Mamondiong urges transparency in the Marawi rehab

April 11, 2019

ILIGAN CITY: Former Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) director general Guiling A. Mamondiong said that the rehabilitation of Marawi should be done with transparency and accountability even as he told others not to tell the people of Marawi something that cannot be fulfilled,” he added.
Atty. Guiling Mamondiong. RSP
He also asked the Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) to include home-based Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of the Marawi siege in the distribution of relief assistance.

During a meeting of police and military retirees on Wednesday here of which Mamondiong was guest of honor, he told reporters that he learned home-based evacuees have not received any government relief assistance.
“I urge the Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) to also extend the home-based evacuees relief assistance enjoyed by those living in temporary shelters to home-based evacuees,” Mamondiong said.

“Many who are living with their relatives become too much a burden and even those renting in houses somewhere else have exhausted their money already after two years,” he added.

Mamondiong said he asked Secretary Rolando Bautista of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and all government agencies including the Department of Trade and industry, the Department of Agriculture and others to look into the welfare of the home-based evacuees.

While he was glad that evacuees from Marawi’s  most affected area of the siege have been given P73,000 each family, Mamondiong said he expected transparency and accountability in the rehabilitation of Marawi.

He said the Marawi rehabilitation has to be implemented as presented in the plan to be completed before the end of 2021.

“We can do that if all agencies concerned, national and the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) will work together. That is what the President wants to happen. Our people have suffered enough,” he said.

Earlier, other Maranao leaders sought that BARMM takes over the Marawi rehabilitation from the TFBM.

“Let us not frustrate the President because Marawi City is his being a Maranao,” Mamondiong emphasized. (With a story from Masiding Noor Yahya)

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