Cusi thanks partners in Marawi rehab

DOE Sec. Alfonso Cusi (4th from right) with representatives of partners of Task Force Bangon Marawi. (DOE photo)

DEPARTMENT of Energy (DOE) Secretary Alfonso Cusi on Thursday thanked partners who helped rehabilitate Marawi City, particularly the restoration of power facilities.

“We did not abandon Marawi, we will never abandon Marawi, and we will continue doing the rehabilitation of Marawi,” Cusi said in a speech during the recognition rites at the Mindanao State University-Marawi for partners and donors .

“We had given all our ground personnel during the Marawi siege support, including security assistance from the military and even food,” Cusi said.

Cusi commended the heroic efforts of Task Force Bangon Marawi, Armed Forces of the Philippines, Association of Mindanao Electric Cooperatives, Philippine Rural Electric Cooperatives Association, Inc., National Grid Corporation of the Philippines, National Power Corporations, National Electrification Administration, and Lanao del Sur Electric Cooperative in securing the energy facilities, rehabilitating generation plants as well as transmission and distribution lines, and in ensuring the safety of all those helping in protecting and rebuilding the Marawi City.

The DOE chief also acknowledged the donations and support given by One Meralco Foundation, Aboitiz Power Corporation, Liter of Light, Pepsi Philippines, PHINMA Energy Corp., and the United States Agency for International Development-B LEADERS to the energy sector in Marawi City.

“Nakapagpatuloy po kami sa paglilingkod dahil sa inyong mga tumulong sa amin dito sa Marawi. Maraming salamat po at mabuhay kayo! (We persevere in serving the people of Marawi because of the help you have extended to us. We thank all of you for your support),” Cusi said.

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