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Tawi-Tawi students receive essential school supplies on Sheikh Makhdum Day

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM), in collaboration with the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP), and the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), successfully facilitated the distribution of school supplies to the young students of Tawi-Tawi.

This initiative was part of the celebration of the 643rd anniversary of Sheikh Makhdum Day. The highlight of the event was the inauguration of the Historical Marker of Sheikh Makhdum Mosque—a ceremony graced by the presence of DBM Secretary Amenah F. Pangandaman and other officials.

“Unang-una po sa mahahalagang programa at prayoridad ng administrasyon ni Pangulong Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. ay ang edukasyon at bahagi rin ng ating adbokasiya ay tulungan ang mga bata,” Secretary Pangandaman expressed.

“Bilang Rear Admiral ng Philippine Coast Guard Auxillary din po, ang ganitong outreach program ay bahagi po ng aming layuning tumulong sa kabataan at mga komunidad Lalo na sa Mindanao na aking pinanggalingan. Buong-buo po ang aking suporta sa mga hakbangin ng PCGA at ng PCG,” she added.

Benefactors received backpacks filled with essential school supplies such as paper, pencils, coloring books, and coloring pens.

In total, 322 students from the municipality of Simunul, Tawi-Tawi, were the grateful recipients of these school supplies. Previously, an outreach program had been conducted in Sibutu, Tawi-Tawi, benefitting 361 daycare students.

The distribution of school supplies was also overseen by DBM Undersecretaries Goddes Hope Libiran, Margaux Marie Salcedo, Wilford Will Wong, NHCP Chair Dr. Emmanuel Calario, PCG Captain Christopher Auro, Tawi-Tawi Vice-Governor Al-Syed Sali, Simunul Mayor Wasilah Abdurahman, and Simunul Vice-Mayor Ershad Abdurahman. (DBM/PIA-Caraga)

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