MARAWI CITY – The Bangsamoro Government, through the Office of the Chief Minister (OCM), has ordered the provision of 16,000 sacks of rice to the members of Bangsamoro Parliament.
The eighty (80) members of the Bangsamoro Parliament will distribute the sacks of rice to the needy constituents of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) affected by the Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19) pandemic.
BARMM Chief Minister Ahod ‘Al Haj Murad’ Ebrahim said the rice distribution is on top of the ongoing initiatives of the Bangsamoro Government to address the needs of the populace during this crisis.
“These will be distributed to affected residents of BARMM, especially those who reside in the far-flung areas and provinces, that each of these Parliament members represents,” Ebrahim said.
“Each of the 80 members of the Parliament (MPs) will be allocated with 200 sacks of rice, thereon, they will distribute it to their respective areas as soon as the order arrives,” he added.
The different MPs are now being contacted for the distribution plan, considering that some of them are trapped, because of the enhanced community quarantine.
Meanwhile, BTA Secretary-General Raby Angkal expressed his gratitude to the OCM.
“It is of big help in reaching out to the poor members of our society who became victims of the present crisis,” Angkal said. (BPI/PIA ICIC)