Businessmen, local gov't pitch in for Marawi rebuilding


Posted at Nov 08 2017 10:59 AM

MANILA - Businessmen and local governments have offered to help rehabilitate Marawi City from 5 months of fighting, helping the national government's efforts, the head of the rebuilding committee said Wednesday.

San Miguel president Ramon Ang has offered to to donate 5,000 housing units, Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council Chairman Eduardo del Rosario told ANC's Headstart.

The San Miguel Foundation's offer will be able to cover 2,747 residents who would like to avail of permanent shelters. Around 6,400 intended to live in transitional shelters, he said.

"It’s a township, subdivision-type kaya napakaganda nitong ibinibigay ng San Miguel Foundation through Mr. Ang at parang lumiit ang problema ng ating gobyerno because of the benovelence of San Miguel," he said.

(It's a township, subdivision type which is a very good donation from the San Miguel Foundation through Mr. Ang. This will help ease the burden of the government, because of the benevolence of San Miguel.)

Del Rosario also thanked the Quezon City government for its pledge to build an elementary and high school, as well as a rural health center in Marawi City.

"Kailangang-kailangan namin yan at yan ang hinihintay namin yung mga ibibigay na suppport both local and international," he said.

(That is badly needed and we are awaiting support from both local and international sources.)