The Church in Mindanao had seen the fulfillment of what was prophesied by ancient prophets and we have seen them unfold before us, as our flocks are among those evacues of flash floods, mudslide , fire victims , earthquake and road accidents. The Church saw that they need to be ready and prepared to protect their flocks. They stepped out and aligned itself as partner with the governtment as force multiplier and undergone training on disaster preparedness. Aside from feeding and relief distribution at the evacuation centers, the Church is now capable of conducting post traumatic counselling and is emerging as a strong added hands that help those in need during fire, flashfloods, earthquakes, and war when victims are temporarily placed in public schools. The Church distributed used clothings, medicines , rice, and others. Many Churches clustered themselves to call their members and friends to volunteer of what is now an emerging frontliners lending their lives as force multipliers to the Philippines National Police (PNP), Barangay Disaster Rescue, and Bureau of Fire Prevention (BFP) Auxiliary.
In an interview with Bishop Fritz Cobrado, Founder Director of LAMP Foundation Philippines International based in Cagayan de Oro City which has been existing for many years and with satellites branches in 70 countries and branches operating in Thailand and the border of Cambodia, LAMP is involved in helping the students and family members of NPA surrendees by looking for businessmen and corporations that are willing to sponsor them.
LAMP is also in distributing of horses to qualified tribe to be of used in transporting their agricultural products from their farm to the market place since their village is located in a very remote barangay that no roads could reach them and no electricity could lighten
their home. There is a coming project to give solar lights to families that have students in order for them to have a better time to study.
This horse shown in this photo is turn over to its new owner from Talaingod , Davao del Norte. LAMP Foundation Philippines International has been donating horses to qualified beneficiaries.
On the other hand, Bishop Jose Remedios of Victory Chapel Community Fellowship , Cotabato City , Team leader of Pastor Rescue and Relief in another interview l have with him narrated that his team proceeded to Barangay Kusiong where mostly of the residents are the Tiduray tribes , Datu Odin Sinsuat , Maguindanao to rescue stranded residents, loaded them in CIDG rubberized watercraft and brought them to the nearest evacuation center, that is the Episcopal Cathedral. The survivors are from Mt. Minandar. My team assisted in recording their names and conducted post tramautic counselling.
Relief operation “Paeng.” Ptr Aristeo Betil of ClCotabato in collaboration with Cotabato Eod Canine, and PNP Advisory Group, Values Life Coach Bishop Ptr Joselito C Remedios of Victory Chapel Community Fellowship assembled at Broce Elem School Evacuation Center, Datu Odin Sinsuat Municipality, Maguindanao del Norte, Bangsamoro Region.