10 suspects in PDEA ambush charged, suspects elude arrest

ILIGAN CITY (October 10) —  Police authorities have filed charges against the 10 suspects behind the killing of five Philippine Drug Enforcement Unit (PDEA) agents on October 5. Chief Superintendent Graciano Mijares, regional director of Police Regional Office-ARMM told Newsline: “Na file na namin ang kaso kagabi, but the case is not considered close, we …

NBI, NFA raid warehouses hoarding tons of rice in Iligan City

ILIGAN CITY (October 3) – The Task Force on Rice Hoarding, composed of the National Food Authority (NFA) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) raided Tuesday afternoon, three warehouses in Barangay Palao, here for allegedly hoarding thousands of sacks of rice. The first two warehouses, situated beside each other at the market area is owned …

Two killed in Lanao Norte encounter with government forces and Maute group

ILIGAN CITY (October 2) -Two were killed in the latest encounter with the government forces and the members of the Dawlah Islamiya/Maute Group, the morning of September 30, at Barangay Upper Dimayon in Tagoloan, Lanao del Norte. One of the fatalities was a soldier of the 4th Mechanized Infantry Battalion, Philippine Army identified as Staff Sergeant …

MNLF member who was recruited by ISIS, registers at COMELEC for the first time

MUNAI, LANAO DEL NORTE (September 28) —– April of last year, he was fleeing his home in Barangay Gacap, Piagapo, Lanao del Sur to escape from a gunfight between the state forces and the Dawlah Islamiya group who started to encamp a portion of the said barangay. He fled, bringing his wife and two little children …

Typhoon Ompong destroys four houses in Lanao del Sur

Iligan City (September 15)–  Four houses were destroyed in Malabang town in Lanao del Sur as typhoon “Ompong” (International name: “Mungkhat”) started to swiftly move in Luzon, Friday night, September 14. Saripada Lucman Pacasum, Lanao del Sur Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer, confirmed the report of the Police Regional Office – Autonomous Region …

Iligan City tightens monitoring on typhoon Ompong

ligan City (September 14)– Mayor Celso Regencia has declared the whole city under ‘alert and monitoring status’ and directed all barangays to conduct preparation measures and install constant monitoring and warning alerts. All Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Committees (BDRRMCs) and its corresponding Barangay Disaster Operation Centers (BDOCs) in the city were also directed …

Iligan City Mayor temporarily lifts curfew hours

ILIGAN CITY – Mayor Celso Regencia on Monday lifted up temporarily the implementation of curfew hours here. This after three days when Regencia went back to his office from his three-month preventive suspension.   He was previously charged with usurpation of authority for performing his duties while in detention from October 2015 to January 2017. Regencia …

Iligan City Police requests local government, NTC to cut off signal during Diyandi Festival

ILIGAN CITY (August 30)– The Iligan City Police Office is now taking lessons on the blast in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat on the evening of August 28 that killed two and wounded 36 others. The town was celebrating its annual fiesta when the bomb went off. Suspected pro Islamist militants were behind the detonation of the …

Former drug prisoner on probation killed in drug buy-bust operation

ILIGAN CITY – A former drug prisoner, who was able to apply for a probation, was killed in a drug buy-bust operation conducted by the Linamon Municipal Police Station, Saturday evening in Barangay Bosque, Linamon, Lanao del Norte. Police identified the target of the operation as Erwin Cadiz, 37, married. Senior Inspector Teodorico Gallego, chief …

Joint operatives arrests high value target in buy-bust operation

ILIGAN CITY (August 16) – Joint operatives of Baroy Municipal Police Station and Lanao del Norte Provincial Intelligence Branch arrested a 33-year old woman in a buy-bust operation inside a lodging house in Poblacion, Baroy, Lanao del Norte. Police identified the suspect as Liezl Comilao, a resident of Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte.  Her two daughters, aged …