28 May 2020. Alhamdulillah, the mattreses for Darul-Ghali orphans finally arrived today. 30 Mandaue foam mattresses were given to 25 orphans and 5 caretakers of Darul-Ghali. Mandaue mattresses are one of the highest quality, durable, comfortable and with a warranty of 5 years.
22 May 2020. Alhamdulillah. The last Ramadan hadiah packs distribution for Bantuan Iftar Ramadan was done yesterday for 60 families @ Purok Mayan, Bagua 2, Cotabato City. This wraps up ACT Malaysia's AL-BIR program this year which has benefited 630 families.
22 May 2020. Alhamdulillah, as part of our Caring for Orphans program, we delivered rice supply to 4 orphanages yesterday:
1) Markaz At-Tamayyoz, Kalanganan 2, Cotabato City (28 orphans)
2) Darul Ghali, Sharrif Aguak, Maguindanao (25 orphans)
3) Markaz Nur, Sharrif Aguak, Maguindanao (11 orphans)
4) Markaz Salahuddin, Sharrif Aguak, Maguindanao (15 orphans)
Jazakumullahu khayran kathira for all your support.
20 May 2020. 80 families received 1-2kg of meat from cow slaughtered for Aqiqah and 5kg rice at Sitio Dumurog, Sultan Mastura, Maguindanao, Philiipines.
21 May 2020. Alhamdulillah, Ramadan hadiah packs for 60 families were delivered this morning to residents of Purok 3, Tamontaka Mother, Cotabato City, Philippines via a motorboat.
19 May 2020. Alhamdulillah, 60 families received Ramadan hadiah packs @ Purok Pagalungan,Bagua 1, Lugay-Lugay, Cotabato City, Phlippines.
16 May 2020. Alhamdulillah, Bantuan Iftar Ramadan @ ALBIR 1441H through its Ramadan Hadiah packs brightened the day for 70 families @ Tukananes, a riverine community in Cotabato City, Philippines.
12 May 2020. Due to the COVID-19 threat, ACT Malaysia has cancelled the itikaf program in mosques. Instead, for the last 10 nights of Ramadan, we have collaborated with 2 orphanages- one in Cotabato City and another in Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao, for a program called "Seeking Laylatul Qad'r" where the orphans will perform acts of ibadah in the quest for the Night of Power. ACT Malaysia provides Sahur for the orphans. In addition to food stuff, cash aid was also given. The orphanages are:
1) Dar Al-Ghali, Shariff Aguak Maguindanao, Philippines
2) Markaz At-Tamayyoz, Bubong, Kalanganan- 2, Cotabato City, Philippines (28 orphans)
11 May 2020. 50 families received Ramadan hadiah packs containing rice and essential grocery items @ Tuka na Parek, Polloc, Parang, Maguindanao, Phillippines.
5 May 2020. Bantuan Iftar Ramadan @ ALBIR 1441H delivered hadiah packs of rice and essential grocery items to 100 families from 3 Barangays - Pagatin, Dansuli and Sambulawan, all in the Municipality of Datu Salibo, Maguindanao, Philippines.
3 May 2020. Alhamdulillah, ACT Malaysia continues with its Ramadan hadiah packs distribution in Mindanao. 50 families received essential grocery items @ Purok Tabanga, Bagua 1, Lugay-Lugay, Cotabato City, Philippines.
1 May 2020. Alhamdulillah, on Labor Day, another 50 families received hadiah packs containing essential grocery items @ UMMAH Village, Upper Capiton, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao, Philippines.
28 April 2020. The first of the Ramadan Hadiah packs distribution kicked off @ Limakasako, Sultan Mastura, Maguindanao. 50 families received food packages containing rice, eggs, coffee, sugar, condensed milk, cooking oil, rice noodles, bread, soy sauce, and also washable face masks.
26 April 2020. Around 130 families in 6 Barangays (villages) in Maguindanao received food for Iftar in the form of 1.5kg of meat (beef) and 1.5kg of rice. The meat came from 2 cows that were slaughtered as Aqiqah.
