Duterte admits: Marawi rehabilitation still 'not complete' | Inquirer News
Close  

Duterte admits: Marawi rehabilitation still ‘not complete’

/ 05:48 PM July 26, 2021
Duterte admits: Marawi rehabilitation still 'not complete'

FILE –  The Grand Mosque, an icon of Islamic faith in Marawi City, underwent major reconstruction after it was heavily damaged during combat operations to flush out militants who laid siege to the city. —FILE PHOTOS BY RICHEL V. UMEL AND DIVINA M. SUSON

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte admitted Monday that the rehabilitation of the war-torn Marawi City is still “not completed.”

Duterte made the remark in his final State of the Nation Address (Sona) in Batasan Pambansa in Quezon City as he called on the Task Force: Bangon Marawi to fast track the rehabilitation of the city.

ADVERTISEMENT

“Rebuilding a better Marawi remains today still not completed. To Task Force Bangon Marawi, we need to race against time and you have to finish the necessary work to rehabilitate the war-torn city and bring its families back home,” Duterte said.

The Maute group laid siege to the city for five months, starting on May 23, 2017, resulting in widespread damage to property and infrastructure, as well as the loss of lives.

FEATURED STORIES

Thousands of local residents were forced to flee and live in temporary shelters provided by the government during the siege.

On October 17, 2017, Duterte declared Marawi City liberated from terrorists after five months of battle.

abc

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: 2021 SONA, duterte, Marawi City, SONA 2021
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2021 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.