The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo said the actions taken to rehabilitate the war-torn Marawi was lacking and slow, as many residents are still waiting for the restoration of their homes three years after the siege.
“We appreciate the update on ongoing actions by the national government on the rebuilding of Marawi. We do not doubt that action was taken, the question is, and has always been, whether that action is sufficient and timely enough,” lawyer Ibarra Gutierrez, spokesperson for Vice President Robredo, said in a statement.
Robredo's camp issued the remark after Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) head Eduardo del Rosario said that the national government, particularly the TFBM, has not ceased in pursuing the massive rehabilitation of Marawi City and to say otherwise was unfair.
“More than a thousand days have passed since the siege began, and still, many of our fellow Filipinos whose lives were disrupted by this catastrophe continue to await a full restoration of their homes and livelihoods,” Gutierrez said.
He added the government still has a lot to do to help Marawi and its people get back of their feet.
The Marawi siege, which began May 2017 and ended in October 2017, left over a hundred people dead and damages worth about P53 billion.
President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law in Mindanao in May 2017, which has been extended by Congress three times up to January 2020. —LDF, GMA News