By Nora Soriño
Iligan City Bureau Chief
Iligan City — Cadavers found in the strife-torn Marawi City will not be sent to this city anymore.
Cabsalam Pacasum, Marawi City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer, said this was unanimously agreed upon by City Mayor Majul Gandamra, the Task Force Bangon Marawi, the Philippine National Police, the Philippine Army, and all the other line agencies and private organizations involved in the rehabilitation of the city.
“This is a big improvement,” Pacasum said, “as it takes a long time if cadavers are taken and processed in Iligan and then for those who are from Marawi, to be buried there. They can now be processed and buried here.”
There is the Brigada Marawi team, he said, which is now in charge of cleaning the city, in preparation for the evacuees return in Marawi City.
This week, the organizations involved in the facilitation of the return of the evacuees will meet. They will have to come up with a clear plan on how to go about it and this will be discussed, among the other concerns.
Pacasum said the meeting will include barangay leaders of Marawi City.
There are 33 barangays declared to be safe zones now, he added. These barangays are located near the Capitol, the Mindanao State University, the hospital, the business district of the city, and the other private institutions.
The “Return Plan” will be evaluated, after the Brigada Marawi comes up with the plan, Pacasum said.
The AFP, he added, will be there to monitor and provide safety measures and help in the coming out with the “Return Plan.”
To recall, temporary shelters on the city have been built beginning early September of this year.