77% of Filipinos satisfied with Marawi rehab efforts

By Juzel Danganan

November 27, 2017, 7:09 pm

MANILA -- Majority of Filipinos are satisfied with the government's efforts to rehabilitate Marawi City, according to the Social Weather Stations.

In its survey released Friday, the SWS found that 77 percent of Filipinos were satisfied with the Duterte administration's efforts to rebuild the war-torn city.

The survey, which was conducted from September 23 to 27, also found that 8 percent were dissatisfied, while 18 percent were undecided. It leads to a 70-percent net satisfaction rating, which is classified as excellent.

The efforts earned the highest praises in the National Capital Region at 83 percent, followed by Mindanao at 81 percent, Visayas at 75 percent, and other areas in Luzon at 74 percent.

It also had an excellent rating in urban areas at 70 percent, while it had a very good rating in rural areas at 69 percent.

Fifty-three percent of Filipinos, on the other hand, expect the rehabilitation will take five years, while 46 percent estimates it will be completed within one to four years.

The National Economic Development Authority is currently completing the comprehensive master plan for Marawi, which was turned into rubble after a five-month siege staged by the Maute terrorist group and armed fights between the government and rebel forces.

Around 10,000 families were displaced and about 40 civilians were killed during the conflict.

Task Force Bangon Marawi chairman Eduardo del Rosario earlier said the rehabilitation was initially estimated to cost PHP90 billion, but the final sum will be released by March 2018. (PNA)