Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Feeding Sessions for Bakwits in Mamasapano and Datu Unsay

Soliciting for the renovation of the School in Patikul, I approached a colleague I have back when I was working in Dubai.

Apart from her pledge, instead of spending money for her birthday this APRIL on treats to friends who can afford to buy their food, she said she wants to send the funds instead for a feeding session here in the Philippines. Then I thought of the displaced evacuees of the currently ongoing All Out Offensive by AFP in Maguindanao.

Based from the meeting I had with an NGO based in Maguindanao, On the average, a feeding session through lugaw (rice porridge) costs P4,500 (~US$110.00; feeds ~100 families, 500 individuals). 

To fulfill friend's request, and since I am heading there anyway after the renovation of the School in Patikul, I am appealing to families (clans if needs be or even groups of friends, team of colleagues) to organize for the sponsorship of individual feeding sessions: One group = One feeding session to be chosen below.

The following schedules for feeding sessions are available for funding (Actual Data to be completed upon availability). 

Location Date Individuals Amount Needed Sponsor
House Based Libutan 23-Apr 805 Php7,245.00
Tambunan II, Guindulungan 24-Apr 3472 Php31,248.00 MR P J Bowd
Libutan Elementary School 25-Apr 2086 Php18,774.00 APRIL TOMAS
Mahad Evacuation Center 26-Apr 602 Php5,418.00 JB Galedo
Mahad Compound 27-Apr 721 Php6,489.00
BHS Libutan (along Hiway) 28-Apr 630 Php5,670.00 MS J Lacson
Brgy Sampao (Tent) 29-Apr 1309 Php11,781.00

During the actual feeding session, a tarpaulin print of the sponsoring group (name in text along with pictures if preferred) will be displayed in location and with the bakwits behind.

Download the most recent (16 March 2015) IDP Assessment Report about the displacements in Maguindanao here courtesy of Humanitarian Emergency Action Response Team.

Ian Limbonis
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For Donations:

Bank Code: 010040018
Account Number: 2439 1558 52
Name on Account: Joseph Ian Macalino

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Suggested in PHP currency to minimize devaluations. In third world, every cent counts. Otherwise, USD will be fine. 

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