MANILA, Philippines- Inaprubahan ng Department of Budget and Management (DBM) ang pagpapalabas ng Special Allotment Release Order (SARO) na nagkakahalaga ng P1 bilyon saklaw ang Marawi Siege Victims Compensation sa ilalim ng Fiscal Year 2023 General Appropriations Act (GAA).
Winika ng ahensya na sa pagsunod sa SARO, 362 biktima ang makatatanggap ng monetary compensation sa ilalim ng National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Fund (NDRRMF).
Sa ilalim ng Special Provision No. 3 ng NDRRMF sa Fiscal Year 2023 GAA, ang inisyal na pondo na inilaan ay gagamitin para bayaran ang “Any lawful owner of residential, cultural, commercial structures and other properties in Marawi’s Main Affected Areas or Other Affected Areas destroyed or damaged, either totally or partially, on the occasion of the Marawi Siege; Owners of private properties demolished pursuant to the implementation of the Marawi Recovery, Rehabilitation, and Reconstruction Program; The heirs of those who died and are legally presumed dead, in accordance with RA No. 11696 and guidelines to be promulgated by the Marawi Compensation Board.”
Binibigyan din nito ng mandato ang MCB para tukuyin ang “monetary compensation at award” ng lawful owner base sa Fair Market Value o replacement cost ng kabuuan o repair cost ng partially damaged structures ng residential, cultural, at commercial properties.
“The rehabilitation and recovery of Marawi has always been a project that is close to my heart,” ayon kay Budget Secretary Amenah Pangandaman.
“I am a Maranao by soul and blood, and I feel so much joy and pride seeing Marawi rise again six years after the siege. Seeing my fellow Maranaos overcome that dreadful history with so much strength and resiliency brings warmth to my heart,” sinabi ng Kalihim.
Pinasalamatan din nito si Pangulong Ferdinand Marcos Jr. para sa patuloy nitong suporta para sa Mindanao, kung saan ang mga mamamayang Maranao at mga tao sa Mindanao ay kinalugdan.
“Indeed, there is still a lot more to do. But let this milestone serve as a reminder to all of us to shape a future moving forward, steered by our united commitment to achieve lasting peace and long-term prosperity,” ayon pa rin kay Pangandaman. Kris Jose