Lanao del Sur’s traditional opinion leaders want to see Marawi rehab plan
admin • March 1, 2018 • 6364
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is given a briefing on the Bahay Pag-Asa Phase 2 by National HousinG Authority General Manager Marcelino Escalada Jr. during the inauguration at Brgy. Mipaga in Marawi City on February 28, 2018. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
MANILA, Philippines —Lanao del Sur Vice Gov. Mamintal Bombit Adiong called on the government’s planned rehabilitation of Marawi City.
“Unang-una meron tayong sinusunod na kultura ung mga traditional leaders natin. Gusto nila makita kung ano ba yung rehab plan kung maganda ba yan para sa mga Maranao o hindi,” said the official.
Vice Mayor Adiong added that this is to avoid any misunderstandings between the government and the Maranaos.
President Rodrigo Duterte, on the other hand, reiterated during his visit yesterday in Marawi City the government’s commitment to help rebuild the war-stricken city.
“Kaya naman sinabi ko sa inyo right after the war, rehabilitation will start immediately. You can see the sincerity of government. At least sa panahon ko maniwala kayo kasi Maranao ang presidente,” said the chief executive.
President Duterte visited Marawi to check the other location where internally displaced residents may relocate.
The chief executive also visited the location where the housing project for policemen and soldiers in Baloi, Lanao del Norte. — Joan Nano| UNTV News & Rescue
MANILA, Philippines — The fifth most wanted person in Lanao del Sur was killed during an encounter with the police and military troops on Wednesday (February 10).
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Western Mindanao Command reported that the Marine Battalion Landing Team 5 (MBLT5) and the Provincial Police Office conducted a joint operation in Barangay Molimoc Balabagan, Lanao del Sur.
Authorities were about to enter the vicinity of the suspect identified as Jayson Deniega when he immediately opened fire. The authorities retaliated leading to the shooting of Deniega. He was rushed to the hospital but was declared dead on arrival.
Deniega is an identified hard killer, drug trafficker, and extortionist in the province.
Recovered items from the area include a .38 caliber firearm, a grenade, and several sachets of suspected illegal drugs.
Meanwhile, the local government of Buntong Bubong, and Ditsaan-Kamain turned over several firearms to the AFP after civilians surrendered them to authorities.
The surrendered firearms include three .50 caliber Barrett sniper rifles, M79 grenade launcher, and a KG9 9mm submachine gun. AAC (with reports from Val Villaflor)
The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Thursday said its operatives in the Port of Cagayan de Oro have intercepted a truckload of cigarettes estimated to worth P3.5 million in Lanao del Sur.
The BOC said 68 master cases containing 3,400 reams of San Marino cigarettes were seized in Barangay Pawak, Saguiaran on November 25.
The operation was launched by the BOC-Port of Cagayan de Oro, together with the Lanao del Sur Police Provincial Office after receiving information about the transport of smuggled cigarettes from Zamboanga to some parts of Lanao del Sur.
The BOC said the illegal cigarettes were intercepted in a routine quarantine control checkpoint manned by the local police.
Suspects onboard the wing van were apprehended for “failure to present their quarantine pass and medical certificates.”
The BOC said that thorough inspection of the wing van revealed the carriage of cigarettes, which were found to be illegally imported after failure to present import permit and other necessary documents.
A Warrant of Seizure and Detention against the smuggled goods was issued in violation of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA), the bureau said.
The illicit cigarettes are set to be disposed of awaiting court order, it added.
MANILA, Philippines — Starting Thursday (October 1), new quarantine classifications will take effect across the country and will remain for a duration of one month, as announced by President Rodrigo Duterte in his late night public address Monday (September 28).
The President approved the recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force to place under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) areas in the province of Lanao del Sur including Marawi City from October 1 to 31.
Meanwhile, six areas in the country will be placed under general community quarantine (GCQ) after the end of September.
These include Metro Manila, Batangas, Tacloban City, Bacolod City, Iligan City and Iloilo City.
The rest of the country will be placed under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ).
The President said he is pleased with how the local governments are responding to the crisis brought about by coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
He reiterated the national government’s readiness to respond and continue its services especially in the face of a pandemic despite the criticisms.
“Mga kababayan ko, wag kayong masyadong maniwala diyan sa mga atake-atake (My countrymen, don’t listen to the attacks too much). It would just muddle up your mind,” he said.
“Nandito kami (We are here). Our purpose is to serve and to work, if we cannot serve, and if we cannot work, then we might as well get out of the government as ask somebody else to take over,” the president concluded. MNP (with reports from Rosalie Coz)
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