‘Will we encounter some NPA?’

DLS Pineda - @inquirerdotnet 02/17/2021

When I moved from Manila to Agusan del Norte in 2014, I began hosting tours for friends flying over. One of my objectives was to dispel the notion of Mindanao as the barren and war-torn wasteland the…

Land title issues, community to blame for slow rebuilding of Marawi – Duterte

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 10/20/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The slow rehabilitation of Marawi City three years after being ruined by a five-month siege of Islamic State sympathizers can be blamed on confusing land titles and on the Marawi community itself, President Rodrigo…

‘Hanggang sa muli’: An unforgettable 4 years

outgoing US Ambassador to the Philippines, Sung Y. Kim 10/01/2020

It is with a heavy but full heart that I bid farewell to the Philippines, my home for the last four years. As I think back to my November 2016 swearing-in, I recall vividly the immense pride…

P6.8M worth of illegal drugs seized in Marawi

Froilan Gallardo 01/30/2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO City, Misamis Oriental —Joint operatives from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Army’s 103rd Infantry Brigade seized more that a kilo of shabu from two suspected drug peddlers in Marawi City, Lanao…

Government troops kill suspected ISIS terrorist in Lanao encounter 

Froilan Gallardo 01/25/2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines —A suspected ISIS terrorist was killed in an encounter with government troops in a forest between the towns of  Balindong and Piagapo in Lanao del Sur last Friday afternoon (January 24, 2020).…

Marawi residents welcome Duterte’s ‘No extension of Martial Law’ announcement

Froilan Gallardo 12/11/2019

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines — The news that President Rodrigo Duterte would not extend Martial Law in Mindanao was widely cheered by war-weary residents in Marawi City in Lanao del Sur on Tuesday. “Its about time.…

P4.4B in Marawi funds still unreleased

Ben O. de Vera 11/18/2019

With only two months left before their validity expires, P4.4 billion in funds allocated for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Marawi City have remained unreleased as of October. The latest Department of Budget and Management (DBM) data…

Marawi: Failure, delay, confusion

11/14/2019

Just how long will the displaced residents of Marawi City have to suffer neglect for a conflict caused by the failed intelligence work of the military and this administration? Two years after government forces routed the IS-affiliated…

‘Tibayanihan Crew’ to help rebuild their community in Marawi City

PR 05/19/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Almost two years after the liberation of Marawi City from ISIS-inspired terrorists in October 2017, evacuees from ground zero or the most affected area of the siege still remain displaced in transitional shelters…

PBSP, partners help Marawi residents rebuild homes

PR 04/13/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines  – It has been nearly two years already since the Maute Group staged a major attack on major institutions in Marawi City and left the once-beautiful Islamic city in ruins. The five-month siege has…

Fighting hopelessness and despair in Marawi

PR 05/16/2018

Human Nature helps raise funds for Marawi rehabilitation More than 200,000 Marawi residents fled the city May last year as the fighting between government forces and rebels groups escalated. While armed conflict ended last October, the bigger…

Cebu schools welcome students from Marawi

PIT Interns 05/16/2018

Department of Education (DepEd) Cebu City Schools Division Superintendent Bianito Dagatan said that aside from Cebuanos, displaced Marawi learners are also welcome if they want to enroll this coming School Year (SY) 2018-2019. This is in continuation…

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