The second batch of relief assistance sourced from offices of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) have been turned over to the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) government for distribution to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Marawi City, Lanao Del Sur.
DPWH Undersecretary Emil K. Sadain turned over a total of 450 sacks of rice, 90 boxes of canned goods, and 69 boxes of coffee to ARMM Executive Secretary Laisa Alamia and DPWH-ARMM Secretary Don Loong on Thursday, June 22, 2017 in Cotabato City.
Undersecretary Sadain said the assistance was generated from voluntary financial contributions of DPWH officials led by Secretary Mark A. Villar and employees of the DPWH Central Office, 17 Regional Offices and 182 District Engineering Offices nationwide which reached P4.78 million.
DPWH distributed the first round of assistance to evacuation centers in Iligan City In June 14 for 3,572 individuals/evacuees.
Aside from the aid, DPWH is also part of a National Oversight Committee that will be responsible for reconstructing and rebuilding Marawi City through the conduct of clearing operations, assessment on infrastructure and facilities such as roads, bridges, water supply systems, government buildings, houses, mosques, churches and other vital structures and preparation of design plans and programs of work.