Tawi-Tawi lends a hand for Yolanda survivors PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 01 December 2013 00:00

To help the Typhoon Yolanda survivors, the people of Tawi-Tawi send cash and relief goods to the affected areas thru the free padala offer of LBC cargo this week. The noble and humanitarian project spearheaded by MSU (Mindanao State University) Tawi-Tawi Campus Chancellor Atty. Lorenzo R. Reyes was coordinated with Station Manager Dr. Anabel A. Wellms of 94.1 Nutriskwela Radyo Kasannangan and its program manager MSU Tawi-Tawi alumni Director Basil V. Sali.

Called, “You Lend A Hand For Yolanda Survivors,” from November 18 to November 28, it collected cash or in kind donations from  different private and government establishments and agencies in Bongao, the province capital. Tawi-Tawi Governor Nurbert Sahali wholeheartedly supported too this project when the organizer visited his office. Last October, MSU Tawi-Tawi donated P250,000 to the City Government of Zamboanga for its rehabilitation from their fun run raising event.

Aside from  the fresh seafood, crystal clear beaches, greenery mountains, and serene place of Bongao, I admire the peace loving people of Tawi-Tawi. Regardless of the different cultural and religion differences, the Tawi-Tawians can lives in harmony with one another.  And I believe if things will be placed in more proper order there, it can be developed into another great tourism destination of our country.

Crime rates in Bongao is low. “Less ang pagnanakaw ngayon (Bongao),” PO2 Meldrin Sarapuddin said in an interview,” amu in makapag-hulah kita way lingug, makatug kita marayaw, safe place to live and to have business.” Tawi-Tawi police force is doing everything to maintain the peace and order that the municipality of Bongao enjoys now. Though, there are few minor crimes but the police are doing their responsibilities to give immediate justice for the victims “When there is crime, there is an immediate justice,” PO2 Sarapuddin added.

By Dante Corteza

Philippians 2:4. “Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.”