IN PHOTO: Badjao women receive packed of rice assistance from TABANG-BARMM through MP Abdulla A. Ahang @ Badjao Village on July 10. 2021 at Bongao Tawi-Tawi

Sama-Badjao residents receive rice assistance from BARMM-project tabang

BONGAO TAWI-TAWI  (July 11, 2021)- Sama-Badjao residents from two Barangays in Bongao Tawi-Tawi were among the beneficiaries of rice assistance from BARMM-PROJECT TABANG from the office of BARMM Chief Minister, Ahod B. Ebrahim Al Haj, through MP Prof. Abdulla A. Ahang, Saturday, July 10.
The relief rice operation was facilitated by Staff of MP Ahang along with Ministry of Indigenous People’s Affairs (MIPA) Provincial Consultant, of Tawi-Tawi Mr. Melham Ahang Abdulhamid, and officers from Social Welfare Committee (SWC) of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Bongao Tawi-Tawi.

Aside from other targeted areas, Barangay Simandagit and Barangay Badjao Village were previously unserved. These barangays are dominated by indigent Badjaos who are mostly fisher folks and seaweed farmers as their means to sustain daily basic needs. 

Due to the big number of households in said communities, each family received five (5) kilos of packed rice distributed by the staff of MP Ahang, and Mr. Abdulhamid to those badly affected by COVID-19 Pandemic.  

When COVID -19 pandemic broke out in March 2020, the BARMM-PROJECT TABANG and BARMM Regional Government, Ministries and its Agencies have rolled out various interventions to the province through its Local Government Units and respective MPs in a bid to lessen the burden of affected residents especially in the far-flung communities.