By Genalyn Kabiling
Malacañang has endorsed a proposed P10-billion supplement budget to bankroll the rebuilding efforts in war-torn Marawi City.
Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said the “Tindig Marawi” bill filed in Congress would complement the planned executive order that allots another P10 billion to help Marawi recover from the armed conflict.
“In anticipation of the rehabilitation of Marawi, Congress has proposed a 10-billion supplemental budget to rebuild Marawi through House Bill 5874 or the Tindig Marawi Bill,” Abella said in a Palace news conference.
“It is therefore a very welcome development and this complements an executive order for Bangon Marawi which is awaiting PRRD’s approval,” he added.
Kabayan Rep. Harry Roque earlier filed a bill setting aside funds for humanitarian assistance as well as the rehabilitation of infrastructure and other properties destroyed in the Marawi conflict.
The rehabilitation funds will be divided among the Department of National Defense (DND), the Department of Education (DepEd), the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), and the National Housing Authority (NHA).
Earlier, Malacanang announced that it would soon implement a P10-billion “Bangon Marawi” rehabilitation project.
An executive order had been drafted on the multi-agency effort to rebuild Marawi which has been ravaged by the clashes between government troops and Islamic extremists.
“We assure you that the President is deeply concerned for the city, the region and the island’s well being and is very hands-on to ensure that normalcy will be restored at the soonest possible time and serve people’s aspirations for a comfortable life for all,” Abella said.
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