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PHOTO ESSAY: The year that was in Marawi

The nation stood still afternoon of May 23, 2017 when social media was flooded with photographs and video clips of armed men clad in black, carrying black ISIS flags moving around vital areas in Marawi City. By early evening, some parts of Marawi were on fire and before the nation could fully understand what was […].....»»

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‘Bakwit’ tailor speaks on mending the fabric of war-torn Marawi

The Siege The five-month war in Marawi City started with a failed raid to capture the emir of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Southeast Asia, Isnilon Hapilon, leader of the terror group Abu Sayaff. According to the military, Hapilon joined forces with the Lanao-based Maute Group and planned to attack Marawi City on May 26, […].....»»

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Med tech proposes research on anti-HIV properties of ‘wild sage’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 May) – A research to determine the bioactivity of the anti-human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) properties of a local herb known as “wild sage” will be submitted for review and possible funding by the Regional Health Research and Development Consortium (RHRDC) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region 11. […].....»»

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Davao folk wary of giving police subpoena powers

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 May) – Most Dabawenyos don’t trust the police when it comes to giving them subpoena powers, a survey conducted by the Institute of Popular Opinion (IPO) of the University of Mindanao said. The survey asked 1,200 respondents in the city’s three districts from April 13 to 22 to measure the […].....»»

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Stop Martial Law

Moro militant groups picket the provincial capitol of Lanao del Sur in Marawi City on Wednesday (May 23, 2018) demanding an end to martial law and for their return to their homes within the Most Affected Area. The day marked the first anniversary of the siege that displaced the city’s population and destroyed its busiest […].....»»

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Resolutions filed urging Senate to probe Marawi siege, rehab

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 May) — A resolution has been filed before the Senate Committee on National Defense and Security to conduct an investigation into the circumstances that led to the Marawi Siege, the “longest armed conflict in the country’s recent history,” with the end in view of “instituting policies to ensure that past […].....»»

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Duterte on Marawi Siege: “I did not anticipate or even guess there would be so much ordnance”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 May) — Describing what happened in Marawi as a “very sad experience,” President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday admitted they had “fallen short in some respects” on the way the crisis was handled, but assumed full responsibility for it, claiming he “did not anticipate or even guess that there would be […].....»»

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A year later, relatives of the missing in Marawi are still waiting for their loved ones to come home   

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews /22 May) — Sixteen year old Noraimen Radia, her 23-year old sister Najmah and their eight siblings are appealing to authorities to help them find their parents and those who remain missing a year since the siege started on May 23, 2017. In an evacuation site here, Fatimah Lumabao, mother of eight, […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsMay 23rd, 2018Related News

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Lost at sea

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 23 May) – President Duterte’s rants against the United States, European Union, United Nations and other foreign institutions early in his term and onward, although dismissed by many as just an expression of his annoyance over criticisms on the government’s bloody war on drugs, signaled a shift in the country’s foreign […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsMay 23rd, 2018Related News

Searching for answers: The missing people in Marawi

(This piece was contributed by ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross)  Camilla Matteucci Camill heads the team of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the Philippines focusing on support to families of missing people. In a short interview, she highlights the pain and agony of the families whose loved ones went […].....»»

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OUR MARAWI: To my lost home

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 23 May 2018) — You are the Little Baguio of the south. Your natural air conditioning is one of your best. You are our favorite when it comes to richness, richness in culture, tradition and religion. You brought us comfort and peace of mind. You are an example of a variety […].....»»

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Project Bangon Marawi, Year 1: A majority of DU30 allies will pick Marawi’s Ground Zero contractor

By Malou Mangahas and Karol Ilagan Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism A SMALL COMMITTEE of seven persons, including four political appointees and associates of President Rodrigo R. Duterte from Davao City and elsewhere in Mindanao, will decide which business entities will win the multi-billion-peso contract for one of the major components of the rehabilitation efforts […].....»»

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Revisiting Marawi and Resisting Authoritarian Rule 

(Statement of Konsyensya Dabaw, issued on19 May 2018) May 23, 2018 marks the first year of the day the armed conflict in Marawi erupted and Martial Law in Mindanao was declared through Proclamation 216. We in Konsyensya Dabaw gather today to listen to two survivors of the Marawi conflict. As fellow Mindanawons, we want to understand […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsMay 22nd, 2018Related News

Another Abu Sayyaf kidnap victim released – OPPAP

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 May) – Jolo-based district engineer Enrico Nee was released on Monday in Patikul, Sulu more than four months after he was abducted by the Abu Sayyaf Group. The release of another Abu Sayyaf kidnap victim came only two days after the terrorist group freed P02 Benierose Alvarez and PO 1 […].....»»

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‘Winner’ in barangay polls in Kidapawan refuses post

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 22 May)– Believing he was erroneously declared winner by the Board of Election Canvassers (BEC) as barangay councilor in the just concluded elections, a candidate here refused to take the post. Jerome Recosana told Barangay chairman Julia Abrea of Barangay Junction in Kidapawan City that he does not deserve a seat […].....»»

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Mango growers urged to explore market opportunities in Australia

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 May) – The Australian Embassy Deputy Head of Mission Mat Kimberley urged Filipino farmers to explore the possibility of exporting mangoes to Australia. Kimberley said in an interview that they have huge market opportunities since there is a period in Australia where their farmers could not produce mangoes unlike in […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsMay 22nd, 2018Related News

Inflation unfairly blamed on TRAIN – Sec. Dominguez

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 May) – Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez said the inflation rate was unfairly blamed on the implementation of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law and maintained that the spike can be partly attributed to the rapid expansion of the economy. “By our estimates, fully two-thirds of last […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsMay 22nd, 2018Related News

LUGAR LANG: One year later: creating space for Marawi

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 May) — Based on online posts, one would think that all everyone cared about on May 19, 2018 was the Royal Wedding. But on that same day, against the tide, the forum “Revisiting Marawi from the Lens of Interfaith Dialogue and Multiculturalism” was held by Konsyensya Dabaw in cooperation with […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsMay 22nd, 2018Related News

Project Bangon Marawi, Year 1: A patchwork of sketchy plans, loose rules, uncertain funding

By Malou Mangahas and Karol Ilagan Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism With reporting by Carolyn O. Arguillas, MindaNews THE SIEGE of the Islamic City of Marawi marks its first anniversary on May 23 but its vaunted multi-billion peso rehabilitation and reconstruction program remains a patchwork of disconnected promises mired in multiple problems. The government has […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsMay 22nd, 2018Related News

Capalla tells Fr. Chito Soganub that Nigerian priest predicted his freedom

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 May) — Dawn of September 16, 2017, Davao Archbishop Emeritus Fernando Capalla received a phone call from a priest-friend in Nigeria that hostaged priest Teresito “Chito” Soganub would be freed that day. The retired archbishop narrated the story to Soganub over coffee at the dining room of his residence on […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsMay 21st, 2018Related News