Last Tuesday, our country faced one of our most challenging times this year when Marawi City, Lanao del Sur was attacked by Maute group, who are known to be sympathizers of international terrorist group ISIS. News websites have published the sides of the government forces and personal accounts from our fellow Filipinos who are trapped in the city while chaos and violence ensued.
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It's been a difficult time, especially for the people of Marawi who are caught in this violent exchange between government forces and the militant group. But aside from keeping them in our prayers, we can help, too.
Various organizations need all the help they can get for our fellow Filipinos, Candy Girls. So if you can, please do allot some time to find the organization nearest you and offer your help.
- Student Council Alliance of the Philippines, Buklod Atenista, and Bukluran UP System
For more information, follow them on Facebook at facebook.com/SCAP.TheAlliance.
- College of Development Communication Student Council – University of the Philippines Los Baños
Location: Los Baños, Laguna
For more information, contact Derrick at 09368861923.
- Kaya Natin Movement PH and the Office of the Vice President
For more information, follow them on Twitter @KayaNatinPH or call them at (02) 71109302 and (02) 256-1446.
- Sanggunian ng mga Paaralang Loyola ng Ateneo de Manila
For more information, follow them on Facebook at facebook.com/ADMUSanggu.
- University of the Philippines School of Economics Student Council
Location: Diliman, Quezon City
For more information, follow them on Facebook at facebook.com/UPSE.StudentCouncil.
- Lex Circle – University of San Carlos
Location: Cebu City
For more information, follow them on Facebook at facebook.com/lexcircle.
- Xavier University Central Student Government – Ateneo de Cagayan
Location: Cagayan de Oro City
For more information, follow them on Facebook at facebook.com/CSG.XU.
- Mindanao State University College of Law and Supreme Law Student Council
Locations: Marawi City, General Santos City, and Iligan City
For more information, you may contact Nayda at 09062856917 or Tats at 09910522269.
- Philippine Science High School – Central Mindanao Campus
Location: Iligan City
For more information, follow them on Facebook at facebook.com/pshscmc.scs or contact Briah Blaire Buot at 09754918072.
If you're looking for more ways to help our fellow Filipinos in Marawi City, please see Boggs Talpis Tanggol's note below.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Marawi City and the troops who are risking their lives to bring back peace and order in the country.