Marawi City & Lake Lanao – Cultural Watershed of the Maranao

Posted on June 17, 2012

The Bacarat Torogan has massive pillars set on stones to make it earthquake-proof. To outsiders – even to its Mindanaoan neighbors  – Marawi City has the longstanding reputation of being a land of no return. While the stigma carries a kernel of truth (with occasional incidents of kidnap-for-ransom or car-napping reported in the news), to see the city only this way is an unfairly narrow-minded perspective.Upon visiting the only Islamic City in the Philippines, the adventurous and culture-curious will beRead More