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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

Longing for Home

Meranaw leader Agakhan Sharief airs the desire of Marawi City residents who are still living with their relatives or in evacuation centers, to return home a year after the end of the 5-month battle between government forces and ISIS-inspired militants, in a rally in the city on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. Sharief was cited for […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

Meranaws to Duterte: “Let us go home;” Groundbreaking reset to Oct. 28

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /14 Oct) — Displaced from their homes and source of livelihood since15 months ago, Marawi residents who have yet to return home, particularly those from Ground Zero, the former main battle area between government and the IS-inspired Maute Group, have launched a new movement to collect on a year-old promise of President […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 15th, 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

Uncertainty looms large over thousands still displaced in Marawi

One year since fighting officially ended in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur, the return home and certainty about the future continue to elude over 65,000 displaced people......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsNov 25th, 2018

After IS, Damascus suburb residents blocked from going home

DAMASCUS: Abu Mohammed thought he could finally go home after jihadists were expelled from his Damascus suburb, but he says Syrian authorities have blocked his return by wrongly classifying his...READ MORE The post After IS, Damascus suburb residents blocked from going home appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 11th, 2018

Marawi residents to rebuild their homes by 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) chairperson and Housing Secretary Eduardo del Rosario said Marawi residents who lived in areas which saw the heaviest damage during the siege will be able to return to the city to rebuild their homes before 2020. Del Rosario gave the projection on Tuesday, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 31st, 2018

Rehabilitation work in Marawi’s Ground Zero starts

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 30 Oct) – Rehabilitation in Ground Zero, the Most Affected Area (MAA) during the five-month siege last year, formally started Tuesday with the groundbraking ceremonies at the Rizal Park here. Amid the growing frustration of  residents who still have yet to return to their homes more than a year after the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 31st, 2018

Marawi displaced living in uncertainty and need urgent action

One year since fighting officially ended in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur, the return home and certainty about the future continue to elude over 65,000 displaced people. They demand urgent action and.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2018

Marawi displaced living in uncertainty and need urgent action

One year since fighting officially ended in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur, the return home and certainty about the future continue to elude over 65,000 displaced people. They demand urgent action and.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2018

Marawi residents to gov’t: ‘we want to return to our homes’

MARAWI  CITY (MindaNews/ 17 Oct) – After a year of living with their relatives and in evacuation camps, and saying they have enough of government promises, Marawi residents and students displaced by the fighting last year marched toward the Main Affected Area to demand that they be allowed to return and rebuild their homes. “Please, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

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