Statement

On remembering the Marawi siege


Today, as we remember Marawi, we pay tribute to the heroism of our fallen men in uniform during the siege of the Islamic City.

The Duterte Administration has already made inroads in relocating internally displaced persons (IDPs) and building the key infrastructures of Marawi.

Per report of Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM), the National Housing Authority has programmed a total of 4,866 transitional shelters for IDPs and 2, 911 units have already been occupied, as of January 2020. The remaining balance of housing units are in different stages of completion and it is expected that they will be finished before yearend. TFBM adds that government is targeting to build 3,580 units of permanent shelter to be completed in the first quarter of 2021. Currently, 165 units are occupied.

The reconstruction of Mapandi Bridge, the center of the initial clashes, is now 100% complete.

The task of rebuilding Marawi remains enormous. We thank the people of Marawi for their patience and support to the government as we are also grateful to our partners and allies for continuously working with the Administration to ensure Marawi’s successful rehabilitation.