2,000 families receive rice
The 2,000 families from the village of Talon-Talon, east of Zamboanga City [Philippines], who participated in the "work for food" program of the United Nations-World Food Programme (UN-WFP) received Tuesday their rice payout. Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar, who led the distribution of rice as payout, said each of the family received one sack of rice for a week's work. (..) Salazar said the "work for food" program is aimed to help families displaced by the 20-day standoff get temporary livelihood as rehabilitation efforts are underway.