Photo by: Diovelene Francisco

MARAWI CITY, December 6, 2017—The Interfaith Forum for Solidarity and Peace (IFFS) has join hands with St. Columban College in rendering assistance to internally displaced persons (IDPs).

Dubbed as “Dalit Tagbo sa Marawi,”the program consists in visiting communities and identifying the IDPs that are most in need.

“This time they choose to come here in Marawi because Marawi is in crisis.  They have parterned with us, the Interfaith Forum for Solidarity and Peace in line with the Mindanao week of peace we had last November 29, 2017,” said IFFS executive secretary Fay Mae A. Reyes.

Initially, St. Columban College distributed 100 relief packs, among others, for the IDPs in priority community communities.  Each relief pack consisted of hygiene kit, mat, blanket, used clothing and food.

“Responding with this king of stuff like food, blanket and etc., it’s not enough.  We are just giving them something to eat for a day, something to use temporarily not long term.  But of course it makes us happy and glad that we are able to share little of what we have.  More than we would like to offer our prayers for evacuees, for all the people of Marawi and Mindanao that hopefully, they will be able to get up.  We are one with the Marawi evacuees. We are one with them in prayers for them to recover,” said Reyes.

This mission is in coordination with Duyog Marawi (DM).  (JM Mauna/Duyong Marawi News)