MARAWI CITY, Jan. 22 (PIA) - The Bubong Lilod Madaya Mosque in Brgy. Bubong Lilod Madaya in the most affected area (MAA) of the city is set to be restored after the groundbreaking for its reconstruction transpired Thursday, Jan. 21.
The groundbreaking, led by the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DSHUD) Secretary and Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) Chairperson Eduardo Del Rosario, Marawi City Mayor Majul Gandamra and Mosque Administrator Representative Yasarullah Dipatuan Sheik, paved way for the Php9.3-million reconstruction through the donation of Robinsons Land.
Del Rosario assured that with the ongoing rebuilding and repair, quality is emphasized among the construction of the mosques in MAA.
"You will notice that we are putting a premium in the reconstruction and repair of the numerous mosques in ground zero," he said in his speech.
He also stated that the government networks with housing developers to channel donations for the continuous repair and reconstruction of religious infrastructures in the area amid the concern of government fund constraint due to the constitutional separation of Church and State.
Further, Gandamra and Sheik extended their gratitude to TFBM and private donors for the outpoured efforts to build back the mosques as they stressed its significance in Muslims lives.
"Alam natin na ang Masjid ay napakaimportante sa aming mga Muslim, equally important sa pagpagawa ng aming sariling bahay... kaya hindi na natin naging problema dahil ang Task Force Bangon Marawi ay naghanap ng paraan para itong nasirang Masjid natin sa ground zero ay maipatayo. Tayo ay nagpapasalamat kay Sec. Del Rosario at sa mga private donor sa kanilang suporta sa pagpapatayo ng ganitong imprastraktura," Gandamra expressed.
[We all know that the Masjid is very important to us Muslims. This is equally important to building our own house... That is why it did not become our problem anymore because the Task Force Bangon Marawi found a way so that this destroyed/damaged Masjid of ours in ground zero will rise. So again, we are thanking Sec. Del Rosario and the private donors for their support in building this kind of infrastructure.]
The Bubong Lilod Madaya Mosque is part of the progressing Marawi rehabilitation which is at its 30% to 40% completion and is expected to hit 100% accomplishment by the end of its target schedule in December 2021.
Meanwhile, aside from the reconstruction of the Bubong Lilod Madaya Mosque, 2 of the biggest mosques in MAA have already commenced their repair and rebuilding respectively, the Grand Mosque and Dansalan Bato Mosque which were all realized through the donation of Ayala Land. (CRG/ PIA-ICIC)