The crisis in Marawi City has grow to be a for much longer, bloodier, messier nightmare for the Philippine authorities than an identical siege in Zamboanga City almost 4 years in the past.
In a report by GMA News’ anchor-reporter Raffy Tima, the Marawi crisis triggered by the Maute Group which began in May 23 is now on its 26th day (June 17). In distinction, the Zamboanga siege initiated by Nur Misuari and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) lasted solely 20 days from September 9 to to 28 in 2013.
The variety of casualities in Marawi as of June 12 has reached 310 or 30 % extra than the closing death toll of 240 in Zamboanga City.
The Marawi siege is unfolding as an even bigger humanitarian crisis as displaced households from the crisis have reached 45,988 households (200,234 individuals). This is almost double the 23,794 households ( 188,819 individuals) who had been displaced in the Zamboanga siege.
While the Marawi and Zamboanga conflicts have some issues in widespread, their greatest distinction is how the Commander in Chiefs responded: President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial regulation in the entire of Mindanao whereas Aquino did not.