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COTABATO CITY — On July 18, Tuesday, the Darapanan community in Sultan Kudarat in Maguindanao del Norte received one unit of a firetruck from the Bangsamoro Government through the Ministry of the Interior and Local Government (MILG) as part of the implementation of the Transitional Development Impact Fund (TDIF).
The fire truck was funded through the TDIF, which can be used to carry out initiatives that will favorably influence the Bangsamoro Region’s ongoing development throughout the Transition Period.
TDIF is implemented in collaboration with the Office of Members of Parliament of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority, in this case, the Office of MP Bai Maleiha B Candao.
Susan A. Omar, a representative of MP Candao, explained how the firetruck will help all stakeholders and residents of Darapanan, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao.
Joint Normalization Committee (JNC) Co-Chair Akmad “Toks” Brahim, Jr of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) officially accepted the one brand-new fire truck valued at ₱15 million.
“Yung TDIF po ay pondo na gagamitin para mapabilis natin ‘yung phase ng recovery, rehabilitation, at transition towards stronger institutions of government in the Bangsamoro,” said MILG Minister Atty Naguib G Sinarimbo.
Atty Sinarimbo was joined by Chief Minister Ahod B Ebrahim, who officially witnessed the ceremonial turnover. Also present were BARMM Senior Minister Abunawas Maslamama, MILG Deputy Minister Ibrahim P Ibay, and representatives from the offices of MP Eddie Mapag Alih and MP Bai Maleiha B Candao.
A sea ambulance and a transport vehicle to the Muslim Upliftment Foundation of Tawi-Tawi, Inc. (MUFTI) and Tuan Ligaddong Lipae Memorial Hospital in Tawi-Tawi, respectively, were both turned over through the TDIF of MP Alih. A transport vehicle was also given to Liga ng Barangay in Northern Kabuntalan through the TDIF of MP Ambolodto. (/)