P2.9 billion for this program that combats poverty and uplifts the living condition of the poorest households by providing basic needs such as food, livelihood training, water and sanitation, shelter, and electricity.

Food distribution in Lanao del Sur was simultaneously held on July 18 in the municipalities of Picong, Balabagan, Madamba, Lumba-Bayabao, Balindong, Saguiaran, Mulondo, Butig, and Ditsaan-Ramain.

The distribution in the municipalities of Piagapo, Lumbaca Unayan, Lumbayanague, Bubong Ramain, Kapai, Ganassi, Madalum, Masiu, Kapatagan and in the city of Marawi will be held in the following weeks.

The food items include two sacks of 50-kilogram good quality rice, fresh eggs, mung beans, powdered milk, cooking oil, iodized salt, brown sugar, and coffee.

Hygiene kits including bath soap, shampoo, toothpaste, and toothbrush were also distributed to each family.

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