Drilon hits ‘grossly insufficient’ Marawi rehab fund for 2021


MANILA, Philippines — Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon questioned the “grossly insufficient” funding for the rehabilitation of Marawi under the proposed P4.5-trillion national budget for 2021.

Citing his office’s own research, Drilon said the damage in Marawi City amounts to P70 billion yet the government has only allocated P3.5 billion for 2020 and P5 billion for next year.

“The rehabilitation fund is grossly insufficient,” Drilon said during the Senate budget debates on Monday.

“Our countrymen there have been suffering for the last two years,” he added.

The senator said his office receives reports from residents who “are really complaining about the ve…

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