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More gov’t projects to preserve peace in Tawi-Tawi – PBBM


The government intends to carry out more projects in Tawi-Tawi to preserve peace in the locality and the Mindanao region, President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. said on Thursday.

“Ako po ay tunay [na] natutuwa sa kapayapaan na inyong tinatamasa ngayon. Upang pagtibayin ito, masaya kong ibinabalita na ang inyong pamahalaan ay patuloy na magsasagawa ng mga proyekto para sa inyong kaunlaran tulad ng Improving Growth Corridors in Mindanao Road Sector Project na [pinasinayaan] natin noong nakaraang taon” President Marcos said during the distribution of aid to farmers and fisherfolk affected by the dry spell in Tawi-Tawi.

“Sa proyektong ito, tatlong tulay ang gagawin natin dito sa Tawi-Tawi na siyang tutulong. Ito’y makakatulong sa inyong mga pangangailangan sa transportasyon at pagpaganda ng inyong hanapbuhay, pati na rin ang pagpapanatili ng kapayapaan at kaayusan dito sa inyong lugar,” he said.

Among the projects being implemented are the social development programs of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) such as the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), ensuring healthcare and education among poor households

The President also mentioned the Quick Response Fund at KALAHI- CIDSS Kapangyarihan at Kaunlaran sa Barangay, aimed at providing assistance and jobs to individuals affected by calamities

In addition, the Bangsamoro Umpungan sa Nutrisyon or BangUn is being carried out to address malnutrition among children and pregnant women.

“Ang DOLE (Department of Labor and Employment) naman ay nagpapatupad ng Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/ Displaced Workers o ‘yung tinatawag nating TUPAD Program. Mahigit 3,000 na ang nakinabang dito mula noong Enero ng nakaraang taon sa ilalim ng TUPAD,” President Marcos said.

The President said his visit to Tawi-Tawi is part of his efforts to personally oversee the distribution of government assistance to communities in need, as well as to assess the condition of the people at the local level.

During the event, President Marcos led the distribution of PhP10,000 each to select 10 beneficiaries from Tawi-Tawi and PhP10 million each to the Provincial Governments of Tawi-Tawi and Basilan.

The DSWD also distributed PhP10,000 each to 10,000 beneficiaries composed of farmers, fisherfolk and their families. | PND