A humanitarian mission was conducted by Joint Task Force Marawi together with the Social Welfare Development Department and local government units in Malabang town, Lanao del Sur on August 12, 2017 for evacuees who are affected by the crisis in Marawi City.
The soldiers, DSWD staff, and local government workers delivered 1,700 packs of rice and goods to evacuees who are home-based and sheltered in an evacuation center in Madrasa II.
1,651 families with 5,670 dependents sought refuge in Malabang 73 kilometers (about 2 hours drive) south of Marawi City when the Maute terrorist group attacked the city on May 23, 2017.
On behalf of Malabang Mayor Raizol S. Balindong, municipal administrator Jerry Rakim received the assistance brought by seven trucks that arrived at noon.
Malabang Municipal Social Welfare and Development Chief Linang Pangkat led the distribution of the goods for the evacuees. She expressed her gratitude to those who supported the endeavor including the security sector.
Soldiers of the Joint Task Force Marawi and Teach Peace Build Peace representatives also conducted activities for children evacuees in Malabang.
Lt. Gen. Carlito Galvez, Jr., Commander of the Western Mindanao Command said: “We will always be of help whenever it is needed. Our Joint Task Groups Ranao and Tabang as well as the G7 of the Joint Task Force Marawi are incharge of all efforts that are geared to facilitate humanitarian activities for the evacuees from Marawi City.”
“Your Armed Forces will continue to serve the people and support other organizations whenever, wherever,” Lt. Gen. Galvez said.
Brig. Gen. Rolly Bautista, Commander of Joint Task Force Marawi and Philippine Army’s 1st Infantry (Tabak) Division said: “Your soldiers will continue to conduct humanitarian missions to help everyone who were affected in Marawi.”Read Full Article