BARMM conveys responses to the MSU Marawi bombing incident

BARMM officials and security sector on a meeting, assessing the situation and plan for other intervention to the victims of the recent bombing attack in MSU-Main Campus, Marawi City. (Photo courtesy of Province of Maguindanao Del Norte)

COTABATO CITY (December 5, 2023) — The Bangsamoro government conveyed its responses to the MSU Marawi bombing incident through emergency virtual press conference with the Chief Minister Ahod B. Ebrahim along with his cabinet secretaries and the  different government agencies on Sunday afternoon, December 3.

The concerned ministries of BARMM under the directive of Chief Minister Ebrahim is already in the ground responding to the immediate needs of the victims of Sunday bombing in Dimaporo Gymnasium in MSU Marawi that killed four students identified as Risa Dancel, Janine Arenas, Junerey Arbante and Jen Aromin.

“On our part, we have already sent two (2) of our coasters, placed it under disposal of Local Government Unit (LGU) if needed to be used,” said MILG Minister Atty. Naguib G. Sinarimbo.

Minister Sinarimbo also instructed the Local Government of Marawi City, the Provincial Government of Lanao del Sur, Mindanao State University, AFP and PNP to set up immediately incident  command post in Mindanao State University to organize the response.

The MILG BARMM READi is part of the ongoing response efforts in MSU-Main Campus. It said that the provincial EOC activated by Lanao del Sur PDRRMC dispatched the Bangsamoro READi coaster to transport 20 MSU-Main Campus students back to their respective hometown on Monday, December 4.

Mindanao State University (MSU) students were safely returned back home. (Photo courtesy of Bangsamoro READi)

“The said students were transported from the MSU-Main Campus in Marawi City to the municipalities of Kapatagan and Balabagan in Lanao del Sur, Parang in Maguindanao del Norte, and in Cotabato City,” it added.

In addition, the regional EOC being managed by the Bangsamoro READi is closely monitoring the situation and have raised its Alert Status to BLUE effective 12:00 noon yesterday to ensure speedy inter-agency coordination among BARMM MOAs in support to the said incident.

Minister Atty. Raisa H. Jajurie of the Ministry of Social Services and Development (MSSD) provided cash assistance and food to the victims and their families who are taking care of the patients.
“We provide financial assistance for burial and general assistance to meet their needs, and also initiate Psychosocial support for those who survived, experiencing some trauma,” Minister Jajurie said.

Yesterday, Chief Minister Ebrahim met with various key officials at the 103rd Infantry Brigade in Lanao del Sur, Provincial Governor Mamintal Alonto Adiong Jr., MSU-Marawi’s former president and incumbent director of National Intelligence Coordinating Agency of the Philippines Ricardo de Leon, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Romeo Saturnino Brawner Jr., several members of the Bangsamoro Parliament, and members of the Philippine National Police.

BARMM Chief Minister Ahod “Al-Haj Murad” B. Ebrahim and OPAPPRU Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. extend support and sympathy to the victims of December 3 bombing incident in MSU-Marawi. (Photo courtesy of Bangsamoro Government)

Chief Minister Ebrahim and Secretary Carlito Galvez, Jr. of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU) also visited the victims admitted at the MSU Infirmary and Amai Pakpak Medical Center (APMC).

Chief Minister Ebrahim, in a brief meeting with APMC staff, expressed the Bangsamoro Government’s readiness to provide any additional assistance to the patients they may need for their fast recovery.” (Nurjanna D. Alijam, BMN/BangsamoroToday)

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