Marawi City – Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) and the National Housing Authority (NHA) have turned over a total of 550 transitional shelters to the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Marawi on January 17, 2019 as part of the government’s efforts in rehabilitating the city after the siege in May 2017.

Said units will be awarded to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of the Marawi Seige who endured the confines of various evacuation centers in Balo-i, Pantar, Saguiran, and Sarimanok Tent City, whereas another 950 units are expected to be awarded to “Home-based” IDPs or those who opted to stay with relatives instead of the evacuation centers.

The beneficiaries will be provided with a 24-sqm. floor area housing unit in Lake View Boganga Transitional Shelter which is named as such because the site overlooks Lake Lanao.

TFBM, headed by Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) Chairman Eduardo del Rosario, is an inter-agency team composed of various government agencies such as NHA, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), among others. ###