Philippine’s Vice President Sara Duterte

OVP’s office in BARMM celebrates 1st Anniversary

COTABATO CITY —The employees of the Office of the Vice President Sara Duterte in the Bangsamoro Region led by Zuhaira Abas, along with the team from the office of Minister Kadil M. Sinolinding of the Ministry of Health celebrated Tuesday, June 4, the first anniversary of their operation with medical outreach missions that benefitted 143 marginalized Muslim and Christian patients.
Ms. Abas is the overseer of the OVP-BARMM Satellite Office located along Sinsuat Avenue, Cotabato City. 

The 15 cataract and pterygium patients shall undergo surgery at the clinic of Sinolinding, whose public eye care team had served more than 3,000 poor Muslim and Christian eye patients since he was appointed member of the 80-seat BARMM parliament in August 2022 by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr, a report by said.

“We are thankful to different government entities supporting our operation in this part of Mindanao for 12 months now,” Abas told reporters who covered their activities on Tuesday.

Records distributed on Tuesday to reporters by Abas and her staff indicated that in the past 11 months, they have provided medical assistance, facilitated the hospitalization and gave out wheelchairs to 3,979 residents of BARMM, the report also said.

The OVP-BARMM Satellite Office, during the period, also distributed bags and school supplies to 17,026 Muslim and Christian learners in schools in this city and in nearby towns in BARMM’s adjoining Maguindanao del Sur, Maguindanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur provinces and in the 63 Bangsamoro barangays in different towns in Cotabato province in Region 12, the report further said.

The OVP-BARMM Satellite Office had also distributed no less than 30,000 food packs, containing rice and other relief supplies to residents of calamity and conflict-stricken areas in the three provinces during separate outreach activities since June 2023.