Category Archives: maa

THE RUINS OF MARAWI (2): Exceedingly slow rehab work leaves Meranaws restless ‘people of the tents’

By Carolyn O. Arguillas                                                                                                            MindaNews and Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 18 October) —  As early as September last year – while battles were still going on here — the Provincial Government of Lanao del Sur and the Marawi City government had submitted a Joint Recovery, Rehabilitation, and Peacebuilding Plan not only […]

Marawi’s debris management contractor named; Oct. 17 eyed for ‘Ground Zero’ groundbreaking

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 07 October) —  October 17, the first anniversary of President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of Marawi City’s “liberation” after a five-month war, is the new target date for the groundbreaking rites that would mark the start of rehabilitation in Marawi’s ‘Ground Zero.’ “Ladies and gentlemen, I hereby declare Marawi City liberated from […]

Displaced Marawi residents to return to Ground Zero for Kambisita 2

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 August) — Displaced families from Marawi City’s Ground Zero or the Main Affected Area (MAA)  will be allowed to return to their villages during the second “kambisita” (visit) in September to establish ownership of the destroyed properties before government starts the debris clearing. Housing Secretary Eduardo del Rosario, chair of […]

Marawi rehab’s total fund requirement: 86.5 billion pesos

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 August) — The total funding requirement for the rehabilitation, recovery and reconstruction of Marawi City is 86.5 billion pesos, inclusive of 20 billion pesos for compensation for those who lost their homes or commercial establishments in the country’s lone Islamic city during the five-month siege last year. Housing Secretary Eduardo […]

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: “The people must be the owners of the plans that are being drawn for their future”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 01 July) — As government awaits the submission of requirements this week of a Chinese firm serving as second proponent for the reconstruction of Marawi City’s Ground Zero after the first proponent was declared ineligible, representatives of civil society organizations in Marawi City are reiterating their earlier appeal to government let […]

Marawi’s Ground Zero residents can start rebuilding homes by 1st quarter 2020

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 06 April) — They waited nearly 11 months before they could visit their homes — or what is left of them — in Marawi City’s Ground Zero. But they will wait even longer before they could return and finally rebuild their homes there. Residents from Ground Zero, the former main battle […]

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Visiting Marawi’s Ground Zero: what is there to retrieve?

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 06 April) – It was not easy to hear that your house did not survive the war but when 62-year-old Rasamala Magondaraya and her children entered the ruins of what used to be their four-story building, she was appalled. There were holes in the wall and a huge pit dug on […]

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OUR MARAWI: We will fight for our birthright to the end

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 03 April) — We dare challenge Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) to produce documents (not just photos ) that prove that we (affected residents) gave our consent to the Bangon Marawi Comprehensive Rehabilitation and Recovery Plan (BMCRRP) and China-Ph Consortium for Ground Zero or Most Affected Area (MAA) — […]

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China-Ph consortium to build “new Marawi”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 01 April) — A consortium of Chinese and Filipino firms will build the “new Marawi” within the 250-hectare Ground Zero, the former Main Battle Area in the five-month siege last year, now referred to as Most Affected Area (MAA). The proposal of Bagong Marawi Consortium, composed of five Chinese and four […]

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Marawi IDPs to Duterte: “Grant us our right to rebuild this city”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 31 March) — Displaced residents of Marawi City are appealing to President Rodrigo Duterte to grant the Meranaws their right to rebuild Marawi City as they rejected the proposed rehabilitation plans “being imposed upon us” — including an ecozone and a military camp — by “those who live far from us.” […]

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OUR MARAWI: A call to return to our homes is a privilege or a right?

Bismillah Hirahmanir Rahim. In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. One of the gaps construed between the Task Force Bangon Marawi – Government and the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) is sending wrong information, false hope, and false expectation to the IDPs. I think the government in general, should think that no […]

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150 transitional shelters now occupied by Marawi bakwits; 250 more by Jan. 30

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 January) — A hundred and fifty transitional shelters in Barangay Sagonsongan, Marawi City, are now occupied by residents displaced by the five-month siege, and 250 more units will be available by January 30, the chair of the Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) said.      The TFBM was supposed to have […]

150 transitional shelters now occupied by Marawi bakwits; 250 more by Jan. 30

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 January) — A hundred and fifty transitional shelters in Barangay Sagonsongan, Marawi City, are now occupied by residents displaced by the five-month siege, and 250 more units will be available by January 30, the chair of the Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) said.      The TFBM was supposed to have […]

Residents in Marawi’s ‘Ground Zero’ have 10 days in April to “recover” what can be salvaged from the rubble of their homes

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 January) — An estimated 11,000 families in 24 barangays in the former “Ground Zero” in Marawi City (now referred to as MAA or ‘most affected area’) will finally be able to return to their villages for a week or up to 10 days in April to “recover personal belongings na […]

Residents in Marawi’s ‘Ground Zero’ have 10 days in April to “recover” what can be salvaged from the rubble of their homes

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 January) — An estimated 11,000 families in 24 barangays in the former “Ground Zero” in Marawi City (now referred to as MAA or ‘most affected area’) will finally be able to return to their villages for a week or up to 10 days in April to “recover personal belongings na […]