Taguig City offers P1.5M calamity aid to Marawi

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The Taguig City government has offered P1.5 million worth of calamity assistance to war-torn Marawi, Mayor Lani Cayetano said on Thursday.

This after the city council passed a resolution approving the release of P1,500,000 in calamity assistance to Marawi.

“We are very eager in helping our brothers and sisters. We want them to feel that they are not alone in this battle. We want this simple act to give them hope in their hearts,” Cayetano said.

The resolution states that the Marawi has been declared under a state of calamity after “terrorist attacks” that saw the Maute Group and the military engaging in gunfights in Barangay Basak Malutlut on May 23.

It added that over 30,000 families or 140,000 individuals were displaced as a result, while the property was “severely damaged.”

Cayetano also called on everyone “to include the restoration of peace in Marawi City in their prayers,” as she enjoined everyone to do what they could to help.#