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LBO member orgs receive relief assistance from Project TABANG-BARMM

By: Faye Samanodi Akmad-Alfonso

COTABATO CITY (March 4, 2021) – The Civil Society Organizations who are members of League of Bangsamoro Organizations, Inc. (LBO) received a relief assistance from project TABANG-BARMM (Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao). It was comprised of 1,000 sacks of rice and 50 sacks of sugar.

The relief aid was intended to be distribute to the official member organizations as their priority as well as other non-member organizations who are in need this time of pandemic crisis.

The distribution of rice and sugar was held yesterday at LBO office in this city at around 1:30 in the afternoon.

Some of the member organizations expressed their thanks and gratitude to the leadership of the BARMM headed by Interim Chief Minister Ahod Balawag Ebrahim, Executive Secretary Abdulraof Macacua, and the Project Manager of TABANG- BARMM Mohammad Pasigan.

“Sukran sa limo kanu mga CSO’s a Bangsamoro ganat sa TABANG BARMM (Thanks for the love to the Bangsamoro CSOs from this assistance of TABANG BARMM,” they said.

LBO Spokesperson, Mr. Bobby Benito, vented his gratitude in his overview message to the BARMM Government for the assistance to the CSO’s facilitated by its leadership.

“This is truly a great help for the different of LBO member organization who are directly affected not only by the Covid-19 pandemic crisis but also by different natural calamities,” he said.

The moderator, Mr. Norodin Doton of BEAT, being the chairman on Committee on Emergency Humanitarian Response, officially opened the ceremonial distribution that were transparently received by some of the official member organizations.

The undertaking was documented via live streaming coverage of Bangsamoro Multimedia Network (BMN) and LBO Technical Team.

The following recipients were Bangsamoro Communication Network (BCN), the Almuattinin Incorporated, Bangsamoro Center for Just Peace (BCJP), Bangsamoro Emergency Action Team (BEAT), the Iblatun Society for Development Farmers (ISDF), DYMA Min, Inc., United Youth for Peace nd Development (UNYPAD) Inc. and Cotabato Alliance for Moro Concerns Incorporated, (CAMCI) and all other organizations in their list.

Ustadz Hashim B. Manticayan, LBO President, conveyed his appreciation to the BARMM leadership for the trust given to the organization.

Also, he stated, that the LBO has its more than one hundred sixty (160) member organizations who are recipient of rice distribution. Also included among the beneficiaries were organizations who are not members of LBO.

He said the relief assistance is a symbol of grace and mercy coming from the Almighty and part of the moral governance services of the Bangsamoro government.

Manticayan further thanked the BARMM for its trust to LBO and he hoped for longer partnership with the Bangsamoro government for peace.