With the planned reconstruction of three mosques in Lanao del Sur’s Marawi City, local and religious leaders in the area are elated and even thanked President Rodrigo Duterte about it.
Secretary Eduardo del Rosario recently led the ceremonial signing of three Memoranda of agreement for the repair of the three mosques through the incentivized utilization of housing developers’ escrow funds within the most affected area.
Marawi City Mayor Majul Gandamra thanked Del Rosario for his commitment in pushing for key projects designed to ensure that the country’s only Islamic city will “rise again” as pledged by the President after a five-month siege by Daesh-inspired Maute terrorist group in 2017.
“Aside from the ongoing infrastructure projects inside MAA, the government, through the Task Force ba, did not forget about the rebuilding of mosques, as well as madrasahs, damaged during the siege,” he said.
“This is a milestone in the history of the department and Task Force Bangon Marawi. For the first time, we will use the escrow donation component for the building of the first three mosques inside the Most Affected Area,” Del Rosario said.