Children of Dinaig, A Muslim village in the province of Maguindanao,30km from Cotabato City, ride some of the 22 carabaos distributed by the Animal Husbandry bureau to the village. - - Assistance to Tidal Wave Victims. Answering an appeal by the Philippines Government for aid to small scale fishermen and farmers who had lost equipment and cattle in the disastrous Mindanao earthquake and tidal wave of August 1976, the UN/Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) immediately allocated - under its Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP) - $85,000 for aid to fishermen and $65,000 to farmers of South Mindanao. At training courses held at Zamboanga City and Cotabato City, fishermen were provided with materials, bought with TCP funds, for making and repairing sardine and gill nets and for making tuna and multiple headlines, which they were allowed to keep. The TCP funds for farmers were used by the Animal Husbandry Bureau to buy high-quality livestock from breeding farms. The animals were sent to communities where training courses on improved livestock husbandry had been held, and were crossed with local cattle. The first calves went to the Government - enabling it to expand the operation - and all later calves became property of the communities concerned.