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Five months after hundreds of thousands of people fled their homes to escape the war, the residents of Marawi are finally able to go home.
Marawi/Manila—Samira Gutoc never thought she would ever welcome the sight of traffic until her car slowed to halt and began inching its way along the roads of Saguiaran to its final destination: her home in Marawi City. A flood of nostalgia washed over ...
 
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The heroes of war aren't only the ones who take lives. Some also save them.
In those first days of the siege, some members of the rescue team were in slippers when the they raced to the battlefield to help trapped residents. “Our satellite office was in the warzone and our equipment was inside. We had to do ...
 
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“They would brainwash us by saying that that if we escaped, the soldiers would only kill us."
Iligan City, Northern Mindanao—His name was Rapsan. He was big burly tattooed man, covered in black from the boots on his feet to the mask he used to cover his face. He was draped in ammunition and wore them like accessories. There ...
 
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UN Refugee Agency Advocate Atom Araullo visited refugees in surrounding areas.
More than 359,680 persons have been displaced as a result of the Marawi crisis. Their stories are each more tragic and and more courageous than the last, but it isn't over for them yet.Hope is not lost for survivors like Fatima, a mother ...
 
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In case you missed it, here's Justice Leonen dissenting opinion on the legality of martial law in Mindanao.
On July 5, 11 Supreme Court Justices voted to dismiss the petitions that questioned the legality of President Rodrigo Duterte’s martial law declaration in Mindanao; three Justices voted to partially grant petitions, while one Justice voted to grant petitions—Associate Justice Marvic Mario Victor Leonen.After ...
 
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Arman Ali Ghodsinia will call for the fighting to stop.
Arman Ali Ghodsinia, a native of Marawi City, is set to speak on behalf of this year’s graduating class at the University of the Philippines Diliman's commencement exercises on Sunday, June 25.Ghodsinia is a B.S. Molecular Biology and Biotechnology major at the ...
 
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You can't get closer to the action than this.
While most of us were celebrating Independence Day last Monday and enjoying the long weekend, the struggle in Marawi did not let up. Over the past few days, distressing reports of our marines being killed, of trapped civilians dying of hunger, and ...
 
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These children are expressing the horrors that they've seen through drawings.
On assignment to cover the events after the siege of Marawi City, I met these children who are now in an evacuation center in Pantar Central Elementary School, in Lanao del Norte. Thousands of Marawi residents escaped in fear of the ISIS-linked militant ...
 
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Let's hope it won't be put to the test.
While some reports predict a “protracted battle” and others claim that the siege “could be over soon,” one thing is certain: the Maute militants are proving to be surprisingly difficult to expel from Marawi City. “With bomb-proof tunnels, anti-tank weapons hidden in ...
 
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Thoughts from a fourth-generation Kidapawan about martial law in Mindanao.
As always there is war in my country.But as always, two different wars are waging in Manila and in Mindanao.In Mindanao the Maute group—sympathizers of International terrorist group Daesh—are assaulting the Islamic city of Marawi in Lanao. Duterte has declared martial law over all ...
 
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Now's the time to help.
Now that martial law has been declared in Mindanao, it's best to have a better grip of the situation and how we as a nation can help our fellow Filipinos. It is important to understand that any kind of help we give, ...
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