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Duterte and Xi tackle drugs, Marawi, infrastructure

Nov 20, 2018 - 10:07 PM

Chinese President Xi Jinping says China will give another 50 scholarships for Filipinos, and donate 10,000 tons of rice for typhoon-stricken communities

CLOSE TIES. President Rodrigo Duterte and President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China meet in Malacañang on November 20, 2018, as Xi makes a state visit to the Philippines. Malacañang photo

Gutoc on Marawi rehab: Gov't not learning from mistakes post-Yolanda

Nov 15, 2018 - 4:45 PM

Marawi City civic leader Samira Gutoc says the government and the residents should 'co-manage' rehabilitation efforts

REBUILDING. Marawi civic leader Samira Gutoc gives her assessment of the government's rehabilitation efforts in her hometown. Screenshot from Rappler

Extend Mindanao martial law? It failed to address human dignity – Gutoc

Nov 09, 2018 - 7:45 PM

Maranao leader and senatorial hopeful Samira Gutoc says peace movements at the grassroots, coupled with help from government, will help bring peace in Mindanao

NO TO MARTIAL LAW. Marawi civic leader Samira Gutoc is against another extension of martial law in Mindanao. Screenshot by Rappler

#TheLeaderIWant: Samira Gutoc on Mindanao representation in the Senate

Nov 09, 2018 - 6:45 PM

How will Samira Gutoc show the rest of the country that a Maranao like her can help address their most pressing problems – from high prices of goods to extrajudicial killings?

HOAX: Angat Buhay houses in Marawi have no water and power supply

Nov 09, 2018 - 12:40 PM

(UPDATED) Photos sent to Rappler by the program's lead coordinator show that there is both water and power supply

Rappler Marawi docu wins top prize at Asian Digital Media Awards

Nov 09, 2018 - 8:50 AM

The Virtual Reality war documentary wins the Best Use of Online Video award

Road to Marawi rehab: What caused months of delay?

Nov 03, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Failed talks with private firms and insistence on an ill-fitting joint venture agreement for the city’s reconstruction delay the start of rehabilitation efforts

The ground breaking ceremony for the rehabilitation and rebuilding of Marawi City's Most Affected Area finally pushed through on Tuesday, October 30, after several delays and rescheduling. The ceremony, attended by MAA residents, LGU, Army, and NGOs, formally signal the start of the city's rehabilitation.

Marawi residents to rebuild their homes by 2020

Oct 31, 2018 - 6:15 PM

Task Force Bangon Marawi head Eduardo del Rosario says the government also wants to move residents still living in evacuation centers to temporary shelters 'no later than' early next year

REBUILD. The ground breaking ceremony, attended by MAA residents, LGU, Army, and NGOs, formally signal the start of the city's rehabilitation on October 30, 2018. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Marawi rehab now open to local firms

Oct 30, 2018 - 10:51 PM

With the 'new' plan, Task force Bangon Marawi says contractors from Mindanao will be able to bid for 11 components of the rehabilitation plan for the city

REBUILD. The ground breaking ceremony for the rehabilitation and rebuilding of Marawi City's Most Affected Area finally pushed through on Tuesday, October 30, after several delays and rescheduling. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: With groundbreaking, Marawi begins journey to recovery

Oct 30, 2018 - 5:41 PM

National and local government officials join Marawi residents to commemorate the start of efforts to rehabilitate the war-torn city's most devastated area

The ground breaking ceremony for the rehabilitation and rebuilding of Marawi City's Most Affected Area finally pushed through on Tuesday, October 30, after several delays and rescheduling. The ceremony, attended by MAA residents, LGU, Army, and NGOs, formally signal the start of the city's rehabilitation.