Most of the recipients came from:
Brgy.Madia, Datu Saudi Ampatuan, Maguindanao
Brgy. Kitango, Datu Saudi Ampatuan, Maguindanao
Brgy. Sambolawan, Datu Salibo, Maguindanao
22 April 2020. Alhamdulillah, 50 families of mostly payung-payung drivers received 10kg of rice and 1 tray of eggs at Barangay Upper Capiton, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao, Philippines. This is the last distribution for COVID-19 Relief program started by ACT Malaysia on 26 March 2020. Almost a month later, the total number of beneficiaries reached 525 from 11 location in Cotabato City and Maguindanao.
19 April 2020. Another 50 families of mostly farmers and fishermen received 10kg of premium rice and 1 tray of eggs at Barangay Kalanganan 2, Cotabato City, Philippines. This brings the total number of beneficiaries of relief to 475 since the distribution started on 26 March 2020.
19 April 2020. Alhamdulillah, 50 families of mostly payong2 and sikad drivers received 10kg of premium rice and 1 tray of eggs at Barangay Kakar, Cotabato City, Phlippines as part of the COVID-19 relief efforts by ACT Malaysia.
17/4/2020. 75 families of mostly payong2 (tuktuk) drivers received relief packages of 10kg rice and 1 tray of eggs @ 1st Road, Tulingan Street, Bagua 2, Cotabato City.
12 April 2020. 60 selected beneficiaries from Barangay Solon and Amadeo, Sultan Mastura and Barangay Kawa, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao were invited to receive 10 kg of rice and a tray of eggs as part of the COVID-19 Relief for the Needy project by ACT Malaysia. Enhanced Community Quarantine is extended to end of April in the Philippines.
7 April 2020. Alhamdulillah, 1 tray of eggs (30pcs) was added to 10kg of rice as a relief pack for our beneficiaries- 40 families of trishaw (sikad) and tuk-tuk (payung2) drivers @ Mother Barangay Tamontaka, Cotabato City, Philippines received the relief goods.
3 April 2020. Alhamdulillah, This morning, ACT Mindanao went house to house to deliver rice for trisikad and payung2 drivers' families @ Moon Street, RH 8, Cotabato City, Philippines. 50 families receive 8kg of premium rice. We'll try our best to continue the distribution as we are getting more and more requests from the same or other areas who are really in need.
30 March 2020. Alhamdulillah, a total of 50 trishaw and tuk-tuk drivers were provided with 10kg premium rice at Mangungan, Bagua 2, Cotabato City, Philippines. We hope to reach more beneficiaries as the community quarantine continues.
Jazakumullahu khayran kathira for your support.
27 March 2020. The second rice distribution was successfully done this morning. 25 trishaw (trisikad) drivers received 8 kg of rice @ Purok Islam, Datu Balabaran, Tamontaka, Cotabato City. As with yesterday's distribution, the amount of rice per recipient was adjusted to accommodate additional names in the list. Distribution was done in small groups to abide social distancing.
26 March 2020. 45 tuk-tuk drivers were given 7kg of rice each at Purok Talitay, Purok Emba and Purok Kalilintad, Rosary Heights 7, Cotabato City. Initially, the plan was to give 10kg to only 30 but the amount was adjusted to make sure everybody receives.
Alhamdulillah. It may not be much but it is a relief, nevertheless.
#nicetowear3 boxes of clothing officially handed to ACT Mindanao by IMT Malaysia
15 March 2020. The #nicetowear3 boxes were officially handed over to ACT Mindanao by the IMT, Alhamdulillah. In light of the current circumstances arising from the COVID19 pandemic, the distribution of the clothes is postponed to a later date. Cotabato City and Maguindanao are under enhanced community quarantine. May Allah protect us all, aamiinn.
Pictures show IMT's arrival at Awang Airport, Maguindanao on 13 March and the turn over of boxes to ACT Mindanao on 15 March.
NICE TO WEAR WOMEN'S CLOTHING DONATION AWAITING CONFIRMATION TO BE FLOWN TO COTABATO CITY, PHILIPPINES BY IMT MALAYSIA
7 March 2020. The "NICE to WEAR" preloved women's clothing were repacked at a warehouse in Olak Lempit, Banting. These clothes were collected last year and were supposed to have been flown to Cotabato City, Philippines through International Monitoring Team @ IMT-Malaysia aircraft last March 2019. Unfortunately, due to a technical problem, the boxes of clothes had to be left behind. They were since then stored in this furniture factory in Banting, awaiting the next IMT to take over this month.
