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Police warn evacuees: Don’t sell illegal drugs in Iligan

By NORA SORINO Correspondent ILIGAN City–Police yesterday warned displaced Maranaos who have sought refuge in this city against engaging in the distribution of illegal drugs here. The warning came even as Iligan police director Supt. Leony Roy Ga claimed that some Maranao evacuees have brought their “illegal activities” into the ...

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Gang banger shot dead in Iligan

By Nora Soriño Iligan City Bureau Chief, Ric Palahang and Nene Lachica Correspondents / Iligan City — A member of a notorious criminal gang was shot dead Monday evening. Police Station 4 at Tubod under Station Commander Senior Insp. Oswaldo Reotita Tiongson identified the victim as Joey Bagares Canalita, 33, ...

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Iligan city bags best city police office fete

Iligan City — In a speech, during the flag raising ceremonies Monday, Mayor Celso Regencia announced that the city police office here won the “Best City Police Office” award. This is the second time that the office bagged the title under City Police Chief Leony Roy Ga, the mayor said. ...

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Maranao leaders hold consultation conference

ILIGAN City — To get the pulse of the people affected by the Marawi conflict, a Maranao Leaders’ Consultation Summit was conducted in this city with Ulamas, Sultanate leaders, women groups, civil society organizations, some officials of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao and other sectors as participants. Issues and ...

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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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