FORMER COMBATANTS RECEIVED CASH ASSISTANCE FROM CONVERGENCE MODEL OF BARMM

[January 28, 2021]

 

A ceremonial cash pay out was held for the 240 Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) combatants turned farmer- beneficiaries from across the municipalities of Masiu, Butig and Maguing Lanao del Sur under the “Kayod ka, Bangsamoro” (KKB) program of the MAFAR under the Convergence Model of BARMM on January 28, 2021 in Butig, Lanao del Sur.

 

The ceremony was a collaborative effort of convergence model of BARMM comprising of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Agrarian Reform (MAFAR), Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources and Energy (MENRE), Ministry of Interior and Local Government (MILG), Bangsamoro Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) and the World Food Program (WFP). It was spearheaded by the Deputy Minister of MAFAR, Ammal D. Solaiman. Also present were BARMM Deputy Chief Minister Aleem Ali D. Solaiman and Deputy Minister of MENRE Ahmad Ebrahim.

 

With KKB, the MAFAR provided technical assistance and farm inputs, including monitoring and organizing, on the vegetable gardening undertaken by the combatants. As a supplement, each beneficiary received a conditional cash-based assistance worth 6,000 pesos-2,000 each month from WFP. This is a remuneration on their three-month efforts in participating in vegetable production while waiting for harvesting.

 

The KKB Program brought combatants to agriculture with the aim of increasing the agricultural products in the region and consequently to sustain income generating activities.

A ceremonial cash pay out was held for the 240 Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) combatants turned farmer- beneficiaries from across the municipalities of Masiu, Butig and Maguing Lanao del Sur under the “Kayod ka, Bangsamoro” (KKB) program of the MAFAR under the Convergence Model of BARMM on January 28, 2021 in Butig, Lanao del Sur.

 

The ceremony was a collaborative effort of convergence model of BARMM comprising of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Agrarian Reform (MAFAR), Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources and Energy (MENRE), Ministry of Interior and Local Government (MILG), Bangsamoro Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) and the World Food Program (WFP). It was spearheaded by the Deputy Minister of MAFAR, Ammal D. Solaiman. Also present were BARMM Deputy Chief Minister Aleem Ali D. Solaiman and Deputy Minister of MENRE Ahmad Ebrahim.

 

With KKB, the MAFAR provided technical assistance and farm inputs, including monitoring and organizing, on the vegetable gardening undertaken by the combatants. As a supplement, each beneficiary received a conditional cash-based assistance worth 6,000 pesos-2,000 each month from WFP. This is a remuneration on their three-month efforts in participating in vegetable production while waiting for harvesting.

 

The KKB Program brought combatants to agriculture with the aim of increasing the agricultural products in the region and consequently to sustain income generating activities.

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