News Release

From Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella – On the P730 million US grant to Marawi rehabilitation

We welcome the assistance of the United States to finance emergency relief and recovery efforts for the areas affected by the Marawi rebellion.

The devastation wrought by the Mautes, inspired by the perverse Daesh doctrine, is extensive. Hence, the recovery and rebuilding of Marawi cannot be done overnight. It is a multi-year rehabilitation effort which requires the full support and cooperation of everyone to help the city rise as a prosperous city again, as promised by the President.

We look forward to the end of the rebellion and eventually, the chance to bravely face the challenges and opportunities of reconstruction together with our friends and allies here and abroad.