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Robredo: Despite virus, Ramadan and Eid'l Fitr strengthened Muslim links

May 24, 2020 - 3:40 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo asks all Filipinos, regardless of religion, to 'embody the spirit' of Eid'l Fitr

SOLIDARITY. Vice President Leni Robredo spends time with displaced Marawi women who are part of the I am Marawi Women Weaving and Empowerment Program on June 28, 2019. File photo by OVP

Marawi, 3 years on: 120,000 still displaced, now vulnerable to COVID-19

May 23, 2020 - 8:40 PM

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.

TEMPORARY HOMES. Families in transitory shelters in Marawi City put up sari-sari stores to augment their income. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena

3 years after siege, Marawi children face new battle

May 23, 2020 - 2:28 PM

'Children's right to education must be fulfilled even in times of emergencies,' says Save the Children Philippines CEO Alberto Muyot

314 households received hygiene sustainable kits in Brgy. Tangcal Tubaran, Lanao del Sur in  close coordination with BMFI staff, Barangay LGU and Department of Education Tangcal District, headed by chief supervisor, Faridah Ayonga. The kits benefited 1,884 individuals including children. Save the Children will continue to distribute 2,000 hygiene sustainable kits in Lanao del Sur, Lanao del Norte, Maguindanao and other areas in BARMM. Photo courtesy of Save the Children

[OPINION] Balik Marawi, bago balik probinsiya

May 23, 2020 - 1:30 PM

What alarms residents is the threat of competition from the administration's current pet project called Balik-Probinsiya

Kampo Ranao holds simple ceremony to remember soldiers killed in Marawi siege

May 23, 2020 - 1:29 PM

'We have not and will never forget the heroism displayed by our soldiers during the 2017 Marawi Siege,' says 103rd Infantry Brigade commander Colonel Jose Maria Cuerpo II who led wreathlaying ceremony to honor the fallen soldiers

Photos from 103rd Infantry Brigade in Marawi

[OPINION] 3 years on, Marawi bakwits face another danger – the coronavirus

May 23, 2020 - 10:30 AM

'War brought us to our knees. Do not let COVID-19 completely break us.'

HOME. In this photo taken on March 20, 2019, the bakwits demanded for a voluntary, safe and dignified return to their homes. Photo by Jojo Deles

Robredo urges gov't to end '3 years of inaction and neglect in Marawi'

May 23, 2020 - 10:16 AM

'Marawi is not merely a tragedy to be remembered; it is an ongoing problem that needs to be solved,' says Vice President Leni Robredo on the 3rd anniversary of the Marawi siege

VICE PRESIDENT. Vice President Leni Robredo speaks at the Istorya ng Pag-asa Special Edition: Community Based Drug Rehabilitation Summit at the Shrine of Our Lady of Grace Parish in Caloocan City on January 16, 2020. Photo by Jay Ganzon/OVP

Marawi residents still hope to return home after 3-year wait

May 22, 2020 - 10:35 AM

'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

Photo by McMorrie Bidara

Gov't task force rejects ECQ requests of several provinces

May 03, 2020 - 5:18 PM

DILG Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya says regional task forces may instead extend the enhanced community quarantine in smaller areas such as towns and barangays

GENERAL COMMUNITY QUARANTINE. La Union Governor Francisco Emmanuel Ortega III declares general community quarantine in the province in Ilocos region. Photo from La Union Facebook page

'We need to be bold': Provinces make difficult decisions on 1st day of GCQ

May 02, 2020 - 11:55 AM

(UPDATED) 'We need to be bold and act on this health emergency in our locality especially if we still have active cases of COVID-19,' says Bangsamoro Parliament member Zia Alonto Adiong, spokesperson of the Lanao Del Sur IATF

EXTENDED. Aurora Governor Gerardo Noveras meets with provincial government and police officials to discuss matters related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo from Province of Aurora Facebook page

Life doubly hard in Marawi shelters as coronavirus grounds aid groups

Apr 06, 2020 - 3:52 PM

Marawi residents find it hard to follow precautions against the coronavirus when relief goods are limited and water trucks are reducing trips. Local authorities say there are not enough resources to feed the people for an extended period.

