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 […]
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 […]
“In the guise of rebuilding our homes, in the guise of laying down the foundations of a better, progressive and modern city, the will and vision of those who live far from us who built this city are being imposed upon us. This is an invasion of a different kind. This one threatens to rob […]
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DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 April) — A total of 2,606 families have visited their villages in four out of 24 barangays in Marawi City’s Ground Zero through Kambisita sa MAA (Visit the Most Affected Area) from April 1 to 10, according to reports reaching Assistant Secretary Felix Castro said, field office manager of Task […]
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DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 09 April) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday urged Meranaws, particularly those displaced from Marawi City’s Ground Zero, the former main battle area between government forces and the Maute Group (now refered to as MAA or Most Affected Area), to be patient and not to hurry him up because he wants […]
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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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DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 04 April) — Nearly a thousand families who resided in Marawi until they were forced out of the city by the five-month siege that started on May 23 last year, have finally returned home — or what used to be their homes or shops in Ground Zero — but only for […]
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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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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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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SAGONSONGAN, Marawi City (MindaNews / 12 October) — “Come back here on Tuesday,” the Korean contractor told MindaNews Friday afternoon, exuding with confidence that four houses made of “sandwich panels” would have been installed in this transitional shelter site a kilometer away from the welcome arch of the country’s lone Islamic City. On Tuesday noon, […]