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In the wetlands, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources reported 5.29% accomplishment in demolishing 29 of 548 illegal structures 3 months into Boracay's rehabilitation
The rehabilitation work of the Aklan Electric Cooperative in the franchise area of Boracay is mainly dependent on DPWH budget allocations, according to Engineer Joel Martinez, Assistant General Manager for engineering
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says Boracay is still on target for an October 26 re-opening
President Rodrigo Duterte says a committee tasked with examining land titles would make this 'fair to everybody'
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says the island can be reopened by October 26, as planned
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
The Department of Social Welfare and Development says the contamination happened during the handling and hauling of relief goods, adding that it 'must not happen again'
The video in the blog post is a news report on the Boracay clean-up operations following the closure of the world-famous tourist destination
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
The road widening is a top priority project of the Boracay inter-agency task force
The Department of Social Welfare and Development also begins its cash-for-work program for nearly 1,800 individuals who lost their livelihood due to Boracay's 6-month rehabilitation
The municipal council of Malay, Aklan, wants more concrete basis to consider the proposal of the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office and the Liga ng mga Barangay
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Some residents protest the rumored plan to relocate them outside the top tourist island
Business owners can only hope that the island would be reopened sooner than originally scheduled
First batch of support from social welfare agency helps over 1,300 Boracay residents and workers
Task Force Boracay says the amount covers everything – from ensuring sanitation to decongesting the island
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
'Huwag mo ako interview-hin. Baka umiyak ako.' The Philippine military unveils a 'Heroes Wall' inside Marawi camp.
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The Department of Transportation says there are still 'many conditionalities' to be discussed, including payment to the government
'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
This time, there will be 'no collusion' between the Chinese firms and local companies, says Marawi rehabilitation task force chief Eduardo del Rosario
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From the two areas that have been granted access so far, residents found their life's work either destroyed, burnt, or looted
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President Rodrigo Duterte prefers to commemorate Marawi's liberation, not the start of the siege, says his top aide
Legislators slam the reconstruction plan for the most affected areas in Marawi City because the proposed structures are set to be built in residential areas, potentially displacing residents
Sinagtala is not about its textiles but the stories of its female weavers who persevere despite all odds
Men, women, children break into tears as they pray for relatives killed in the war
(UPDATED) Do you want to be a part of Marawi's recovery? You can get involved through these groups.
The siege of Marawi was triggered by a raid in a safe house in barangay Malutlut. The fighting moved towards Lake Lanao and, after 5 months, ended with the deaths of leaders Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute.
'Marawi will rise again. It will rise with the renewed strength and courage of our people,' says ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman a year after the battle between government troops and terrorists reduced Marawi City to rubble
May 23, 2018, marks a full year since Marawi City was besieged by terrorists and martial law was declared in Mindanao
Marawi was a 'setback' for the Maute Group and Isnilon Hapilon's faction in the Abu Sayyaf Group, but it was a 'propaganda victory' for ISIS, says Southeast Asia security expert Zachary Abuza
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