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Marawi rehab 75% complete – Panelo



The President’s chief legal counsel, Secretary Salvador Panelo, on Friday highlighted the accomplishments of the Duterte administration, particularly on the rehabilitation of Marawi City after it was reduced to rubble by a terror group’s attack years back.

In his online program “Counterpoint”, Panelo shared that more than 200 houses had been built and were about to be turned over in August. Repair and construction of mosques in Marawi are also ongoing, with the help of private developers, he added.

Panelo said a total of 170 permanent shelters in two resettlement sites have been awarded to families of internally displaced persons previously living along danger zones.

Likewise, 120 two-bedroom units have been transferred to members of eight homeowner associations under projects implemented by state-owned Social Housing Finance Corporation, and the UN Habitat with funding assistance from the Japanese government.

All the units have water and power connections, Panelo said.

As of 23 July, the Marawi rehabilitation is already 75 percent complete, according to Panelo, citing Task Force Bangon Marawi chair Secretary Eduardo del Rosario.