Saipoding Mariga Mangotara and wife Geraldine inside their home at Area 1 temporary shelter in Marawi City's Sagonsongan village. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena

Lanao del Sur gov't distributes food packs to keep residents at home

Apr 01, 2020 - 12:16 AM

The Marawi Chamber of Commerce and Industry collaborates with the provincial government in bringing the rolling stores to the communities

Lanao del Sur Provincial Social Welfare and Development staffs starts to distributes food packs residents of Lanao del Sur on March 31,2020. (Photo provided by Maharlany Alonto, provincial social welfare and development officer. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Man probed for coronavirus in Marawi dies while awaiting test result

Mar 17, 2020 - 5:32 PM

The man traveled to Malaysia to join a religious activity and was confined at the Amai Pakpak Medical Center (APMC) in Marawi City, say Lanao del Sur officials

LONE TERTIARY HOSPITAL. Amai Pakpak Medical Center is Marawi City's lone tertiary hospital. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Lanao del Sur, 3 more Mindanao cities under community quarantine

Mar 16, 2020 - 5:20 PM

(UPDATED) The local governments of Valencia, Iligan, and Marawi also place their respective cities under community quarantine to help stem the spread of the novel coronavirus

THERMAL SCAN. A health worker conducts a temperature check in Lanao del Sur. Photo from the Provincial Government of Lanao del Sur Facebook page

Lanao del Sur pilots coffee bean farming in the province

Mar 05, 2020 - 11:06 AM

This is part of the Marawi Response Project, which has a long-term goal of making Lanao del Sur one of the agricultural hubs of Mindanao

Indigenous youth in Asia Pacific find strength in unity

Feb 25, 2020 - 10:32 AM

'It’s your community that gave you identity. It should be a self-obligatory response to give back to them,' shares Jal Mustari, an indigenous youth from Marawi City

Two students from Mindanao’s conflict-affected area win first JICA video blog contest

Jan 31, 2020 - 9:24 AM

Students from Mindanao State University win the contest with their entry about witnessing the effect of the armed conflict in Marawi in 2017 and their wish for peace and solidarity in the city

Lanao del Sur gov't urges Duterte to reconsider new military camp in Marawi

Dec 05, 2019 - 3:12 PM

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'

MARAWI. The view of Marawi City from the old City hall. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Gov't to start building infrastructure in Marawi by December – task force

Nov 29, 2019 - 12:19 PM

(UPDATED) The top priority projects include a 200-classroom schoolbuilding, the Grand Padian Market, and a 50-bed hospital

MARAWI REHAB. Soldiers from the 500th Engineering Brigade of the Philippine Army guard the access to the Old Padian Market inside Marawi City's Most Affected Area. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Duterte creates group to study creation of new military camp in Marawi

Nov 20, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Yet residents of Marawi City and Lanao del Sur strongly oppose the establishment of another military camp in the war-ravaged city

REHABILITATION. The Duterte Administration wants to put up a new military camp in Marawi City though most residents oppose this. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Lanao del Sur, Marawi voters ask Comelec to hold special elections

Nov 18, 2019 - 3:49 PM

Six months since the 2019 midterm elections, voters from Lanao del Sur and Marawi continue to demand for answers from the Commission on Elections over allegations of fraud

VOTERS DEMAND. Voters from Lanao del Sur and Marawi City troop to the Commission on Elections on November 18, 2019 to demand the poll body hold special elections. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

100,000 Maranao sign petition to halt planned military camps in Marawi

Nov 18, 2019 - 2:00 PM

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

SIGNATURE CAMPAIGN. More than 100,000 residents of Marawi City and other parts of Lanao del Sur signed a petition asking the government to scrap plans to build new military camps in the war-ravaged city. Photo of Marawi City by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler. Photo of signatures from Abo Hayyan Malomalo

Gov't treating Marawi residents ‘like we don't matter’ – civic group

Nov 08, 2019 - 7:31 PM

'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

Marawi Reconstruction Conflict Watch

Tornado hits 5 barangays in Marawi City – report

Nov 04, 2019 - 11:28 PM

(UPDATED) The Lanao del Sur Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office is conducting assessment in coordination with the city government

TORNADO. A tornado hits several barangays in Marawi City on Monday, November 4. All photos provided by PIA-10 Regional Director Frank Gumapon

Marawi local chiefs too dependent on soldiers due to martial law – civic leader

Nov 02, 2019 - 10:39 AM

Moro Consensus Group leader Drieza Lininding cautions Marawi residents from getting too used to the 'abnormal' situation of martial law and suggests alternative security measures

AFTER THE SIEGE. Martial law reigns in Marawi City as government tries to rehabilitate its central hub after a 5-month siege by Muslim extremists. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler  AFTER THE SIEGE. Martial law reigns in Marawi City as government tries to rehabilitate its central hub after a 5-month siege by Muslim extremists. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

LOOK: Marawi residents hold first Islamic Friday prayer in Ground Zero after 2 years

Nov 01, 2019 - 10:10 PM

‘We pray that this land, Islamic City of Marawi, will be handed back to us peacefully’

Marawi City residents hold the Islamic Friday prayer for the first time since the Siege inside the Main Affected Area or "Ground Zero", Friday, November 1, 2019. To date, tens of thousands of displaced residents are still barred from returning to their homes inside the former battlefield.

