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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

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

Marawi: Rising from the rubble

More than two months have passed since the Philippine government declared victory over a well-armed, well-organized and highly motivated cabal of Muslim militants that laid siege to Marawi. But the lakeside city, a centre of Islamic heritage in the insurgency-wracked southern island of Mindanao, remains half-empty. Although the military has allowed half the city's more than 200,000 residents to return, the devastated half - a sprawling field of debris, unexploded ordnance and booby traps - is still no man's land. Post-conflict assessment teams are putting together a plan to rebuild Marawi. Experts estimate it may take anywhere from 50 billion to 90 billion pesos (S$1.3 billi...Keep on reading: Marawi: Rising from the rubble.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 31st, 2017

Be compassionate, DU30 urges pinoys

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has urged Filipinos to be compassionate to others, including those who have suffered from the months-long siege of Marawi City. In his Christmas message, the President called on Filipinos to keep in mind during “the year’s most festive and joyful season” the troops who have sacrificed for….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2017

Tropical storm Vinta, Duterte’s Christmas message, PH abstains in UN vote | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: Tropical storm Vinta slightly weakens after crossing Davao region.  President Rodrigo Duterte , in his Christmas message for 2017, calls on Filipinos to be compassionate to others, including to those who have suffered due to the months-long siege in Marawi City.  The United Nations rejects the United States ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2017

Duterte: Remember Marawi heroes, displaced residents this Christmas

MANILA, Philippines – For Christmas 2017, President Rodrigo Duterte called on Filipinos to be compassionate to others, including to those who have suffered due to the months-long siege in Marawi City. In his Christmas message released on Thursday, December 21, the President urged Filipinos to keep in mind during "the year's most ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 21st, 2017

TURNING POINT: Martial Law Mindanao II: A New Call for War

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 14 Dec) – Martial Law was declared in Mindanao on May 23, 2017 in response to the Maute terrorist siege of Marawi City. It was extended for five months or up to December 31, 2017 to finish off the Maute uprising. By October or a month after the siege, Marawi […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 18th, 2017

Navy engineering brigade starts Marawi rehab

THE Philippine Navy confirmed on Sunday that the Naval Combat Construction Brigade or Seabees are assisting in the rehabilitation phase in wartorn of Marawi City in Lanao del Sur, which the Islamic State-linked Maute terrorists held under siege for five months. Captain Lued Lincuna, Philippine Navy spokesman, said around 50 heavy equipment operators were deployed [...] The post Navy engineering brigade starts Marawi rehab appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 17th, 2017

Marawi evacuees who lost homes will get free housing units – HUDCC

MANILA, Philippines – Displaced Marawi City residents who lost their homes in the months-long siege will be able to get free housing units from the government or from donors. Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) Chairperson Eduardo del Rosario said on Monday, December 4, that more than ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 4th, 2017