The National Housing Authority (NHA) is optimistic it could deliver to what it has promised to Marawi’s Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) – help them rebuild their lives.

This after the Authority reported during the latest Balai Talakayan last Tuesday, August 6, 2019, that it was on right track in achieving its goal, as outlined by the Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM), in building temporary/permanent shelters for the IDPs and clearing the most affected area (MAA) of debris, including clearing of explosives.

 “Ang timeline sa debris clearing ay aming nasusunod, and we’re glad to say that we achieved 52.48% (of the target). As of today, meron na tayong 3,956 demolition permits doon po sa mga gustong magpagiba ng kanilang  structures. May 1,857 na  tayong na-demolish at cleared na ang 1,658,”  Marawi Project Management Office (MPMO) head Roderick T. Ibañez said. He added that“based on our schedule, we are 23 days ahead, kaya positive kami na mahi-hit ang target namin,”.

He also emphasized that of the total 4,852 temporary shelters (TS) target, 1,763 units have already been awarded to the IDPs while the others are still being constructed. He promised 4,300 of NHA’s target to be delivered by the end of the year and the remaining 500 by April 2020. “Puspusan ang aming paggawa para makaabot sa deadline. It must be completed on or before Dec. 31, 2019,” he said.

The MPMO head also announced that aside from the low-rise building permanent shelters NHA is constructing, another 2,000 permanent houses will be built by the San Miguel Foundation committed to be finished by May 2020.

“Yung permanent shelter naman, nais namin na matapos itong 2,000 units ng San Miguel Foundation sa May next year,” he said.

NHA is one of the member-agencies responsible in rehabilitating Marawi while Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) takes the lead role among the participating government agencies and partner organizations in implementing the rebuilding efforts.