Lanao del Norte - updates

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LOOK: Armed MILF allowed to register for 2019 polls in Lanao del Norte

Oct 01, 2018 - 8:59 PM

MILF combatants are not allowed to enter Lanao del Norte if they are armed and in uniform, says governor-turned-lawmaker Khalid Dimaporo

Duterte ends BBL impasse: Mother LGUs' vote needed for inclusion in Bangsamoro

Jul 11, 2018 - 6:19 PM

(2nd UPDATE) The 6 towns of Lanao del Norte and 39 North Cotabato barangays will have to get the support of their province and municipalities, respectively, before they can join, contrary to what the Bangsamoro Transition Commission wants

HOUSE VERSION ADOPTED. President Rodrigo Duterte tells the bicameral conference committee on July 11, 2018, to adopt the House version’s provision on the coverage of the Bangsamoro region. In this file photo, Mindanao lawmakers celebrate the passage of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law. Photo from the House of Representatives

Bangsamoro territory in Lanao del Norte, North Cotabato still up for debate

Jul 09, 2018 - 7:25 PM

(UPDATED) Lawmakers anticipate difficult discussions on how these areas would be included in the Bangsamoro region

TERRITORY TALKS. Members of the bicameral conference committee on the BBL meet on July 9, 2018. Photo courtesy of OPAPP. Photo courtesy of P Camero/CMB Engracia

Lanao mayor Tago surrenders to police

Jun 19, 2018 - 2:06 PM

Pantar town Mayor Jabar Tago surrenders to police weeks after a Lanao del Note court issued an arrest warrant against him

TOWN CHIEF. Pantar town Mayor Jabar Tago is accused of murder. Photo from the Facebook page of the Municipality of Pantar

Court orders arrest of Lanao mayor under Duterte adviser's custody

Jun 06, 2018 - 12:28 PM

A Lanao del Norte court issues an arrest warrant against Pantar town Mayor Jabar Tago over a murder charge

TOWN CHIEF. Pantar town Mayor Jabar Tago talks to a guest in his office. Photo from the Facebook page of the Municipality of Pantar

Mayor survives, 4 others killed in Lanao del Norte ambush

May 20, 2018 - 7:15 PM

Unidentified men open fire at the vehicle of Pantao Ragat Mayor Lacson Lantud, who escapes unharmed

Duterte adviser prevails upon military to release arrested Lanao mayor

May 19, 2018 - 9:41 AM

The military releases arrested Pantar Mayor Jabar Tago to the custody of a politician – Presidential Adviser Abdullah Daba Mama-o – despite evidence that he possessed high-powered firearms

MAMAO'S LETTER. Secretary Abdullah Daba Mama-o asks the military to release a mayor arrested for possession of high-powered firearms

Lanao del Norte town mayor, 6 others arrested after firefight

May 14, 2018 - 1:25 PM

Mayor Jabar Tago is arrested for alleged violation of the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act

Lanao del Norte bats for province-wide plebiscite for BBL inclusion of 6 towns

Mar 16, 2018 - 7:46 PM

A province-wide plebiscite election would determine whether 6 towns – Tagoloan, Balo-I, Pantar, Munai, Tangcal, and Nunungan – will be included or excluded from Bangsamoro Basic Law territories

PLEBISCITE? BBL hearing in Lanao de Norte. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

WATCH: What Duterte promised mayors in Vinta-hit Lanao del Norte

Dec 27, 2017 - 10:24 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte vows to fast-track rehabilitation in Vinta-hit areas, but are the funds for handling disasters in 2017 enough?

VINTA DAMAGE. Severe Tropical Storm Vinta damages bridges in Lanao del Norte province including this one that leads to a remote village in Munai town. Photo courtesy of Ninoy Castro/DSWD

Vinta death toll in Lanao del Norte mountain village rises to 29

Dec 25, 2017 - 10:20 PM

The village chief says he instructed residents to evacuate but they didn't listen. There are 16 other residents still missing.

VINTA. Vinta brings heavy rain in Tubod, Lanao del Norte on Friday, December 22. Photo taken from Tubod Police Facebook page

IN PHOTOS: Destroyed roads, bridges in Mindanao due to Vinta

Dec 24, 2017 - 11:25 AM

Of the 4 road sections are closed to traffic, 3 are in Region X, while one is in Region XIII

Lanao del Norte under state of calamity due to Vinta

Dec 24, 2017 - 9:36 AM

The state of calamity authorizes Lanao del Norte 'to utilize all available funds for the year 2017' to immediately help victims of Tropical Storm Vinta (Tembin)

IN PHOTOS: Close to Christmas, several provinces still flooded due to Vinta

Dec 23, 2017 - 8:17 PM

In its wake, the tropical storm inundates several villages, 'wipes out' communities, and displaces thousands of Filipinos a few days before Christmas

Flash floods wipe out village in Lanao del Norte due to Vinta

Dec 23, 2017 - 1:12 PM

(UPDATED) Police, soldiers, and volunteers are digging through the rubble of Dalama, a farming village of about 2,000 people, in search of more bodies

How a peaceful community in Marawi thrives

Dec 23, 2017 - 9:15 AM

Marawi residents directly affected by the war continue to thrive

The village chief named Captain Maute

Nov 04, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Barangay Pacalundo has had the most frequent visitors among areas that accepted IDPs from Marawi City because it is well-organized and coordinated, according to humanitarian aid, government, and private organizations. Cap has also become a household name to them.

