By Lou Ellen L. Antonio

MARAWI CITY, July 27 (PIA ICCC) – The displaced residents from the most affected area (MAA) here after the siege can start processing their applications for the repair or construction of their houses/structures beginning July 30.

“Through  ‘Kathagombalay’ (rebuilding), we will start processing the applications for the renovation or building permits for the residents of Sector 1 (Tolali and Daguduban) in MAA,” said Task Force Bangon Marawi-Field Office (TFBM-FO) manager and Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) Assistant Secretary Felix Castro Jr.

A one-stop shop will be established at the Marawi City Hall for the processing of the applications with the Office of the Building Official (OBO) from Tuesday through Friday at 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The applicants are required to bring documents such as land titles and deeds, plans, zoning receipt, Barangay clearance, and Bureau of Internal Revenue Tax (BIR) clearance.

The names of the applicants will be screened against the Kathanor list and National Housing Authority’s (NHA) list of beneficiaries for permanent housing. Applicants should also submit house tag from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

After the screening, the applicants will submit applications for renovation or building permit from OBO, electricity application for Lanao del Sur Electric Cooperative, Inc. and water application for Marawi City Water District.

All applications will be evaluated by OBO. Once the building permit is approved, the TFBM and the Marawi City government will be informed of such and NHA will now monitor the repair or construction of the structure.

After the repair or construction shall have been completed, OBO will then issue an occupancy permit and the return of MAA residents will be scheduled. (LEAntonio)