Chatto urges other provinces to pitch in for Marawi’s needs


Gov. Edgar Chatto on Thursday, June 29,  revealed he urged other provinces to pitch in and extend help to Marawi and other places affected by the conflict.

Chatto said Bohol already released P1 million as aid for Marawi and the victims of the conflict there.

He said he has made the call via the League of Provinces of the Philippines (LPP). Chatto is the secretary-general of the LPP.

Chatto said he made the call so that the province can provide the needed support in this time of need and help in the recovery of war-torn Marawi.

At least a hundred families already evacuated to Bohol and sought refuge in several Muslim communities in the province.

As this developed, the province strengthened its capacity to monitor the different arrivals of evacuees to the province.

The governor said, in line with the crisis, the provincial government will meet with leaders of various non-Catholic religions on July 4.

An inter-faith meeting will be held to thresh out issues.

There are three Muslim communities in Tagbilaran, two communities in Jagna and one village in Ubay, the governor said. There are pocket Muslim communities in other areas such as Talibon.

Meanwhile, the governor said those who come in Bohol for missions they need to register as a matter of the province’s policy.

A reporting system for new arrivals will be in place, which entails a registration system in every purok or village divisions in the province.

The public are urged to make a report of the visitors, so everyone can be accounted for. At the same time, this will also enhance the security for the visitors, the governor said.



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