CNN Philippines documentaries and shows to watch over the long weekend

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Inside Marawi is a full-length documentary following the stories of the people in Lanao del Sur.

Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — If you missed the initial telecast, several CNN Philippines specials, documentaries, and current affairs show are up in their entirety on the CNN Philippines website. This long weekend, follow the stories of how military men in Marawi are coping with the conflict, learn about the fishermen of the West Philippine Sea, find out why people still live around dangerous transmission lines, and discover more features that show the pride, courage, and resilience of Filipinos.

Profiles: Len Cabili

Len Cabili is the founder and creative designer of Filip + Inna, a local fashion label inspired by her childhood in Iligan City in Mindanao. In this profile, she details her love for our indigenous culture, why the Marawi Crisis hits a personal chord, and how pain and setbacks led to her success.

Power Up: Living dangerously close to transmission lines

“Power Up” tells the story of informal settlers who insist on staying in hazardous areas in spite of recurring accidents and why they continue to do so. The program also presents how the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines seems to inherit informal settlers wherever they build transmission lines.

Inside Marawi

“Inside Marawi” shows the true spirit of bayanihan evident in the city despite the ongoing siege by the Maute group. Watch this documentary to better understand how the crisis started, what the police and military are doing to boost their morale, and how Muslims and Christians alike are helping each other to try to get out of the situation physically and psychologically unscathed.

Inside Marawi: ‘Hamon ng Pagbangon

“Inside Marawi: 'Hamon ng Pagbangon'”, an offshoot of the full “Inside Marawi” documentary, focuses on the soul of the frontline — our military men. The documentary is a snapshot of what the First Infantry battalion go through to protect the people of Marawi. Also highlighted in the feature are the women who are part of the troop, and how their presence has also become a source of hope and encouragement in Lanao del Sur.

Road to Progress: ‘Service with a smile: The life of ambulant tellers

CNN Philippines gets into the lives of the people serving motorists in highways and expressways. The two tellers interviewed recount their experiences on the road from getting shouted at for no discernable reason to dealing with being on-call 24/7. Nevertheless, both have found joy in doing noble work while properly providing for their families.

Peskador: ‘Buhay sa Laot

CNN Philippines takes you to the heart of the conflict between the Philippines and China over the West Philippine Sea. The subject of the story is the peskador, a person who mans or fishes using a small boat. In this short documentary, learn about how these fishermen survive for days in the middle of the ocean – one that is heavily guarded by Chinese officials.