Finally, Marawi ground zero rehabilitation starts

Oct 30, 2018 - 4:50 PM

Residents of Marawi's most affected area will be able to return to their homes before 2020, says Task Force Bangon Marawi

Where children in Marawi play

Oct 29, 2018 - 4:45 PM

To families who have returned to Marawi City, a child center is a place for play and healing

Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

HOAX: Photo of Marawi housing projects

Oct 29, 2018 - 3:15 PM

It's a stock photo used by a number of American companies

Marawi mayor appeals for more livelihood programs

Oct 24, 2018 - 12:30 PM

Marawi City Mayor Majul Gandamra says residents remain frustrated by delayed rehabilitation and reconstruction of the city over a year since the war ended

TEMPORARY. Marawi residents remain in temporary shelters in Barangay Sagonsongan in Marawi City. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

Marawi rehab groundbreaking rescheduled so Duterte can attend

Oct 18, 2018 - 2:25 PM

But initial rehabilitation work will be conducted even before the ceremonial groundbreaking, says Task Force Bangon Marawi Secretary-General Falconi Millar

Residents of Brgy. Daguguban and Brgy. Tulali, Marawi City visit their homes for the first time on April 7, 2018. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

After months of delay, Marawi groundbreaking set on October 17

Oct 12, 2018 - 4:36 PM

The groundbreaking signals the start of debris clearing operations in a 6-hectare 'pilot' area in Marawi's Ground Zero

RUINS. A resident stands amongst the rubbles of her destroyed house, as she tries to salvage belongings during a visit to the main battle area in Marawi City, in southern island of Mindanao on April 1, 2018. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Arroyo meets with Duterte, commits to extend validity of Marawi rehab fund

Oct 10, 2018 - 4:01 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also asks House leaders to allocate funds in the 2019 budget for the housing projects for military, police, and Yolanda victims

BUDGET TALKS. (From L-R) Deputy Speaker Arthur Yap, Majority Leader Rolando Andaya, Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, President Rorigo Duterte, Arroyo consultant Medy Poblador, and Special Assistant to the President Bong Go. Photo from Arroyo's office

HOAX: Photo of houses in ‘Marawi rehabilitation project’

Oct 10, 2018 - 9:27 AM

The photo used is a 2011 post-earthquake ‘container temporary housing’ in Japan

Rappler VR documentary on Marawi wins innovation award

Oct 05, 2018 - 10:57 PM

Rappler collaborated with Group of Five Creative Concepts to produce Asia's first-ever VR war documentary

Fewer but deadlier conflicts in ARMM in 2017 – report

Oct 02, 2018 - 6:03 PM

A dramatic rise in the use of improvised explosive devices and shift to group-related attacks from individual attacks defined ARMM conflicts last year, according to the Conflict Alert 2018 report

A Marine Fire Support armored vehicle passes through the Mapandi district as it pulls out from the main battle area in Marawi City near Mapandi district. the Mapandi district is crucial to the military campaign to retake Marawi City from the IS-inspired Maute Group as this serves as the main supply route for the military. the military finally allowed the media after several request were turned down to see the Mapandi district. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Lawmakers raise over P6 million for Marawi rehabilitation

Oct 01, 2018 - 6:35 PM

The Congressional Spouses Foundation Incorporated will coordinate with Task Force Bangon Marawi for the utilization of the fund

FOR MARAWI. Members of the CSFI pose for a picture together with Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, her daughter and CSFI president Luli Arroyo Bernas, Leyte Representative Yedda Romualdez and her husband and CSFI member Martin Romualdez. Photo sourced by Rappler

ABS-CBN's ''Di Ka Pasisiil' wins Gold Dolphin at Cannes

Sep 28, 2018 - 8:04 AM

The documentary about the 2017 Marawi siege wins its second international award to date

GOLD. The documentary about the 2017 Marawi siege wins cold at Cannes. Screenshot from the documentary teaser

Marawi City votes in special barangay, SK elections

Sep 22, 2018 - 5:33 PM

(UPDATED) Election watchdogs report irregularities and a few poll-related incidents in some areas in the conduct of the village and youth council polls

MARAWI POLLS. Election watchdog Namfrel monitors the conduct of the special barangay and SK elections in Marawi City on September 22, 2018. Photo from Namfrel's Facebook page

'Different perspectives': Director for Robin Padilla's Marawi movie resigns

Sep 20, 2018 - 10:49 AM

'Children of the Lake,' produced by Robin Padilla, Piolo Pascual, and Joyce Bernal, is about the 2017 Marawi siege

