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The Widow Baker of Marawi: Recovering From the Siege One Cake At a Time

And she did it while mourning the passing of her cancer-stricken husband

Farhana Rogong-Mariano owns a bakeshop and eatery in Marawi City. Her business was affected when rebels stormed the city in May 2017The siege of Marawi city in central Mindanao by Islamic State-inspired militants in May 2017 forced more than 350,000 civilian residents to ...

by Chiara U. Mesiona  | November 29, 2018 09:00:00
Business Ideas

How a Maranao Photographer Rebuilt His Life and Business After the Marawi Siege

Juffali Magarang shows how entrepreneurship served him and his family in times of adversity

Juffali Magarang was forced to leave his business and evacuate Marawi with his family when government troops battled rebel forces in the city in 2017With the demise of militant leaders Omar Maute and Isnilon Hapilon, who were affiliated with the Islamic State ...

by Chiara U. Mesiona  | August 24, 2018 08:00:00

Franchise Talk: You Can Help Rebuild Marawi Through Franchising

Franchise brands are waiving as much as Php700K in franchise fees for Marawi residents

Signing of the memorandum of understanding for Franchise Intervention to Rebuild Marawi (from left to right) Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation of Iligan President Reggie Punongbayan, Ms. Katty Gandamra representing Marawi City Mayor Majul Gandamra, PCCI VP for Mindanao Merlou Quisumbing, PFA ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | March 11, 2018 09:00:00
News and Events

Potato Corner Reopens Branch in Marawi

The famous food cart is back just two months after the conflict ended

Almost two months have passed since the Battle of Marawi came to an end last October 23. The conflict displaced more than 300,000 people and killed at least 1,132 militants, government troops, policemen and civilians.The city capital of Lanao del Sur became ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | December 15, 2017 09:00:00
News and Events

7 Months Pregnant, Café Owner Flees Marawi and Rebuilds Business in Iligan

Unayzah Solaiman is the face of entrepreneurial resilience amid extraordinary adversity

Unayzah Solaiman and her husband Mohammad Elias Macalandap run Cafe Blooper in Marawi CityMay 23 started out like any other Tuesday for Café Blooper, a milk tea shop in Barangay Basak Malutlut in Marawi City. Owner Unayzah Solaiman went about the daily ...

by Chiara U. Mesiona  | July 19, 2017 10:00:00
News and Events

How Local Businesses are Coping with Martial Law in Mindanao

Business owners in Davao City share strategies to adapt to heightened uncertainty

President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao in response to the siege of Marawi City by the Maute rebel group took many people by surprise. In response, the local government of Davao City issued additional guidelines in pursuit of what ...

by Chiara U. Mesiona  | June 03, 2017 10:00:00