Category Archives: Bangon Marawi

Marawi residents to gov’t: ‘we want to return to our homes’

MARAWI  CITY (MindaNews/ 17 Oct) – After a year of living with their relatives and in evacuation camps, and saying they have enough of government promises, Marawi residents and students displaced by the fighting last year marched toward the Main Affected Area to demand that they be allowed to return and rebuild their homes. “Please, […]

Bangon Marawi? Rush to seal deals locked in delay, confusion, funds lack

By Malou Mangahas Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism SINCE last May, the task force leading the government’s efforts to rebuild the Islamic City of Marawi in Lanao del Sur has been setting and resetting groundbreaking rites for a multibillion-peso, 22-component project under its “minimum scope of work” in the 250-hectare “conflict zone” or the city’s […]

Groundbreaking in Marawi’s Ground Zero reset anew; Sept. 19 is target date

DAVAO CITY (Mindanews / 19 August) — From May to June to July to August, September 19 is the new target date for groundbreaking in Marawi City’s ‘Ground Zero,’ the former main battle area between government forces and Islamic State-inspired groups, now referred to as ‘Most Affected Area’ or MAA. Actual groundbreaking “may be earlier… […]

Marawi rehab: Bagong Marawi Consortium is out, Chinese firm engaged in hydropower is in

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 June) — It’s back to zero for Marawi’s Ground Zero. There will be no groundbreaking rites on the first week of July as earlier announced by Housing Secretary and Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) chair Eduardo del Rosario because negotiations with the Chinese-led Bagong Marawi Consortium (BMC) on the development […]

Groundbreaking rites for Marawi’s Ground Zero plan moved to 1st week July

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 07 June) — Groundbreaking rites to mark the start of the reconstruction of Marawi’s Ground Zero has been moved to the first week of July as negotiations with the Chinese-Filipino consortium that will undertake the project are still ongoing, Secretary Eduardo del Rosario, Housing Secretary and Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) chair […]

Duterte vows assistance to Marawi war victims; names Evasco as rehab chief

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 11 June) —  President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday vowed government will extend assistance to victims of war in Marawi, especially the poor, and named Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco, Jr., as rehab head. Duterte made this announcement in response to MindaNews’ queries on how government will assist war victims and […]