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IN PHOTOS | A war that turned Marawi into rubble

IN PHOTOS | A war that turned Marawi into rubble

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Sep 02, 2017

It was once known as a “Little Baguio” for the city’s cool and fresh breeze. But today the air in Marawi smells of gunpowder. A few meters away from where journalists were traversing the bridge once controlled by armed militants, gun fighting continues. The government was also relentless in flushing out the militants in what they described as a small portion of the city’s 87.55 square kilometers land area with continuous aerial bombardment.

Women in uniform leading Marawi peace efforts

Women in uniform leading Marawi peace efforts

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Aug 30, 2017

Clad in white hijabs, more than a hundred female officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) arrived at the Laguindingan Airport in Misamis Oriental on Tuesday, August 30, as part of the government’s rehabilitation effort in the war-stricken Marawi.

Police links NPA in gun smuggling

Police links NPA in gun smuggling

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Aug 28, 2017

Police here have gathered information that the passenger that allegedly brought firearms into the city on August 21 could be a member of the New People’s Army (NPA).

No humanitarian crisis in Marawi? OCD draws flak

No humanitarian crisis in Marawi? OCD draws flak

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Aug 25, 2017

The existence of a humanitarian crisis in Marawi is real and can be gleaned from the situation of the thousands of residents who were forced to abandon their abodes and are now temporarily settling in various evacuation centers in the area.