“Bakwits’

Residents who fled their villages following an air strike and ground assault against the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters early Sunday morning seek refuge in an evacuation center in Pagalungan, Maguindanao. An evacuee recalls they were about to take their suhoor, the early morning meal before fasting during Ramadan, when they heard the explosions from the aerial bombings. “Parang lindol sa lakas. Nagbalot na kami ng gamit at tumakbo” (As strong as an earthquake. We packed up and left), she said. Photo by SARAH MATALAM           Read story 

 

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