Unacceptable to make Marawi residents wait until 2021 to return – civic leader

Oct 31, 2019 - 2:35 PM

Marawi civic leader Drieza Lininding reacts to rehabilitation czar Eduardo del Rosario saying that allowing ground zero residents to return soon would be 'chaotic'

a Maranao woman walks passed by tents at the Sarimanok Tent City in Marawi City on the eve of Eid'l Fitr, June 4,2019. (bobby lagsa/Rappler)

Marawi rehab czar Del Rosario wants 4th martial law extension

Oct 26, 2019 - 8:13 AM

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

MARKED BY CONFLICT. Marawi's Ground Zero is still in ruins in this photo taken on May 23, 2019. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Allowing Marawi residents' return to homes will be 'chaotic' – Del Rosario

Oct 25, 2019 - 2:59 PM

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.

Ed del Rosario. Screenshot from Rappler talk

Rappler Talk: Rehab czar Ed del Rosario on Marawi 2 years after

Oct 25, 2019 - 1:24 PM

On Friday, October 25, Rappler's Pia Ranada talks to Marawi rehabilitation czar Eduardo del Rosario on latest updates regarding construction in the city

Is your Marawi property gone? Check this aerial video

Oct 19, 2019 - 10:36 PM

Marawi City Mayor Majul Gandamra says many residents have given consent to demolish their homes

NO CONSENT. Residents put up banners to oppose forced demolition of their homes. Photos by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Former commander honors Marawi siege dead

Oct 17, 2019 - 12:45 PM

In solemn commemoration, former Marawi commander Carlito Galvez Jr runs his fingers over the names of soldiers killed in a siege

COMMEMORATION. Former Marawi Commander Carlito Galvez Jr leads a ceremony to remember soldiers killed in Marawi. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Marawi reconstruction poised to begin – finally

Oct 17, 2019 - 10:39 AM

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

ONGOING WORK. Demolition and debris clearing inside Marawi’s former battle area. All photos by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

'Marawi recovering from scars of fierce battle,' says Mayor Gandamra

Aug 25, 2019 - 8:00 AM

'I would like to thank each and every Marawi citizen and everyone who believes in Marawi...for being strong and resilient, for their courage and determination that someday, life will get better,' says Marawi Mayor Majul Gandamra

MARAWI CHARTER DAY. Marawi Mayor Majul Gandamra addresses the 79th Marawi City Charter Day celebration on August 19, 2019. Photo from the City Government of Marawi Facebook Page

Mindanao lawmakers file bill to compensate Marawi siege victims

Aug 13, 2019 - 6:10 PM

Basilan Representative Mujiv Hataman says if passed into law, the House bill would grant P1,500 worth of compensation per square meter of a place of residence destroyed during the Marawi siege

RUINS. The main battle area of the Marawi siege remains in ruins two years later. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Robredo prays for Marawi refugees on Eid’l Adha

Aug 11, 2019 - 11:32 AM

'Yakapin natin sila at patuloy na ipanalangin sa kanilang pagharap sa mga hamon ng buhay,' says Vice President Leni Robredo on residents displaced by the Marawi siege

ANGAT BUHAY BENEFICIARY. Vice President Leni Robredo leads the turnover of classroom buildings to 3 schools in Marawi City on June 28, 2019. File photo by OVP

AFP confirms report: Indonesian couple behind Jolo Cathedral bombing

Jul 24, 2019 - 3:26 PM

ISIS terrorists looking to carve out a territory in Southeast Asia present a challenge to the region's security forces, especially in the Philippines

JOLO ATTACK. Policemen and soldiers stand outside bomb-hit church in Jolo, Sulu province on the southern island of Mindanao, on January 27, 2019. - At least 18 people were killed when two bombs hit a church on a southern Philippine island that is a stronghold of Islamist militants, the military said on January 27, days after voters backed the creation of a new Muslim autonomous region. (Photo by NICKEE BUTLANGAN / AFP)

Dismay, questions as Duterte SONA reduces Marawi terror siege to a drug issue

Jul 23, 2019 - 9:32 PM

President Duterte's framing of the Marawi siege as rooted in illegal drugs distracts from the real causes of terrorism, which are extremist ideology and social injustice

