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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

Malacañang: Blacklisted Chinese firms deserve second chance

May 24, 2018 - 1:25 PM

This time, there will be 'no collusion' between the Chinese firms and local companies, says Marawi rehabilitation task force chief Eduardo del Rosario

LIST: Tasks for China consortium in P17.2-B Marawi contract

May 06, 2018 - 8:27 AM

The government is poised to spend P17.2 billion to rehabilitate the former battle area in Marawi City. The groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled in June.

Screenshot of Task Force Bangon Marawi powerpoint presentation on April 12, 2018

LOOK: Gov't illustrations of Marawi rehabilitation plan

May 04, 2018 - 3:13 PM

The Swiss Challenge may be scheduled next week, where other companies may 'challenge' the project design of a Chinese-led consortium. The P17.2-billion contract will be awarded by May 31, based on the government timeline.

ARTIST'S RENDITION OF MARAWI AFTER REHAB. All illustrations taken from a Task Force Bangon Marawi powerpoint presentation as of April 12, 2018

Q and A: Marawi rehab chief seeks to ease fears of land grabbing

Apr 13, 2018 - 5:12 PM

Task Force Bangon Marawi chairman Eduardo del Rosario speaks to Rappler about rehabilitation plans for the former Marawi siege battle area

OPTIMISTIC. Task Force Bangon Marawi chief Eduardo Del Rosario is confident government will deliver President Rodrigo Duterte's promise to build a better Marawi. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

LIST: 9 companies behind China-led consortium picked for Marawi rehab

Apr 02, 2018 - 2:25 PM

Here's a list of the companies that form the Bangon Marawi Consortium, whose rehabilitation proposal was chosen by the government and will be subjected to a Swiss challenge

Gov't turns over 500 houses to Marawi residents

Dec 27, 2017 - 8:06 PM

Officials also report on the ongoing efforts to bring back livelihood and jobs in Marawi City

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Marawi evacuees who lost homes will get free housing units – HUDCC

Dec 04, 2017 - 5:10 PM

Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council Chairperson Eduardo del Rosario says there are companies pledging to give housing assistance to residents affected by the Marawi siege

Duterte reorganizes body tasked with Marawi rehabilitation

Nov 02, 2017 - 12:53 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, former task force head, now shares the vice chair position with Public Works Secretary Mark Villar

Duterte assigns housing chief Del Rosario as Marawi rehab 'COO'

Nov 01, 2017 - 9:04 AM

The President explains that all Secretaries are to report to HUDCC chief Eduardo Del Rosario in matters concerning Marawi, including financing concerns, but the Defense Department remains the 'overall' entity for rehab

IN RUINS. A mosque inside the main battle area in Marawi, October 2017. Rappler file photo

Some Marawi evacuees to get temporary housing before Christmas

Sep 26, 2017 - 6:16 PM

HUDCC chief Eduardo del Rosario says they plan to distribute the first batch of 275 housing units by the middle of December

REMAINS. What's left of Marawi City as the war between the government and terrorists continues. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Pag-IBIG in talks with Ramon Ang on Marawi housing units

Sep 14, 2017 - 3:44 PM

Acmad Moti Pag IBIG Chief Executive Officer says Chairman Eduardo del Rosario will meet with Ang next week to talk about the plan Ang he says might donate houses to help evacuees rebuild their lives from scratch

RAMON ANG. San Miguel Corp president Ramon Ang, DOTC Secretary Arthur Tugade, DPWH Secretary Mark Villar and Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno during the inauguration of NAIA X (expressway) in Pasay City. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Rappler Talk: HUDCC's Del Rosario on Marawi rehab, housing backlog, Kadamay

Jul 26, 2017 - 3:06 PM

New housing chief Eduardo del Rosario talks about his plans for the rehabilitation of Marawi City addressing the housing backlog and the awarding of houses to Kadamay members

Retired general Eduardo del Rosario is new housing czar

Jul 13, 2017 - 5:43 PM

Duterte appoints a retired military man to head the agency once led by Vice President Leni Robredo

No Chinese reclamation in Scarborough Shoal – DND

Oct 17, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Senator Richard Gordon also admonishes Zambales Governor Amor Deloso for retracting his previous statements on alleged construction in the disputed shoal

ROUTINE. Fisherfolk in Masinloc, Zambales, go on with their business despite the dangers of being attacked by Chinese coastguards in the disputed Panatag Shoal or Bajo de Masinloc (Scarborough). File photo by Randy V. Datu/Rappler

#Pagyanig: NDRRMC, LGUs hold nationwide simultaneous quake drill

Sep 29, 2016 - 8:43 AM

At the staging area in Biñan Laguna the quake drill involves a series of well orchestrated disaster response scenes Disaster management officials say that the drill in Biñan is now a model for others

RAIN OR SHINE. Responders from the Bureau of Fire Protection Region 4A report to the command center during the 3rd Quarter National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill. Photo credit: Rappler

