Baby dies while feeing

Datu Piang, MAGUINDANAO- A six-month old baby died while feeing on Monday, August 09 in Barangay Montay here. The residents of barangay Montay fed their homes when they saw MILF rebels moved around the barangay while the OV-10 aerial bomber was meandering at around 11:00 in the morning. Badria Sandukan, mother of the victim with her husband immediately escaped from the community but due to fear they walked through the inundated land with their twins. Unfortunately upon reaching the evacuation center at the municipal plaza in Datu Piang they found out that one of the twins already died. The family right away brought the other twin to the rural health unit who is now suffering from severe diarrhoea and vomiting. On Monday, the Mindanao Tulong Bakwet documentation team witnessed the dropping of a bomb from OV-10 in barangay Reina Regente and the infux of the elements of 29 th IB, Philippine Army in the area around 1:00 in the afternoon. The team saw only one bomb dropped by the Air Force while doing the monitoring on the aerial operation during that time. A reliable source said the operation conducted by the Air Force is just a warning to Tata Uy forces after the latter kept on attacking and doing attritions like harassments and sniping operation targeting the detachment of 29 th IB located at Barangay Reigna Regente. The GRP-Coordinating Committee on the Cessation of Hostilities (GRP-CCCH) said the action from the Philippine Army is merely reconnaissance considering that there were numerous on-going fghting due to rido in different barangays of Datu Piang. However, due to this action from the Philippine Army and Air Force the residents from Reigna Regente and neighboring barangays fed their homes and sought refuge to Datu Gumbay Elementary School and municipal plaza. The 29th IB, PA set up booth inside evacuation center in Datu Gumbay Elementary School to validate the number of the IDPs who have fed their homes due to rido fghting. According to the source the elements of the 29th IB in that booth were continuously validating the number of IDPs arriving and those IDPs in house-based setting. They have started their monitoring and listing since Saturday, August 7. They are opening their booth from 8:00 in the morning until 5:00 in the afternoon and at 7:30 to 11:00 in the evening they are having a flm showing in the nearby stage inside the campus to entertain the IDPs.#

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