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69,000 residents yet to return home to Marawi

MANILA: More than 69,000 residents have yet to return home to Marawi nine months after government security forces liberated the capital city of Lanao del Sur from the siege laid by Daesh-linked ter.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilanews manilanewsAug 11th, 2018

69,000 residents yet to return home to Marawi

MANILA: More than 69,000 residents have yet to return home to Marawi nine months after government security forces liberated the capital city of Lanao del Sur from the siege laid by Daesh-linked ter.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

Eid al-Fitr both somber, joyous for Marawi siege evacuees

MARAWI CITY---Thousands of residents here, home from evacuation centers where they fled after Islamic State-inspired gunmen laid siege on the city, joined separate community prayers for Eid al-Fitr on Friday.   It was both a somber and joyous affair for residents, most of whom could not yet return to their homes in the 24 villages dubbed the most affected areas, or MAA.   "We're sad, but what else can we do?" said Juhary Pacasum, who now lives in the Sagonsongan Temporary Resettlement Area. But they're happy as well for having survived the fasting during the holy month of Ramadan even under difficult circumstances, he added.   Junader Radia, whose fam...Keep on reading: Eid al-Fitr both somber, joyous for Marawi siege evacuees.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

A year after siege, Marawi evacuees ask to be allowed to return home

It has already been a year since Maute terrorists sieged Marawi City but its residents still live in make-shift tents, evacuations centers or temporary shelters......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

Returning to Marawi’s Ground Zero as “visitors,” displaced residents ask when they can return to rebuild their homes

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 […] The post Returning to Marawi’s Ground Zero as “visitors,” displaced residents ask when they can return to rebuild their homes appeared first on MindaNews......»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsApr 5th, 2018

Marawi residents return to looted homes

ILIGAN CITY, Philippines – When Khalid Ali and his family returned to their home in Barangay Datu Saber on Saturday, November 3, he could not believe what he saw. The house appeared to have suffered a freak storm. A former police officer born and raised in Marawi, Ali is familiar ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 4th, 2017

Thousands of Marawi evacuees return home

At least 4,000 evacuees returned to their homes Sunday, five months after the Maute group seized strategic areas in Marawi City, forcing hundreds of thousands of residents to flee. Col. Romeo Brawner Jr., deputy commander of Joint Task Group Ranao, said residents of Basal Malutlut, which is five kilometers away from the main battle area, [...] The post Thousands of Marawi evacuees return home appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsOct 30th, 2017

Military: Not safe for Marawi evacuees to return home yet

RESIDENTS of Marawi City cannot go back to their homes until these have been cleared of explosives and ammunitions left behind during the five-month war between government forces and the Maute terrorist group, a military spokesman said on Friday. “I would like to reiterate that we are not allowing any residents from entering the inner [...] The post Military: Not safe for Marawi evacuees to return home yet appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsOct 20th, 2017

Residents to be screened for safety before return to Marawi

ILIGAN CITY, Philippines – A day after President Rodrigo Duterte announced the liberation of Marawi City from the influence of the Islamic State-linked Maute group and the Abu Sayyaf groups, residents are asking when they will be able to come home. Provincial Crisis Committee Spokesperson Zia Alonto Adiong said on Wednesday, October ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2017

Marawi residents eager to return after siege

MANILA — The head of the Marawi Crisis Management Committee, Zia Alonto Adiong, said that with the death of Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute, the eagerness of the more than 390,000 displaced Marawi City residents to return home is mounting. “The eagerness of the people to return to their homes is there because this is… link: Marawi residents eager to return after siege.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 16th, 2017

Displaced Marawi residents to return to Ground Zero for Kambisita 2

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 August) — Displaced families from Marawi City’s Ground Zero or the Main Affected Area (MAA)  will be allowed to return to their villages during the second “kambisita” (visit) in September to establish ownership of the destroyed properties before government starts the debris clearing. Housing Secretary Eduardo del Rosario, chair of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsAug 26th, 2018

After 8 years, Filipino family in Dubai with no money, legal documents hopes for UAE amnesty

