The Philippines very first AM radio broadcasting station has been given recognition for its commitment in covering the Marawi City crisis from day one of the armed conflict until its liberation.
The provincial government of Lanao Del Sur on Thursday, December 7 awarded DZRH for providing factual and accurate information during the five-month span of the battle in Marawi.
DZRH Mindanao correspondent Jun Dimacutac, who covered the tribulation of the Maranao people from start to end, received the award honored by Lanao Del Sur 1st District Assemblyman Zia Alonto.
The award reads: “‘In grateful recognition for their courageous and transparent coverage of the Marawi siege that relayed the tribulation of the Maranao People during the height of the armed conflict.”
DZRH Edmar Estabillo and DZRH Raymund Dadpaas also took part in broadcasting the day-by-day strive in the Marawi siege.
The battle for the land of Marawi began on May 23 after the Maute terrorist group pledge their allegiance to the Islamic State ideology and launched an intensive assault against the Philippine government.
The battle ended on October 23 following the death of its leaders Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute.
Currently, Mindanao remains under the rule of martial law in an effort to cleanse the region of any lingering terrorist threats.