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Lumad groups: Duterte threat makes indigenes vulnerable to attacks

ILIGAN City–President Duterte’s warning to indigenes that he would order their hinterland schools bombed because these are supposedly breeding grounds for communist rebels has rendered the Lumads “more vulnerable to attacks,” Lumad groups said. The Save Our Schools  Network and the Pasaka Confederation of Lumad Organizations in Southern Mindanao also ...

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Iligan city demolishes ‘illegal’ structures

By Nora C. Sorino Iligan City Bureau Chief Iligan City — Structures built at the back of the Central Market at Barangay Poblacion here were demolished over the weekend even as owners looked on helplessly. City administrator lawyer Dexter Ray Sumaoy said notices to the owners of the structures, which ...

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DOH-10 focuses on home-based evacuees

ILIGAN City — Heeding the marching orders of Secretary Pauly Jean Rossell-Ubial, the Department of Health in northern Minda-nao and its partner agencies immediately turn its attention to the growing number of home-based evacuees in its month-long composite team response as a result to the Marawi armed conflict. DOH-10 Regional ...

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Dealing with post traumatic stress via games

ILIGAN City — The Ecosystems Work for Essential Benefits (Ecoweb) has engaged some evacuees, affected by the May 23 Marawi siege, hosted in Iligan city in sports, arts, music, conversations and listening to help ease their tensions and feelings. Ecoweb sees the significance of introducing sports, even in limited circumstance, ...

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‘Marawi crisis nears end,’ Army assures

By Nora Soriño Iligan City Bureau Chief Iligan City — “It is just a matter of time when the government really takes full control,’’ Lt. Col. Jo-Ar Herrera, spokesperson of the Army’s 1st Infantry Division told reporters over the weekend. “Paliit ng paliit ang area nila,” he said. On Saturday, ...

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Ludabi to train ‘mother tongue’ teachers

By Frank E. Dosdos, Jr. Correspondent ILIGAN City — The Lubas sa Dagang Bisaya – Iligan Chapter (Ludabi-Iligan) will conduct a training for teachers of the “Mother Tongue” in the Division of City Schools this coming July 21 at the Division Office Conference Hall, this city. Fem Flores, Former National ...

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Ubial orders health workers to intensify monitoring evacuees

ILIGAN City — Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Rosell-Ubial has ordered Department of Health (DOH) responders and health workers to reach out to the identified “home-based” Marawi evacuees and provide them free health services wherever they are. In a statement during her recent visit in one of the evacuation centers in ...

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Iligan changes curfew hours

By Nora Soriño Iligan City Bureau Chief Iligan City — City Mayor Celso Regencia said he has approved the changes in the curfew hours of the city. He said curfew hours will now begin at 10:00 pm to 5:00 am everyday for minors while the adults’ curfew hours will begin ...

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