By Teng Lauban Datu
Cotabato City Bureau Chief .
Cotabato City — Hundreds of residents in the city have benefitted from the free basic services provided by the Bangsamoro Government during the launching of Project Tabang on Monday.
Project Tabang or the Tulong Alay sa Bangsamorong Nangangailangan is an initiative of the Office of the Chief Minister aimed at facilitating the direct and immediate extension of basic services and assistance to the Bangsamoro people, specifically on health and education services.
Chief Minister Ahod Al Haj Murad Ebrahim said Project Tabang will be conducted regularly in the different areas across the Bangsamoro region, most especially in the poverty and calamity-stricken communities.
“Demonstration ito nung pledge natin na talagang tutulong tayo sa mga tao mismo sa grassroots. We’ll keep up this commitment. In Sha Allah,” the chief minister said.
“Our objective is to reach out to the Bangsamoro people and give them the basic services their government can provide because we believe the governance and public service is not about us, the officials, rather, it is always about the people,” he added.
Meanwhile, a simultaneous activity was also conducted in the town of Rajah Buayan in Maguindanao province spearheaded by the Ministry of Interior and Local Government.
MILG Minister Atty. Naguib Sinarimbo emphasized that the idea behind the Project Tabang was to bring a comprehensive array of government services to far-flung communities in the Bangsamoro region.
“Tinatarget natin ang community na ‘to para sigurado tayo na ang serbisyo ng gobyerno ay mas nailalapit sa kanila, kaysa sila pa ang pupunta sa atin,” Sinarimbo said. (with reports from bpi-barmm)