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PHL, EU sign P1.4-billion grant deal for BARMM, Marawi rehab

THE government and the European Union (EU) have signed a new financing agreement worth 24.5 million euros (P1.405 billion) in the form of grants to support the rehabilitation of Marawi City and the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao’s (BARMM) coronavirus containment effort.

500 Marawi families to get housing from UN-Habitat, TFBM project

ABOUT 500 families affected by the 2017 siege in Marawi City will benefit from the permanent housing project of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM).

In Marawi: A step closer to going home

HOMEOWNERS representing some 700 displaced families from two barangays in Marawi City’s most affected area were allowed to visit their homes earlier this week to assess themselves whether these can still be repaired or be included in the demolition that authorities will undertake as part of the rehabilitation program.

US awards micro-grants for rehabilitation of Marawi, other areas

THE US government has awarded 75 micro-grants to communities and business owners displaced from Marawi, a statement Monday by the US Embassy said.

Duterte asks CoA to allow P5M Marawi fund used for Hajj...

PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte has asked the Commission on Audit (CoA) to “reconsider” its decision questioning the use of Marawi rehabilitation funds by the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) to sponsor the Hajj trip of some displaced residents of the war-torn city.

Muslim entrepreneurs in Iloilo, some from Marawi, relish peace and order

FOLLOWING THE celebration of Eid’l Fitr on Wednesday, the Iloilo United Muslim Community thanked the people of Iloilo for treating them with respect.

OCD clarifies unused funds flagged by COA

By Vann Marlo M. Villegas, Reporter THE Office of Civil Defense (OCD) said the P36.91 million funds donated to victims of the 2017 Marawi Siege...

Del Rosario says Marawi rehabilitation transactions ‘above board’ amid complaint filed

TASK FORCE Bangon Marawi (TFBM) Chairperson Eduardo D. Del Rosario on Wednesday said they are ready to defend transactions relating to the rehabilitation of war-torn Marawi City following a complaint filed by a group of displaced residents.

Marawi’s homeless and scarred

TWO years since the Marawi conflict, which broke out on May 23, 2017, the supply of potable water remains a concern in some displacement sites, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

P15B in social services so far spent by government in Marawi

TASK FORCE Bangon Marawi Chairperson and Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council Secretary Eduardo D. del Rosario on Monday said the government has already spent at least P15 billion for social services in war-torn Marawi City.

Marawi weavers need more help to sustain livelihood

WEAVERS FROM Marawi City, which suffered devastation from the five-month armed clashes in 2017 arising from a siege by Islamic State-inspired local extremist groups, were among those who joined a forum in Iligan City last week intended to discuss the revival and sustaining affected businesses in the war-torn city.

On Duterte’s remark on rehab for Marawi homes: Sad but illuminating

MARAWI CITY-based civil society organization leader Drieza A. Lininding said they welcome President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s recent remarks on the Marawi rehabilitation as it clarifies the government’s stance on the reconstruction of ravaged homes.

Heavy equipment for Marawi rehabilitation delivered from China

THE ARMED Forces of the Philippines has acquired 248 units of cranes, bulldozers, loaders, and other engineering equipment from China worth P1.5 billion, which will be used for the rehabilitation of Marawi City and nearby affected areas.

Civil society leader says BTA would do better in Marawi rehab

MARAWI CITY-based civil society organization leader Drieza A. Lininding has called on the national government to let the newly-established Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) take over the rehabilitation program in Marawi City.

Japanese-funded Marawi road rehabilitation, housing projects break ground

A CEREMONIAL groundbreaking for the P970-million road rehabilitation projects, funded by a Japanese government grant, was held Monday, marking the start of implementation through the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). Leading the ceremony were Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Koji Haneda, DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar, and officials from the city and provincial governments. Mr. Villar said the projects cover the civil works for the Marawi Transcentral Road Contract spanning 9.56 kilometers (km), and detailed engineering designs of 13 other road sections with a total length of 20.80 km. Meanwhile, civil works for another Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)-funded project, involving the 9.41-km Bacong-Iligan-Marawi Road, is now under the bidding process.

ADB approves $408-million assistance package for Marawi rehab

THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved on Friday a $408-million financial assistance package for the rehabilitation and rebuilding of Marawi City.

From the Front Page: Green-light for fuel tax hike, rebuilding Marawi

In a reversal from their initial stance earlier this month, economic managers are set to issue another recommendation to Malacañang next week, this time...

Marawi rehab completion still expected by end-2021, groundbreaking set Oct. 31

THE CEREMONIAL groundbreaking for war-torn Marawi City’s rehabilitation will hold on Oct. 31, Secretary Eduardo D. del Rosario, Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) chairperson, announced last Friday.

US pours in another P1.35B for Marawi program

THE UNITED STATES government is rolling out a P1.35 billion program to help residents of Marawi City who were directly affected by last year’s siege, US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Y. Kim announced yesterday during a visit to the devastated city.

Marawi rehab groundbreaking moved to late Oct.

THE GROUNDBREAKING ceremony for the Marawi City rehabilitation program has been moved to late October in consideration of the availability of the President, Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) announced yesterday in a post on its official Facebook page.

