100 women-headed households to get livelihood assistance

By Apipa Bagumbaran LANAO DEL SUR–One hundred households headed by resilient women will soon start their own choices of business as they are about to receive livelihood assistance from the Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW)-Philippines through the Sustaining Women Economic Empowerment Project (SWEEP). The one-year project was funded by the Islamic Relief-USA targets women-headed households from… Read More 100 women-headed households to get livelihood assistance

Marawi IDPs happy for permanent, safe homes

By Apipa Bagumbaran MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur –Internally displaced persons whose families are recipients of UN-Habitat’s permanent shelter project are elated over their new and safe haven. “Masaya kasi nga medyo naibsan yung paghihirap namin kasi nangungupahan kami since noong Marawi siege,” said Hanifa Pangcoga who used to reside in Barangay Lumbaca Madaya. (I… Read More Marawi IDPs happy for permanent, safe homes

TFBM chief cites convergence in building permanent shelters

By Apipa Bagumbaran MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur—Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) Chief Secretary Eduardo Del Rosario emphasized the convergence of efforts in the construction of permanent shelters for displaced families of the city. “Ito ay ginawa sa pagtulong-tulong ng mga ahensiya ng gobyerno, ng government of Japan, ng national government, local government unit, SHFC… Read More TFBM chief cites convergence in building permanent shelters

Gov’t, partners award more permanent shelters; inaugurate 2nd mosque in Marawi

By Kate Shiene Agna MARAWI CITY — Residents of Marawi City, especially families of internally displaced persons (IDPs), are now starting to feel the benefits of the ongoing massive rehabilitation efforts in the only Islamic City in the country. On Thursday, Task Force Bangon Marawi Chairman Secretary Eduardo Del Rosario led the awarding of 170… Read More Gov’t, partners award more permanent shelters; inaugurate 2nd mosque in Marawi

120 displaced families receive permanent shelter units

By Apipa Bagumbaran MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur–One hundred twenty (120) displaced families now have a permanent home they can call their own after the UN-Habitat, Social Housing Finance Corporation (SHFC), and Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) awarded them certificates of house and lot ownership in Darussalam Village, Brgy. Dulay Proper, this city. The permanent… Read More 120 displaced families receive permanent shelter units

TFBM inaugurates newly-repaired Masjid Darussalam in MAA

By Apipa Bagumbaran MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur–The Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) inaugurated the second mosque rehabilitated inside the Islamic City’s most affected area. TFBM chairperson Secretary Eduardo Del Rosario led the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Masjid Darussalam in Brgy. Raya Madaya on Thursday, July 22. He was joined by city mayor Majul Gandamra and… Read More TFBM inaugurates newly-repaired Masjid Darussalam in MAA

Pangadapun family thankful for repair of Masjid Darussalam

By Lou Ellen Antonio MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur — Following the inauguration of the newly restored Masjid Darussalam on Thursday, July 22,, the Pangadapun family conveyed gratitude to Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) and private donors. “We would like to thank this administration through Sec. Eduardo del Rosario dahil napasama ito sa rehab. Nagpapasalamat… Read More Pangadapun family thankful for repair of Masjid Darussalam

Marawi Sultanate League affirms no dissolution of barangays

By Claire Gigje MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur –Following the stirring issue concerning the alleged dissolution of four barangays in the city, the Marawi Sultanate League (MSL) strongly affirmed City Mayor Majul Gandamra’s issued statement in a virtual press conference that such claim is far from what is true. During another round of Kapamagusai sa… Read More Marawi Sultanate League affirms no dissolution of barangays

“Kapamagusai sa TFBM’ gives IDPs venue to raise concerns

By Apipa Bagumbaran MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur–The third round of Kapamagusai sa TFBM (Dialogue in TFBM) held Thursday, July 22, provided an opportunity for leaders of internally displaced persons (IDPs) staying in Sagonsongan Transitory Shelter to express their concerns to Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) and the city government of Marawi. TFBM chairperson and… Read More “Kapamagusai sa TFBM’ gives IDPs venue to raise concerns