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TFBM lines up activities for 2023 Marawi Week of Peace

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur (PIA)--The Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM), together with its implementing agencies and development partners and the city government of Marawi, lined up various free events and activities to promote peace and unity here, May 16–23, for this year's Marawi Week of Peace observance.

The week-long commemoration will kick off with a trade fair to support local micro, small, and medium enterprises and IDP-led enterprises, which are seen as key to sustaining the rehabilitation program and the recovery of the city from the COVID-19 pandemic.

To be held at the Marawi City Hall Gymnasium, May 17–23, the trade fair will also feature a business one-stop shop, distribution of livelihood assistance, a cooking demo of Meranai dishes, and other free services for personal care.

Various completed infrastructure projects will also be inaugurated, such as the Raya Madaya II Barangay Hall Complex, three 4-story school buildings with 20 classrooms each, the Network Operation Center Building and Digital Transformation Center, Marawi Peace Park, Rizal Park, and Bato Ali Mosque, among others.

A total of 500 permanent shelters in Barangay Kilala are likewise to be turned over to identified beneficiaries.

The Marawi Week of Peace was launched in 2018 under the theme "Peace Starts With Us: Give, Work, and Share" to strengthen social cohesion between and among stakeholders through collaborative activities to deliver socio-economic support and promote spiritual development and continuous engagement.

"Every year, since 2018, ito [Marawi Week of Peace] ay kinaconduct natin. Ang purpose nito ay to remind our brothers and sisters na mahalaga ang kapayapaan. Nakita naman natin ang nangyari during the siege at we witnessed kung ano ang destruction na naidudulot ng giyera," said TFBM Field Office Manager Asec. Felix Castro Jr.

The week-long peace activity symbolizes the continuing commitment of the government to rehabilitate Marawi through a whole-of-nation approach as well as the convergence of government and local and international development partners for Marawi to rise as a peaceful and prosperous city. (APB/PIA-10/Lanao del Sur)

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