Robredo prays for Marawi on Eid'l Adha

Aug 22, 2018 - 3:15 PM

'We need to work together, with the best interest of its people in mind, to help Marawi rise back on its feet in the soonest time possible,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

PRAYERS FOR MARAWI. Vice President Leni Robredo talks to Marawi residents who will now live in the Angat Buhay Village that was built through her flagship anti-poverty program. File photo by OVP

Mom of Marine killed in Marawi tears up at memorial rites

Aug 19, 2018 - 12:05 PM

John Frederick Savellano, 29, is among the Marines remembered on the first year of the liberation of the now legendary Mapandi Bridge

PROUD PARENTS. The parents of the late Marine 1st Lieutenant John Frederick Savellano were recognized at a ceremony to remember the sacrifices of the Marines in liberating the Mapandi Bridge. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Filipino-Chinese 'friendship dome' to rise in Marawi

Aug 15, 2018 - 12:10 PM

11 Filipino-Chinese groups provide funds for the multipurpose building, a replica of which was presented to President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte receives the replica of the Marawi Filipino-Chinese Friendship Dome from Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII) President Domingo Yap II during a ceremony at Malacañan Palace on August 14, 2018. Joining the President are Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council Chairperson Eduardo del Rosario and House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Over 64,000 families return to Marawi – DSWD

Aug 08, 2018 - 9:24 PM

DSWD Acting Secretary Virginia Orogo says 64,364 families – from a total of 77,170 – have returned to Marawi City

SHELTER. Government gives rain barrels to Marawi families in temporary shelters to help ease water problems. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

[ANALYSIS] ISIS suicide bombing in PH could be a regional game-changer

Aug 05, 2018 - 5:09 PM

The factors surrounding the attack are telltale red flags that ISIS is looking to establish a more substantial base in the Philippines

[OPINION] Loose lips sink ships

Aug 03, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Following the Battle of Marawi, the Armed Forces had enjoyed an immense level of support from the public. A year later, things rapidly went downhill because of the Duterte administration's position on the West Philippine Sea.

Carpio leads reopening of Marawi Hall of Justice

Aug 02, 2018 - 4:20 PM

Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio says he would not object to development projects with the Chinese as long as the Philippines' sovereign rights are upheld

MARAWI. Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio leads the ceremonial re-opening of the Marawi Hall of Justice.

Barangay, SK elections in Marawi set on September 22

Aug 01, 2018 - 5:24 PM

The barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections in Marawi City are scheduled 4 months after the same exercise was held in other parts of the Philippines

BARANGAY, SK POLLS. The barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections in Marawi City will be held on September 22, 2018. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[OPINION] A different Marawi encounter

Jul 29, 2018 - 11:48 AM

I cried during the tour. The spiritual atmosphere was just so heavy. War is truly ugly and painful. It brings no good thing.

A moment of levity during Go Share's 3-day visit. Photo by Rolan Garcia

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 20, 2018

Jul 20, 2018 - 11:00 AM

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Marawi folks less convinced Duterte has concern for Muslims – SWS

Jul 19, 2018 - 1:19 PM

Despite their opinions about President Rodrigo Duterte, the results of a Social Weather Stations survey show Marawi residents are generally optimistic about the future

HOME IN RUINS. Haj Mohaymen Ampuan can only cry in despair as he saw his home for the first time in April 2018, nearly a year after the Marawi war broke out on May 23, 2017. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

‘Piso para kay Leni’ donations go to Marawi housing project

Jul 18, 2018 - 12:14 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo turns over to the Marawi City government 60 homes built under her Angat Buhay program, for families displaced by the Marawi siege

SHELTER.Vice President Leni Robredo with Marawi City Mayor Majul Usman Gandamra (3rd from left) and other officials at the opening of the Angat Buhay Village. Photo from OVP

Marawi rehab 'on track' despite search for new developer

Jul 03, 2018 - 4:06 PM

Task Force Bangon Marawi spokesperson Kristoffer Purisima says the government is looking for 'the most qualified and competent developer' for the Marawi rehabilitation project

RUINS. A resident stands amongst the rubbles of her destroyed house, as she tries to salvage belongings during a visit to the main battle area in Marawi City, in southern island of Mindanao on April 1, 2018. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

How government has allocated funds for Marawi rehabilitation

Jun 29, 2018 - 8:00 AM

About P5.1 billion was released in 2017 while about P54.1 million has been released in 2018. Most of the funds have been for relief; reconstruction projects remain few.