STILL DISPLACED. A Maranao woman walks by tents at the Sarimanok Tent City in Marawi City on the eve of Eid'l Fitr, June 4, 2019. (Bobby Lagsa/Rappler)

COA flags missing docs for Marawi cooperatives' P64-million seed capital

Jul 21, 2019 - 8:40 PM

'The non-submission of the necessary documentation cast doubt on the propriety and validity of the transactions,' says the Commission on Audit

U.S. adds $4.5 million aid for Marawi war evacuees

Jul 18, 2019 - 1:19 PM

Some 50,000 people remain displaced two years since the battle between government troops and terrorists of the Maute group

MORE AID. The US government is adding P234 million ($4.5 million) in aid to thousands of people who have been displaced by the Marawi conflict since 2017. Photo from Tiffany Tsang, Catholic Relief Services, via the US Embassy in Manila

Expect little talk on security issues in Duterte’s SONA – analysts

Jul 18, 2019 - 8:59 AM

Security threats like terrorism and Chinese incursions in the West Philippine Sea won't figure much in Duterte's yearly address but most Filipinos won't mind it, analysts say

COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes an officer as he prepares to board a plane bound for the People's Republic of China at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on April 24, 2019. Malacañang photo

AFP says Marawi aid audit report 'not quite accurate'

Jul 06, 2019 - 9:20 AM

The Armed Forces denies irregularities in its handling of aid money, after state auditors flagged the disparity in amounts given to wounded soldiers

MARAWI SIEGE. Government troops take position against enemy snipers as they escort rescued workers and trapped residents near the town center of Marawi on June 1, 2017. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

COA: Wounded Marawi soldiers received crumbs from P274-million aid

Jun 30, 2019 - 11:15 PM

The Commission on Audit says there were 'no clear guidelines' that served as basis for the distribution of cash assistance to wounded soldiers

RUINS. Marawi, as photographed in May 2019, has yet to recover from the destruction brought about by the terrorist siege two years earlier. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Robredo turns over school buildings, houses in Marawi

Jun 28, 2019 - 3:55 PM

(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

Vice President Leni Robredo led the turnover of classroom buildings to three schools in Marawi City during her visit here on Friday, June 28, 2019. The classrooms were constructed for Harat Medina Central Elementary School, Mapandi Elementary School, and Bae Inomba Blo Bacarat Central Elementary School, through the generosity of Angat Buhay Partners including PhilAm Foundation, LBC Foundation, Double Dragon Properties Corp.,  Team Energy Foundation, and Jollibee Group Foundation. (Photo by OVP)

IN PHOTOS: ICRC President visits Marawi, notes 'the work is not yet done'

Jun 24, 2019 - 1:44 PM

International Committee of the Red Cross President Peter Maurer stresses the organization’s commitment to support the Philippine Red Cross’ capacity to respond to emergencies and armed conflict situations

WELCOME. ICRC President Peter Maurer with ICRC Regional Director Boris Michel, ICRC Head of Delegation Martin Thalmann, and ICRC Sub-delegation Head Roberto Petronio are welcomed by PRC staff and volunteers at the Bualan Spring Project in Lanao Del Sur on June 3, 2019. All photos by Alecs Ongcal/ICRC

Philippines, Japan sign $202-million loan deal for Mindanao roads

Jun 19, 2019 - 10:05 AM

Among the roads to be reconstructed and improved are those damaged in war-torn Marawi City, where delays have plagued the rehabilitation

SIGNED. Philippine Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III and Japan International Cooperation Agency senior vice president Yasushi Tanaka after signing the $202.04-million loan deal in Mindanao. Photo from Department of Finance

Former ‘Darna’ Nanette Medved-Po donates classrooms to Marawi children

Jun 14, 2019 - 4:15 PM

She puts the super in superhero!

Robredo: Wrong to use Marawi rehab funds for Hajj

Jun 09, 2019 - 9:30 PM

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

a Maranao woman walks passed by tents at the Sarimanok Tent City in Marawi City on the eve of Eid'l Fitr, June 4,2019. (bobby lagsa/Rappler)

Duterte to COA: Don't seek refund of Marawi rehab money spent on Hajj

Jun 06, 2019 - 9:35 PM

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

Marawi siege marks 2nd year. Photos by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

On Eid'l Fitr, Marawi IDPs pray for fortitude and a home to go back to

Jun 05, 2019 - 9:12 PM

Maranaos living in a tent city in Marawi are still unsure of what lies in the future for them

EID'L FITR. Maranao women await for the Eid'l Fitr prayer to start inside the Sarimanok tent city on June 5, 2019. All photos by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler