Rappler's latest stories on Marawi rehabilitation
The 5-month battle in 2017 left Marawi City's central district in ruins. Three years on, it is still a rubble and remains off-limits to residents.
'Yes, we are resilient, but we cannot forever rely on resilience,' says Muti-Mapandi, who was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer one year after she began living as an evacuee
Echoing the sentiments of Marawi residents, the provincial government urges President Duterte to review or modify the plan 'taking into account the social and cultural sensitivities of the community'
(UPDATED) The top priority projects include a 200-classroom schoolbuilding, the Grand Padian Market, and a 50-bed hospital
Yet residents of Marawi City and Lanao del Sur strongly oppose the establishment of another military camp in the war-ravaged city
Increased military presence in the war-ravaged city may rile up residents' cultural and religious sensitivities, and take up land that has historic meaning to the Maranao people, the petitioners say
'We feel that we, the youth, are only being used for photo opportunities,' says a member of the Marawi Reconstruction Conflict Watch, citing a mismatch in government action and what residents need
‘We pray that this land, Islamic City of Marawi, will be handed back to us peacefully’
Marawi civic leader Drieza Lininding reacts to rehabilitation czar Eduardo del Rosario saying that allowing ground zero residents to return soon would be 'chaotic'
Martial law creates a 'peace and order situation' that has helped with the pace of rehabilitation, says Marawi rehabilitation task force chief Eduardo del Rosario
Residents of the city's Ground Zero have only been allowed to repair their houses. To live in them again, they may have to wait until mid-2021, says Housing Secretary Eduardo del Rosario.
On Friday, October 25, Rappler's Pia Ranada talks to Marawi rehabilitation czar Eduardo del Rosario on latest updates regarding construction in the city
Marawi City Mayor Majul Gandamra says many residents have given consent to demolish their homes
Two years after the liberation of Marawi, the National Housing Authority declares its clearing operations complete and gives departments and local government units the go-signal to award construction projects inside the battle area
Some 50,000 people remain displaced two years since the battle between government troops and terrorists of the Maute group
(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo says her Angat Buhay program also seeks to build 100 housing units for residents displaced by the Marawi siege, within the year
Among the roads to be reconstructed and improved are those damaged in war-torn Marawi City, where delays have plagued the rehabilitation
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Vice President Leni Robredo says that while Hajj is a pillar of Islam, the government must be strict about using funds only for what they were authorized for
President Rodrigo Duterte claims the P5 million used for Hajj was well-spent because Marawi City evacuees would prefer making the pilgrimage over receiving government housing
'It is so frustrating to learn that two years after the Marawi siege...internally displaced persons are still struggling for their everyday survival,' says Moro Consensus Group chairperson Drieza Lininding
State auditors also find that most of the P135.39 million cash donations for victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda, which happened in 2013, remain with the OCD
'We can only do so much. The authorities still have the primary responsibility of providing sustainable solutions to help the people of Marawi,' says the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross
It is two years ago since the siege that killed more than a thousand. At least 50,000 remain displaced, and the once-bustling center of trade and commerce is still buried in rubble.
Residents from Marawi City's most affected area will also receive additional cash aid of P53,000 instead of relief goods
During a dialogue in Lanao del Sur, Task Force Bangon Marawi head Eduardo del Rosario in turn asks residents to stop portraying the city as a ghost town as if the government has not done anything
Residents from Marawi City hope the ratification of the Bangsamoro law will help speed up the rebuilding of the war-ravaged city
The Department of Social Welfare and Development provides P10,000 to P20,000 each to families affected by the Marawi siege who are now seeking to put up small businesses
The government expects Marawi City's most affected area to be cleared of unexploded bombs by August this year, a critical step in beginning reconstruction
The task force wants to conduct procurement and begin building structures in Marawi City even during the March 29 to May 12 period when public spending and construction of public works is prohibited
'Mahirap ang buhay. Wala nga kami maihanda kagabi,' says Merlinda Obedencio. Her two children are among dozens of surviving Christian hostages from Marawi siege who regularly meet to draw strength from each other.
In his last address as ARMM governor, Mujiv Hataman says the Bangsamoro government – if and when ratified – will have the power that the region doesn’t have to help Marawi residents significantly
Katarina is one of the members of Project Become, a program for children
Marawi City civic leader Samira Gutoc says the government and the residents should 'co-manage' rehabilitation efforts
Failed talks with private firms and insistence on an ill-fitting joint venture agreement for the city’s reconstruction delay the start of rehabilitation efforts
Task Force Bangon Marawi head Eduardo del Rosario says the government also wants to move residents still living in evacuation centers to temporary shelters 'no later than' early next year
With the 'new' plan, Task force Bangon Marawi says contractors from Mindanao will be able to bid for 11 components of the rehabilitation plan for the city
National and local government officials join Marawi residents to commemorate the start of efforts to rehabilitate the war-torn city's most devastated area
Residents of Marawi's most affected area will be able to return to their homes before 2020, says Task Force Bangon Marawi
To families who have returned to Marawi City, a child center is a place for play and healing
Marawi City Mayor Majul Gandamra says residents remain frustrated by delayed rehabilitation and reconstruction of the city over a year since the war ended
But initial rehabilitation work will be conducted even before the ceremonial groundbreaking, says Task Force Bangon Marawi Secretary-General Falconi Millar
The groundbreaking signals the start of debris clearing operations in a 6-hectare 'pilot' area in Marawi's Ground Zero
President Rodrigo Duterte also asks House leaders to allocate funds in the 2019 budget for the housing projects for military, police, and Yolanda victims
The photo used is a 2011 post-earthquake ‘container temporary housing’ in Japan
The Congressional Spouses Foundation Incorporated will coordinate with Task Force Bangon Marawi for the utilization of the fund
11 Filipino-Chinese groups provide funds for the multipurpose building, a replica of which was presented to President Rodrigo Duterte
DSWD Acting Secretary Virginia Orogo says 64,364 families – from a total of 77,170 – have returned to Marawi City
I cried during the tour. The spiritual atmosphere was just so heavy. War is truly ugly and painful. It brings no good thing.