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Hataman statement on desecration of Catholic Church in Marawi

A disturbing video has been posted online recently. In the video, alleged members of the Maute Group and Abu Sayyaf are seen burning parts of St. Mary's Cathedral in Marawi City, destroying images of Jesus Christ and Mary, and desecrating our Catholic brothers and sisters' place of worship.This is inhumane and unacceptable -- their acts mirror that of the Khawarij and their belief betrays those of our faith.

ARMM gov, Darul Iftah condemn desecration of Marawi Catholic church

LANAO DEL SUR --- The Regional Darul Iftah in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) on Wednesday branded as un-Islamic the desecration of a Catholic church in Marawi City by terrorists.The Darul Iftah, also known as the House of Opinions, is a group of moderate clerics from across the autonomous region, among them graduates of Islamic schools in the Middle East and North Africa.In a common statement Wednesday, members of the Darul Iftah said the destruction of statues and other religious symbols in the St.

Fake IDs proliferate in troubled areas amid ML enforcement

LANAO DEL SUR --- Authorities warned to arrest peddlers of fake identification cards to residents of troubled areas required to bring along credentials when they move around as required by martial law.Policemen securing highways confirmed on Monday the proliferation of identification cards bearing names of pro-federalism blocs with superimposed photos of Duterte, carried by motorists and passengers of public conveyances.Lawyer Kirby Abdullah, local government secretary of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), said on Monday that they are also validating now the reported issuances

DepEd-ARMM puts up learning spaces in evacuation sites

COTABATO CITY – Education officials in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao have
designed programs so as not to hamper the class opening of students from Marawi
City.

Dr. John
Magno, Department of Education (DepEd-ARMM), said his office has coordinated
with DepEd in Region 10 and in Iligan City for the establishments of temporary
learning centers.

I would like
to appreciate the positive response of our education officials from Iligan and
Region 10, Magno said in an interview by DXMS-Radyo Bidahere.

Interfaith efforts to rescue IDPs in Marawi City proceed undaunted

LANAO DEL SUR --- Even the most battle-hardened soldiers could not help but cry seeing trained Muslim and Christian rescuers lead evacuees to safety from areas in Marawi City where terrorists laid siege.Lt. Gen. Carlito Galvez, Jr.

Rescuers intensify relocation of Marawi residents to safer areas

LANAO DEL SUR -- Rebuilding Marawi City, destroyed by the religious adventurism of a group tagged haram by moderate clerics long ago, is a big task officials are soon to carry on.The term haram is Arabic for forbidden, which members of the Darul Iftah (House of Opinion) in Regions 9 and 12 and in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) labelled on Maute and Abu Sayyaf terror groups even before their May 23 siege of Marawi City.Meantime, rescue and emergency groups have intensified the relocation to safe areas of Maranaw residents the military said were used as human shield b

ARMM working on recovery and rehabilitation plan for Marawi City

COTABATO CITY– The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) is about to propose a three-phase recovery and rehabilitation plan for Marawi City, to befinalizedin close coordination with the city governmentand the provincial government of Lanao del Sur. The implementation of the said plan will beginas soon as the conflict in the city is over.Dubbed 'Unified Plan for Marawi City', the recovery and rehabilitation initiative will be linked to the existing plans of neighboring municipalities.

ARMM sets up relief operation center in Malabang, Lanao del Sur

COTABATO CITY- The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) has set up a relief operation center in the town of Malabang, Lanao del Sur to coordinate and manage its humanitarian response to the ongoing crisis in Marawi City.The regional government continues to provide humanitarian aid to the thousands of displaced families.

Relief works in Marawi disturbed by security threats

LANAO DEL SUR -- Food supplies from private and government entities for more than 100,000 evacuees from Marawi City are now pouring in but delivery to conflict-torn areas is difficult due to security constraints.There were incidents of rescuers driven away with automatic gunshots by terrorists while attempting to get through firing lines to rescue villagers and distribute food to home-based displaced folk.Military officials said Thursday more than 90 percent of the barangays where Maute and Abu Sayyaf gunmen laid siege had been cleared but that there are still enemy snipers positioned a

Maguindanao town mayors pledge support to war on terror

MAGUINDANAO --- Mayors in Maguindanao on Tuesday vowed to stop any infiltration of Maute terrorists in their towns even if resistance would cause them losses in lives and properties.Maranaw evacuees from Marawi City now in houses of relatives in Maguindanao have all been provided with relief support by mayors after an extensive check on their backgrounds and profiling by barangay officials assisted by local Islamic missionaries and municipal social workers.Maguindanao mayors unanimously assured Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu and Major Gen.

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