Bangon Marawi Forum, Mindanao Hour Press Briefing, and International Media Center Briefer

Defense Assistant Secretary Kristoffer James Purisima, during the Minda Hour press briefing at Conrad Hotel in Pasay City on August 4, 2017, announces that the post-conflict needs assessment has already commenced as part of the rehabilitation efforts of the Task Force Bangon Maraw. He added that over a hundred participants from member agencies, local government units, and other stakeholders took part in the assessment. Joining Purisima are Senior Deputy Executive Secretary Menardo Guevarra and Armed Forces of the Philippines Spokesperson BGen. Restituto Padilla Jr.. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Spokesperson BGen. Restituto Padilla announces, during the Minda Hour press briefing at Conrad Hotel in Pasay City on August 4, 2017, that the troops fighting for the liberation of Marawi City are on high spirits following the visit of AFP Chief of Staff General Eduardo Año last Wednesday. Joining Padilla in the press conference are Defense Assistant Secretary Kristoffer James Purisima and Senior Deputy Executive Secretary Menardo Guevarra. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Defense Assistant Secretary Kristoffer James Purisima, Senior Deputy Executive Secretary Menardo Guevarra, and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)‎ Spokesperson BGen. Restituto Padilla join in the prayer during the start of the Minda Hour press briefing at Conrad Hotel in Pasay City on August 4, 2017. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr. gives a message during the Bangon Marawi Forum at Conrad Hotel in Pasay City on August 4, 2017. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo announces, during the Bangon Marawi Forum at Conrad Hotel in Pasay City on August 4, 2017, that the Task Force Bangon Marawi has already kicked off with its recovery and rehabilitation efforts for the war-stricken Marawi City. AVITO DALAN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
(From left to right) Defense Assistant Secretary Kristoffer James Purisima, Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Deputy Director-General Gelo Villar, People’s Television (PTV) News Anchor Habibah Sarip, Mary Ann Adiong (representative of Lanao del Sur Vice Governor Mamintal Alonto Adiong Jr.), Social Welfare Undersecretary Hope Hervilla, Marawi City Mayor Majul Gandamra, Defense Undersecretary Cesar Yano, Undersecretary Gloria Mercado of the Office of the Cabinet Secretary, Public Works and Highways Undersecretary Rafael Yabut, and Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Austere Panadero pose for a group photo during the Bangon Marawi Forum at the Conrad Hotel in Pasay City on August 4, 2017. AVITO DALAN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
(From left to right) National Defense Assistant Secretary Kristoffer James Purisima, People’s Television (PTV) News Anchor Habibah Sarip, Mary Ann Adiong (Representative of Lanao del Sur Vice Governor Mamintal Alonto Adiong Jr.), Social Welfare and Development Undersecretary Hope Hervilla, Marawi City Mayor Majul Gandamra, National Defense Undersecretary Cesar Yano, Office of the Cabinet Secretary Undersecretary Gloria Mercado, Public Works and Highways Undersecretary Rafael Yabut and Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Austere Panadero pose for a family photo during the Bangon Marawi Forum at the Conrad Hotel in Pasay City on August 4, 2017. AVITO DALAN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr. gives a message during the Bangon Marawi Forum at Conrad Hotel in Pasay City on August 4, 2017. AVITO DALAN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr. gives a message during the Bangon Marawi Forum at Conrad Hotel in Pasay City on August 4, 2017. AVITO DALAN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Marawi City Mayor Majul Gandamra speaks during the Bangon Marawi Forum at Conrad Hotel in Pasay City on August 4, 2017. Joining the mayor are Defense Assistant Secretary Kristoffer James Purisima, Mary Ann Adiong (representative of Lanao del Sur Vice Governor Mamintal Alonto Adiong Jr.), Social Welfare Undersecretary Hope Hervilla, Defense Undersecretary Cesar Yano, Undersecretary Gloria Mercado of ‎the Office of the Cabinet Secretary, Public Works and Highways Undersecretary Rafael Yabut, and Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Austere Panadero. AVITO DALAN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Defense Assistant Secretary Kristoffer James Purisima, Mary Ann Adiong (representative of Lanao del Sur Vice Governor Mamintal Alonto Adiong Jr.), Social Welfare Undersecretary Hope Hervilla, Marawi City Mayor Majul Gandamra, Defense Undersecretary Cesar Yano, Undersecretary Gloria Mercado of the Office of the Cabinet Secretary, Public Works and Highways Undersecretary Rafael Yabut, and Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Austere Panadero take centerstage during the Bangon Marawi Forum at Conrad Hotel in Pasay City on August 4, 2017. AVITO DALAN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Spokesperson BGen. Restituto Padilla announces during the Minda Hour press briefing at Conrad Hotel in Pasay City on August 4, 2017 that the troops fighting for the liberation of Marawi City are on high spirits following the visit of AFP Chief of Staff General Eduardo Año last Wednesday. OLIVER MARQUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Kris Ablan, during a briefing at Conrad Hotel on August 4, 2017, urges local and foreign media to refer to the media handbook for the guidelines in covering the related events of the Philippines’ hosting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) 2017. YANCY LIM/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Kris Ablan bares details about the state-of-the-art facilities of the International Media Center during a briefing at Conrad Hotel on August 4, 2017. The International Media Center at Conrad Hotel serves as the hub for local and foreign media covering the various Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-related events. YANCY LIM/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Senior Deputy Executive Secretary Menardo Guevarra, during the Minda Hour press briefing at Conrad Hotel in Pasay City on August 4, 2017, announces that, as of August 3, a total of 522 rebels were killed by government forces in Marawi City. He added that a total of 600 firearms were recovered from the rebels. Joining Guevarra in the press conference are Defense Assistant Secretary Kristoffer James Purisima and AFP Spokesperson BGen. Restituto Padilla Jr. ALRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO