Rappler Talk: 'Oplan Balik Eskwela' sa panahon ng martial law sa Mindanao
MANILA, Philippines – The clashes between the military and local terrorists in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur are affecting elementary and high school students in Mindanao.
About 5,000 learners fled the crisis-hit city with their families, the Department of Education (DepEd) said on Thursday, June 1, the 10th day of the clashes.
To date, the number of affected residents in Marawi City has reached more than 92,000 people or about 18,700 families. They left their villages to seek refuge in nearby cities and provinces, according to the DSWD-Disaster Response Assistance and Management Bureau (DReAMB).
President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law in Mindanao on May 23, following clashes between the military and the Maute terrorist group in Marawi City. (READ: TIMELINE: Marawi clashes prompt martial law in all of Mindanao)
How will the declaration of martial law affect the opening of classes in Mindanao? What is the situation of learners who evacuated Marawi City? What help do they need?
At 1 pm on Saturday, June 3, MovePH editor Voltaire Tupaz talks to Education Secretary Leonor Briones on the impact of the Marawi crisis on schools in Mindanao. Share your thoughts via Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #OplanBalikEskwela.
MovePH, through the disaster and emergency platform Agos, powered by eBayanihan, is closely monitoring the humanitarian situation in areas affected by the ongoing conflict in Marawi City. – Rappler.com