Iligan City - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Iligan City


16 students arrested in Iligan City during Independence day protest

Jun 12, 2020 - 12:27 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Kabataan Partylist Northern Mindanao says the protesters were arrested around 10 am on Friday

IN PHOTOS: Strong Davao del Sur earthquake causes serious damage

Dec 15, 2019 - 7:40 PM

Several buildings in Davao del Sur are destroyed, including the Southern Trade commercial center and the Magsaysay Municipal Hall

COLLAPSE. Southern Trade in Padada, Davao del Sur collapses after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck the area on Sunday afternoon, December 15. Photo from SaiJay Gascon

Writers urge NCCA to probe alleged sexual assault at Iligan workshop

Aug 07, 2019 - 5:53 PM

Over 300 writers sign an open letter calling on the National Commission on Culture and the Arts to conduct a 'thorough and independent' probe considering it had funded the workshop

Iligan mother arrested for offering children for online sexual exploitation

May 03, 2019 - 7:35 PM

She offered her 5-year-old son for online sexual abuse before being captured by the Philippine National Police

ARRESTED. The mother is arrested by police at her home in Iligan City. Photo from IJM

BFAR invests P50 million for coastal management in Northern Mindanao

May 03, 2019 - 11:08 AM

The amount is for the coastal resource management program of Macajalar Bay in Cagayan de Oro, Gingoog Bay in Gingoog City, Iligan Bay in Iligan City, and Panguil Bay in Ozamiz-Lanao del Norte

fishermen from Barangay Bonbon, Cagayan de Oro City harvest Sardines. the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in region 10 says it is investing 50 million pesos this year for its Coastal Resource Management that covers the Northern Mindanao's 4 bays. (bobby lagsa/rappler)

Lanao del Norte mayor detained after gun check

Feb 05, 2019 - 9:13 PM

Authorities are still checking for proper Comelec gun ban exemption certificates the guns of Pantar Mayor Jabar Tago and 8 other people

IN PHOTOS: Revisiting Cagayan de Oro's dwindling forest cover

Dec 25, 2017 - 10:28 AM

Here's a look back at the environmental degradation observed in the wake of Tropical Storm Sendong (Washi) in December 2011

DEFORESTATION. Logs washed away after the onslaught of Tropical Storm Sendong (Washi) in December 2011. All file photos by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

Omar Maute's Indonesian wife arrested in Iligan

Nov 05, 2017 - 7:20 PM

(UPDATED) Police also recover blasting caps, detonating cords, and a time fuse from the residence of Minhati Madrais

MAUTE WIFE. Region 10 police director Chief Supt Timoteo Pacleb presents to media Minhati Madrais Maute, the Indonesian wife of Omarkhayam Maute, after she was arrested in Iligan city on November 5, 2017. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler MAUTE WIFE. Region 10 police director Chief Supt Timoteo Pacleb presents to media Minhati Madrais Maute, the Indonesian wife of Omarkhayam Maute, after she was arrested in Iligan city on November 5, 2017. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

U.S. agents check for most wanted terrorists among Marawi bodies

Oct 02, 2017 - 10:49 AM

'They have reward money for some of them like Isnilon Hapilon, which has a $5M tag,' Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana tells Rappler

FOREIGN OBSERVERS. U.S. agents arrive at the Capin Funeral Homes in Iligan City on Monday, October 2, to observe local operatives taking DNA samples of fighters who died in the battle area in Marawi. Rappler photo

UNHCR restores hope among Marawi victims amid ongoing conflict

Aug 20, 2017 - 3:22 PM

According to government data there have been 78 466 families or 359 680 persons displaced as of August 18 due to the ongoing siege in Marawi City

EVACUEES. Victims of the siege in Marawi City inside an evacuation center. Photo from the Department of Social Welfare and Development

Mindanaoan youth: 'We want just and lasting peace'

Aug 13, 2017 - 1:00 PM

The youth leaders from Mindanao want to be part of the process in making just and lasting peace in Mindanao a reality

PEACE SYMBOL. Young Mindanaoans form a human peace symbol, sending a message that despite the conflict they experience in their region, they continue to stand for peace in their homeland. All photos from the National Youth Commission

Ozamiz City officials surrender firearms given by Parojinog family

Aug 04, 2017 - 5:33 PM

The 42 loose firearms are surrendered to Chief Inspector Joven Espinido who is Ozamiz City s police chief

PH Navy delivers fresh military hardware, relief goods for Marawi

Aug 04, 2017 - 12:40 AM

Seven tons of relief goods as well as additional military vehicles from the Philippine Marines are delivered

RELIEF GOODS. A volunteer carries relief goods for a waiting vehicle inside the deck of the BRP Davao del Sur. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

17 decomposing bodies of civilians retrieved in Marawi

Jun 28, 2017 - 4:44 PM

The military believes these are Christians executed by the terrorists during the clashes The fighting is now on its 37th day