VILLAGE CHIEF. Captain Maute (in green) helps villages fill up a form. Photo by Diana G. Mendoza

About 50 Marawi hostages remain in 10-hectare battle area

Sep 19, 2017 - 7:30 AM

'Hindi na 'to magtatagal, madali na 'to,' Armed Forces chief General Eduardo Año says

RUINS. Buildings are left hollowed and holed in Marawi. Rappler file photo

Lawmakers fear rivals may use drug war against them

Aug 31, 2017 - 5:43 PM

House members asks PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa to make sure that all targeted politicians are verified narcopoliticians

DRUG LIST. President Rodrigo Duterte shows the latest list of those suspected of involvement in illegal drugs. Malacañang photo

Lanao del Norte mayor arrested over unlicensed firearms

Aug 19, 2017 - 8:53 PM

Ozamiz City police confiscate two 9mm pistols two 45 pistols and 3 hand grenades

7 governors, 132 mayors in Mindanao lose power over police

Jul 05, 2017 - 7:30 AM

UPDATED Napolcom points to the local executives ‘failure to impose measures to suppress terroristic acts and prevent lawless violence in their territories’

IN PHOTOS: Marawi's evacuees

Jun 25, 2017 - 4:00 PM

This is their story as they try to live normal lives in an abnormal situation

4 captured Maute fighters dead in ambush

Jun 11, 2017 - 11:31 AM

3rd UPDATE Several Maute Group members are reportedly killed and a few policemen injured because of an ambush by an unknown group

AMBUSH. Police escorting suspected members are ambushed on their war from Marawi City to Cagayan de Oro City. Photo by Carlo Gabuco

DOH to provide P27-M aid to Marawi City

Jun 02, 2017 - 4:08 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says they will work to reopen the Amai Pakpak Medical Center Marawi s lone tertiary hospital

After death of Lanao del Norte doctor, LGUs urged to secure health workers

Mar 12, 2017 - 4:30 PM

This really has to stop kailangang matiyak ng [local government unit] yung security ng health worker nila says Irene Fariñas of the Doctors to the Barrios Foundation

Police probe jealousy angle in volunteer doctor's death

Mar 08, 2017 - 4:19 PM

Lanao del Norte police say Dr Dreyfuss Perlas closeness with a Maranao woman might have cost him his life

JUSTICE. Louella Perlas, the sister of slain doctor Dreyfuss Perlas, is calling for justice.

#JusticeForDrDrey: Medical community honors slain physician

Mar 06, 2017 - 8:46 PM

Health professionals from all over the Philippines post pictures on social media while wearing black to ask for justice for Dr Dreyfuss Perlas who was killed in Lanao del Norte

CALL FOR SAFETY. Medical workers call the Department of Health’s attention to protect the doctors and nurses that it sends to rural communities. Photo courtesy of Health Alliance for Democracy.

DOH to 'revisit, amend' Magna Carta of Public Health Workers

Mar 06, 2017 - 5:35 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial s directive comes after the death of former volunteer doctor and municipal health officer Dreyfuss Perlas

Death of Lanao del Norte doctor an 'isolated case' – Ubial

Mar 06, 2017 - 4:17 PM

UPDATED The health department calls on local government units to help improve the working conditions of health workers and ensure their security and benefits

DOJ to NBI: Probe death of volunteer doctor in Lanao del Norte

Mar 06, 2017 - 10:38 AM

Reports say one of the suspects behind Perlas killing was shot dead on March 4 after attempting to escape arrest

JUSTICE. Louella Perlas, the sister of slain doctor Dreyfuss Perlas, is calling for justice.

Family, friends of slain volunteer doctor appeal for justice

Mar 05, 2017 - 5:55 PM

They describe him as a passionate and selfless doctor who was dedicated to improving the health situation in Lanao del Norte

JUSTICE. Louella Perlas, the sister of slain doctor Dreyfuss Perlas, is calling for justice for the death of his brother

Volunteer doctor shot dead in Lanao del Norte

Mar 02, 2017 - 1:50 PM

Dreyfuss Perlas 31 years old served under the government s Doctors to the Barrios program

CIDG, NBI asked to probe murder of Pantar mayor

Jan 02, 2017 - 5:20 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte should prioritize the probe into the killing of Pantar mayor Mohammad Exchan Limbona a lawmaker says

Lanao del Norte mayor killed in ambush

Dec 30, 2016 - 8:41 AM

Police are looking into politics or rido as possible motive for the attack on Pantar Mayor Mohammad Exchan Limbona

