Wednesday, August 13, 2008

North Cotabato situationer

Got this from Sarah Matalam by way of the Mindanao Bloggers mailing list:

I have a few updates on my blog and will update soon on some stuff I went through when I was around the ARMM on election day itself. I took lots of pictures and will post them too when I get the extra time. By the way, maybe you guys can help me with this:

Evacuees from the recent skirmishes in the North Cotabato area are doubling every minute.They say there is a ceasefire but that is not what is happening in the grassroots. They are scattered in these areas:

Pikit : 5366 families
Aleosan : 533 families
Libungan : 415 families
Pigcawayan : 246 Families

We are targeting Pikit area.

From Malu Mangasakan, principal of government school where the evacuees are:

Maliban po sa food na pangunahing kelangan nila eto po yung iba: Water container, trapal,, Jetmatic at yung tubo nya, mga meds for skin diseases and ubo. sipon. Address is Datu Bitol Memorial School, Paidu Pulangi Pikit, North Cotabato.

To inform all of you, I am closely coordinating with Fr. Alejo and the Ateneo De Davao BAtch 87 - Sinag Foundation.

I'll update this post with details on how we can help.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Dom,

    My wife is from Pikit, and we will also try to get information (eg. what the evacuees desperately need) from Pikit Gym where there also evacuees. Then Ill feedback to you.

    Hope we can help out our kababayans thru this popular blog of yours.