Lanao del Sur councilor arrested in Anti-Drug Operation

ILIGAN CITY (June 18) —   A municipal councilor of Balabagan, Lanao del Sur was recently arrested by the  joint anti-drug operation of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), Lanao del Sur’s Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit, Special Action Force and the Regional Mobile Force Battalion (RMFB) 14. Arrested was Balabagan Municipal Councilor Abedin Disalongan for violation …

Firefight between Gov’t and Maute group displaces 1,500 families in Lanao Sur

ILIGAN CITY (June 18)  – At least 1,500 families in Lanao del Sur fled home due to a firefight between government forces and the Daesh-inspired Maute terrorist group that started Sunday morning, June 17, 2018. The fight took place at the boundaries of the municipalities of Pagayawan and Tubaran towards the town of Marogong, the …

Marawi Learners go back to school, a year after the siege with new hope

MARAWI CITY  (June 7)– Najib Sarip, 16, and Yasser Marohom, 14, are supposed to be in grade seven now, but at the opening of classes on Monday, they were seen sitting together in the classroom that they were in two years ago in Saduc Elementary School (SES). Teacher Salima Tampi, grade five adviser, said Najib …

Comelec may declare failure of elections in four villages of Lanao del Sur

ILIGAN CITY (May 17)–  The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) said it is still waiting the formal report from  the election officer of Balabagan, Lanao del Sur to act on the request of residents to declare failure of elections in Barangays Buenavista, Kalilangan, Lumbac and Tataya. This after the barangay and SK elections on May 14 …

Authorities Arrests Lanao del Norte Mayor for Violation of Gun Ban

ILIGAN CITY (MAY  14) –  Authorities  arrested Mayor Jabbar D. Tago of Pantar, Lanao del Norte in a joint law enforcement operation for possession of loose firearms and violation of election gun ban. The incident happened in the vicinity of Barangays Punod and Sundiga,  in the municipality of Pantar,  Sunday or on the eve of …