By Francis T. Wakefield
Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM), its member line agencies, and local government units launched on Thursday the “Marawi Week of Peace” to commemorate the heroism and unity displayed during last year’s siege of the city.
The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP), said the week-long commemoration, which coincides with the start of holy month of Ramadan this year, will be celebrated on May 17 to May 23 every year.
The opening day featured several line agencies providing public services in their booths inside the Marawi City Hall grounds, such as the Department of Trade and Industry which conducted a trade fair, and the Department of Health which offered medical services to residents.
“It is important to recognize the heroism and resiliency of people in terms of addressing the conflict that happened to them and rebuilding their lives again,” OPAPP Assistant Secretary Rolando Asuncion said.