Month: August 2017

By Bong Garcia, SunStar Zamboanga
http://www.sunstar.com.ph/zamboanga/local-news/2017/08/31/35-marawi-children-evacuees-go-educational-tour-561419

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), through the Joint Task Force Marawi, is hosting an educational tour to 35 conflict-displaced children in Manila, a top military official announced.

Brigadier General Rolando Joselito Bautista, Joint Task Force Marawi commander, said the educational tour started on Monday, August 28, and ends on Friday, September 1. Dubbed as “Tabak Educational Tour: Peaceful Environment for Marawi Children,” the Manila tour is aimed to provide the children-participants, who live in conflict-affected areas, with educational experience, social and cultural values for peace-building, and exposure to peaceful environments.

Bautista said that the children-participants were identified as among those vulnerable and susceptible to violent extremism. They are aged seven to 13. Bautista said the tour is one of the initiatives of the AFP to ensure that children displaced by the crisis in Marawi City are given adequate support and psycho-social treatment by the government.

“It is imperative that at the initial stage, those deemed vulnerable are being guided and educated to know their roles in the mainstream society,” he said. He noted that the Maute group recruited and use child warriors in the main battle area and “are still recruiting minors until now.”

The educational tour is a joint undertaking of Joint Task Force Marawi, Lanao del Sur provincial government, Philippine National Police Women and Children Protection Desk, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Teach Peace Build Peace Movement, and the Kilos Kabataan Livelihood Foundation, Inc.

The conduct of the tour is also in coordination with concerned government agencies, offices, and partners in Manila. (SunStar Philippines)

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte welcomed the Maranao youngsters who are part of the Tabak Educational Tour: Peaceful Environment for Marawi Children on August 29, 2017 at the Reception Hall, Malacañan Palace.

In his speech, the President assured them that he would prioritize the construction of the schools and homes of Marawi residents. He also promised to rebuild their city and gave them hope that the war would eventually end soon.

“Ito ang ipinangako ko sa iyo na we will rebuild Marawi. Babaguhin ko ang Marawi. Ipatayo ko ang mga building ninyo at magkaroon kayo ng bagong pag-asa,” he said.

The educational tour also includes a visit to the Mind Museum and the Philippine Army. It aims to give the children an insight on a tranquil environment and let them experience peace-building activities.

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By Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano, Davao Today
http://davaotoday.com/main/politics/duterte-tells-displaced-marawi-children-we-will-rebuild-your-city/

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte assured displaced children from Marawi City that the government will rebuild the war-torn city.

Duterte made the promise to the 35 Marawi children who were part of the educational tour dubbed “Peaceful Environment for Marawi Children.”

IN PHOTO: President Rodrigo Duterte interacts with the Tabak Educational Tour: Peaceful Environment for Marawi Children participants who visited the President in Malacañan Palace on August 29, 2017. (ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO)

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By Genalyn D. Kabiling, Manila Bulletin
http://news.mb.com.ph/2017/08/30/pres-duterte-meets-displaced-marawi-children-vows-to-rebuild-city/

President Duterte on Tuesday assured young residents of Marawi that the government would restore the city following the massive destruction caused by clashes between the military and the Maute rebel group.

IN PHOTO: President Duterte interacts with the young participants from Marawi City who joined the Tabak Educational Tour. They visited the President in Malacañan Palace on August 29, 2017. (Photo by Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo)

The President gave the assurance when he met with around 35 Marawi children in Malacañan Palace. They are part of socio-cultural tour in Manila dubbed as “Tabak Educational Tour: Peaceful Environment for Marawi Children.”

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Manila, Philippines – Humarap kay Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ngayong hapon ang mga batang evacuee mula sa Marawi City na dinala ng Task Force Bangong Marawi sa Metro Manila.

Bahagi ito ng kanilang socio cultural tour na may temang Tabak Educational Tour: Peaceful Environment for Marawi Children.

Umabot sa 35 batang Maranao ang umikot sa Malacanang Museum kaninang tanghali kasama si dating Joint Task Force Marawi Spokesman Lt. Col. Jo-Ar Herrera at tagapagsalita ng Presidential Security Group Lt. Col. Michael Aquino.

Nabatid na bukod dito sa Malacanang ay umikot din sa Mind Museum, National Museum at Manila Ocean Park ang mga batang Maranao na dumating kahapon dito sa Metro Manila. (RMN News Nationwide: The Sound Of The Nation)

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 29) — The President posed with his signature clenched fist post and did the peace sign with Marawi children evacuees, in their special trip to Malacañang Tuesday.

In photos from Special Assistant to the President Bong Go, 35 children from different evacuation centers in Marawi City, ranging from seven to 13 years old, met with Duterte as part of their travel to Metro Manila.

In Photo: The President posed with 35 Marawi children evacuees, in their special trip to Malacañang Tuesday.

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President Rodrigo Duterte will meet 35 children from strife-torn Marawi City on Tuesday afternoon in Malacañang.
The children, aged 7 to 13, are on a five-day educational tour dubbed as “Tabak Educational Tour: Peaceful Environment for Marawi Children.”

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By Alvin Santiago, DWDD
http://dwdd.com.ph/2017/08/29/tabak-educational-tour-35-young-marawi-evacuees-in-manila/

LANAO DEL SUR (DWDD) – A total of thirty-five (35) child evacuees from Marawi is in Manila to meet and greet with President Rodrigo Duterte at Malacanan Palace this afternoon.

According to BGen. Rolando Joselito Bautista, Commander, JTF Marawi and 1st Infantry “Tabak” Division, through the “Tabak Educational Tour: Peaceful Environment for Marawi Children,” they hope to lessen the stress and effect of the current situation on their young minds.

The five-day tour started yesterday, with a simple send-off ceremony yesterday at the Lanao Del Sur Provincial Capitol in Marawi City, and it will end on September 1.

Aside from Malacanan, they are also slated to visit the National Museum, the Mind Museum and the Manila Ocean Park.

The aim of the program is for the children, aged seven to thirteen years old, to have an educational experience, social and cultural values for peace-building and exposure to a peaceful environment. It can be recalled that most of the recruits / members of the Maute terror group are children.

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