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FALSE: Media did not report progress in Marawi rehabilitation

FALSE: Media did not report progress in Marawi rehabilitation
Multiple news outlets published reports on the progress of the Marawi rehabilitation, and also cited specific repair and construction efforts
At a glance:
  • Claim: Media did not report the progress in repair and construction efforts involved in the Marawi rehabilitation.
  • Rating: FALSE
  • The facts: Multiple news outlets published reports on the progress of the Marawi rehabilitation, also mentioning specific repair and construction efforts.
  • Why we fact-checked this: This claim was posted by Facebook page “DU30 MEDIA Network” which has 338,679 followers as of writing.
Complete details:

An April 28 post by Facebook page DU30 MEDIA Network falsely claimed that the media did not report on the progress of repair and construction efforts involved in the rehabilitation of Marawi City.

Kamustahin natin ngayon ang [Marawi City] na hindi binabalita ng media dahil busy kung paano sirain ang gobyerno. Ano na ba nangyari sa Marawi Rehabilitation ng Duterte administration? Share po natin kasi ayaw ito ibalita ng mga ‘presstitutes‘,” the post read.

(Let’s now check on Marawi City which the media does not report on because they are too busy thinking of how to destroy the government. What has happened to the Duterte administration’s Marawi rehabilitation? Let’s share it because the “presstitutes” don’t want to report this.)

The post included photos showing various repair and construction sites reposted from the Facebook page of Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM).

This claim is false. Multiple media outlets reported on these efforts.

The Manila Standard reported on April 23 that TFBM chair Eduardo del Rosario said the Marawi rehabilitation is “between 55% and 60%” accomplished. It also mentioned an update on the construction of housing units in Barangay Patani, which was included in the post.

The Philippine Star also reported Del Rosario’s update in an April 24 report, which also mentioned updates on the construction of permanent housing units in Barangay Patani, as well as the refurbishment of the Grand Mosque.

This was also reported by the Philippine News Agency.

GMA News reported on March 28 that Del Rosario said the repair work on mosques is nearing completion. On March 26, BusinessMirror reported Del Rosario saying that the Marawi rehabilitation is on track to meet the December 2021 completion deadline.

In January, Rappler published a report on rebuilding Marawi City almost 4 years after the siege.

Rappler has previously debunked other false claims posted by DU30 MEDIA Network. – Loreben Tuquero/Rappler.com

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