By Franklin P. Gumapon

MARAWI CITY, May 30 (PIA-ICCC) – Cooperation among homeowners of damaged structures at the most affected area (MAA) is crucial to fast track the debris clearing operations in the area.

This was the statement aired by Anak Mindanao (AMIN) Representative Macmod Mending in a media interview after visiting the transitory shelter sites at Rorogagus and Boganga, MAA, and permanent shelter site at Barangay Kilala this morning.

Mending, who chairs the House subcommittee on Marawi rehabilitation, was joined by his fellow lawmakers AMIN Representative Amihilda J. Sangcopan and Representative Cristina Roa-Puno of Antipolo City’s first district.

In his visit here today, Mending saw that there were already more structures demolished at MAA and that the progress of debris clearing operations is on track.

Representative Macmod Mending of Anak Mindanao and Representative Cristina Roa-Puno of the first district of Antipolo City emphasize the importance of cooperation among MAA residents to fast track the debris clearing operations.(Photo by Gian Carlo Cayong/PIA ICCC)

“I based my assessment from the start of the debris clearing operations in March this year, barely two months ago.” he said.

Representative Puno also appealed to the affected homeowners to cooperate with the Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) by giving their consent to demolish their damaged houses to finish the debris clearing activities soon.

In a related development, TFBM chair and Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) Secretary Eduardo del Rosario has assured that the TFBM and the National Housing Authority (NHA) would always “follow government rules and regulations and generally accepted ethical and moral standards in the overall rehabilitation of Marawi City.”

Del Rosario further assured the affected families and communities that the TFBM and its 56 member-agencies faithfully follow and adhere to government accounting rules and regulations in the discharge of their functions in fulfillment of the President’s instruction to ensure that “Marawi will rise as a prosperous city again.” (FPGumaponPIA-ICCC)