A Filipino single mother of two is banking on the United Arab Emirates' amnesty program which allows visa violators to rectify their status or return home with no fines. Michelle, 46, has lived in Dubai for 23 years, with poor decisions and misfortune leaving her family trapped as illegal residents in the country, reports Khaleej Times. When she arrived in 1995, she worked at an American fast food company for six years then moved to an advertising firm as a secretary. Organizing visa and travel documents of the firm's staff led her to form her own agency in 2006. Off to a good start, Michelle's fortune dried up when clients whose tourist visas she sponsored stayed past the visa e...Keep on reading: After 8 years, Filipino family in Dubai with no money, legal documents hopes for UAE amnesty.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

‘Crazy hope’ for missing kin in Marawi

ILIGAN CITY--Ten men from the same family vanished after jihadists invaded the Marawi City a year ago -- each day since, their wives have prayed their bones do not lie in its devastated landscape. The women have been told to accept their husbands were likely among the 1,200 killed in the five-month battle that flattened swathes of the city, but they refuse to move on until they know for sure. "I am hoping he will come home. All of us are hoping they will return. Even if my family says I am crazy, I told them my husband will come back," Melgie Powao said of her spouse Victor. One year after the battle, reconstruction work is due to begin and the authorities say jihadists are ...Keep on reading: ‘Crazy hope’ for missing kin in Marawi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018

Religious minorities will return to Marawi when Meranaws shall have returned

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 13 May) — Catholics and Protestants in the country’s lone Islamic City, will return here to rebuild their churches and schools only when the Meranaws shall have returned home and rebuilt their city. Assistant Secretary Felix Castro, Field Office Manager of Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) said the military had earlier […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMay 14th, 2018

Marawi natives in Boracay return home

JANNA (not her real name) of Marawi City would have wanted her family to permanently stay in Boracay Island. The 39-year-old mother of five has been managing a ready-to-wear business for 13 years now. “Mas panatag ‘yung loob namin dito kasi walang crime. Negosyo lang talaga dito.” Faced with the prospect of a bleak six […] The post Marawi natives in Boracay return home appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 29th, 2018

Villagers displaced by armed clash return home

BACOLOD City – More than 200 residents of Barangays Buluangan and Quezon in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental who were displaced by the encounter between government troops and communist rebels have returned to their homes as of Thursday morning. The Army’s 3rd Infantry Division said soldiers of the 79th Infantry Battalion assisted the affected residents […] The post Villagers displaced by armed clash return home appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

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 […] The post Marawi’s Ground Zero residents can start rebuilding homes by 1st quarter 2020 appeared first on MindaNews......»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsApr 6th, 2018

Displaced Meranaw folk want to return to Marawi for good, not just visit their homes

Displaced Marawi residents have long desired to go back to what remains of their homes, most of which were destroyed in the war-torn city. They don’t want to just briefly visit the communities they left behind when the fighting broke out between extremists and the military last May 23......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2018

7,000 allowed in Marawi homes 5 months after war

MARAWI CITY --- Residents of this city displaced by the war on Islamic State (IS) set foot for the first time in five months on their homes---or what was left of these---in a visit allowed by soldiers who continued to dig up the remains of those who died and disarm bombs left unexploded during the war. Up to 7,000 people residing in an area known as ground zero of the fighting were allowed near structures that barely stood but which the people had known as home. As the people returned for the visit, soldiers continued to carefully dig into rubble for skeletal remains and unexploded bombs in 24 villages where fighting was heaviest during the war on IS that started on May 23 last...Keep on reading: 7,000 allowed in Marawi homes 5 months after war.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 1st, 2018

Marawi residents to gov’t: Let us go home

Marawi residents to gov’t: Let us go home.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsMar 30th, 2018

Marawi Prof wants to go home to ‘Ground Zero’ to look for USB flash drive containing her writings

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 24 February) — Retired Literature Professor Dalomabi “Dolly” Lao Bula of the Mindanao State University’s main campus wants to return home — or whatever is left of it — in Barangay Marinaut at ‘Ground Zero’ if only to look for her USB flash drive that contains her writings, including a thesaurus […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2018