MAKATI: Various private sectors and Non-governmental Organizations have pledged on Friday assistance to the rehabilitation of Marawi City massive program.

Companies that pledged their support so far include: Udenna Corporation, PLDT SMART, Gabay Guro, Aboitiz, Jollibee Foods Corporation, Pepsi Cola Philippines, FF Cruz, Front Learners, Inc., Pacific Global One Aviation, World Vision, Cebuana Lhuillier, US Philippine Society, San Miguel Foundation, SM Foundation and Ayala Foundation, Inc.

MBC, PBSP and BFBCI top officials pose for a group photo during the event.

At an event dubbed “United for Marawi City Summit” held at Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Conference Center, some major private companies and NGOs expressed their aid intended for various areas and basic needs of the Internally Displaced People (IDPs), including their education and shelters.

The summit jointly initiated by a consortium of the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation, Makati Business Club, Philippine Business for Social Progress attended by different stakeholders, government officials and guests from Marawi City.

Association of Foundation and the United Nations Development Programme were also part of the summit that aims to bring private sector and NGOs partners.

Top BFBCI officials were among participants indicating their support to such noble initiatives. “As partner of MBC we are here to manifest our support to the United for Marawi Summit a consortium initiative response on recovery, rehabilitation” said BFBCI President, Nasraili B. Conding.

“The siege is over, but the journey to building back a better Marawi has just begun” the group statement said. The move seeks to ensure the alignment of said efforts with Marawi City and the national and provincial government rehabilitation plans.

“Let us all unite to move Marawi – and the entire country – toward a peaceful, prosperous and secure future” it concluded.