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On Eid'l Fitr, Marawi IDPs pray for fortitude and a home to go back to

Jun 05, 2019 - 9:12 PM

Maranaos living in a tent city in Marawi are still unsure of what lies in the future for them

EID'L FITR. Maranao women await for the Eid'l Fitr prayer to start inside the Sarimanok tent city on June 5, 2019. All photos by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Prayer of Marawi women: 'Take us back home'

Jun 05, 2019 - 4:11 PM

In observance of Eid'l Fitr, Muslim women leaders solemnly pray for the restoration of peace and identity in Marawi City

Dr. Potre D. Diampuan, trustee of the Global COuncil, United Religious Initiative, shares her view on the Marawi siege and the present life of the survivors/evacuees. June 3, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Marawi residents to gov't: Unreleased donations deprive us of basic needs

Jun 03, 2019 - 7:50 PM

'It is so frustrating to learn that two years after the Marawi siege...internally displaced persons are still struggling for their everyday survival,' says Moro Consensus Group chairperson Drieza Lininding

LONG WAIT. Displaced Marawi residents continue to lack access to basic needs and donations intended for them. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Donations to Marawi evacuees: Only P10,000 released in 2018 – COA

May 30, 2019 - 8:23 PM

State auditors also find that most of the P135.39 million cash donations for victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda, which happened in 2013, remain with the OCD

RUINS. Marawi, as photographed in May 2019, has yet to recover from the destruction brought about by the terrorist siege two years earlier. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Frustrated Marawi evacuees still can’t go home 2 years after siege

May 23, 2019 - 8:42 AM

It is two years ago since the siege that killed more than a thousand. At least 50,000 remain displaced, and the once-bustling center of trade and commerce is still buried in rubble.

Bangsamoro vote: Disenfranchisement of Marawi evacuees feared

Jan 15, 2019 - 7:57 PM

Marawi City Mayor Majul Gandamra expects the Bangsamoro Organic Law to win ‘overwhelmingly’ in Marawi City, but civic leader Samira Gutoc says it’s still important for the evacuees to participate in the process

DISPLACED. An elderly Maranao woman stays in a dilapidated classroom that serves as evacuation center in Balo-i, Lanao del Norte. Rappler file photo by Bobby Lagsa

1,605 families in 9 Zambales towns evacuate during Typhoon Ompong

Sep 15, 2018 - 3:40 PM

Along with 9 other provinces, Zambales is still under Signal no. 2 as of Saturday afternoon, September 15

Remember the Marawi evacuees who tied the knot? They're pregnant!

May 26, 2018 - 4:13 PM

Jomar Saumay and wife Norinsha are among 40 Marawi families who continue to live in tents in Pantar town a year after the siege. They are making plans to find a better home after the baby comes out in June.

PREGNANT! Marawi tent dwellers Jomar Saumay and wife Norinsha are 8 months pregnant and expecting in June. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Residents to gov't planners: Build better Marawi for us

May 24, 2018 - 4:05 PM

'If they could improve our water system, sewerage system, and electricity – where our lights are not blinking – we would welcome that. But road expansions? We don’t need that. Our land is not for sale,' says Dr Potre Dirampatan-Diampuan

LIFE AFTER MARAWI. Faisa Riga gets emotional as she listens to fellow Maranao's experiences in the Marawi seige. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Mayon evacuees go home with happy faces

Mar 13, 2018 - 10:20 PM

Daisy Esplana, a mother of 3 kids, is happy to return home. 'We are grateful to the city and national government for taking care of us during our stay in evacuation camp,' Daisy says.

Daisy Esplana of Barangay Buyuan, Legazpi City, smiles along with her 3 children before going back home. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

DSWD, other agencies send one of largest food assistance to Albay

Feb 28, 2018 - 2:29 PM

Thirty-six trucks of food packs is expected to reach Mayon evacuees on Wednesday, February 28

DOLE allots P60M for emergency employment of Mayon evacuees

Feb 08, 2018 - 9:58 PM

The assistance will be distributed to 10,000 evacuees from 3 cities and 6 municipalities, says Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III

TURNOVER. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on February 8, 2018, hands over the salaries of Mayon evacuees who are beneficiaries of the government's emergency employment program. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Bicol top cop serenades Mayon evacuees

Feb 03, 2018 - 10:52 PM

'We are doing this program to at least make them happy, particularly the children,' says Chief Superintendent Antonio Gardiola Jr

Mayon evacuees to receive up to P2,900 for work in February

Feb 02, 2018 - 6:28 PM

Beneficiaries will be paid P290 per day for 10 days of work, depending on the need of the evacuation centers where they are staying

