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Taguig City, BCDA and FBDC honor Marawi heroes in interactive exhibit in BGC

In light of the recent liberation of Marawi, the City of Taguig, the Bases Conversion and Development Authority, and Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation (FBDC)  in cooperation with the Department of National Defense (DND), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) pays tribute to the soldiers and policemen who fought in Marawi through an interactive art installation exhibit at the Bonifacio High Street in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig from November 21 to December 5, 2017.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte was the guest of honor during the opening ceremonies of the exhibit dubbed as “Ang Huling Tikas Pahinga: Isang pagpupugay sa mga Bayani ng Marawi.” The exhibit features photos of the brave men and women in uniform during and after the Marawi siege, as well as interactive art installations in recognition of the bravery of our soldiers and policemen, who offered the greatest sacrifice for our country.

The event was graced by families of soldiers and policemen killed in action during the Marawi siege.

Further, as part of its corporate social responsibility efforts, BCDA allocated a Php5 million revolving fund for the hospitalization assistance of wounded soldiers who fought in the Marawi siege. BCDA partnered with locator St. Luke’s Medical Center in Bonifacio Global City and Quezon City in providing treatment to around 50 wounded soldiers whose medical requirements cannot be accommodated in government military hospitals for lack of medical equipment and facilities.

The BCDA also donated more than 2,000 hygiene kits with personalized notes placed in shoeboxes for the soldiers of Marawi to the Philippine Army’s Project Shoebox to show appreciation for their bravery and sacrifices for the country.

All these are in line with BCDA’s mandate to strengthen the Armed Forces while building great cities. Since its creation in 1992, BCDA has contributed in strengthening and enhancing the capabilities of the AFP through the disposition and development of former military bases into productive civilian use, which now serve as the country’s economic hubs like the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City and Newport City in Pasay City. To date, BCDA has raised a total of Php36.6 billion for the AFP modernization program.