MARAWI City — Two hundred six displaced families after the Marawi siege have now transferred to the transitory shelters built by the Task Force Bangon Marawi at Barangay Boganga in this city.
These families officially received the keys to their transitory shelters in a simple awarding ceremonies held here late last week.
Out of 1,500 transitory shelters to be constructed, 550 units are now ready for occupancy.
According to TFBM chairman, Sec. Eduardo del Rosario of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council, by March 31 this year all displaced families in evacuation centers will be transferred to their transitory shelters.
“Kami sa local and national government ay nasisiyahan dahil kayo ay naibalik na sa Marawi City. Lahat ng IDPs outside Marawi City ay maiibalik dito sa lalong madaling panahon,” del Rosario said.
Del Rosario also shared that the National Housing Authority will also build a basketball court with stage, livelihood training center, Madrasah and praying room, health center, and playground.
For its part, the city government of Marawi would also provide potable water for the displaced families in the meantime. A pumping station will then be built as a permanent water source in the area.
The Marawi City Health Office distributed toiletries while the Department of Health gave jerry cans as drinking water containers.
Del Rosario said the families would receive livelihood program from the World Food Programme of the United Nations. They will be provided with seedlings and farm implements for food production through cash for work at P2,000 each family per month for three months from the WFP. (pia x)