By PMT News Desk
COTABATO CITY — Four thousand six hundred and forty indigent residents of Cotabato City received 25 kilos of rice each from the Ministry of Social Services and Development (MSSD) as of Sept. 17, 2021.
In a statement, MSSD Information officer Jidday Pangadapun Buat Lucman told the Press with the distribution this month of the assistance in 7 barangays of the city, her ministry has already reached various individuals and families belonging to the most disadvantaged and vulnerable sectors whose meager incomes and sources of livelihoods were severely affected and exacerbated by the pandemic.
Among the recipients were indigent senior citizens, Persons With Disability (PWDs) returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), hafiz or students of Islamic institutions, and Indigenous People (IP).
After the turn-over of Cotabato City to the Bangsamoro Government late last year, MSSD and the rest of the BARMM offices have been reaching out to the residents of the city with their various programs and social service interventions. (PR)