MARAWI: on the War's end

Linus Guardian Escandor II is an Independent Photojournalist and Documentary Photographer currently living in Manila, Philippines. He focuses on themes of environment, health, social and human rights issues.

                                                                                               

The  unfolding  stories of  people who  fought  against  terrorism armed not with  guns and  ammunitions but  with unwavering faith and  determination to guard the most precious possession that man holds dear - the liberty to simply exist. For  over  5  months  of  intense armed conflict resulted to immeasurable  loss of lives and properties  and  the  displacement  of  hundreds  of  thousands of innocent people, 


Marawi has  become  the living  manifest  of   our nation’s  commitment  to secure the ASEAN region from the spread of radical ideologies and violent extremism. Marawi has taken all the beating in order to make our country safer and although half of the city is now in ruins, the destruction can not and will not embody the Meranao’s collective resolve to recover  from the fall  and in  the process regain  their  pride  and  dignity robbed   from   them  during  months of heavy fighting.