WORK IN PROGRESS. The Masjid Disomangcop mosque is nearly back to its original form, as seen in this photo released by the Task Force Bangon Marawi on Saturday (May 22, 2021). Terrorists used the mosque as one of its hideouts during the five-month siege in 2017. (Photo courtesy of TFBM)

Development in Marawi rehab attributed to partnership with Civil Society Groups

Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao– Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) said partnership and collaborations with the Lanao Del Sur People's Council (LDSPC), a group of various CSOs based in Lanao Del Sur is contributory to the development of Marawi rehabilitation.
The CSOs are the third-party monitoring partners of the government pushing for recovery programs in the site of the infamous 2017 siege, TFBM chairperson and housing czar Secretary Eduardo Del Rosario said as quoted by Philippine News Agency (PNA).

In a statement made on Saturday Faduman Paporo, a CSO leader said that there is a huge improvement in the infrastructure and recovery projects.

"We would like to reaffirm that the rehabilitation is doing well. Congratulations to the local government unit of Marawi and the TFBM," Paporo said.

Twenty four areas in Marawi were destroyed during heavy battles between the military and militants allied with the Islamic State that started on May 23, 2017.

Aslani Montilla of the Development Assistance Team also commended the TFBM and the Marawi LGU for sustaining the rehabilitation of the city and the recovery of its residents, particularly those living in the 24 most devastated villages.

The CSOs said projects in the most affected areas include the Grand Mosque, White Mosque, Masjid Marinaut, Masjid Disomangcop, mall-like Grand Padian Market, School of Living Tradition, Marawi Museum, Peace Memorial, integrated school and village complexes.

Sec. Del Rosario thanked the CSO for helping the government regularly conduct an ocular inspection of the ongoing projects.

The TFBM was created by President Rodrigo Duterte on June 28, 2017 under Administrative Order No. 3 to ensure collaboration and convergence among national agencies and local government units and help displaced families recover, the PNA report said.