MAFAR, BARMM MINISTRIES CONVERGE IN MARAWI FOR TABANG PROGRAMFor the program Tulong Alay sa Bangsamorong Nangangailangan (TABANG) of the Bangsamoro Government, the MAFAR joined forces with the other ministries of the Bangsamoro Region today in Barangay Bogangga to extend various assistance needed by thousands of people affected by the Marawi Siege.
BARMM Chief Minister Ahod Balawag Ebrahim, Al-Haj said the program was launched a month ago and is now the flagship program of the Bangsamoro Government with main purpose of bringing the services of the government or the government itself closer to the people.
“Hindi niyo na kailangang mag opisina sa amin; kami ang mag oopisina sa inyo (You do not have to report to us; we will report to you), reiterated Chief Minister Balawag.
“Whatever services the ministries have, they will be the ones to bring them to you,” Chief Minister Balawag added.
Thousands of people of different ages and of different walks of life have congregated at the barangay evacuation center grounds, where the different booths of the ministries are put up, to avail of different services and intenventions offered and somehow get in touch with the BARMM ministers, Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) members, and LGU officials.
Led by Minister Mohammad S. Yacob, MAFAR distributed packs of assorted vegetable seeds to 300 beneficiaries, sets of gardening tools to 250 people, fruit seedlings (lanzones, jackfruit, durian) to 500 beneficiaries, milkfish and fishing paraphernalia to a hundred people.
For the agrarian reform beneficiaries and other concerned people, MAFAR has also extended legal counselling and information dissemination on land tenure and acquisition.
A short opening program happened and was attended by no less than the BARMM Chief Minister, the community people, ministers, parliament members, LGU officials, sultans, and other line agency heads.
Ceremonial distribution of farm machineries under Bangon Marawi Project and donated lands, and announcement of new projects were carried out as the program progressed.