AMPATUAN, Maguindanao (BARMM) –– Mayor Baileah G. Sangki, Al–Haj. poured blessings yesterday, (Thursday, March 4, 2021) to hundreds of Indigenous People (IP) living in Tubak, one of the town’s farthest barangays.
Mayor Sangki, who traveled three hours to reach the barangay, said doing “barangay service” is her way of bringing the municipal government of Ampatuan closer to her constituents, especially to the communities of poor and Indigenous People (IP). communities.
Barangay Tubak is populated by Manobo–Dulangan, one of the IP tribes identified in the Philippines.
“I want them to feel the presence of the municipal government of Ampatuan. I want them to know that they are part of my administration. Pouring assistance to them and bringing the municipal services right at their fronts are my way of repaying their trust when they voted for me,” Mayor Sangki said.
Ampatuan’s Secretary to the Mayor and at the same time Municipal Information Officer Bai Aimee Sambulawan and all members of the Sangguniang–Bayan (SB) accompanied Mayor Sangki in going there.
The said SB members are Datu Samnon M. Sangki, Hanon M. Sangki, Datu Wata Adzis, Ferdinand Banaga, Ramla Sangki and Mario Kadilingan.
All Ampatuan–based agencies, like the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Municipal Health Office (MHO), Municipal Agriculture Office (MAO), Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MDRRMO), PNP and AFP, supported the mayor’s outreach program in Barangay Tubak.
The town’s Gender and Development (GAD) coordinator Bai Noraida M. Dollosa also extended support to it.
They were secured by troops from the 12th Mechanized Company, Alpha Company of 7th Infantry Battalion and policemen from Ampatuan’s municipal police station.
Mayor Sangki, assisted by SB officials, distributed “tsinelas” (slipper), “tungkod” (cane), sanitary bowls, medicines, face masks, hygiene kits and other things needed by the residents there. She also distributed packs of rice grocery and seeds.
After the distribution, Mayor Sangki gave toys and distributed ice creams to the children. Services, like free medical check–up, feeding and “libreng–tuli” (circumcision) for kids, were also rendered that day.
The residents also took part in the information and educational orientation on the ill–effects of illegal drugs, violence against women and adolescence fertility awareness.
In her short speech, Mayor Sangki thanked Maguindanao Governor Bai Mariam Sangki–Mangudadatu for her support to the LGU–Ampatuan. (RASHID RH. BAJO/Photo credit to Rich Teodoro)