barmm

NHA gears up soil erosion mitigation project

August 11, 2020

MARAWI CITY, Aug. 7 (PIA) -- The National Housing Authority (NHA) has intensified its efforts to construct a gabion and grouted riprap in Barangay Mipantao Gadongan of this city as a mitigation measure for soil erosion. Mipantao Gadongan is the second site where 1,000 permanent shelters will be constructed by NHA and 50 housing units from its partner United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat).  NHA - Marawi Project Management Office Engr. Clemente Dayot said the said mitigation is needed since there are already structures constructed in the area. “That is a mitigating measure para sa side sa contractor kasi  kailangan imitigate ang [for the side of the contractor since it is needed to mitigate the] soil erosion kasi may structures na tayo sa taas [because we already have structures there] like road and drainage,” said Dayot. Dayot also shared that the gabion measures approximately 300 meters and has a grouted riprap which is a  rock slope-protection for the embankment. “Pag-uulan masaturate ang lupa ng tubig kaya kailangan na imitigate  natin yan. Gabion ang foundation niyan, pataas grouted riprap na,” he added. [When it rains, the land gets saturated by water thus there is a need to mitigate it. Gabion will be constructed as its foundation, and grouted riprap as its slope.]  Dayot also called for the understanding and cooperation of the internally displaced persons as they continue to pursue the implementation of their projects. “Panawagan namin sa IDPs na be patient. Magka-isa tayo kasi yung trabaho namin sa NHA, hindi basta-basta kasi everyday may mga hamon at problema na dumadating. Sana magpatuloy itong proyekto dahil para naman ito sa social development ninyo,” he said.  [We encourage the IDPs to be patient. We should unite because we also face challenges as we work as NHA. We hope this project will continue because this is also for your social development.] Being a member-agency of Task Force Bangon Marawi’s Subcommittee on Housing, NHA is committed to promote sustainable development as its tasks include house construction, land acquisition, and land development.  NHA has acquired 39 hectares of land for the construction of permanent shelters in Barangays Kilala and Mipantao Gadongan. These housing units will be turned-over to IDPs who will be resettled from the 3-meter and 20-meter easements of Lake Lanao and Agus River of the most affected area of the city. (LELA/PIA ICIC) 

READ MORE
Lanao del Sur prov'l gov't distributes cash aid to PUJ drivers

August 11, 2020

MARAWI CITY, Aug.9 (PIA) - The provincial government of Lanao del Sur through the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) released cash aid to 991 public utility jeepney (PUJ) drivers here. The distribution of P1,100 cash assistance was held August 6-7, 2020 at the Tennis Court of the New Capitol Complex, this city. Mariam Balindong, head of the PSWDO,  said the program aims to help PUJ drivers whose livelihood was greatly affected due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Accordingly, the PSWDO has coordinated with the city government of Marawi for the list of registered PUJ drivers plying the routes within the 39 municipalities of the province and to the neighboring cities of Cotabato, Iligan, Cagayan de Oro, and Davao. "Malaki ang maitutulong nito sa aming mga drayber dahil nakahinto kami sa pamamasada kaya naapektuhan ang kabuhayan namin. Nagpapasalamat kami sa Provincial Government at sa PSWDO," said Mansawi Moti from the municipality of Saguiaran. Ainah Mangotara whose husband was among the driver-recipient in Marawi also expressed gratitude to the provincial government for the cash aid. "Nagpapasalamat kami dahil kasama kami sa nakatanggap at dahil makakatulong ito sa pang araw-araw na gastusin namin,"  she said. (APB/PIA ICIC with reports from PIO-LDS)

