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2008 December MTB Feeding Report

By: Mindanao Tabang Bakwet

Mindanao Tulong Bakwet, Inc.

Door No. 04 Guiapal Apartment, No. 38-B, Anacleto

Badoy Sr.Street, Cotabato City, 9600

Telefax: (064) 421-9425, 421-5521, 546-0372 /0917-5484969,

Telephone No. (064) 421-5521

Email add:



6 December 2008



Dear Cesar, Fe, Aveen and Worldwide Filipino Alliance




Your effort and the assistance you have provided for the IDPs were actually delivered personally to the IDP Children of Datu Piang, Maguindanao. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. IDPs are delighted with your endeavors.


On November 25, 2008, Mindanao Tulong Bakwet [MTB], Inc in partnership with Department of Social Welfare and Development – ARMM had jointly conducted FEEDING for the children affected by armed conflict in Datu Piang, Maguindanao. Since the conflict broke out sometimes in August 2008 between forces of Commander Ombra Katu of Moro Islamic Liberation Front and Armed Forces of the Philippines, Internally Displaced Persons [IDPs] within these areas are extremely needed food, shelter and clothes.

There are 9,225 families of evacuees as of the moment and has a total of 43,776 numbers of dependent children sheltering in various makeshift camps around Datu Piang. But this figure however is fluctuating because fighting is still on going. In fact, relentless mortar shelling around the areas of Datu Piang, Datu Saudi Ampatuan and Mamasapnao continues.


The FEEDING is supported actually by Tancinco Law Offices, Ms. Susie Abenojar Barbieri in


Paris, and the sister of the missing Fr. Rudy Romano and this facilitated by Ms. Fe Agna, Aveen Acuna-Gulo and Mr. Cesar Torres of Worldwide Filipino Alliance.


There were about 4,000 IDP children coming from 28 evacuation camps who have enjoyed the chicken and rice with juice feeding and half of this population were catered by the assistance received from people mentioned above. Various agencies who are present during the event have itnessed how the event provides enjoyment for the children. It was somehow elevates their hope to become a children of peace in the face of never ending conflict in Maguindanao.  

It was also the volunteers organized by LGU of Datu Piang were the one helping the MTB in organizing the children as well as the preparation and distribution of Food.

 The said activity is also in support to the effort of Local Government Unit of Datu Piang in celebrating their 72nd Foundation Anniversary. It was named “Kanduli Alay sa Bakwet” 

Note: the financial report will follow




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