Category Archives: return to Marawi

Gov’t and IS-allied groups violated humanitarian law, human rights in Marawi — Amnesty International

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 Nov) — Government forces, the Maute and Abu Sayyaf groups and their allied forces committed violations of international humanitarian law (IHL) and international human rights law (IHRL) during the five-month siege in Marawi City from May 23 to October 23, a 34-page report of an international human-rights group said. Released […]

OUR MARAWI: (2) Building a better and stronger Marawi City from the ashes of war

2nd of five parts: Deconflictualization 08 Nov 2017 The relatively efficient handling of the government’s military operation against the MG-ASG forces and the associated non-military dimensions which projected the campaign specifically target the terrorist elements (i.e., not against Islam or the Muslims), and the sustained multisectoral relief operation efforts and other ameliorative initiatives by various […]


Residents check out on Tuesday, 7 November 2017, a house heavily damaged during the five-month war in Marawi City. Residents of nine out of the city’s 96 barangays who sought refuge in evacuaton centers or in relatives’ houses in neighboring towns and cities have returned home after five months. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO

6,469 ‘bakwit’ families return to Marawi starting Sunday

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 28 October) — Home at last. A total of 6,469 displaced families from nine villages outside Ground Zero here will finally come home after five months, starting Sunday, October 29. As announced by Social Welfare regional director Zorahayda Taha during the press briefing on October 25, residents in Barangay Basak Malutlut […]

Sad Homecoming

Norain Cabugatan cries upon seeing the disarray in her bedroom in Barangay East Basak in Marawi City for the first time on October 26, 2017, after the siege that started May 23 forced them to flee to neighboring areas. Cabugatan made a quick visit to her house where she discovered looters took away cash, jewelries […]