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China-PH consortium to build new Marawi

A CONSORTIUM of Chinese and Filipino firms would build the “new Marawi” within the 250-hectare “Ground Zero,” the former main battle area in the five-month siege last year. The proposal of Bagong Marawi Consortium, composed of five Chinese and four local firms and led by China State Construction Engineering Corp. ...

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Marawi folk assert right to rebuild their city

DISPLACED residents of Marawi City are appealing to President Duterte to grant Meranaws their right to rebuild Marawi City as they rejected the proposed rehabilitation plans “being imposed upon us” –including an ecozone and a military camp — by “those who live far from us.” In a letter to the ...

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Armm to survey lands in Marawi city

By TENG DATU Cotabato City Bureau Chief Marawi City — As part of Task Force Bangon Marawi’s (TFBM) recovery, reconstruction, and rehabilitation program, the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, through its Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-Armm), will survey the lands in Marawi City in line with the establishment ...

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Rehab plans for Marawi underway

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur — Plans and programs of the “Task Force Bangon Marawi” are now in place for the recovery, reconstruction and rehabilitation of this city after the Maute group stormed here last May 23. Key government officials from the President’s Cabinet, Office on the Presidential Adviser on ...

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Gov’t underestimated Maute, Lorenzana says

MARAWI City – Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Thursday said the government underestimated the strength of the Maute Group. In a press briefing here, Lorenzana said he thought government forces would resolve the conflict in three days. The siege by the Isis-inspired Maute Group of the country’s lone Islamic city ...

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Military retakes Marawi school from Maute

By FROILAN GALLARDO Special Correspondent MARAWI City–The military has retaken the Dansalan College that was seized and partially burned by the Maute Group during the May 23 siege. Joint Task Force Marawi spokesperson Lt. Col. Jo-Ar Herrera said soldiers have retaken Dansalan College and have cleared the school of the ...

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Govt troops, terror group continue war of the snipers

By FROILAN GALLARDO Special Correspondent MARAWI City–There is a raging, deadly war between the snipers from the military and the Isis-inspired Maute Group amid the rubble of buildings destroyed by the month-long fighting here. Army and Marine snipers run between the ruined buildings and collapsed structures, always on the lookout ...

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Maranao employer helps staff escape

By TENG DATU Cotabato City Bureau Chief MARAWI City — Five more trapped civilians were able to escape to a safe zone here in the city. The civilians are all Christians and were trapped at Barangay Daguduban where they worked since the start of the conflict. The civilians are all ...

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Consul on changes to BBL draft held

By Frank E. Dosdos, Jr. Correspondent MARAWI City — Consultations on the proposed amendments to the Bangsamoro Basic Law that failed to pass in Congress during the past administration have started with a session held at the Mindanao State University main campus in this city recently. The proposed amendments were ...

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