Rappler's latest stories on marawi rehabilitation
Among the roads to be reconstructed and improved are those damaged in war-torn Marawi City, where delays have plagued the rehabilitation
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Vice President Leni Robredo says that while Hajj is a pillar of Islam, the government must be strict about using funds only for what they were authorized for
President Rodrigo Duterte claims the P5 million used for Hajj was well-spent because Marawi City evacuees would prefer making the pilgrimage over receiving government housing
'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
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
'We can only do so much. The authorities still have the primary responsibility of providing sustainable solutions to help the people of Marawi,' says the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross
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.
Residents from Marawi City's most affected area will also receive additional cash aid of P53,000 instead of relief goods
During a dialogue in Lanao del Sur, Task Force Bangon Marawi head Eduardo del Rosario in turn asks residents to stop portraying the city as a ghost town as if the government has not done anything
Residents from Marawi City hope the ratification of the Bangsamoro law will help speed up the rebuilding of the war-ravaged city
The Department of Social Welfare and Development provides P10,000 to P20,000 each to families affected by the Marawi siege who are now seeking to put up small businesses
The government expects Marawi City's most affected area to be cleared of unexploded bombs by August this year, a critical step in beginning reconstruction
The task force wants to conduct procurement and begin building structures in Marawi City even during the March 29 to May 12 period when public spending and construction of public works is prohibited
'Mahirap ang buhay. Wala nga kami maihanda kagabi,' says Merlinda Obedencio. Her two children are among dozens of surviving Christian hostages from Marawi siege who regularly meet to draw strength from each other.
In his last address as ARMM governor, Mujiv Hataman says the Bangsamoro government – if and when ratified – will have the power that the region doesn’t have to help Marawi residents significantly
Katarina is one of the members of Project Become, a program for children
Marawi City civic leader Samira Gutoc says the government and the residents should 'co-manage' rehabilitation efforts
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
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
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
National and local government officials join Marawi residents to commemorate the start of efforts to rehabilitate the war-torn city's most devastated area
Residents of Marawi's most affected area will be able to return to their homes before 2020, says Task Force Bangon Marawi
To families who have returned to Marawi City, a child center is a place for play and healing
Marawi City Mayor Majul Gandamra says residents remain frustrated by delayed rehabilitation and reconstruction of the city over a year since the war ended
But initial rehabilitation work will be conducted even before the ceremonial groundbreaking, says Task Force Bangon Marawi Secretary-General Falconi Millar
The groundbreaking signals the start of debris clearing operations in a 6-hectare 'pilot' area in Marawi's Ground Zero
President Rodrigo Duterte also asks House leaders to allocate funds in the 2019 budget for the housing projects for military, police, and Yolanda victims
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The Congressional Spouses Foundation Incorporated will coordinate with Task Force Bangon Marawi for the utilization of the fund
11 Filipino-Chinese groups provide funds for the multipurpose building, a replica of which was presented to President Rodrigo Duterte
DSWD Acting Secretary Virginia Orogo says 64,364 families – from a total of 77,170 – have returned to Marawi City
I cried during the tour. The spiritual atmosphere was just so heavy. War is truly ugly and painful. It brings no good thing.
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Task Force Bangon Marawi spokesperson Kristoffer Purisima says the government is looking for 'the most qualified and competent developer' for the Marawi rehabilitation project
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.
Negotiations will commence with another Chinese group – Power Construction Corporation of China or PowerChina
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
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
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The Department of the Interior and Local Government is stepping in to provide a permanent solution to water problems in Marawi City's temporary shelters
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.
Majority of the selection committee members lack experience 'in evaluating public contracts on technical and financial merits,' says a PCIJ report
'This is like tending to a newborn child,' says Nor-Aine Tantuas, one of the internally displaced persons living in Marawi City's Sagonsongan relocation site
An International Committee of the Red Cross delegate visits the Saguiaran evacuation center and the Sagonsongan transitional site, and captures in photographs the longing for family and home of those displaced by the conflict
Since the awarding of contracts, however, Tacurong Fitmart, Ororama Supercenter, and Ace Centerpoint have yet to complete the delivery of relief goods, according to a PCIJ report
Negotiations with the Chinese-led Bangon Marawi Consortium is taking time. The Swiss challenge is moved to May 30, pushing again the schedule of the city’s rehabilitation.
Each family receives P250,000 and almost P1.5 million-worth of benefits