The ruins of Marawi

Hannah Reyes Morales

In the ruins of Marawi, time feels like it is standing still. It has been more than three years since the Philippine military declared the Muslim-majority city of Marawi “liberated” from ISIS-linked militants.

But the ravaged city is still waiting for billions in promised infrastructure and aid to arrive.

Over a hundred thousand people remain displaced, and analysts say that militants are returning to the area, preying on growing frustration with the government in maintaining stability.

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