CASH RELEASED. Over P5 billion has been released to provide relief for Marawi residents but gaps in addressing the basic needs of remain. Photos by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler, Ted Aljibe/AFP, Shutterstock

Chinese-led Bangon Marawi Consortium disqualified due to fund shortage

Jun 27, 2018 - 6:41 PM

Negotiations will commence with another Chinese group – Power Construction Corporation of China or PowerChina

Marawi profs slam government’s skewed rehab priority

Jun 26, 2018 - 5:32 PM

Professors of Mindanao State University question the government's move to prioritize the construction of a military garrison over attending to the needs of evacuees

Robin Padilla says Marawi movie will tell the 'real story'

Jun 21, 2018 - 6:51 PM

Robin Padilla says he'll leave the announcement of the cast of the film to Piolo Pascual, who is co-producing with director Joyce Bernal

Robin Padilla at Brand Pilipinas event. Photo by Alexa Villano/Rappler

Diokno concerned with 'short' Swiss challenge period for Marawi rehab

Jun 18, 2018 - 12:30 PM

During the June 11 Cabinet meeting, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno questions the 3-week period for other developers to challenge the proposal of the China-led Bangon Marawi Consortium

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte makes a short pause during the 26th Cabinet Meeting to accommodate his daughter Veronica who dropped by at the Malacañan Palace to visit her father on June 11, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 8, 2018

Jun 08, 2018 - 11:00 AM

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MARITIME DISPUTE. A ship of the China Coast Guard near Scarborough Shoal, September 3, 2016. File photo from the Philippine Department of National Defense

PH contests index showing it's 2nd least peaceful nation in region

Jun 08, 2018 - 8:15 AM

The index shows the Philippines as the second least peaceful country in Asia Pacific, next only to North Korea

HONORING THE DEAD. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana leads a wreathe-laying ceremony for soldiers killed in Marawi. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Newsbreak Chats: Calida contracts and other top stories for May 2018

Jun 07, 2018 - 4:23 PM

Join us as we make sense of these stories: One year since the Marawi siege and corruption scandals hounding Solicitor General Jose Calida, former Tourism Promotions Board chief Cesar Montano, and former PhilHealth Interim President Celestina De la Serna

Drug war, Marawi pull down PH in Global Peace Index

Jun 07, 2018 - 2:14 PM

The Philippines slides one place to 137th out of 163 countries in the 2018 Global Peace Index, and remains second to the last in the Asia Pacific, besting only North Korea

LESS PEACEFUL. The Global Peace Index recorded a drop in peacefulness in the Philippines in 2017 due to President Duterte's drug war and the Marawi siege.

Piolo Pascual observes Ramadan ahead of Marawi movie

Jun 03, 2018 - 1:51 PM

'Kami ni Joyce Bernal sinamahan lang namin yung mga Muslim para alam din namin yung iniisip nila, why they do it and what they do.'

Ironman PH: Marawi medals weave hope

Jun 02, 2018 - 8:45 AM

The 'Alab ng Puso' award features medal ribbons made by Maranao weavers from war-stricken Marawi

PERSEVERANCE. The finishers of the Ironman 70.3 Philippines will receive medals that also serve as reminders of perseverance amid insurmountable odds. Photo by JR Isaga/Rappler

‘Ang Misyon: A Marawi Siege Story’ review: Mixed meanings

Jun 01, 2018 - 8:26 PM

'Ang Misyon' is a jarring mess. It is a magnanimously motivated mistake

[OPINION] Through gunshots and fire, I survived

May 29, 2018 - 9:30 AM

It was a day of celebration for us. Or so we thought.