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UNYPAD, CSWG assist in relief goods distribution at Pagalungan

By: Alamin Dimacisil

LAYOG, PAGALUNGAN, MAGUINDANAO (October 30, 2020) — The United Youth for Peace and Development, Inc.(UNYPAD) – Barangay Layog Chapter and Community Security Working Group (CSWG) assisted the Provincial Government of Maguindanao in the distribution of relief goods for the affected populace of Barangay Layog, Pagalungan, Maguindanao on October 22, 2020.

CSWG is an organized group which was organized by UNYPAD in partnership with Conciliation Resources (CR) during the implementation of a project entitled Public Empowerment and Community Engagement for Good Governance or (PEACE4GoodGov).

The distribution of relief assistance is in response to the directive order of Provincial Governor of Maguindanao, Bai Mariam Sangki-Mangudadatu, to the PDRRMO Datu Nasrullah Iman and other agencies to go down in the communities and help the people affected by the floods in the town of Pagalungan.

At least 1,200 families, i.e. 97% of total number of households affected by the flood, received relief goods in Barangay Layog.

Meanwhile, the Provincial Government is continuously repacking relief goods for distribution in other municipalities affected by the same calamity.

UNYPAD and the CSWG Layog Chapter commit to continue supporting the Local Government Unit of Pagalungan and the Provincial Government of Maguindanao in reaching out the flood-affected localities.

The distribution of the relief goods was successfully implemented with the cooperation of barangay officials headed by Datu Akmad Mamasabulod.

The security sectors such as Philippine National Police, Armed Forces of the Philippines and Barangay Peace Action Team and other concerned agencies were also part and extended help in the said outreach activity.