People in Marawi want nothing but peace and solidarity in their homeland located in southern part of the Philippines, Marawi City, Lanao del Sur. It is also known as Dansalan which means a destination point or rendezvous. It was once a place called home for many Muslims in the Philippines.Meranaos in Marawi are known as one of the most hospitable people who are rich in culture, and resources. The only Islamic city in the Philippines with more than 200,000 populations, and sad to say that they are scattered as evacuees today, or also called as bakwit.
This was Marawi before siege
People had lived in this city peacefully until they faced an unforgettable terrorist attack in their homeland during this holy month of Ramadhan which broke too many hearts of the Muslim-Filipino community.
Today, this is Marawi.
Marawi today is in current despair from what it used to be. The unending bombs, airstrikes, and fire guns made the city into shattered pieces. Houses are burned, buildings started to collapse, and homes are taken down. The city is torn apart like a ghost town.
Despite the crisis in Marawi, people remain strong and supported each other for evacuees by giving foods and evacuees’ center as their home for shelter. People with golden hearts showed unending love and support to those affected during the siege in Marawi. This shows that Filipinos are willing to give and support each other no matter what the trials they are facing. Thank you to the following:
Mayor of Tugaya, Alfattah Balindong Pacalna, who gave relief goods for evacuees in Tugaya, Lanao del Sur.
Showing love and support to bakwit from the United OFWs for RRD Movement of Akrima Maguid
Clean water and food to break the fast of the Meranaos by Nenny Lucman‘s post
To the rescue team and supporters who have been there to help out people who are trapped in the middle of Marawi siege, headed by the #RanaoRescueTeam
In Balo-i where many are stranded in a crowd of evacuees, as they wait and hope for any relief goods. Thank you to Zeenal for making their day happy with a smile.
Abdul Omar Selda is a half Muslim as he cried about the bombing in Marawi. He gave a small amount of money to help the evacuees.
Angel Locsin went to Balo-i where most of the evacuees are staying temporarily. She was there to sympathize and help to distribute food for Meranao evacuees. People are grateful for her kindness and care for people as she also has Meranao blood that runs in her veins. People in the evacuee’s centers were very happy to see her in person.
The Meranao Community in Singapore from abroad who sent out goods for the affected in Marawi siege through LBC Padala.
The government also showed support from the DSWD team
Concert for a cause in SM Aura to support for the people of Marawi from Charisse Aquino Tugade
Thank you for all the reliefs as it may continue to prosper by simple effort to help the Filipino society.