Marawi land disputes could delay for years return of displaced families

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines – It would take several more years before thousands of displaced families could get compensated by the government for their losses and return to rebuild in areas reduced to rubble during the Marawi Siege that began five years ago today, Monday, May 23. For many, the long wait to return … Read more

COA uncovers problems in Marawi relocation project

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Audit uncovered possible problems in the turnover of residential units under the Marawi Shelter Project, the program tasked to provide homes for families displaced by the war spawned by the 2017 Marawi siege. State auditors revealed that the foremost area of ​​concern was that two years after millions of … Read more

Isko’s Maranao supporters blame strategist for aborted Marawi rally

Isko Moreno’s Maranao supporters are disappointed over the group’s decision to meet with Lanao del Norte Governor Imelda Dimaporo whose family is known to be a Marcos supporter, instead of an MILF commander and his followers CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines – Presidential bet Manila Mayor Isko Moreno was supposed to hold a campaign rally … Read more

Marawi volunteer hopes Isko drops ‘Duterte Lite,’ criticizes national campaign team

MANILA, Philippines – An outspoken Marawi civic leader who has been mobilizing for the presidential candidacy of Isko Moreno directed criticism at the Manila Mayor’s national campaign team and an apparent strategy to President Rodrigo Duterte’s endorsement. Drieza Lininding, leader of Marawi Consensus Group, spoke out during an interview with Rappler editorial consultant and columnist … Read more