Marawi Rehab Update

Photo Release on Committee on Disaster Management meeting

The House Committee on Disaster Management, in a hearing presided by its Chairperson Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez, was briefed today by Department of the Interior and Local Government Assistant Secretary Felix Castro on the current status of the Marawi Rehabilitation, headed by Task Force Bangon Marawi. The task force is composed of 56 government agencies tasked by the President to rehabilitate Marawi after it was devastated by terrorism that lasted for 5 months and affected 114,000 families. The total amount of funds earmarked for the rehabilitation is P13.1 billion, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.

The committee is responsible for all matters directly and principally relating to disaster and calamities, whether natural or man-made, as well as policies, plans, programs and projects related to disaster risk and vulnerability reduction and management including disaster preparedness and resiliency, relief and rescue, recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction.

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