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Voices from the Regions: 5th Marawi Liberation anniversary

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Voices from the Regions: 5th Marawi Liberation anniversary

Marawi marked this week the 5th year since then-president Rodrigo Duterte declared the so-called liberation of the predominantly Muslim city from the clutches of the ISIS-inspired Maute Group.

In 2017, five months of fighting between the government and Maute forces brought the predominantly Muslim city to its knees. Many died and were left homeless as a result of the five months of fighting. 

Rappler Mindanao bureau coordinator Herbie Gomez and regional head Inday Espina-Varona talk about the government’s hits and misses in the ongoing efforts to rehabilitate Marawi City with Moro Consensus Group chairman Drieza Lininding.

Watch Rappler’s Voices from the Regions discussion at 7 pm on Friday, October 21. – Rappler.com