The Bangsamoro government led by Chief Minister Ahod “Al Haj Murad” Ebrahim has brought its Project TABANG in Jolo, Sulu to assist thousands of families displaced by a massive fire.
The Project TABANG held Monday, March 9, at the 1st District Engineering Office of the Ministry of Public Works – Sulu, benefited over 2,000 families, Ebrahim said.
The free services given to the residents include medical and dental consultations, eye screening, hypertension and diabetes screening, immunization, and distribution of medicines, among others.
The families also received relief packages containing rice packs, canned goods, water gallon, sleeping mat, hygiene kits, kitchen wares, school supplies, slippers, and many other.
Monday’s activity was the first engagement of the Bangsamoro government with the province of Sulu.
“Ang basic concept natin dito sa Project TABANG ay nilalapit natin yung gobyerno sa mga constituents,” Ebrahim said in his speech.
“Almost 50 years we were in the revolution, since 1969. Wala kaming pinangarap kundi magserbisyo sa mga tao. Service to the people and service to Allah,” he said.
“Ngayon Alhamdullilah, binigyan tayo ni Allah ng pagkakataon na ang serbisyo natin ay hindi na bilang rebelde kundi bilang gobyerno na,” he added.
Ebrahim assured the constituents that in the remaining terms of the interim Bangsamoro government, “ima-maximize namin ang lahat ng magagawa naming serbisyo para sa inyong lahat at para sa ating pamayanan.”
Last February 3, a huge fire occurred in the barangays of Chinese Pier, Takut-Takut, and Tulay in Jolo and left at least 2,000 families homeless. The Bangsamoro government has intially extended aid to the victims on February 9, through its Rapid Emergency Action on Disaster Incidence (READI-BARMM).
Project TABANG is an initiative of the Office of the Chief Minister (OCM) aimed at facilitating the direct and immediate extension of basic services and assistance to the Bangsamoro people, specifically on health and education services.
It is conducted regularly in the different areas across the Bangsamoro region, most especially in the poverty and calamity-stricken communities. #