ARMM-BRIDGE to build 100 shelters in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY, Aug. 24 (PIA) – The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) through its Bangsamoro Regional Inclusive Development for Growth and Empowerment (BRIDGE) program, is set to build 100 core shelters for poor families in the town of Datu Blah Sinsuat, Maguindanao.

In a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, ARMM regional governor Mujiv Hataman emphasized that the people’s taxes are being returned to them through development projects and services.

On the same day, the beneficiaries received supplies, including a sack of rice and other food items, and hygiene kits that would last for a month.

Meanwhile, Datu Blah Sinsuat Mayor Raida Tomawis-Sinsuat expressed her heartfelt gratitude to the regional government for its efforts to help the municipality.

With a budget of P2.5 billion, the ARMM-BRIDGE program aims to improve the living condition of 7,000 families in the region this year.

Each shelter unit is equipped with connection to water system and a solar panel for light source.

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Also, series of meetings with local residents is being done to come up with a livelihood plan for the sustainability of the development in the community as well.

The ARMM-BRIDGE program provides decent homes and food to poor constituents of the region. Under the ‘ApatnaDapat’ framework of the office, each beneficiary shall receive a core shelter, access to clean water, light source, as well as food and livelihood. (BPI-ARMM)

Source: PIA Feed