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Discrimination a hurdle for job-seeking Mindanao youth

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MARAWI CRISIS. Internally displaced lined up for the distribution of food packs at the Saguiran Municipal hall, Lanao del Sur. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

A conflict monitoring group launches a set of guidelines that seeks to end discrimination on the basis of ethnic and religious belief

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 30, 2017) — Usman Mohammad, 23, just graduated from Mindanao State University (MSU) in Marawi City this year. His aim of starting his professional life was interrupted by war as the government neutralizes terrorist groups linked to the extremist Islamic State. Continue reading Discrimination a hurdle for job-seeking Mindanao youth

House Makabayan bloc calls for joint session to revoke martial law

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NEVER AGAIN. Representatives Carlos Zarate, Antonio Tinio, Emmi de Jesus, and Sarah Elago face the media after filing their resolution against martial law on May 30, 2017. Photo from Makabayan bloc

The Makabayan lawmakers argue the President’s report to Congress on martial law in Mindanao reveals ‘exaggeration or falsity of the alleged events’

MANILA, Philippines (May 30, 2017) — Lawmakers forming the House Makabayan bloc filed a resolution calling for a joint congressional session to revoke President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao. Continue reading House Makabayan bloc calls for joint session to revoke martial law

House to meet with Cabinet over Mindanao martial law on May 31

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ALL MEMBERS. The House will be constituting itself into the committee of the whole on May 31, 2017 to listen to Cabinet officials’ briefing on the declaration of martial law in Mindanao. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says the briefing will be open to the public unless the officials request for a closed-door session

MANILA, Philippines (May 29, 2017) — All members of the House of Representatives are set to meet with Cabinet officials as well as Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Governor Mujiv Hataman at 9 am on Wednesday, May 31, to discuss the declaration of martial law in Mindanao. Continue reading House to meet with Cabinet over Mindanao martial law on May 31

FAST FACTS: Marawi City

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As the clashes ensue, will we still be able to witness the beauty of the Islamic City of Marawi?

MANILA, Philippines (May 29, 2017) — Marawi City is ground zero of the Maute Group’s attack which started Tuesday, May 22. Continue reading FAST FACTS: Marawi City

Over 55,000 people forced to flee homes in Marawi

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DISPLACED. Residents of Marawi City fleeing the clashes between government forces and the Maute Group pass through a checkpoint in Iligan City on May 24, 2017. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

The Department of Social Welfare and Development says it will provide assistance even to evacuees staying in their neighbors’ or relatives’ houses

MANILA, Philippines (May 29, 2017) — At least 55,095 people or 11,458 families have fled their homes in Marawi City since Tuesday, May 23, following clashes between government troops and the Maute Group. Continue reading Over 55,000 people forced to flee homes in Marawi

FAST FACTS: Poverty in Mindanao

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Decades of armed conflict have hampered development in Mindanao, where most of the Philippines’ poorest regions are located

MANILA, Philippines (May 29, 2017) — Clashes between government forces and members of the Maute Group forced thousands of families to flee Marawi City in Lanao del Sur. Continue reading FAST FACTS: Poverty in Mindanao

ARMM governor condemns ‘acts of terror’ in Marawi

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SEEKING PEACE. Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Governor Mujiv Hataman says they will ‘stop at nothing’ to bring justice and peace to the Bangsamoro region. Rappler file photo

‘Any group who sows terror and then dares to say that they do it in the name of Islam should be ashamed,’ says ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman

MANILA, Philippines (May 24, 2017) — Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Governor Mujiv Hataman on Tuesday, May 23, condemned the Maute Group for sowing terror in Marawi City. Continue reading ARMM governor condemns ‘acts of terror’ in Marawi

Martial law in Mindanao: Duterte’s warning fulfilled

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MARTIAL LAW. President Rodrigo Duterte warns about martial law in Mindanao during a speech on May 19, 2017, at the 33rd Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary National Convention in Davao City. Malacañang file photo

‘If I declare martial law in Mindanao, I will solve all that ails the island,’ President Rodrigo Duterte said 4 days before placing the island group under military rule

MANILA, Philippines (May 24, 2017) — Four days before declaring martial law in Mindanao due to a terror attack, President Rodrigo Duterte again raised the prospect of military rule in this southern Philippine island group. Continue reading Martial law in Mindanao: Duterte’s warning fulfilled

3 cops injured in Maguindanao blast

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IED BLAST. Three cops are injured in Mamasapano, Maguindanao after an improvised explosive device went off. Photo courtesy of Chief Superintendent Reuben Theodore Sindac/PNP

An improvised explosive device attached to a police vehicle goes off in Mamasapano, Maguindanao

MANILA, Philippines (May 9, 2017) — At least 3 policemen were injured on Tuesday, May 9, after an improvised explosive device (IED) attached to a police vehicle exploded in Mamasapano, Maguindanao. Continue reading 3 cops injured in Maguindanao blast

Abu Sayyaf beheads soldier in Sulu

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He was their fellow Tausug but they still beheaded him says Brigadier General Cirilito Sobejana

MANILA, Philippines (Apr. 24, 2017) — The Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) beheaded a soldier who was once a member of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF). Continue reading Abu Sayyaf beheads soldier in Sulu