DBM deploys P3.7B initial fund for Marawi rehab
Several agencies have received funding for their respective tasks to rebuild Marawi City.
Weeks after President Rodrigo Duterte declared Marawi as free from the cudgels of the Maute group, some P3.69 billion has been released to implementing agencies as they conduct recovery and response measures in the war-torn city.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) received P3 billion to for continuing relief provided to displaced residents, which includes food assistance, hygiene kits, family kits, sleeping tools, and collapsible water carriers.
This also covers payments for the cash-for-work program, which taps locals for rebuilding and reconstruction plans in the city.
Some P495 million from the government’s Quick Response Fund is also being spent for evacuation and relief efforts, alongside P195 million for the upkeep of transition shelters and evacuation centers, the Department of Budget and Management said in a statement.
The full Marawi rehabilitation masterplan is yet to be finalized by the government.