No real Marawi liberation to speak of: MRCW

By MASIDING NOOR YAHYA MARAWI CITY On October 17, the government commemorated the third anniversary of what it said “Liberation of Marawi.” Ironically, many do not understand or are confused on what has been liberated of. These many, perhaps, do not believe there is no one, not even the Mauti and allied terror groups, who … Continue reading No real Marawi liberation to speak of: MRCW

Lasureco starts lighting of Marawi Ground Zero in Tolali

By ROCAYA SUMNDAD OTICAL YAHYA MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur – Lanao del Sur Electric Cooperative (Lasureco) has started providing of electricity to the most affected areas (MAA) or Ground Zero (GZ) after more than three years since it was devastated by the 2017 Marawi Siege laid on the city by the Maute group and … Continue reading Lasureco starts lighting of Marawi Ground Zero in Tolali

DTI Marawi team distributes 4,631 grocery kits to IDPs

By ROCAYA SUMNDAD OTICAL YAHYA Displaced persons who are beneficiaries of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) livelihood program, Grocery Kits, bring their items from the DTI Marawi warehouse. (RSP) MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur: The Marawi team of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has so far distributed 4, 631 Grocery Kits … Continue reading DTI Marawi team distributes 4,631 grocery kits to IDPs

Quest for justice is God-given right

Two days after the first anniversary of the Marawi Siege, I wrote the following story on what a van driver commuting from Cotabato to Marawi said about the tragedy that befell the Islamic city on May 23, 2017: ILIGAN CITY, Friday, Ramadan 9, 1439 | May 25, 2018 -- On our way back home from … Continue reading Quest for justice is God-given right

Marawi Siege: Nothing to celebrate, just mourning

MARAWI CITY: Three years ago, on May 23, 2017, terror struck Marawi, the Islamic city in the Philippines and dubbed the summer capital of the country’s south. An estimated 1,000 Islamic State-inspired Maute group and allied terrorists laid a siege on Marawi City. It took government forces five months to drive them out, with extensive … Continue reading Marawi Siege: Nothing to celebrate, just mourning

Gandamra optimistic Marawi to fully recover in 3 years

By Che PalicteAugust 13, 2019SHELTERS. National Housing Authority General Manager and Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council Secretary-General Marcelino Escalada (2nd from right) and Marawi City Mayor Majul Gandamra (extreme right) listen to the project leaders discuss the perspective of 2,000 permanent shelters that are set for completion in March 2020. (PNA photo by Che … Continue reading Gandamra optimistic Marawi to fully recover in 3 years

Authorities to denotate again bombs in Marawi Ground Zero

By ROCAYA SUMNDAD OTICAL YAHYAJuly 30, 2019MARAWI CITY: Authorities will detonate again unexploded bombs recovered inside the Most Affected Area (MAA) or Ground Zero of the 2017 Marawi Siege.In a notice to the public released on Monday 4:00 PM and posted on Facebook hours later, the provincial government of Lanao del Sur quoting an advisory … Continue reading Authorities to denotate again bombs in Marawi Ground Zero

Gov’t to issue Marawi bonds

By ASA T. MADALEJune 14, 2019ILIGAN CITY: The government plans to add sweeteners to make the debt paper it will sell to raise more funds for the reconstruction of war-torn Marawi City more palatable when rehabilitation moves to its second stage, the Department of Finance (DOF), said Thursday.In a statement, Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III … Continue reading Gov’t to issue Marawi bonds

We are on our way to being well – Marawi mayor Gandamra

By MASIDING NOOR YAHYAMay 24, 2019MARAWI CITY: “We are on our way to being well. We are finally learning what peace is all about,” City Mayor Majul U. Gandamra declared as residents here on Thursday commemorated the siege of Marawi that occurred two years ago. Although the full extent of the rehabilitation process has yet to … Continue reading We are on our way to being well – Marawi mayor Gandamra

TF Bangon Marawi unaware of NCMF, Japanese accord for Marawi housing

By MASIDING NOOR YAHYAMay 10, 2019Japan-based Satsuma Russia Exchange Promotion Council (SREPC) president Norio Akahori and National Commission on Muslim Filipinos secretary Saidamen B. Pangarungan ink recently an accord for the provision of 24,800 portable houses to Marawi IDPs. (NCMF photo) MARAWI CITY: Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) has no knowledge that the National Commission on … Continue reading TF Bangon Marawi unaware of NCMF, Japanese accord for Marawi housing