Friday, October 31, 2008

Photo: Humanitarian Mission In Mindanao

Bai Ingrid Sinsuat, the newly appointed Assistant Secretary for Operations of the Department of Social Welfare and Development in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, and Datu Piang Mayor Samer Uy lead aid workers in the distribution in the town of Datu Piang of relief assistance to civilians who are displaced by fighting between rebels and soldiers in Maguindanao province.

Photo also shows the nine-year old boy, Koling Ibrahim, with Shariff Aguak town Mayor Datu Anwar Ampatuan and Sinsuat and Vice Mayor Datu Monir Asim. The boy is scheduled for reconstructive cleft lip and palate operation in Davao City under Ampatuan’s “Operation Smile” project. Women evacuees also share their woes to social workers during a recent stress debriefing by the DSWD-ARMM in refugee shelters in Datu Piang town. (Photo by Omar Mangorsi / Bureau of Public Information-ARMM)

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