Bohol extends help to Marawi ‘bakwits’ here

Marawi evacuees totaling of 183 individuals or 48 families evacuees are given assistance by the Bohol provincial government said a report by the Office of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development (OPSWD) released recently.

The OPSWD reported during the recent Peace and Order Council Meeting at the People’s Mansion, the provincial government made an effort to record the influx of evacuees from war-town Marawi.

The evacuees are scattered in six areas in the province where 51 individuals are staying in the Muslim Village in barangay Taloto in Tagbilaran City as 70 individuals are sataying in another Muslim Village in barangay Poblacion 1 in Tagbilaran City. Sixteen people are saying in the Muslim Village in barangay Poblacion III.

Another 22 individuals are staying in barangay Pagina in Jagna town while two Boholanos who were working in a restaurant in Marawi when hostilities broke out went home to Sagbayan town.

Another 22 individuals are staying in barangay Tinago, Dauis town.

The OPSWD said evacuees are worried about their relatives left behind after being separated since some of them are still in Marawi or located in areas near Marawi.

Evacuees who are senior citizens are worried about where they can obtain or purchase their maintenance medications.

Most of the evacuees are staying at the houses of the relatives and are living in “cramped living conditions.”

About 24 families are planning to back to Marawi after the crisis ends since their source of livelihood is in Marawi. While 10 families are considering to stay in Bohol for good but seeking employment for their livelihood.

Another 14 families are still undecided whether to stay or to go back to Marawi after the hostilities have ended.

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