Category Archives: Marawi rehab

Minda biz sector lays down 5-point advocacy for Marawi rehab

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 December) —  Business leaders in Mindanao have laid down a five-point advocacy agenda for government to consider to help hasten the recovery of business activities and uplift the status of displaced Meranaws in war-torn Marawi City. Ruben Begafria, trustee for Mindanao Business Council (MinBC)-Northern Mindanao, presented the five-point advocacy agenda […]

TURNING POINT: Finger-pointing on the Marawi Debacle

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 26 Nov) — The war had ended a month ago, but the finger-pointing continues.  Some Maranao blame the government for the devastation of their homeland and the ruin of their lives.  In fact, a group is poised to file a class suit against the government for what happened. Many kibitzers, […]

OUR MARAWI: At the end of the day, Marawi will define the Duterte administration’s success or failure

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 16 Nov) — After all that’s said and done, I agree with my young cousin-in-law and brother, Atty. Naguib Sinarimbo, who contends that it will be Marawi, at the end of the day, that will define the Duterte administration’s success or failure. The war on drugs is protracted and […]

OUR MARAWI: Building a better and stronger Marawi City from the ashes of war

Last of five parts: Governance Reforms and Peacebuilding 11 Nov 2017 V. Governance Reforms The extreme urgency, complexity and enormity of the needs emanating   from the current emergency in Marawi City warrant a strong governance or management system to deal with the herculean tasks of pacifying the affected families and residents, alleviating the socioeconomic sufferings, […]

OUR MARAWI: (4) Building a better and stronger Marawi City from the ashes of war

4th of five parts: Rebuilding and Modernization 10 Nov 2017  Marawi City must be assisted to rise up quickly and properly. In line with this goal, the following interventions are recommended: A.) The reconstruction or rebuilding works should be restorative, basic needs-oriented and culture friendly. To minimize problems in the rebuilding works in the central […]

OUR MARAWI: (4) Building a better and stronger Marawi City from the ashes of war

4th of five parts: Rebuilding and Modernization 10 Nov 2017  Marawi City must be assisted to rise up quickly and properly. In line with this goal, the following interventions are recommended: A.) The reconstruction or rebuilding works should be restorative, basic needs-oriented and culture friendly. To minimize problems in the rebuilding works in the central […]

OUR MARAWI: Civilian voices and visions in rebuilding Marawi and Lanao del Sur

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 10 Nov) — A week before Secretary Delfin Lorenzana declared the end of the Marawi siege on October 23, 2017, Lt. Gen. Carlito Galvez of the Western Mindanao Command was quoted as saying that they were looking into three options for rehabilitating Marawi. First, rebuild damaged structures; second, relocate residents whose homes […]

OUR MARAWI: Civilian voices and visions in rebuilding Marawi and Lanao del Sur

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 10 Nov) — A week before Secretary Delfin Lorenzana declared the end of the Marawi siege on October 23, 2017, Lt. Gen. Carlito Galvez of the Western Mindanao Command was quoted as saying that they were looking into three options for rehabilitating Marawi. First, rebuild damaged structures; second, relocate residents whose homes […]

OUR MARAWI: (3) Building a better and stronger Marawi City from the ashes of war

3rd of five parts: Economic Rehabilitation 09 Nov 2017               The unexpected prolonged large-scale war has practically transformed the huge concrete buildings, houses, and structures in the central district into ashes. The houses of the burgeoning M’ranaw middle-class families from Marawi City and Lanao del Sur abound in the barangays within the main battle […]

OUR MARAWI: Building a better and stronger Marawi City from the ashes of war

1st of five parts 07 November 2017  Introduction The recent announcement by President Rodrigo Duterte of the liberation of Marawi City from the combined forces of the ISIS-inspired Maute Group and Abu Sayyaf Group (MG-ASG) was widely welcomed nationally and internationally. The defeat or decimation of the said terrorist groups was achieved by the Armed […]

Duterte to turn over 500 to 600 transitional shelters for Marawi ‘bakwits’ by mid-December

SAGONSONGAN, Marawi City (MindaNews / 26 Oct) – Five hundred to 600 transitional shelters for Marawi residents who lost their homes in Ground Zero during the 154-day siege, will be able to move into their transitional shelters here by first or second week of December, their certificates of award to be handed over by President […]