Displaced families plant trees to honor fallen heroes of the Marawi siege

MARAWI CITY —– Families displaced by the armed conflict in Marawi City in 2017 planted 168 trees on May 23 inside a permanent housing site in Marawi City to remember and honor the soldiers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and members of the Philippine National Police who died during the five-month siege. The …

Iligan’s health frontliners resign due to salary delays, lack SSS claims despite remittances

ILIGAN CITY —– More than a dozen nurses assigned to the COVID ward of the local government unit (LGU) resigned on April 27 due to a four-month delay in their salary. Their job is to look after COVID patients or returning residents who have a positive swab test result. They were assigned to the COVID …

Eid’l Fit’r mass congregation in Lanao del Sur, suspended

MARAWI CITY —– The Provincial Inter-Agency Task Force (PIATF) approved a resolution on Tuesday suspending Eid’l Fitr congregational prayers in mosques, including mass outside, and congregational prayers related to the celebration of Eid’l Fitr or the Feast of Ramadhan. To protect the public from the highly contagious coronavirus disease (COVID)-19, the PIATF imposed a temporary …

Dawlah Islamiyah sub-leader killed in a gun battle with Army, Police in Marawi City

A SUB-LEADER of Islamic State-inspired Dawla Islamiyah identified as Usop Nasif alias Abu Asraf was killed in a gun battle with police and army team that was out to serve an arrest warrant against him at dawn last April 12 in Barangay Guimba, Marawi City. Police Colonel Rex Derilo, Lanao del Sur Provincial Director said …

Maranaos in Lanao Sur’s Ditsaan Ramain receive food donation from rich Muslim countries

MARAWI CITY — AS RAMADAN or the holy month of fasting and prayer among Muslims will start in the evening on April 13, humanitarian group Islamic Relief Worldwide Philippines (IRWP) distributed food to at least 500 Maranaos on April 11 in Ditsaan Ramain town, Lanao del Sur province. Wearing their facemasks and bringing their identification …

6 wild boar hunters abducted: 2 killed, 2 missing, 2 survived

ILIGAN CITY — Six wild boar hunters were abducted by alleged members of the Dawlah Islamiyah along the boundaries of the Madalum and Munay town both in the hinterlands of Lanao del Sur. Two of them were killed, two survived and two are still missing. Police Major Joly Sabtal, Madalum police chief said, killed were …

MisOr DepEd employees sent home amid ensuing encounter between PNP and NPA

ILIGAN CITY — The Department of Education on Friday afternoon has sent home the teachers and non-teaching personnel from Naawan town in Misamis Oriental, as tension broke off with the ongoing firefight between the members of the Special Forces of the Philippine National Police and the suspected members of the New People’s Army in the …

Balik Probinsya program kicks off in Lanao del Norte

DAVAO CITY — The government’s Balik Probinsiya Bagong Pag-asa (BP2)  has finally been given flesh, as the National Housing Authority (NHA) and the local government unit (LGU) formally launched the  Program in the town of Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte last Tuesday, November 24. The BP was born as the country struggles to fight against the …