Firing of Task Force Marawi head won’t affect rehabilitation


Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) on Friday assured it would not be distracted by the dismissal of Falconi Millar as secretary-general of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) in the rehabilitation efforts in war-torn Marawi City.

In a statement, TFBM expressed regret about the termination of Millar, also head of the Secretariat of TFBM, who was in charge of Marawi’s rehabilitation.

“However, we will not let this issue distract our continuing efforts to rehabilitate the city of Marawi. Debris management in the most affected area has been ongoing since the groundbreaking at the end of October, with the developer, FINMAT International Resources, Inc. already on board,” the statement read.

The TFBM is chaired by Secretary Eduardo del Rosario, who is also the chairperson of HUDCC. During Thursday’s inauguration of the Cavite Gateway Terminal in Tanza, Cavite, President Rodrigo Duterte announced Millar’s termination over allegations of corruption.

Millar claimed he was not fired but he resigned amid a demolition job launched against him by some personalities, whom he “annoyed” in protecting the interest of the government. (PNA)