Thousands of Marawi residents staying temporarily in evacuation centers in Baloi, Lanao del Norte have received water and food supplies from the Department of Agriculture and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources.
Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol and other DA-BFAR officials distributed the supplies on orders of President Duterte who traces his maternal grandmother’s roots to the Samporna and Camayonga clans of Lanao.
Piñol told the evacuees that the distribution of aid would continue until they have returned to their homes.
In the presence of Baloi Mayor Elias Ali, Pinol pledged that there would be a financial assistance and a no-collateral and no-interest loans for farming and fisher folk families when things have settled down.
In the last presidential elections, Duterte thrashed all of his rivals in the Bangsamoro areas, especially in the Lanao.