REACHING OUT — Secretary General Prof. Raby B. Angkal (right) turns over to Parliament Speaker Pangalian M. Balindong (left) the sum of Php 605,000.00 as Bangsamoro Transition Authority’s financial aid to flood victims in Maguindanao. (GALao with photo by NBMarohom, BTA Parliament)
COTABATO CITY — The Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) Parliament has initiated to extend financial assistance to its Bangsamoro constituents who were flood victims in various towns of Maguindanao caused by recent typhoons that hit our country.
The affected towns included Mother Kabuntalan, Northern Kabuntalan, Datu Paglas, Datu Paglat, Sultan Sa Barongis, Buluan, Datu Piang, Sultan Kudarat, Talitay, Pandag, Pagalungan, and Datu Montawal.
Parliament Speaker Pangalian M. Balindong said local residents in these areas were heavily affected as floods swept away their belongings and destroyed their homes.
“Children and the elderly were the most vulnerable victims since rain continued in many of these devastated areas,” Speaker Balindong said.
In this regard, Speaker Balindong donated a handsome Php100, 000.00 and also encouraged BTA Members to support the initiative to further help alleviate the plight of the flood victims.
Members of the Parliament who extended financial assistance were Bai Maleiha B. Candao, Mohammad S. Yacob, Atty. Raissa H. Jajurie, Hussein P. Muñoz, Faiz Alauddin, Mudjib C. Abu, Romeo C. Saliga, Ali O. Salik, Susana Anayatin, Mohammad Zainoden Bato, Abdullah E. Gayak, Haron Abas and Atty. Rasol Y. Mitmug, Jr..
Secretary General Prof. Raby B. Angkal collected the donations and managed to raise an amount of Php605, 000.00. Angkal also gave financial aid to the flood victims.
Meanwhile, the amount collected were turned over to the Office of the Chief Minister (ICM) for immediate relief assistance. (GALao, Publication and Media Relations Division, BTA Parliament)
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