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(SDN) — To say that the Ministry of Interior and Local Government (MILG) in the Bangsamoro region is a busy-body is an understatement.
Even now that the devastating Covid-19 pandemic continues to upend governmental activities, people’s daily routine, and travel, etc., under the leadership of Minister Naguib G. Sinarimbo the MILG consistently shows its mettle in addressing the welfare and needs of the constituents of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).
Of course, it’s safe to say the BARMM’s other line agencies are doing their parts as well.
For the MILG over this month, theirs the arrival of the desalination equipment/machines for the region’s island provinces, delivery of fire trucks, monitoring of infrastructure projects, providing assistance, among others.
In photographs, here is MILG at work:
Arrival of desalination machines for BARMM-MILG’s project for Sulu and, later on, other island provinces such as Basilan and Tawi-Tawi, to provide potable water, drawing seawater and turning it to water for human consumption. (All photographs courtesy of Minister Naguib G. Sinarimbo)
MILG delivering firetrucks to BASULTA (Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi), the BARMM island provinces.
Meanwhile, Philippine National Police (PNP) Municipal Police Stations being constructed in the municipalities of Marantao and Amai Manabilang, Lanao del Sur; in Datu Blah Sinsuat and Rajah Buayan, Maguindanao. The MILG is funding the projects.
The MILG also sustains its humanitarian activities.
In Cotabato City, a component area of BARMM, the MILG continues to respond to request for relief assistance by Barangay officials whose constituents are feeling the brunt of this pandemic.
“We are covering the last mile, albeit the most critical in service delivery, the Barangay (village),” said Sinarimbo.
The MILG’s Barangay Community Affairs Division also provides coaching and mentoring to barangay officias in Lanao del Sur.
“We believe that capacitated local officials, closest to the ground, would result in better access to quality government services by our people,” the MILG chief said.
The Bangsamoro region is composed of the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi, and the cities of Cotabato, Lamitan, and Marawi as well as 63 barangays in North Cotabato dubbed Special Geographic Area (SAG). — (EKU) (✓)