Project TABANG: Bangsamoro gov’t to extend more aid to Jolo fire victims


The Bangsamoro government is set to bring its Project TABANG (Tulong Alay sa Bangsamorong Nangangailangan) to Jolo, Sulu early next month to assist families displaced by the recent fire.

Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) Assistant Executive Secretary Abdullah Cusain in a meeting held Wednesday, February 19, at the Bangsamoro Government Center in Cotabato City said the Project TABANG will go to Jolo on March 2.

On February 3, a massive fire left at least 2,000 families homeless in the barangays of Chinese Pier, Takut-Takut and Tulay in Jolo.

The regional government, through its Rapid Emergency Action on Disaster Incidence (READI-BARMM), initially extended relief to the fire victims on February 5.

Project TABANG is a flagship program on bringing the Bangsamoro government’s basic services to communities across the Bangsamoro region.

The services will include the conduct of free medical and dental services, distribution of free medicines, relief packs, hygiene kits, a feeding program, and many others.