We regret hearing the recent news on the termination of Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) Secretary-General Falconi Millar whom we closely worked with in Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) as its Secretariat head.

However, we will not let this issue distract our continuing efforts to rehabilitate the city of Marawi. Debris management in the most affected area has been ongoing since the groundbreaking at the end of October, with the developer, FINMAT International Resources, Inc. already on board.

We are also preparing for the fourth Kawiyagan set for Nov. 29– the livelihood convergence initiative of TFBM member agencies. The unwavering commitment of member agencies and stakeholders in this work continues to be the nucleus of government effort in bringing affected families and communities back on its feet and the battered city to normalcy.

We are one with the President in saying that the Marawi rehabilitation will not be affected and we give our full assurance to the public and the people of Marawi that services will not falter towards total recovery.