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DBM approves P1 billion compensation for Marawi siege victims

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has granted approval for the issuance of a Special Allotment Release Order worth P1 billion to provide compensation to victims affected by the Marawi siege.

“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,” DBM Secretary Amenah F. Pangandaman said.

The Marawi Compensation Board has identified 362 victims who will benefit from the P1 billion allocation under the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Fund (NDRRMF).

Special Provision No. 3 of the NDRRMF in the 2023 General Appropriations Act outlines the intended use of the initial appropriation, which includes compensation for lawful owners of properties in Marawi’s Main Affected Areas or Other Affected Areas that were destroyed or damaged during the siege.

It also covers owners of private properties demolished as part of the Marawi Recovery, Rehabilitation, and Reconstruction Program, as well as the heirs of those who perished during the siege.

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