Displaced families mark 3rd anniversary of Marawi siege with online ‘rally’

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CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Misamis Oriental, Philippines — Unable to gather physically to commemorate the third anniversary of the siege of Marawi City, displaced residents took to social media to air their renewed demand for them to be allowed to return home.

Moro Consensus Group leader Drieza Lininding said quarantine protocols to prevent the spread of the coronavirus limited members to gathering online.

Lininding said they started the #balikMarawi campaign a week ago, urging netizens to change their Facebook profile pictures on May 23 as a show of solidarity to the cause.

“We do not want to be forgotten. We have suffered long enough,” Lininding said.

He noted that some 6,0…

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