Category Archives: Most Affected Area

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 […]

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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Del Rosario names 9 members of China-Ph consortium that will build the “new Marawi”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 02 April 2018) — The chair of Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) has named the nine firms — five Chinese and four Filipino — comprising the Bagong Marawi Consortium that will build the “new Marawi” within the 250-hectare Ground Zero, the former main battle area during the five-month siege, now referred […]

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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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Marawi’s ‘Ground Zero’ residents finally allowed to visit April 1 to May 10

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 25 March) — Ten months after they were forced to flee their homes and shops, residents of 24 barangays in the 250-hectare ‘Ground Zero’ — the main battle area in the five-month siege that the military now refers to as “Most Affected Area” (MAA) — will finally be allowed to visit […]

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