Senator Christopher “Bong” Go, together with President Rodrigo Duterte, honored state security forces and the people of Marawi City in Lanao del Sur on Saturday, 16 October, for their sacrifice and courage at the observance of the fourth anniversary of the liberation of Marawi City from Islamic State-linked terrorists’ attack in 2017.
The event was held at Rizal Park in Marawi.
Go said the government remains dedicated to sustaining Duterte’s vision of long-lasting peace and development in the country.
“The government’s efforts in achieving sustainable peace and development across the country must be continuously pursued,” Go reiterated.
Duterte commended Task Force Bangon Marawi for its service and sacrifice. He assured that his administration will continue to exert all efforts to fully rehabilitate Marawi City and help the community build back better.
“By rebuilding the lives of the displaced — iyon ang pinakaimportante — families, restoring damaged properties, and revitalizing disrupted socio-economic activities, you have stayed true to your commitment as agents of progress and catalysts for real change,” said Duterte.
He also thanked the rehabilitation team, local leaders, and other stakeholders for their efforts to rehabilitate the Grand Mosque of Marawi.
“This place holds a historical and cultural significance in the lives of the Maranaws. We rejoice as a nation as the Grand Mosque of Marawi brings hope anew for our Muslim brothers and sisters,” said Duterte.
He likewise witnessed the distribution of National Housing Authority (NHS) certificates of titles for permanent housing units to internally displaced persons, and the turnover of P76-million assistance from the Cooperative Development Authority.
Go asked for cooperation among community members for the continuous bayanihan efforts in ensuring support for Marawi City amid the pandemic.