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P1B earmarked to compensate victims of 2017 Marawi siege

Marawi Siege Victims Compensation Fund to compensate residents who lost private properties included in the 2023 national budget

The amount of PHP1 billion under the Marawi Siege Victims Compensation Fund has been included in the 2023 national budget to compensate residents of Marawi City who lost private properties during the 2017 siege of the Philippine Muslim capital city in Mindanao by terrorists

The reparation fund is pursuant to the Marawi Siege Victims Compensation Law of 2022, or Republic Act 11696, according to Surigao del Sur Rep. Johnny Pimentel.

Rehabilitated Grand Mosque to be unveiled


MANILA – The Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) will launch on Sunday the newly constructed Grand Mosque in Marawi, four years after the government started its rehabilitation of the city razed to the ground when government forces took out the Maute-led terrorist… Read More

A black smoke billows from downtown of Marawi City June 27, 2017 after a military airstrike. A government official trashed the demands of the leader of Islamic State (IS)-inspired terrorists holed up in Marawi City to free their Roman Catholic priest hostage in exchange for the freedom of his parents and relatives.

Gov’t works double-time to complete Marawi rehab

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday promised that his administration will double its efforts to hasten to complete the rehabilitation projects in Marawi City.Duterte made the vow as he led the commemorative rites of the fourth anniversary of the liberation of Marawi City from… Read More

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DUTERTE unveils newly rehabilitated Grand Mosque in Marawi

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte unveiled Saturday (Oct. 16) the newly-repaired Grand Mosque in the city’s most affected area.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is assisted by (from left) Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, Task Force Bangon Marawi chairperson and Human Settlements and Urban Development Secretary Eduardo Del Rosario, National Commission on Muslim Filipinos Secretary Saidamen Pangarungan, Lanao del Sur Governor Mamintal Adiong Jr., and Marawi City Mayor Majul Gandamra as he leads the unveiling of the marker of the Jameo Mindanao Al-Islamie (Grand Mosque) in Marawi City on October 16, 2021. TOTO LOZANO/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

By Apipa Bagumbaran / Philippine Information Agency

Damaged during the 2017 siege, the iconic Grand Mosque is the fifth house of Islamic worship rehabilitated by the national government through the funding support of the private sector.

In his message, Duterte said the Grand Mosque holds historical and cultural significance in the lives of Maranaws. Its complete rehabilitation will bring new hope to Muslim brothers and sisters.

The interior of the newly-rehabilitated mosque. Photo: PCOO

Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) has been prioritizing the repair and reconstruction of mosques damaged or destroyed during the siege as these places of Islamic worship play a critical role in the social healing of Marawi residents.

Four other mosques that were completely repaired by TFBM have already been inaugurated and turned over to their respective administrators. These are Masjid Disomangcop in Bgy. Daguduban, Masjid Darussalam in Bgy. Raya Madaya, Marinaut Mosque in Bgy. West Marinaut, and White Mosque in Bgy. Lumbaca Madaya.

The exterior of the newly-rehabilitated mosque. Photo: PCOO

Meanwhile, the President reassured the people of Marawi that the government is doing its best to expedite the completion of rehabilitation projects at the soonest possible time.

“We in government are strongly committed to bring back the city’s glory and we will continue to foster cooperation among concerned stakeholders so that Marawi will be able to build back better and stronger,” he said. (APB/PIA Lanao del Sur) 


100K Maranaos excited to return to their homes at MAA

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – After President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to Marawi City on Saturday, affected residents of the siege four years ago are hoping they will be able to return to the Most Affected Area (MAA).In an interview Sunday, Moro Consensus Group chair Drieza Lininding said there are… Read More