More than two hundred far-flung CBCS networks members and most affected families by the fight against an unseen pandemic covid-19 received assistance from the Consortium of Bangsamoro Civil Society (CBCS) with support from its funding partner MISEREOR.

In times of global crisis, such as this corona virus pandemic, the most affected individuals are those who are less fortunate. There are lots of people who lost their job, some lost their daily income, in which put their family in jeopardy. The government tried to lessen this burden but sad to say it is not enough, because there are lot of people who do not received this effort of the government (SAP). People who are living in depress areas and far flung communities, that is the reason why CBCS extended their helping hands for this people.

On August 8-10, 2020, we distributed 75 packs of rice to Barangay Bincungan Purok Sampaguita, Manga and Barangay Liboganon Purok 5,6 and 7 Tagum, Davao del Norte. The rice beneficiaries consist of tricycle driver, laborer, fisherman, widow, senior citizen and PWD’s. Through the initiative of CBCS these people received 10 kilos of rice per family.
On August 10,2020 the distribution was made in Pantukan Davao de Oro that received 75 packs of rice to Barangay Bongbong, Matiao and Tambungon. Recipients were widower tricycle driver, senior citizen and PWDs. They were also belonging to the depress area of Pantukan. The distribution was headed by Mr. Rasad Sawat who is the Co-Convener of CBCS Davao Cluster Convener Group.

On August 15, 2020, the same thing was done to Davao del Sur they distributed 50 packs of rice to 50 families. Distribution was done by Mr. Sami Buat, the Internal Vice Chairperson of CBCS Central,  Mr. Polding Lalang and Farju Indin.

By: Janeth Lingas
CBCS Davao Area Coordinator