By Wilnard Bacelonia
MARAWI CITY, April 16 (PIA-ICCC) – The Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) is asking the displaced residents’ patience, understanding, and support for the ongoing rehabilitation and recovery of this city.
In a recently held TFBM press briefing right at this city’s most affected area after the May 23, 2017 siege, Marawi rehab czar and Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) Secretary Eduardo del Rosario reiterated the government’s commitment to help the war-torn city rise again.
“We need your cooperation to fast track the rehabilitation. We need to help each other. We are strictly following what the President said that he will see to it that Marawi will rise as a prosperous city again,” del Rosario stressed.
During the recent TFBM public consultation, some displaced Marawi residents insisted to go home and rebuild their houses on their own.
But Secretary del Rosario deferred the idea because of the ongoing clearing and disposal of UXOs or unexploded bombs inside the MAA.
“We would like ensure that our rehabilitation is very safe and be assured that we are on the right track and at the right timetable,” he explained.
UXO clearing and disposal will end on August 30 this year and the debris management on November 30. (WLBacelonia/PIA-ICCC)