The Bohol provincial government is set to extend P1 million and non-monetary aid such as food to the civilian victims of the ongoing clashes in Marawi City.
Assistance from Bohol will be coursed through the Office of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development.
This is after the League of Provinces of the Philippines (LPP), the association of governors in the country, pledged to extend aid to civilians affected by the ongoing clashes in Marawi City.
According to LPP secretary general Bohol Gov. Edgar Chatto, the group called upon all its members to gather resources to be donated to those displaced and injured by the gun battles in the Mindanao city.
The governor’s statement was relayed to the Chronicle through acting Provincial Administrator Mitchell Boiser.
There were no specific types of donation which were requested by the LPP, Chatto added.
For his part, LPP president Ilocos Sur Gov. Ryan Singson said that the assistance will not be extended through the group, as this will be given by each province.
The Humanitarian Emergency Assistance and Response Team (HEART) of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao previously reported that there have been 183,557 internally-displaced people recorded due to the encounters in Marawi City as of June 13.
Some of the evacuees have made their way to other provinces including Bohol. (RT)