Lecture, The Aftermath of the Marawi Siege in Mindanao in the Philippines: Problems and Prospects for Its Rehabilitation, will be held on Friday, February 22nd.

2019年02月05日 15:33:50

organizerInstitute of Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Studies Sophia University
date and timeFebruary 22nd, 2019 (Fri.) 17:30-19:30
titleThe Aftermath of the Marawi Siege in Mindanao in the Philippines: Problems and Prospects for Its Rehabilitation
lecturerDr. Moctar I. Matuan (Research Consultant, MARADECA, Inc.)
Moctar I. Matuan is a sociologist and anthropologist, currently engaged as a research consultant in the Maranao People Development Center (MARADECA), Inc, an NGO based in Lanao del Sur in the Philippines. He obtained BA in Sociology from Notre Dame University in Cotabato City, MA in Anthropology from University of San Carlos in Cebu City, and Ph.D. in Peace and Development from Notre Dame University. The positions he held include the Director of Dansalan Research Center in Marawi City, Professor at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Executive Director of the Institute of Peace and Development in Mindanao at the Mindanao State University (MSU) in Marawi City. He retired from MSU in 2017. He has also been engaged in inter-religious dialogue movements, and peace and development efforts of several NGOs. He conducted research on the clan feuding among Muslims in Mindanao, which resulted in the following publications.

“Inventory of Existing Ridos in Lanao del Sur (1994-2004). In Rido: Clan Feuding and Conflict Management in Mindanao. Wilfredo Magno Torres III (ed.), Makati City: The Asia Foundation, 2007.
“Responses to Interkin Group Conflict in Northern Mindanao”. In Rido: Clan Feuding and Conflict Management in Mindanao. (Co-authored with E. Montillo-Burton et al.)
abstractThe unfortunate emergence of the extremists in the Middle East countries whose narratives are built on the frustration of the Muslim masses worldwide extended its reach to the young Muslims in the southern Philippines. Together with local extremists, they laid siege to Marawi City in May, 2017, which lasted more than four months. It left the city in total ruins and uninhabitable up to the present, displacing its population. The Philippine government established, and later reorganized, the Task Force Bangon Marawi (Task Force Rise Up Marawi) to lead the rehabilitation, recovery, and reconstruction of Marawi. Unfortunately, however, it has thus far failed to achieve its mandated task for a variety of reasons, which I will discuss in my lecture. I view the present situation with concern because the rising frustration of the people may provide a fertile ground for the recruitment of extremists. With the government inaction, the people are pinning their hope to the new Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) for their eventual return and the rehabilitation of the city.
venueSophia University, Yotsuya Campus
Building no.2, 5F Room 507
language English
admission Pre-registration would be preferred.
Please email:i-asianc@sophia.ac.jp