Military accompanies VP Robredo in Marawi City


Marawi City, 28 June 2019 – Vice President Leni Robredo was accompanied by the Deputy Commander, 103rd Brigade, and 12CMOBn Commanding Officer during the turnover of twelve homes and three new classroom buildings in the besieged city of Marawi.

Colonel Jose Maria Cuerpo, Deputy Commander, 103rd Brigade and Lieutenant Colonel Andres Soriano, Commanding Officer, 12CMOBn, led the security of the Vice President as she conducted the turnovers at the Angat Buhay Village, Mapandi, Papandayan, and Poona Marantao of Marawi City.

The turned over homes were built through the Vice President’s flagship anti-poverty program, Angat Buhay. Donations from the Latter-Day Saints Charities, a partner of the program, helped in the construction of the houses.

Meanwhile, Mapandi Elementary School, Harat Medina Central Elementary School, and Bae Inomba Bio Bacarat Elementary School were the recipients of the new classroom buildings; these structures were funded by Philam Foundation, Double Dragon Properties Corporation, Jollibee Group Foundation, LBC Foundation, and Team Energy Foundation.

The Vice President’s office and the Angat Buhay stakeholders had previously given P11.53 million worth of resources to help the victims of the siege recover from the war.

The 103rd Brigade and 12CMOBn have continuously partnered with national and local government units and other civilian stakeholders in the conduct of relief good distributions, psycho-social interventions, medical missions, and many other humanitarian assistances in the said areas; and thus, have won the allegiance of the communities.