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Gov’t moves to update post-conflict needs assessment of Marawi war victims

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur (PIA)--The government is now in the process of coming up with the latest post-conflict needs assessment (PCNA) report of the residents who fell victim to the firefight here in 2017.

To fulfill this goal, a month-long update of the report is currently underway. This started on June 19 and is targeted to be completed on July 25, this year.

Headed by the Office of Civil Defense (OCD), as the NDRRMC Secretariat the PCNA is participated by Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM), Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD), National Housing Authority (NHA), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Education (DepEd), Department of Health (DOH), Ministry of Interior and Local Government (MILG)-BARMM, Bangsamoro Rapid Emergency Action on Disaster Incidence (READi), local government unit of Marawi, and the Marawi Compensation Board (MCB).

Engr. Aris Llona of the OCD-Rehabilitation and Recovery Management Service said apart from being the disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) secretariat, his office is tasked to handle the PCNA report updating as they have also been mandated by the Republic Act No. 11696 or the Marawi Siege Victims Compensation Act of 2022. 

He explained that through this move, they could assist in the payment of the legitimate claimants as the PCNA report would reflect the partially and totally damaged structures in the most affected area (MAA).

“Kailangan nating mabigyan ng compensation ang residents na affected, ang internally displaced persons. Ang data ng houses ay tinitingnan dito (We have to give compensation to affected residents, the internally displaced persons. Data of houses would be looked at), because we will be having a corresponding compensation like ang (the) percent of the actual cost, indicated sa (in the) implementing rules and regulations na ginawa ng (made by the) Marawi Compensation Board,” said Llona. 

This was affirmed by TFBM Field Office Manager Felix Castro Jr., stressing the necessity to craft a new PCNA report, especially that the last time this paper was formulated happened five years ago.

He underscored that here, the cost of materials and areas to be focused on would be thoroughly highlighted so that the amount of indemnification would likewise be appropriate to the needs of the victims in this present time. 

“Ang ating gusto ay pagkanagtatrabaho na ang Marawi Compensation Board, mayroon silang ready na data na hawak para mavalidate nila ang sinubmit na application ng IDPs,” said Castro. 

(What we want is that when the Marawi Compensation Board would start working, they already hold ready data to validate the submitted applications of the IDPs.)

To start their report updating, an implementation planning was conducted to outline the activities needed to be acted upon by concerned line agencies. This was followed by a series of fieldworks wherein government staff proceeded to ground zero to assess the current status of the wrecked properties personally. 

A workshop would also be held in the last part to organize the data gathered by the government entities. 

Castro stated that although they allotted one month for refreshing the PCNA report, this might also end earlier depending on how fast the needed data would be completed. (CRG/PIA-10/Lanao del Sur)

Government agencies conduct an implementation planning to prepare their respective tasks for the month-long updating of the post-conflict needs assessment (PCNA) report. (PIA-10/Lanao del Sur)

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