BARMM Region – The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) has given cash aid to the covid affected families including persons with disability (P20k) each and students (P10k) each.
As this developed, some 500 folks, including single parents, orphans, persons with disability (PWD) from the towns of Binidayan, Madalum, Bacolod-Kalawi, Picong, Malabang, Ganassi, Madamba, Lumbayanague, Lumabatan and Butig, benefitted from the project.
The financial assistance, based on information obtained by MDNN, came from the two members of the Bangsamoro Transitional Authority (BTA).
Maisara Dandamun-Latiph, member of the parliament said yesterday that the assistance package was sourced out from the Transitional Development Impact Fund (TDIF) of her office. It is also with the help of MP Said Shiek, in partnership with the BARMM’s social services department.
It was learned that the office of MP Shiek thru MSSD gave P10,000 to each of the student beneficiaries, while the Office of MP Latiph granted P1,000 each of the elementary pupils; P1500 each for high school and P10,000 for college students.
Menwhile, the two BARMM lawmakers also gave financial aid to the marginalized people in the province, including solo parents (P5000 each); and children mostly orphaned by the conflict received P15000 each while each of the PWDs also received P20,000.
MP Latiph said there were new changes carried out by the new normal, including an additional burden to students whose parents are barely making ends meet.
In an interview with Aleya, one of the benefiaries, she said: “This (financial assistance) is a big help because my mother is jobless and only stays at home.”
Samsaman Gida, another project benefiary, said the project of the two solons is very laudable especially in this trying time of the pandemic.
Gida said she was really having a hard time sending her children to school because of poverty, especially now that the pandemic is also crippling the economy and everyone has to suffer economically. – PNA