EVACUEES. There are about 2,113 families or 72,441 persons taking temporary shelters after Mount Mayon raised alert levels. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Malacañang turns over P75 million for Mayon evacuees

Jan 29, 2018 - 5:48 PM

(2ND UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte assigns Political Adviser Francis Tolentino, who was born in Albay, to coordinate efforts for Mayon evacuees

AID. Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara receives P50 million from Malacañang through  PMS chief in Bicol Amber Mirandilla on January 31 2018. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

First a war, then a storm: Marawi evacuees' tents ravaged by Vinta

Dec 24, 2017 - 7:17 PM

Typhoon Vinta damages tents of some Marawi evacuees, forcing them to take shelter in other structures

86 Marawi residents died in evacuation centers – DOH

Dec 08, 2017 - 12:02 PM

The Department of Health says among the common causes for the deaths from May to December are pneumonia, sepsis, cardiovascular diseases, and acute gastroenteritis

EVACUEES. An elderly Maranao woman sits on a corner in a dilapidated classroom that serves as their evacuation center in Balo-i, Lanao del Norte. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

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

Liberal Party, Paolo Duterte, New DOH Chief | Evening wRap

Oct 26, 2017 - 8:04 PM

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Families can return to Marawi starting October 29

Oct 25, 2017 - 7:45 PM

The Department of Social Welfare and Development calls for close coordination among the evacuees, barangays, and social welfare offices

HOMECOMING. Family displaced by the war in Marawi City. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

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

Marawi bishop urges Catholics to adopt communities for rehabilitation

Sep 23, 2017 - 8:45 AM

Marawi Bishop Edwin dela Peña presents 'Duyog Marawi,' a rehabilitation program that focuses on healing and peace-building efforts in his city

DUYOG MARAWI. Marawi Bishop Edwin dela Peña (right) and Father Edwin Gariguez (left) present the 'Duyog Marawi' rehabilitation program in a press conference on September 19, 2017. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Trillanes, Aguirre, PNP | Evening wRap

Sep 19, 2017 - 8:28 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Acor Arceo

Bishop to Duterte: Allow some Marawi families to come home

Sep 19, 2017 - 4:10 PM

Marawi Bishop Edwin dela Peña also urges Christians 'to continue caring for the Maranaos' by sending help through government, NGOs, or the Catholic Church

MARAWI CRISIS. Marawi Bishop Edwin Dela Peña requests President Rodrigo Duterte on September 19, 2017, to allow some displaced Marawi families to return to their city. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

UNHCR restores hope among Marawi victims amid ongoing conflict

Aug 20, 2017 - 3:22 PM

According to government data there have been 78 466 families or 359 680 persons displaced as of August 18 due to the ongoing siege in Marawi City

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

Military says residents of towns around Marawi can go home

Jul 31, 2017 - 6:10 PM

But residents of Marawi City itself are not yet allowed to return to their homes due to the dangers posed by stray bullets and unexploded bombs

Internally displaced persons passed thru a checkpoint in Iligan City on May 24, 2017, following armed clashes between the Maute group and government forces in Marawi City.

Marawi evacuees beg Duterte: End war, martial law now

Jul 24, 2017 - 2:58 PM

As President Duterte delivers his second SONA Marawi evacuees say they want to go home

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Jul 23, 2017 - 12:51 PM

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'Use martial law to fast-track return of Marawi evacuees'

Jul 22, 2017 - 9:01 PM

We must not continue to relegate the sufferings of our IDPs as mere secondary concern only next to our security efforts the Provincial Crisis Management Committee says in a statement after Congress extends martial law in Mindanao

IDPs. Internally displaced Marawi City residents in an evacuation center. Photo from DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo's Facebook Page

Martial law, AMLA amendment, Mahathir | Evening wRap

Jul 19, 2017 - 8:16 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Marawi women's tale: We want to go home, but our homes are destroyed

Jul 17, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Two young mothers from Marawi recall the moment they fled the fighting and how they are coping with life in evacuation centers

Graduating Marawi pupils march to the sound of war

Jul 17, 2017 - 7:07 PM

In white togas and caps with medals hanging around their necks ribbons on their chests the graduates of 2017 don t let the war dampen the celebrations

European Commission gives P49-M aid for Marawi evacuees

Jul 04, 2017 - 5:50 PM

The humanitarian aid will directly benefit over 50 000 people affected by the Marawi siege

MARAWI EVACUEES. A family from Marawi City takes shelter in an evacuation center in Balo-i on May 29, 2017. Photo by Ted Aljibe/Rappler

Duterte, BIFF, Brussels attack | Midday wRap

Jun 21, 2017 - 12:35 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Displaced families in Marawi to receive P5,000 from DSWD

Jun 14, 2017 - 10:15 PM

P1 000 is intended for food assistance during Ramadan while the remaining P4 000 will be for transportation and other needs

DISPLACED. Internally displaced persons passed thru a checkpoint in Iligan City on May 24, 2017, following armed clashes between the Maute group and government forces in Marawi City.

