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Saturday, June 24, 2017 | MANILA, PHILIPPINES
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MARAWI SIEGE: ECONOMIC PROFILE OF A 'FAILED' CITY

MARAWI CITY, considered the heartland of the Islamic faith in the Philippines' southern island of Mindanao, provides fertile ground for ISIS militants. The city is the provincial capital of Lanao del Sur, part of Central Mindanao, which for decades has been home to a Muslim rebellion. The Mindanao State University is a hotbed of activism. BusinessWorld Research collated economic data, comparing Marawi not only with Manila, but also with Davao to show the disparity even within Mindanao.

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