By Wilnard Bacelonia

MARAWI CITY, Feb. 28 (PIA-ICCC) – The city treasurer here asserted that Marawi is too far from being a ghost town as its economy is quickly flourishing after the siege.

City Treasurer Sultan Anggay Abdullah explained that the economy of the city now is even way better than before the Marawi siege.

“The siege was hard for us, but everyone learned so much from it. That’s why we make it sure that everything is done legally right now,” Abdullah explained.

After the siege, local traders flocked to the City Treasurer’s Office to apply for their business permits.

Abdullah also explained that Marawi City’s commercial zone is expanding to remote barangays.

“As you can see, we have commercial spaces and businesses now even in transitory sites,” Abdullah added.

The official also confirmed that most of their business permit applicants are Marawi siege victims.

The city treasurer has appealed to local businessmen who have not yet applied for their business permits to visit their office so they can also contribute to the improvement of the services of the city government. (WLBacelonia/PIA-ICCC)