READ MORE
Marawi IDPs receive hygiene kits from private orgs

August 7, 2020

MARAWI CITY, Aug. 6 (PIA) -- In its continuing efforts to help curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED) and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee (UNCHR) distributed hygiene kits to internally displaced persons living in various transitory shelters in this city. ACTED and UNHCR partnered with the Task Force Bangon Marawi and 82nd Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army to distribute the kits containing a pail, water dipper, malong, underwears, sanitary napkins, bath soaps, laundry soap, shampoo, toothbrushes,  slippers, alcohol and hand sanitizer. ACTED Project Manager Luz Padriquez said they target four transitory shelter sites for this COVID-19 Response Project. “For the IDP beneficiaries, sa kinakaharap natin ngayon, huwag tayong mawalan ng pag-asa[let us not lose hope]. Let’s keep our health high.  Magtiwala tayo sa ating May Kapal at malalagpasan din natin itong lahat [Let us trust our God that we will overcome all of this],” said Padriquez. Noraisah Dumaronsing and Suhaima Didato, both IDPs in Area 6 of Biyaya ng Pagbabago, Sagonsongan Transitory Shelter Site expressed gratitude for the assistance provided to them. “Maraming salamat sa binigay na tulong kasi ito ay importante sa amin. Para sa IDPs, kailangan maghugas ng kamay parati at magsuot ng face mask,” said Dumaronsing. [Thank you very much for this assistance because it is important for us. For IDPs, we need to wash our hands and to always wear face mask.] Didato also reminded her fellow IDP to observe social distancing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. “Kailangan nating mag-ingat dahil sa pandemic. Kailangan natin magkaroon ng social distancing,” she said. [We need to protect ourselves because of this pandemic. We also need to observe social distancing.] ACTED is also set to distribute the kits in Boganga Transitory Shelter Site, Rorogagus Transitory Shelter Site and Areas 2 and 5 of Sagonsongan Transitory Shelter Site.  Under its Water, Hygiene and Sanitation Response, ACTED also spearheaded the rehabilitation of water system in Bakwit Village Phase 1 in Matungao, Lanao del Norte. (LELA/PIA ICIC) 

READ MORE
MalacaƱang: Marawi rehab efforts never ceased

August 1, 2020

MARAWI CITY, July 31 (PIA) -- Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque emphasized in a virtual press briefing on Thursday that the rehabilitation works in Marawi City did not cease despite the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.  Roque asserted this statement after some lawmakers and civic groups criticized President Rodrigo Duterte for not mentioning updates on the developments of the war-torn city in his fifth State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA). He said that even if the president did not mention it in the SONA, the restoration of the city remains one of his priorities. “Hindi po tumigil ang gobyerno para mapabangon muli ang Marawi dahil nga po doon sa nangyari ilang taon na ang nakakalipas,” said Roque. [The government did not stop its rehabilitation efforts for Marawi City after what happened few years back.] “Tuloy-tuloy po ang rebuilding of Marawi kaya nga po siguro hindi na sinama sa talumpati ng Presidente dahil nagsimula naman po iyan at ongoing po iyan,” he added. [Rehabilitation efforts in Marawi City are continuous  which is the reason perhaps on why he did not mention it in his speech.] The spokesperson also affirms his commitment to continue holding press conferences in Marawi in the future. “Sa mga susunod na press briefing, babalik po siguro tayo gaya ng ginagawa natin dati diyan mismo sa Marawi nang makita po ng buong bayan kung nasaan na po ang efforts to rebuild Marawi,” he said. [For the next press briefings, we might be back there just like what we did before in Marawi so that the whole country will know the progress of rebuilding efforts of Marawi.] Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) Chairman Secretary Eduardo Del Rosario also expressed his commitment that the massive rehabilitation of the city will be completed within the term of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.  “As committed, the rehabilitation of government infrastructures in Marawi City will be completed within the term of our President. That is his order and that will be done,” said Del Rosario. The construction of infrastructures in the most affected area of the city are now on full-swing. These include Marawi Maritime Outpost implemented by Armed Forces of the Philippines; Grand Padian Central Market, School of Living Tradition, Peace Memorial Park, Marawi Museum, and five barangay halls with health center and madrasah which is spearheaded by the city government of Marawi.     Outside MAA, the construction of the new Marawi City jail is now on its 30% completion which is implemented Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) – Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.   These projects are funded by the National Disaster Risk Reduction & Management – Marawi Recovery, Rehabilitation, and Reconstruction Program (NDRRM-MRRP).  Funded under the P970 Million grant from Government of Japan thru Japan International Cooperation Agency,  the Department of Public Works and Highways has also continued rehabilitation of 18.97-kilometer Marawi Transcentral Road in Lanao Del Sur. (LELA/ PIA ICIC)