As the IMT exchange of teams approaches, ACT Malaysia with the help of volunteers prepare the clothing, repacking to new boxes, labelling and stacking the boxes for an easy transport to the airport. May Allah make the path easy for transporting and distributing these items. Amin.
Telaga Hasna binti Udin is one of the 7 water wells recently installed (January 2020) in Mindanao. It is now providing clean water to a community in Sultan Kudarat, Alhamdulillah.
Tube water well is a life changing addition to less privileged communities. Donate to TABUNG TELAGA MALAYSIA now.
ANNOUNCEMENT: LAUNCHING OF TABUNG TELAGA MALAYSIA (20 NOVEMBER 2019)
To our dear friends who wish to donate water wells but could not quite afford the cost of installing a water well, ACT Malaysia would like you to consider contributing to TABUNG TELAGA MALAYSIA. You can give any amount as many times as you like to this fund. Donations will be pooled to build water wells primarily in Mindanao and in Bangladesh for our Rohingya brothers and sisters. The water wells will be named "Telaga Malaysia 1, Telaga Malaysia 2" and so forth.
ACT Malaysia will update the status of the tabung periodically to donors through emails.
May Allah accept our efforts and reward us with the best in this world and in the hereafter. Amin.
Sa’d ibn ‘Ubadah reported: I said, “O Messenger of Allah, my mother has died. Shall I give charity on her behalf?” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Yes.” I said, “Which charity is best?” The Prophet said, “A drink of water.”
Source: Sunan al-Nasā’ī 3664
Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Albani
150 solar lamps were given to families in Maguindanao during the Qurban week. Each family received 2 units of solar lamps. (click photo below to donate)
Qurban for Humanity and Solidarity 1440H was a success with 85 cows sacrificed and distributed in Mindanao.
With the 85 cows we have collected from you, we went far and wide to reach those who are deserving, from the watery fields of Ligawasan in Sultan sa Barongis to Libutan in Mamasapano and Labungan in Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao. We also managed to give to the new Muslims of Lake Sebu and Tiboli, South Cotabato, and to one island in Davao called Balut. Alhamdulillah, ACT Malaysia's Qurban for Humanity and Solidarity 1440H was one of the best ever for the people of Mindanao.
To view more photos, click the link to our Qurban Report blogspot below.
Jazakumullahu khayran kathira.
YOU CAN JOIN ACT Malaysia's Qurban for Humanity
COVID-19: RELIEF FOR THE NEEDY targets trishaw and tuk-tuk drivers in Cotabato City and Maguindanao, Philippines
Everyone is feeling the crisis brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, even more so by those whose livelihood are directly affected like the trishaw and tuktuk drivers. In Cotabato City, income for these drivers has plummeted because of lack of passengers due to the community quarantine in place.
ACT Malaysia with the help of some generous souls reaches out to these drivers and helps to lessen the burden of putting food on the table by giving them rice.
Telaga Noor- one of the many water wells constructed last Ramadan 1440H. (click photo below to donate)
7 water wells completed in Maguindanao and Cotabato City this February 2019
87 cows and 24 goats were the total raised for Qurban for Humanity and Solidarity 1438H program by ACT Malaysia. More than 7,000 individuals received meat in different areas in Mindanao. The areas are:
1. Sulon, Sultan Mastura, Maguindanao
2. Meta, Datu Unsay, Maguindanao
3. Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao
4. Binasing, Sultan Mastura, Maguindanao
5. Tukananes, Cotabato City
6. Nabalawag, Midsayap, North Cotabato (area for Islamic Relief Malaysia)
7. Simuay Seashore, Sultan Mastura, Maguindanao (area for MyCare)
8. Tambunan, Talayan, Maguindanao
9. Makir, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao
10. Darul Muhsinin (orphanage), Crossing Simuay, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao
11. Markaz Aytam (orphanage), Gang, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao
12. Tamontaka, Cotabato City
13. Lake Sebu, South Cotabato
14. Pidsandawan, Raja Buayan, Maguindanao
15. Macasampen, Guindulungan, Maguindanao
Beneficiaries are from the rural communities, orphans, former evacuees and urban poor. Thank you very much for your support and till next year!
Bantuan Iftar Ramadan @ ALBIR had over 10,000 beneficiaries last year!
Hot nutritious meals @ Iftar packs for needy families during Ramadan.