June 17, 2024

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Lawmaker welcomes President Marcos AO 14 , expediting recovery, rehabilitation of Marawi City

CHAIRPERSON of the Ad Hoc Committee on Marawi Rehabilitation and Victims Compensation Zia Alonto Adiong expresses wholehearted support and profound gratitude to President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. for the signing of Administrative Order (AO) No. 14 by President Marcos, a significant step towards expediting the recovery, reconstruction, and rehabilitation of Marawi City. This directive, focusing on the rationalization of government agency functions, is viewed as a strategic move to enhance efficiency and accelerate the rebuilding process in the beloved city.

The decision to repeal the existing AO No. 03 and 09 series of 2017 and disband the Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) by March 31, 2024, reflects a commitment to institutional stability and the streamlining of government efforts. Cong. Zia Alonto Adiong acknowledges the necessity to eliminate bureaucratic redundancies, allowing for a more coordinated and effective response to the needs of Marawi City and its residents.

Under AO No. 14, government agencies are mandated to collaborate closely with local government units (LGUs) to ensure the timely completion of projects and activities. The specific directives to key departments, such as the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Department of Health (DOH), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), underscore the comprehensive approach taken to address the diverse needs of the community.

President Marcos’ emphasis on the rationalization of government functions aligns with the broader national agenda outlined in the Philippine Development Plan 2023 to 2028 and the 8-Point Socioeconomic Agenda, emphasizing the government’s commitment to efficiency and organizational coherence. In line with this, both the executive and legislative branches commit to working alongside each other to ensure that the rehabilitation of Marawi progresses efficiently.

The executive branch, through its administrative orders and directives, will continue to spearhead the recovery and rebuilding efforts, overseeing agencies responsible for various aspects of rehabilitation. Simultaneously, the legislative branch, represented by lawmakers such as Cong. Zia Alonto Adiong, pledges to provide necessary support, allocate resources, and enact policies that align with the rehabilitation goals, ensuring a comprehensive and unified approach.

In this collaborative effort, we commit to working alongside the executives in the ad hoc committee to make sure our shared dream for Marawi comes true. It is the shared responsibility of the legislative and executive branches to ensure the success of this noble pursuit.

As Marawi City moves forward with these changes, Cong. Zia Alonto Adiong extends a message of hope and peace to the resilient people. The collaborative efforts between the government and the community focus not only on rebuilding infrastructure but also on restoring the spirit and well-being of the residents. In the face of challenges, unity becomes their strength, and hope serves as a guiding light towards a future of peace and prosperity.

The government remains steadfast in its commitment to ensuring the swift completion of recovery and rehabilitation projects in Marawi City and other affected areas. This initiative is an integral part of the broader national vision for efficient governance, fostering resilience, and promoting unity among the people. Together, they shall overcome obstacles and build a brighter future for Marawi City.