Controversial bets, Duterte waiting game cap off COC filing week

Oct 16, 2015 - 10:30 PM

The Senate race gets more crowded and interesting with lots of familiar faces new names and returning bets locking in their candidacies

SENATORIAL BETS. Controversial bets  Getulio Napeñas – the dismissed chief of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force  – and former military general Jovito Palparan will run for senator in the 2016 elections. Rappler photos

Stressed-out Del Rosario: NDRRMC is in Pama's 'good hands'

May 12, 2014 - 6:03 PM

The new disaster management chief Vice Admiral Alex Pama recognizes the very very challenging job but is looking forward to be of help

TURNOVER: Former Navy chief Vice Admiral Alex Pama officially assumes post as new NDRRMC chief. Rappler photo

Can new disaster management chief Pama 'rescue' NDRRMC?

May 11, 2014 - 11:16 PM

Former Navy chief Alexander Pama will take over a bureacracy whose handling of the Super Typhoon Yolanda crisis has come under heavy criticism together with the NDRRMC leadership

Resignations under the Aquino administration

May 09, 2014 - 4:53 PM

PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima is the latest official to resign under the Aquino administration

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After Yolanda: The straight road to recovery

May 07, 2014 - 3:18 PM

Politics contributes and continues to affect the recovery in Leyte and Samar but it would be a serious mistake if we simplify those failures through a distorted analysis based on blame

Disaster management chief resigns

Apr 29, 2014 - 3:34 PM

NDRRMC executive director Eduardo del Rosario first offered to quit in January after being accused of underreporting the death toll from Typhoon Yolanda

NDRRMC CHIEF. Retired army general Eduardo del Rosario (left) and his predecessor Benito Ramos. File photo by Rappler

Gov't monitors entry of possible strong typhoon

Apr 04, 2014 - 1:46 PM

It is nothing like Yolanda but unless it slows down the tropical depression may become a strong typhoon that will hit parts of the Visayas and Mindanao next week

MONITORING: NDRRMC chief Eduardo Del Rosario and spokesperson Major Rey Balido

Sluggish count: Haiyan deaths breach 6,000

Dec 13, 2013 - 11:50 AM

It takes 3 weeks for the NDRRMC to count a thousand bodies

RETRIEVAL. Dead bodies litter the streets of Tacloban city as volunteers collect them. Photo by EPA/Francis Malasig

Death toll underreported? Prove it, I'll resign – NDRRMC chief

Dec 05, 2013 - 5:26 PM

The retired Army general calls a press conference after stinging accusations that his office has stopped counting the casualties of Typhoon Yolanda to avoid embarrassing President Aquino

NDRRMC CHIEF. Retired army general Eduardo del Rosario (left) and his predecessor Benito Ramos

NDRRMC: Too many cooks spoil the broth

Nov 30, 2013 - 10:46 PM

The law creating the NDRRMC may have its innovations but it fails Yolanda s horrific test

P38.8B: Govt’s 5 immediate priorities post-Yolanda

Nov 28, 2013 - 2:04 PM

The Senate finance committee passes the P14 6 billion supplemental budget for 2013 for calamity related purposes

116 bunkhouses to house first 3,000 Haiyan families

Nov 26, 2013 - 5:00 PM

In two months the government will unveil a rehabilitation plan for typhoon damaged areas says the NDRRMC It will take 2 5 years to implement

WASHED AWAY. A single house stands in a once busy village in Balangkayan, Eastern Samar. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Ready to eat meals, in war and disaster

Nov 16, 2013 - 8:58 PM

Soldiers and police in relief operations in Easten Visayas fight hunger with ready to eat meals

INSTANT FOOD. Soldiers and police deployed in Samar and Leyte are subsisting on ready-to-eat meals that would not spoil for one year. Photo by Cecille Santos/Rappler

Govt on red alert as Labuyo nears Luzon

Aug 11, 2013 - 2:16 PM

UPDATED At least 718 passengers 10 vessels and 92 rolling cargoes have been stranded in Albay Catanduanes Sorsogon and Samar as of Sunday morning

Finally, NDRRMC has new chief

Feb 04, 2013 - 3:50 PM

Palace makes it official: Retired general Eduardo del Rosario replaces Benito Ramos as head of the Office of Civil Defense and the NDRRMC

NEW NDRRMC CHIEF. Retired army general Eduardo del Rosario (left) and his predecessor Benito Ramos

Aquino has not accepted Ramos' resignation - Palace

Jan 14, 2013 - 1:44 PM

UPDATED But NDRRMC head Benito Ramos and his supposed replacement Eduardo del Rosario already met for the supposed transition

#SalamatJesse: Plane wreckage, body of pilot found

Aug 22, 2012 - 8:59 PM

Only co pilot Kshitiz Chand remains missing after the ill fated plane is retrieved

The former mayor of Naga City believed his leadership was "accidental." Aug 2009, photo by Storyline Company Productions.