NEWSPhilippines Under Attack— How Can We Help?!

Maureen SantosMay 23, 20176448 min

Is war really needed to achieve peace?

Isn’t it ironic for some groups of people to think that they need to kill people to achieve peace? Is that really the only way to achieve peace? Do they really have to kill innocent lives to achieve their so-called, peace? Just like what happened during Ariana Grande’s concert in Machester.

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ISIS claimed the bombing incident that has killed 22 people and has injured 119 people at the end of an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. And now, Philippines is under attacked by IS bandits!

Today, a post about IS bandits invading Marawi, Philippines went viral. According to the post, roads were blocked, fire trucks were seized, schools were burnt down to the ground, city jail was on fire, innocent lives were threatened, and local hospital was taken over by men in black hoods.


Who are these IS bandits who attacked Marawi? They are called the Maute group. The Maute group has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (ISIS).

Check out the original Facebook post below:


I was told my school is being burned to the ground. I was informed the city jail is on fire. I was messaged the local hospital is taken over by these men in black hoods.

Roads were blocked, fire trucks were seized, and everyone is questioned of religion. If you can’t prove you are a Muslim, you are “taken care” of.

I have received a message that my high school principal is taken as hostage. Along with her are many non-Muslims who strive to give education to young minds of Marawi. My sisters’ classmates and their families are on their way to our house; they are running away from the threat of fire and bullets.

Black flags are raised to claim dominion of the city.

Hope is frail as of the moment.

I haven’t heard from the local government since the mayor’s interview with CNN where he is still yet to validate and collate information. “No casualties reported” he said.

Churches are torched. This ignorance of religious respect is on an all time high. This is taking away the culture and the history of Marawi, or my memory of it at least.

I grew up with non-Muslim friends and educators. I am where I am right now because of them. All the people who grew up from where I did are successful because of the community we were raised in.

Instead of our homes, our schools, our hospital, and our jails, burn your ignorant and false extremist beliefs.

We are being burned down. Help us.

I stand with Marawi City and all of the people therein. Please stay strong. Lend a prayer if you can. Open your homes to those in need if you can.

Religious leaders, Ulamas, and people of high regard and influence, step in and negotiate!

Lock your doors. Keep your windows low. Stay strong.

In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, and the Most Beneficent, light a candle and pray.


Maureen Santos

She lets everyone become aware of what is happening to our beloved planet Earth and its inhabitants. She can take you beyond the space and find out how neighbor planets are doing. Moreover, she would open your eyes to the things what makes the Earth suffer including the living species and allow you to decide what you can do to help save the planet and the future generation.

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