DBM releases P2.29 billion for Marawi social projects

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Thousands of residents await to pass through a military checkpoint after authorities allowed them to visit their destroyed houses at the main battle area in Marawi City on April 1. -- AFP

THE DEPARTMENT of Budget and Management (DBM) has released P2.29 billion for social projects under the Marawi City Rehabilitation and Recovery program.

The projects, which is carried out by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), includes the Basic Transitory Family Support Package worth P1.43-billion for 25,537 displaced families.

They will also get an additional P675.20 million from the Provision of Livelihood Settlement Grants program.

The fund release also includes a P183.02-million Operational Support Fund for other administrative expenses.

The sum is taken from the Marawi Recovery, Rehabilitation, and Reconstruction Program (MRRRP) through the P25.5 billion 2018 National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (NDRRM) Fund. — Elijah Joseph C. Tubayan