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PBBM commits all gov’t efforts to help Mindanao


President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. committed a whole-of-government approach to deliver assistance to needy Filipinos in far-flung areas of Mindanao including Tawi-Tawi and Basilan.

In his speech during the distribution of financial support to El Niño-affected farmers and fisherfolk in Tawi-Tawi, President Marcos said the entire government is exhausting all means to mitigate the effects of the natural phenomenon to the region.

“Sa lahat ng ahensya ng pamahalaan na [naririto] — mula sa mga pinuno hanggang sa bawat empleyado — sisiguruhin po namin na [makararating] ang lahat ng tulong, programa, [at] oportunidad sa ating mga mamamayan, lalo na sa pinakamalayong lugar tulad ng Basilan, tulad ng Tawi-Tawi,” President Marcos said.

“Laging unahin ang kapakanan ng pinakanangangailangan, at mamuno nang may integridad,” he added.

The President said the local government of Tawi-Tawi and the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) are supporting the government’s advocacy to serve the Filipino people, especially in the remote areas as envisioned under a “Bagong Pilipinas.”

“Sa lahat ng ating ginagawa at gagawin pa, ang pakikilahok ng bawat isa ang pinakamahalaga. Saksi ako sa sipag at galing ninyo. Kaya asahan ninyong patuloy kaming magsisikap upang [maibigay] sa inyo ang nararapat na serbisyo at alaga upang makamit ninyo ang inyong mga pangarap sa buhay,” he added.

President Marcos assured the residents of Tawi-Tawi of his return to personally monitor their condition. He extended his gratitude to fishermen and farmers for their unwavering support to the government. | PND