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Ramadhan aid! Mendoza admin distributes rice to Muslims in Cotabato

The Cotabato government under the leadership of Governor Emmylou ”Lala” J. Taliño-Mendoza has distributed Ramadhan Rice Assistance to the Bangsamoro people from 82 barangays in the province.

“Layunin nitong mabiyayaan ng tulong ang 15,521 na indibidwal sa kanilang pagdiriwang ng Ramadhan na isang mahalagang kaganapang panrelihiyon para sa mananampalatayang Islam,” the provincial government said.

Of the total number, 14,970 beneficiaries were Moro leaders and mothers who received 10 kilos of rice each. Meanwhile, 551 individuals from identified Moro stakeholders, Imams/Uztads, and Provincial Moro Advisory Council (PMAC) members got 50 kilos of rice each.

“Sa pamamagitan ng programang ito, nais matiyak ng butihing gobernadora na mapapagaan ang pasanin ng mga mamamayan lalo na sa espesyal na panahon ng Ramadhan,” the provincial government said.

Boardmember Sittie Eljorie Antao-Balisi, representing Mendoza, led the distribution of rice assitance. Provincial Governor’s Office-Muslim Affairs Focal Person Edris P. Gandalibo was also present in the release of aid.

The national government declared Wednesday, April 10, a regular holiday throughout the country to observe Eid’l Fitr, or the Feast of Ramadhan.

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