READ MORE
BARMM ministries, WFP converge for integrated rural development

August 1, 2020

MARAWI CITY, July 30 (PIA) - The Ministries of Environment, Natural Resources, and Energy (MENRE); Agriculture, Fisheries, and Agrarian Reform (MAFAR); Interior and Local Government (MILG); and the World Food Programme (WFP) inked a memorandum of agreement on Wednesday, July 29, for the establishment of a convergence model to sustain income-generating activities to support integrated rural development in the Bangsamoro region. The model also envisions an increase in agricultural and agro-forestry products in the region. It will be implemented through the MENRE’s ‘Integrated Bangsamoro Greening Program (IBGP) and ‘Kayod ka, Bangsamoro’ (KKB), MAFAR’s Basic Integration of Harmonized Intervention (BINHI) program, and MILG’s Disaster Risk Reduction-Climate Change Adaptation (DRR-CCA) program. The MAFAR will cater to the supply of vegetable seeds, training for farmers, and the establishment of market linkages.  On the other hand, the MILG committed to lead the implementation and mainstreaming of the Convergence Area Development Plan among the local government units and beneficiary communities.  Moreover, the WFP will provide remunerations to ‘Palaw Rangers’ while waiting for the harvesting period. Palaw Rangers, who are Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) combatants waiting to be decommissioned, will aid in the establishment and sustaining of these ‘survival gardens’ to ensure productivity and output efficiency. “We are looking forward to this collaboration, the Convergence, its promising outputs, and to how it would help the Bangsamoro communities,” said BARMM Executive Secretary Abdulraof Macacua, also the concurrent MENRE minster. Macacua also said the convergence will be implemented from September 2020 to March 2021. Meanwhile, WFP Deputy Country Director Mats Persson, who attended the ceremony thru video conference, said WFP is determined to provide assistance to all concerned ministries on the development and enhancement of the convergence model. Also present during Wednesday’s MOA signing were MAFAR Minister Mohammad Yacob, BPDA Director-General Mohajirin Ali, and Dir. Khalid Dumagay who represented MILG Minister Atty. Naguib Sinarimbo. (BPI/PIA ICIC)

READ MORE
Health ministry in BARMM traces unvaccinated children against polio

August 1, 2020

MARAWI CITY, July 30 (PIA) - The Bangsamoro Government’s Ministry of Health (MOH) is conducting a seven-day Rapid Coverage Assessment (RCA) to trace unvaccinated children against polio in the region. The RCA is MOH-BARMM’s evaluation procedure to find unimmunized children below five years old and vaccinate them against polio for its ‘Sabayang Patak Kontra Polio’ campaign. The MOH has started the RCA in the provinces of Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur on Monday, July 27, and will run until August 5.  Meanwhile, the schedule for the island provinces of Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi is yet to be finalized. The Sabayang Patak Kontra Polio campaign, which kicked off in the region on July 20, is the Department of Health’s program to end polio in the country.  Bangsamoro government targets to immunize at least 839,677 children in the region’s five provinces until August 2. As of July 27, the total coverage in the region is at 74.1% or 622,564 children vaccinated. Several RCA teams of MOH-BARMM has since covered the towns of Sultan Sa Barongis, Parang, Datu Anggal Midtimbang, Ampatuan, Datu Piang, South Upi, Buldon, Datu Unsay, and Buluan in the province of Maguindanao, and in Piagapo, Saguiaran and Lumbaca Unayan in Lanao del Sur. (BPI/PIA ICIC))

READ MORE

Subscribe Now!

Receive email updates from Mindanao Daily News.