Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona visited last April 11-12, 2018 the Prelature of Marawi and the Diocese of Iligan together with CBCP-NASA staff to conduct briefing with the Diocesan Social Action Centers and give assistance to the internally displaced people of Marawi.
The itinerary includes visit to the evacuation in Toril in Iligan and to the Christian Tent Camp and Sarimanok Camp in Marawi. The Archbishop had the opportunity to make dialogue with Maranao volunteers.
In this two day visit, the Archbishop commented, “The damage of conflict to the community of Marawi is disheartening, but what is wonderful and heartening to see is the enthusiasm of both Christian and Maranao youth and the cooperation for peace to help the displaced people. CBCP-NASA is here to promote peace and give its assistance to our people."
CBCP-NASA provides livelihood assistance of 5,000 sarisari stores with an allotted 20 Million Budget for the displaced people in Marawi. Archbishop Tria Tirona is the present chairman of CBCP-NASA/ Caritas-Philippines, a social action arm of the Catholic Bishop's Conference of the Philippines.