Davao City, led by it’s mayor Presidential daughter Inday Sara Duterte is encouraging other local government units to share from their own disaster funds just like the they did for Marawi, where they gave out Five Million Pesos to help rebuild the war-stricken city.
It is known a Davao trademark that whenever there is calamity or other cities in need, Dabawenyos are in the forefront in putting much effort to help in any way they can.
In a statement given by the mayor, she said, ” Davao City will give % million pesos to Marawi for 2017. We have extra disaster funds which we can share with Marawi City. It is our duty as Dabawenyos to help our countrymen in Marawi. I encourage other LGUs to share from their own disaster funds.”
“If we all give a little and put it all together, it can make a big difference,” she added.
The city of Marawi was finally declared liberated by President Rodrigo Duterte in October 17, 2017 after the war against the ISIS-inspired Maute group and the national forces. But the aftermath left a seemingly ghost town Marawi, dilapidated, with many displaced families.
The government promised to rebuild Marawi, and to rise up from its ruins. Decent temporary shelters were built for the families and supplies were given to augment their needs.
In the time super typhoon Yolanda stroke the Philippines, Davao City sent several 911 units in Tacloban City to help in rescue operations and rehabilitation.