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Mindanaoan youth: ‘We want just and lasting peace’

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PEACE SYMBOL. Young Mindanaoans form a human peace symbol, sending a message that despite the conflict they experience in their region, they continue to stand for peace in their homeland. All photos from the National Youth Commission

The youth leaders from Mindanao want to be part of the process in making just and lasting peace in Mindanao a reality

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 13, 2017) — “We, the Mindanaoan youth, are committed to the protection from and prevention of conflict and violence.” Continue reading Mindanaoan youth: ‘We want just and lasting peace’

Maranaos call for quick release of cash aid needed for Eid’l Fitr

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EVACUEES. Marawi City residents inside an evacuation center. Photo from the Department of Social Welfare and Development

Eid’l Fitr or the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan falls on Monday, June 26

MANILA, Philippines (Jun. 22, 2017) — Civil society leaders affected by the crisis in Marawi City urged the national government to fast-track the release of the cash assistance they are expecting to celebrate the end of Ramadan. Continue reading Maranaos call for quick release of cash aid needed for Eid’l Fitr

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

Marawi crisis over in a week or less, says Lorenzana

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ADMINISTRATOR. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is the implementor of Martial Law

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says Isnilon Hapilon is still inside Marawi City. ‘Hopefully, we will be able to get him,’ he adds

ILIGAN CITY, Philippines (May 27, 2017) — Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the Marawi crisis will be over a week at most or next Friday, June 2.  Continue reading Marawi crisis over in a week or less, says Lorenzana

Marawi: Images from a ghost town

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Image by Bobby Lagsa / Rappler.com

Rappler correspondent Bobby Lagsa is one of the 3 photojournalists who are able to go around some parts of Marawi City on the 3rd day of the siege

LANAO DEL SUR, Philippines (May 27, 2017) — Marawi City’s Amai Pakpak Avenue has had more soldiers than residents. So have the other streets in the city proper. Since the military started hunting down members of the Maute Group and other terrorists on Tuesday, May 23, Lanao del Sur’s capital has been a ghost town. Continue reading Marawi: Images from a ghost town

WATCH: Marawi residents flee clashes on Day 1 of Martial Law

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LONG LINES. Security officers check the bags of commuters entering Iligan City

President Rodrigo Duterte is already threatening to expand his Martial Law declaration to cover the entire country. If there’s anything we learned, he doesn’t make empty threats about martial law

May 25 2017 — It’s Day 1 of Martial Law in Mindanao. Rappler multimedia reporter Carmela Fonbuena filed this report. Continue reading WATCH: Marawi residents flee clashes on Day 1 of Martial Law

Students walk 32 kilometers to flee Marawi City

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LONG LINES. Security officers check the bags of commuters entering Iligan City

Mindanao State University’s satellite campus in Iligan City is prepared to accommodate students who evacuated from the main campus in Marawi City

LANAO DEL NORTE, Philippines (May 25, 2017) — Desperate to flee Marawi City in Lanao del Sur, students at the main campus of the Mindanao State University (MSU) were forced to walk up to 32 kilometers to Iligan City, Lanao del Norte, on Wednesday, May 24. Continue reading Students walk 32 kilometers to flee Marawi City

Thousands flee Marawi to escape clashes

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MASS EVACUATION. Residents fleeing Marawi City ride out a traffic gridlock near a police checkpoint at the entrance of Iligan City on May 24, 2017. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

People are packed in private and public vehicles with whatever possessions they can bring with them, some toting livestock and pets

ILIGAN CITY, Philippines (May 25, 2017) — Thousands of people fled Marawi City in Lanao del Sur on Wednesday, May 24, and headed to nearby Iligan or Cagayan de Oro City to escape the clashes between government troops and the Maute terrorist group. Continue reading Thousands flee Marawi to escape clashes