Meanwhile, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) are conducting rigid military operations in the Southern part of Mindanao to bring ISIS sympathizers before the law or else completely eradicate the extremist groups that have spawned therein.
While the government does not tolerate terrorists, it looks upon its citizens with regard, staunchly rebuilding Marawi City and bringing those affected to the path of healing.
As of June 26, DSWD had already spent about PHP 85.53 million worth of assistance to the affected families, which included provisions like food packs, hygiene and dignity kits, kitchen utensils and tents among others.
Meanwhile, PHP 52.03 million was accounted for DOH-provided health services, including medical check-ups, immunizations, medicines, mental and psycho-social services as well as food and water.
As of the latest government data, 82,767 families or 403,052 persons from Marawi have been displaced, including residents from 20 Lanao del Sur municipalities and 2 Lanao del Norte municipalities affected by the crisis. (PCO-Davao/PNA)