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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.
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).
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.
THE US government has awarded 75 micro-grants to communities and business owners displaced from Marawi, a statement Monday by the US Embassy said.
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.
FOLLOWING THE celebration of Eid’l Fitr on Wednesday, the Iloilo United Muslim Community thanked the people of Iloilo for treating them with respect.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved on Friday a $408-million financial assistance package for the rehabilitation and rebuilding of Marawi City.
In a reversal from their initial stance earlier this month, economic managers are set to issue another recommendation to Malacañang next week, this time...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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 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.
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.
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 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.
“THERE IS a loss (during the Marawi siege) that cannot be accounted for, and it is the heirloom of the Maranao families.” Thus said...
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...
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...
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...
President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Friday, May 11, pleaded with former Maute terrorist group members to stop fighting the government and instead help with...