Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro - - Front Page - By PJ Orias (With Em Me­jala and Dar­lene Per­nia/FSUU in­terns)

THE Nether­lands Am­bas­sador to the Philip­pines Mar­ion Der­ckx on Mon­day reached out to Ca­gayan de Oro City Mayor Os­car Moreno to af­firm their ties in craft­ing poli­cies for the in­ter­nally dis­placed per­sons (IDPs) in Marawi who are opt­ing to live in the city.

City Coun­cilor Romeo Cal­izo said The Nether­lands is ready to ex­tend as­sis­tance in its project that aims to pro­file IDPs.

“Our iden­ti­fi­ca­tion sys­tem will ben­e­fit the IDPs be­cause when they re­ceive their iden­ti­fi­ca­tion cards, they can also avail of all the as­sis­tance in­tended for them has­sle-free,” Cal­izo said.

“Her Ex­cel­lency Am­bas­sador Der­ckx pledges full sup­port and co­op­er­a­tion of pro­fil­ing sys­tem. She came to dis­cuss on how they can help our project and work it out the best pos­si­ble way,” he added.

To date, the city has over 2,000 home-based IDPs, while some 30 fam­i­lies are still re­sid­ing in In­da­hag evac­u­a­tion cen­ter.

(Pic­ture: PJ Orias)

CITY Mayor Os­car Moreno re­ceives a gift from The Nether­lands Am­bas­sador Mar­ion Der­ckx in a cour­tesy visit yes­ter­day morn­ing, at the Mayor's Of­fice.

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