From the Philippine News Agency (May 22): Westmincom donates water containers, trash bins to Zambo IDPs
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, west of this city.
Westmincom information officer Capt. Maria Rowena Muyuela said Thursday that
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.
So far, there are at least 283 IDP-families who are temporarily housed at
the transitory site in Barangay 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.