TASK FORCE BANGON MARAWI
During what seemed like a normal afternoon in Marawi City on May 23, 2017, a firefight erupted between the military and an undetermined number of men, later identifying themselves as the Maute group.
The crossfire resulted in thousands of Maranaos fleeing to relatives, friends or evacuation centers in nearby areas. The chaos and destruction caused by these terrorists prompted President Duterte to declare Martial Law in Mindanao, and to create a body that would help Marawi rise again when the war is over.
Thus, the Duterte administration issued Administrative Order No. 3, and Task Force Bangon Marawi was born. It is composed of various government agencies working together towards the recovery, reconstruction and rehabilitation of the conflict-stricken city.
The inter-agency Task Force for the Recovery, Reconstruction, and Rehabilitation of Marawi City is headed by Chairperson Eduardo Del Rosario from Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council with the assistance of Office of Civil Defense as the Secretariat.
TFBM is composed of different subcommittees and support groups to ensure that all concerns related to the city’s development process are appropriately addressed. All the subcommittees are working in close partnership with the local governments of ARMM, Lanao del Sur and Marawi.
SUBCOMMITTEE ON RECONSTRUCTION
Headed by the Department of Public Works and Highways, this subcommittee spearheads the immediate repair, rehabilitation and reconstruction of public schools, national roads and bridges, and government buildings.
SUBCOMMITTEE ON HOUSING
The Office of the Cabinet Secretary helms the subcommittee responsible for the immediate rehabilitation of temporary or permanent shelters, and the restoration of water, electricity and other public utilities therein.
SUBCOMMITTEE FOR PEACE AND ORDER
Headed by the Department of Interior and the Department of National Defense, this subcommittee is responsible for the restoration and maintenance of peace and order, and the continuity of public services in the city.
SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND SOCIAL WELFARE
This subcommittee, headed by both the Department of Health and the Department of Social Welfare and Development, is taking measures to provide sanitation and health facilities, medical supplies, food, potable water and other basic necessities. They also provide nutrition and psychosocial support to internally displaced persons (IDPs) distressed by their predicament.
SUBCOMMITTEE ON BUSINESS AND LIVELIHOOD
This subcommittee, chaired by the Department of Trade and Industry, is implementing an active campaign for the immediate revival of businesses and livelihood projects in the city.
SUBCOMMITTEE ON LAND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources, with the help of the city and provincial government, heads the initiative to survey and identify land for use in the construction of transitional and permanent housing.
THE SUPPORT GROUPS
INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS
Headed by PCOO and PIA, this group manages how information is cascaded between agencies, fully informs the public and affected communities, and guarantees that all rebuilding narratives are consistent and genuine.
FINANCE AND RESOURCE MOBILIZATION
Led by the Department of Finance, this group handles all funding and financial aspects of the Task Force. They also manage and liaise with international nongovernment organizations, civil society organizations, and the private sector to converge relief and rehabilitation efforts.
This group handles legal issues and legal requirements involved in rebuilding Marawi and affected areas.
COMPREHENSIVE REHABILITATION AND RECOVERY PLANNING
Headed by the National Economic and Development Authority, this support group steers all activities on the preparation of the rehabilitation and recovery program. They ensure the internal consistency and harmony across sectoral programs and projects.