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Bishop visits Marawi months after siege

Marawi Bishop Edwin dela Peña on Thursday visited the damaged St. Mary’s Cathedral for the first time since the city was taken over by the Maute group, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) reported on Friday. Source link link: Bishop visits Marawi months after siege.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilainformer manilainformerJan 12th, 2018

Bishop visits Marawi months after siege

Marawi Bishop Edwin dela Peña on Thursday visited the damaged St. Mary’s Cathedral for the first time since the city was taken over by the Maute group, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) reported on Friday. Source link link: Bishop visits Marawi months after siege.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

Lanao youth’s art therapy plan selected as best peace project

A Lanao del Sur youth group's proposal to use art therapy for residents in the war-torn areas in Mindanao has been selected by the Office of the Vice President (OVP) and its partners as the best project for promoting peace. Out of the 28 youth groups who pitched ideas for a project for children affected by the months-long Marawi siege, the Okir University Arts Club received the top award on Thursday during the Angat Buhay Youth Summit in Cotabato City. The club proposed a workshop entitled "Teaching Artistry Learning Advocacy" (TALA) for out-of school children aged 7 to 13 years old. The group will represent the country in the Asia Pacific Youth Exchange (APYE) in Seoul in Augus...Keep on reading: Lanao youth’s art therapy plan selected as best peace project.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 25th, 2018

Palace on Marawi: Filipinos will ‘unceasingly stand’ vs terrorism

  Filipinos will "unceasingly stand" against terrorism, Malacaang said Tuesday, a year after President Rodrigo Duterte declared the liberation of Marawi City from the ISIS-inspired Maute Group.   The homegrown terrorists laid siege to Islamic city of Marawi on May 23, 2017, prompting Duterte to declare martial law in the whole of Mindanao.   The attack led to five months of heavy fighting that killed more than a thousand people, wounded about 1,400 and devastated the city.   "As we celebrate the triumphs of our government troops against the Daesh-inspired Maute rebels, we pay tribute to those who have fallen in the fierce battles during the si...Keep on reading: Palace on Marawi: Filipinos will ‘unceasingly stand’ vs terrorism.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

69,000 residents yet to return home to Marawi

MANILA: More than 69,000 residents have yet to return home to Marawi nine months after government security forces liberated the capital city of Lanao del Sur from the siege laid by Daesh-linked ter.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

[OPINION] ISIS suicide bombing in PH could be a regional game-changer

During the last year, the Islamic State's (ISIS) presence in the Philippines has fallen into the emerging narrative of the group's defeat. Filipino forces ended ISIS' months-long siege on the city of Marawi in October of 2017, just 3 months after the group's loss of Mosul and roughly a week ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 5th, 2018

EDITORIAL - Into the third year

In the past 12 months, President Duterte ended a protracted siege in Marawi by Maute terrorists and imposed martial law for a year in Mindanao......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2018

Community takes lead to rebuild Marawi City after siege

MANILA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — When Tong Pacasum was allowed back into the area where his family home once stood in Marawi on the Philippine island of Mindanao, there was nothing left for him to salvage months after a bloody siege that leveled much of the city. But Pacasum considers himself lucky: his family is safe, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJun 25th, 2018

Anti-IS solution

The two-day Lanao del Sur skirmish proved President Rody Duterte’s foresight that the Islamic State (IS) threat is far from over eight months after the Marawi City siege. Rody, shortly after the liberation of Marawi City from pro-IS Maute group fighters, said the extremists remain active in other parts of Mindanao and that another attack […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

Still missing in Marawi: as few as 11, as many as 100

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 24 May) – The number of persons who have remained missing in Marawi City seven months since the end of the siege staged by Islamic State-inspired militants could be as low as 11 or as high as 100 or more, figures released by government and nongovernment said. The International Committee of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018

