IDPs get water containers, trash bins PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 23 May 2014 11:31

The military’s Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) has donated water containers and trash bins to the internally displaced persons (IDPs) housed at the transitory site in Barangay Tulungatung, this city.

Westmincom information officer Capt. Maria Rowena Muyuela said Thursday the donation of nine water containers and 20 trash bins was done in partnership with the government-owned Western Mindanao State University (WMSU).

Muyuela said the containers and trash bins were received by Tulungatung Barangay Chairman Nur Joepakkal and was turned over by Westmincom civil-military operations officer Col. Rodrigo Gregorio on behalf of Westmincom chief Lt. Gen. Rustico Guerrero.

So far, there are at least 283 IDP-families who are temporarily housed at the transitory site in Tulungatung.

The transitory site serves as the temporary settlement of the families displaced by the siege in September of last year as the government is still undertaking the reconstruction of the siege-affected areas.