4 injured in Iligan City explosion

Dec 07, 2016 - 8:58 PM

3rd UPDATE A military report says an unidentified individual in a black shirt with bonnet and white shoes rode past on a motorcycle and threw a grenade at the vicinity of Public Plaza Poblacion Iligan City

Rescued? 'Kidnappers released us,' says MSU student

Jun 09, 2016 - 9:18 PM

(UPDATED) One of the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology students who surfaced on Monday denies reports law enforcers rescued them from kidnappers

Kidnapped students in Lanao del Norte rescued

Jun 07, 2016 - 7:07 PM

Authorities have yet to find two more students of the the Mindanao State University Iligan Institute of Technology

Lanao del Norte town 'under Comelec control'

Apr 26, 2016 - 8:45 PM

This ensures that voters will not be discouraged from voting because of armed groups says Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon

TIGHT SECURITY. A member of the Regional Public Safety Battalion stands guard outside the town hall of Pantar, Lanao del Norte town hall. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

3 provinces added to PNP's election watchlist areas

Apr 01, 2016 - 11:56 AM

The PNP is also monitoring the provinces of Abra Nueva Ecija and Lanao del Norte – additions to the 6 provinces already identified as watchlist areas in December

POLICE. Officers of the Philippine National Police force salute during ceremony. File photo by Francis R Malasig/EPA

Binay presidency to set up 'Malacañang in Mindanao'

Feb 23, 2016 - 4:13 PM

If Vice President Jejomar Binay is elected president there will be 3 Malacañangs – one each in Luzon Visayas and Mindanao

MOTORCADE. Vice President Jejomar Binay and his running mate, Senator Gregorio Honasan II, greets residents of Lanao del Norte on February 23, 2016. Photo courtesy of UNA

Binay to voters: Take politicians' money but vote for your choice

Feb 23, 2016 - 11:15 AM

Take the money put in your pocket and then vote for who you want especially the likes of Binay and Honasan the United Nationalist Alliance standard bearer tells voters in Iligan City

VOTE FOR ME. Vice President Jejomar Binay, United Nationalist Alliance standard-bearer, bares his platform to voters in Iligan City on February 22,2016. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Northern Mindanao poll violence watchlist: 47 towns, 7 cities

Jan 17, 2016 - 10:23 PM

Local governments on the list are monitored because of insurgency problems rido or clan war historical political rivalry and the presence of private armed groups

Army deploys tanks as Lanao bets bring goons to COC filing

Oct 16, 2015 - 10:36 AM

Men around the municipal town hall carried firearms or bladed weapons on Thursday October 15 Local Comelec officials were escorted by soldiers

A man calls for calm and sobriety as Jabar Tago (center, in sky blue shirt) filed his certificate of candidacy in Pantar, Lanao del Norte town hall. On Thursday, tension runs high as Jabar Tago filed his certificate of candidacy for mayor. the ousted former mayor Exchan Limbona has turned the town hall into a garrison, manned by his private armed group and the police and the military is helpless in disarming them. in Lanao provinces, the situation of Pantar is a microcosm of what is happening across the two provinces where warring clans are aiming to control of their municipality. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Who is running in Northern Mindanao | 2016 Elections

Oct 11, 2015 - 1:00 AM

UPDATED Rappler s list of candidates for local positions in the Northern Mindanao

Tubod village weaves better future with coco coir

Sep 12, 2015 - 4:07 PM

Coco coir is given a new lease on life as the village cooperative finds a way to make productive use of waste

EXPORT. A pile of baled fiber made out of coco coir is ready for export. Around 70 bundles of baled fiber is produced weekly by the Malingao Community Service Multipurpose Cooperative (MCOCO), a recipient of a livelihood support from the Mindanao Rural Development Program.

Local Vote: Mandaue, General Santos, Lanao del Norte

Aug 15, 2015 - 3:30 PM

Rappler s weekly wrap up: Mayor congressman swapping posts in 2016?; No Antoninos in next year’s polls; Dimaporo scion to seek governorship of Lanao del Norte

Suspect in murder of CDO mayor's relatives arrested

Jun 16, 2015 - 4:53 PM

Suspect Alikhan Dimnatang heads the Dimnatang kidnap for ransom group and has pending arrest warrants for murder frustrated murder and attempted murder

EcoWEB: Helping Mindanao farmers rise from conflict

Mar 10, 2015 - 6:27 PM

How has one social enterprise helped Mindanao farmers produce more and rise above their vulnerability to conflict?

WOKING TOGETHER. Individuals from the civil society of Nunungan gather to participate and discuss the government’s poverty reduction program. Photo from the EcoWEB Facebook page

Power interruptions to worsen due to right-of-way violators, NGCP warns

Aug 28, 2014 - 6:49 PM

Despite warnings residents intentionally plant trees along the power lines causing outages the National Grid of Corporation of the Philippines says

Martial Law victims in N. Mindanao receive compensation

Feb 07, 2014 - 8:14 PM

Around 170 victims of human rights abuses from Lanao del Norte Bukidnon Misamis Oriental Camiguin and Misamis Occidental received P50 000 each