In 360 video: Hope for Marawi a year after the siege

MARAWI CITY, Philippines –Thousands of families from Marawi and neighboring communities left everything behind when armed conflict broke out on May 23, 2017. Five months of war displaced more than 353,000 people. Most of those who fled moved in with relatives in nearby towns and cities. Others turned to evacuation ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

Military rejects claims of ‘massive’ recruitment of extremist groups in Mindanao

THE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) rejected claims that there was an ongoing “massive, discreet, and decisive” recruitment of extremist groups in Mindanao months after the Marawi City siege ended. In a statement, Col. Edgard Arevalo, AFP spokesman, said that the military was not surprised to hear reports of recruitment but denied that it [...] The post Military rejects claims of ‘massive’ recruitment of extremist groups in Mindanao appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

INTERRUPTED LIVES IN MARAWI (10): Creating Sinag Instead of Dole-outs

Lanao del Sur. Three months after the siege, there’s an overpowering sense of gloom and frustration as paper and plastic cover the windows inside the teacher’s lounge of a small elementary school. Its occupants are Marawi siege survivors who want to keep the light out. They don’t feel well and spend the entire day on […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMay 13th, 2018

Still homeless

Ten months after they were displaced by the siege in Marawi City, this boy and his family have remained at the evacuation center in Barangay Maria Cristina in Iligan City. Photo taken on 27 March 2018. MindaNews photo by H. MARCOS C. MORDENO The post Still homeless appeared first on MindaNews......»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMar 27th, 2018

Marawi’s ‘Ground Zero’ residents finally allowed to visit April 1 to May 10

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 25 March) — Ten months after they were forced to flee their homes and shops, residents of 24 barangays in the 250-hectare ‘Ground Zero’ — the main battle area in the five-month siege that the military now refers to as “Most Affected Area” (MAA) — will finally be allowed to visit […] The post Marawi’s ‘Ground Zero’ residents finally allowed to visit April 1 to May 10 appeared first on MindaNews......»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMar 25th, 2018

No Entry

Twenty-four barangays in Marawi City remain off limits to civilians. The military said they have yet to clear the area of explosives months after the siege ended. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO The post No Entry appeared first on MindaNews......»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMar 21st, 2018

Ruins of Marawi

Soldiers survey the ruins of Marawi City on Monday, 19 March 2018. Islamic State-inspired militants staged a siege in the city on May 23 last year that lasted five months. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO The post Ruins of Marawi appeared first on MindaNews......»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMar 20th, 2018

IN PHOTOS: Davao City responds to terror attack in pilot drill

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – In a real-life situation, ending a terror crisis in the Philippines can stretch for months, as shown by the Marawi siege. On Wednesday, February 28, Davao City officials showed how they planned to end an attack in just over an hour. The "Southern Storm" drill began ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2018

Marawi part 2 possible in major Mindanao cities – Dela Rosa

MANILA, Philippines – Just 4 months after Philippine authorities quelled the Marawi siege , police are already preparing for the possibility of a "part 2," and according to top cop Ronald dela Rosa, major Mindanao cities could be at risk. "All the major, key cities in Mindanao are candidates to become ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2018

LOOK: Marawi bishop visits destroyed cathedral for 1st time - Rappler

LOOK: Marawi bishop visits destroyed cathedral for 1st time - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJan 14th, 2018

AFP keeping a ‘tight watch’ over PH borders vs foreign fighters

The Armed Forces of the Philippines is keeping a "tight watch" over the country's borders to prevent the entry of foreign fighters in Mindanao.   "We cannot discount the possibility of foreign fighters surreptitiously able to enter the country given our vast and porous borders," AFP spokesperson Col. Edgard Arevalo saidThursday.   Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said early this week that they are checking reports indicating that foreign fighters have entered Mindanao, a few months after the Marawi siege ended.   "That is why we are also keeping a tight watch over the country's crevices. We have enhanced our own monitoring and security posture to keep o...Keep on reading: AFP keeping a ‘tight watch’ over PH borders vs foreign fighters.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 11th, 2018