Tired, traumatized Mosul mothers unable to breastfeed

Jun 11, 2017 - 9:15 PM

Dire living conditions lack of proper food stress and depression affect the breastfeeding ability of mothers who fled the Iraqi city of Mosul

An Iraqi woman carries a child at the Hasan Sham camp for internally displaced people on June 10, 2017. Tired and traumatised, Iraqi mothers who fled Mosul struggle to breastfeed or buy baby formula milk for their babies. / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMED EL-SHAHED

IN PHOTOS: Angel Locsin visits Marawi evacuees

Jun 09, 2017 - 5:17 PM

The actress visits a refuge in Baloi Lanao del Norte to distribute food packs and school supplies

Trapped in Marawi, Muslims shield Christians from terrorists

Jun 04, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Dozens of Christian civilians trapped in Marawi City survived 11 days thanks to the protection by Muslims

RESCUED. Jayare Libatan (center) waiting for his turn to be processed by the police. Libatan and his friends said they owed their second lease of life to the Muslims who help them survive their ordeal inside a war zone. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Peace talks, Duterte, US Embassy | Midday wRap

May 29, 2017 - 2:14 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Natashya Gutierrez

At least 13 evacuation centers open for Marawi residents - DSWD

May 26, 2017 - 4:33 PM

A total of P1 3 billion worth of stockpile and standby funds are also available according to the Department of Social Welfare and Development

Policemen check a car boot of a resident fleeing from Marawi city, where gunmen who had declared allegiance to the Islamic State group rampaged through the city, at a checkpoint in Iligan City on May 24, 2017. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Dozens of children dead in Syria evacuees bombing

Apr 16, 2017 - 7:40 PM

UPDATED At least 68 children are among the 126 people killed in the attack says the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

Fear, trauma hound quake evacuees in Surigao City

Feb 13, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Some residents of Surigao City prefer sleeping outdoors fearing another powerful tremor could strike at night

MATS ON THE FLOOR. Evacuees sleep on the floor of the Surigao del Norte Provincial Capitol on February 12, 2017. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Habagat affects 69,000 people

Aug 14, 2016 - 8:00 AM

At least 79 evacuation centers are opened in affected areas in Luzon

FLOODWATER. Children wade through waist-deep floodwater caused by southwest monsoon rain along AFP Road in Holy Spirit in Quezon City. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Atrocities of trench warfare: A 'bakwit' experience

Mar 30, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Experiencing their struggle firsthand can change the way we view the Lumad

Fire hits Lumad evacuees' dorm, 5 hurt

Feb 24, 2016 - 9:57 AM

4TH UPDATE The pre dawn fire at the Haran compound in Davao City is suspected to be intentional

BURNED DORMITORY. What's left of the dormitory used by lumads at the Haran Center in Davao City. Photo from the Facebook page of Save Talaingod from Pantaron

Military grossly distorted my views on Lumad evacuees – UN rapporteur

Aug 13, 2015 - 11:12 AM

I therefore consider that the AFP statement in its news release of 7 August that the Lumads in Davao City are victims of human trafficking is incorrect unacceptable and represents a gross distortion of my views on this issue

P171M in aid ready for Bulusan evacuees

Jun 21, 2015 - 3:09 PM

More than 34 000 people are affected by the recent restlessness of Bulusan Volcano

ERUPTION. Mount Bulusan in Sorsogon, one of the most active volcanoes in the Philippines, spews steam and ash reaching 200 meters high on May 1, 2015. File photo by EPA

Over 51,000 residents still displaced in Maguindanao

Apr 21, 2015 - 11:40 AM

A total of 10 259 families remain in evacuation centers a month after the all out military offensives against the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters ended

LIFE INTERRUPTED. Thousands of families from Maguindanao continue to be displaced a month after the all-out offensive against the breakaway Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters ended.

Isabela evacuees return home

Apr 05, 2015 - 7:13 PM

176 families earlier evacuated return home after Chedeng makes a brief pass over the province

Displaced residents in Maguindanao conflict reach 124,000

Mar 16, 2015 - 9:31 PM

A total of 24 714 families are displaced as ongoing military operations against rebel group Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters BIFF reaches its 3rd week

CAUGHT IN CROSSFIRE. Hundreds of families from central Mindanao villages are in evacuation centers. Rappler file photo