The business group in Marawi City said the cost of the five-month war against the Maute Group reached P8.8 billion.
DAVAO CITY, Philippines – In a span of two days, two church leaders and eight Lumad farmers were killed in the country, prompting lawmakers and human rights organizations to call on the government to end Martial Law in Mindanao.
ILIGAN CITY, Philippines – Elenito Galido, the bishop of a diocese that welcomed thousands of evacuees from the war-torn city of Marawi, passed away on Tuesday, December 5.
Military operations in Marawi City have ended, but the anguish has not ebbed for widows Mary Jane Apao and Minhati Madrais who come from both sides of the war.
The lifting of the martial law in Mindanao, especially in Marawi City, will hasten the return of the affected residents to their respective homes, a Moro leader said Sunday. Nov. 26.
Two Moro leaders on Wednesday, November 22, criticized the President’s plan of putting up a military camp in Marawi City.
A non-government organization reported more than 50 cases of rights abuses committed by government forces during the crisis in Marawi.
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio on Thursday, November 16, visited Marawi City, a month after her father, President Rodrigo Duterte ended five months of the intensive military offensives in the city that displaced at least 350,000 civilians.
Internally displaced persons (IDPs) returning to Marawi City must register first with the local government so they can be given the necessary assistance, a City Welfare and Development (CSWD) official said.
The government is optimistic it can complete the construction of 500 to 600 temporary shelters for Marawi evacuees December 15 despite constant heavy rain that made the undertaking a challenge.