Groundbreaking set on Marawi’s rehabilitation

THE groundbreaking of the rehabilitation of Marawi City’s most affected area is scheduled on Oct. 17, a year after the Islamic City’s liberation from Islamic State terrorists, Task Force Bangon Marawi chair Eduardo D. Del Rosario said on Friday.

Marawi’s Mapandi Bridge reopens after a month of explosives check

THE 1.4-KILOMETER route to and from Marawi City via the Mapandi Bridge was reopened yesterday after a month of closure, the Joint Task Force (JTF) Ranao announced.

Residents of Marawi’s most affected area to visit site for validation

DISPLACED FAMILIES from 24 barangays in the most affected area (MAA) of war-torn Marawi City will be visiting the site on Sept. 15 and 17-21 to identify their homes as part of the ongoing validation process.

Marawi’s women ‘warriors’ create princess peace dolls

DAVAO CITY — Sewing is a common skill among many of the women in Marawi City who found themselves displaced as the siege broke out in late May 2017.

Gov’t sets pledging for Marawi rehab

THE GOVERNMENT will hold a pledging session in November to seek funds from development institutions for the rehabilitation of battle-scarred Marawi city.

DBM releases P2.29 billion for Marawi social projects

THE DEPARTMENT of Budget and Management (DBM) has released P2.29 billion for social projects under the Marawi City Rehabilitation and Recovery program. The projects, which...

Groundbreaking on Marawi’s rehabilitation moved to September

TASK Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) on Friday moved its groundbreaking on Marawi City’s rehabilitation from August to September, as it finalizes its deal with developer Power China.

Groundbreaking for Marawi rehab project moved to September

By Charmaine A. Tadalan Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) on Friday, Aug. 17, moved its target groundbreaking of the Marawi rehabilitation from August to September...

Health facility in Marawi relocation site to be set up

SEVERAL PRIVATE sector groups have partnered with the military to build a health facility in Barangay Sagonsongan, where the largest relocation site in war-torn Marawi is situated.

P76M allocated for water system project in Marawi

A WATER system project in Marawi City with a P76 million budget is under way through the Department of the Interior and Local Government’s (DILG) Sagana at Ligtas na Tubig para sa Lahat (Salintubig) program.

Marawi locals form ‘conflict watch’ group for reconstruction program

RESIDENTS AND other stakeholders formally launched on Wednesday, July 25, the Marawi Reconstruction Conflict Watch (MRCW), an independent and neutral group that aims to engage all agencies involved in the rebuilding of war-torn Marawi City.

More livelihood starter kits distributed to Marawi residents

ANOTHER 500 livelihood starter kits were recently distributed by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to displaced residents of Marawi City as part of the rehabilitation program.

Government plans to raise up to P40 billion from Marawi bond...

THE DEPARTMENT of Finance (DoF) is eyeing to float about P40 billion worth of bonds for the five-year rehabilitation of Marawi city. Finance Secretary Carlos...

DENR to use GIS-based mapping to settle land disputes in Marawi

THE DEPARTMENT of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will be using the geographic information system (GIS)-based mapping and information system to settle land disputes amid the government’s efforts to rebuild war-torn Marawi City.

The embattled yet hopeful Duterte presidency

The presidency of Rodrigo R. Duterte has always been marred by conflict. From the beginning, it was unceasing, coming as if from all sides,...

Rehabilitation plan for Marawi ‘ground zero’ to be presented

THE INTER-AGENCY Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) is set to present to President Rodrigo R. Duterte today, June 11, the proposed rehabilitation masterplan for war-torn Marawi City’s most devastated area (MAA) tagged as ground zero.

Swiss challenge for Marawi rehab may start next week

THE Swiss challenge for proposals on the rehabilitation of Marawi City will start on Tuesday should negotiations with a consortium be successful, the concerned government inter-agency task force group announced on Friday.

Swiss challenge period for Marawi rehab proposals to start June 12

The government inter-agency task force group for the rehabilitation of Marawi City announced on Friday, June 8, a new schedule for the Swiss challenge...

New Zealand, Australia beef up support for Marawi rehabilitation

NEW ZEALAND Ambassador to the Philippines David Strachan said Mindanao is a growing priority of the New Zealand Aid Programme as he announced an additional P18-million fund for humanitarian assistance in Marawi City through the World Food Programme.

Maranao manuscripts to be digitized as part of Marawi restoration

“THERE IS a loss (during the Marawi siege) that cannot be accounted for, and it is the heirloom of the Maranao families.” Thus said...

Marawi City set for rehabilitation amid criticism vs Chinese partners

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter THE government inter-agency task force group for Marawi City’s rehabilitation announced on Thursday a Swiss challenge period for proposals reset...

Swiss challenge for Marawi rehab proposals scheduled end of May

The government inter-agency task force group on Marawi City rehabilitation announced on Thursday, May 24, that the Swiss challenge period for proposals has been...

Gov’t appeals for patience in Marawi rehabilitation

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter NATIONAL GOVERNMENT officials appealed for patience from local residents during the commemoration of the first anniversary of the Marawi City...

Marawi struggles to recover a year after siege

IT WAS a year ago today, May 23, when fighting broke out between government forces and terrorists led by the Maute family in Marawi...

Duterte urges Maute members to surrender, wants to proclaim land reform...

President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Friday, May 11, pleaded with former Maute terrorist group members to stop fighting the government and instead help with...