Category Archives: TFBM

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 […]

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 […]

OUR MARAWI: Transitional Justice-Dealing with the Past and Marawi

“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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Kambisita sa MAA

Displaced residents from 24 barangays in Ground Zero, the Main Battle Area during the five-month siege last year (now referred to as MAA or Most Affected Area) can visit their villages “and retrieve their personal belongings” from April 1 to May 10 at three days per sector through Kambisita sa MAA (Visit MAA). Kambisita is a […]

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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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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 […]