Vice President Leni Robredo assured Marawi victims who sought shelter in Naga City that they have been welcome to stay in her hometown.
“Dito po sa amin, inaaako po namin kayo nang buong puso. Mababait po iyong mga tao dito sa amin, pero alam ko… ito pansamantalang tulong lahat. Puwera na lang kung iyong iba sa inyo, dito na gustong maglagay sa tahimik,” she informed the internally displaced individuals (IDP).
“Welcome na welcome po kayo dito sa amin. Sisiguraduhin namin na walang mangyayaring masama dito sa inyo. At sa abot po ng aming makakaya iyong mga bagay na puwedeng maitulong namin para mapagaan iyong pinagdadaanan ninyo, gagawin po namin, sabihin niyo lang sa amin,” mentioned Robredo in an announcement.
Naga presently hosts some 20 households from Marawi who are presently staying with family right here. Robredo met with them, together with the remainder of the Muslim neighborhood in Barangay Concepcion Pequeña final Friday, July 28.
Robredo underscored the significance of offering sustainable help to the IDPs, in order to assist them begin anew even whereas the clashes are ongoing.
She additionally allayed safety considerations as Naga takes in extra evacuees from Marawi. She mentioned town should make sure that the IDPs is not going to discover it tough to stay right here.
“Ako, very secure naman dito sa atin. Siyempre kailangang mas palakasin natin iyong pag-secure sa ating mga bakwit, kasi alam natin na malaki na iyong pinagdaanan nila. Marami na iyong pinagdaanan, na sana ito iyong kanilang haven. Dapat panatag iyong kanilang kalooban na walang mangyayari sa kanila dito,” she mentioned.
The evacuees raised a number of different considerations, together with their want for meals, blankets, and garments.
They additionally deliberate to put up “mini stores,” in order that they’d give you the chance to contribute to the family bills of their host family. Some of them are additionally asking for transportation help ought to they determine to return to Marawi after the clashes and for family who need to observe them from Lanao.