CIVILIAN CASUALTIES. The remains of 17 civilians killed in Marawi City have been brought to a funeral parlor in Iligan City on June 29, 2017. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Maranaos call for quick release of cash aid needed for Eid'l Fitr

Jun 22, 2017 - 4:55 PM

Eid l Fitr or the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan falls on Monday June 26

EVACUEES. Victims of the siege in Marawi City inside an evacuation center. Photo from the Department of Social Welfare and Development

'Safe spaces' set up for women, children who fled Marawi

Jun 22, 2017 - 12:55 PM

In these formal or informal areas women and children can feel safe – free from violence trauma and threats

IDPS. Children victims of Marawi crisis participating in the psycho-social debriefing of the Department of Social Welfare and Development. Photo from DSWD

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Jun 21, 2017 - 12:35 PM

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Duterte promises evacuees help to rebuild Marawi

Jun 20, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Tutulungan ko kayo hanggang relocation And then we will rehabilitate ang Marawi Gaganda iyon ulit says President Rodrigo Duterte as he visits evacuees staying in Iligan City

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte interacts with some of the evacuees from Marawi City during his visit at the Iligan City National School of Fisheries on June 20, 2017 where 229 displaced families have taken shelter. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Only 3 schools used as evacuation centers in Iligan City, says DepEd

Jun 05, 2017 - 5:25 PM

These schools still opened on Monday June 5 as evacuees are only using the gyms or multi purpose buildings

EVACUATION CENTERS. A family from Marawi City rest at an evacuation center in Balo-i on May 29, 2017. File photo by Ted Aljibe/Rappler

2-year-old victim of online sex trafficking rescued in Iligan

Jun 03, 2017 - 11:17 AM

Authorities catch the suspects live streaming sexual abuse of Filipino minors

RESCUED. Minors ages 2, 6, 8 and 13 are rescued from this online sex den in Iligan City. Photo courtesy of International Justice Mission (IJM)

80% of Marawi evacuated, gov't vows 'maximum power'

May 27, 2017 - 2:02 PM

UPDATED Almost all of the city s 200 000 population have evacuated to nearby Iligan City says Lanao del Sur Vice Governor Mamintal Adiong Jr

EVACUATE. Resident fleeing Marawi City cramped on a truck as they traverse a traffic gridlock near a police checkpoint at the entrance of Iligan City on May 24, 2017. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

WATCH: Marawi residents flee clashes on Day 1 of Martial Law

May 25, 2017 - 12:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte is already threatening to expand his Martial Law declaration to cover the entire country If there s anything we learned he doesn t make empty threats about martial law

LONG LINES. Security officers check the bags of commuters entering Iligan City

Students walk 32 kilometers to flee Marawi City

May 24, 2017 - 9:23 PM

Mindanao State University s satellite campus in Iligan City is prepared to accommodate students who evacuated from the main campus in Marawi City

LONG LINES. Security officers check the bags of commuters entering Iligan City

SteelAsia offers to revive defunct National Steel

Mar 20, 2017 - 7:42 AM

Local steel bar maker SteelAsia wants to ride the infrastructure boom and offers to revive the thrice privatized National Steel in Iligan City

NEXT CHAPTER. SteelAsia Manufacturing Corporation has offered to buy long defunct National Steel Corporation in Iligan City.

Iligan City mayor Celso Regencia freed

Jan 30, 2017 - 7:06 PM

The release of Celso Regencia follows the dismissal of the murder cases against him Regencia is previously accused of an ambush on foremer Iligan Representative Vicente Belmonte Jr

FREE. The justice department orders the Quezon City prosecutor to withdraw all information filed against Iligan Mayor Celso Regencia

Murder cases vs Iligan mayor dismissed

Jan 13, 2017 - 12:25 PM

Mayor Celso Regencia who is on his second term has been behind bars for the alleged ambush on the convoy of former Iligan congressman Vicente Belmonte

FREE. The justice department orders the Quezon City prosecutor to withdraw all information filed against Iligan Mayor Celso Regencia

Duterte tags former Iligan congressman, mayor in drug list

Dec 19, 2016 - 6:10 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says ex Iligan City representative Vicente Belmonte Jr and ex Iligan City mayor Lawrence Cruz are included in his final drug list

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

WATCH: Students in Iligan cross rope bridge to get to school

Nov 20, 2016 - 8:00 AM

A teacher in a remote barangay in Iligan City hopes the government can help build a proper and safe bridge for her students who risk their lives daily to get a good education

RISKY. Students need to cross this rope bridge daily to get to school. Screengrab of video by Yasmin Mangorsi

Thousands support jailed Iligan City Mayor Regencia

Nov 19, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Local residents say they believe Regencia is a victim of narco politics

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

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

Iligan mayor faces murder charges over slay try on lawmaker

Jan 21, 2015 - 6:38 PM

Fourteen other suspects face charges over the ambush that hurt congressman Vicente Belmonte and killed 4 of his men in December

MAIN SUSPECT. The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group files murder charges against Iligan City Mayor Celso Regencia and 14 others over the the slay try on the city's congressman, Vicente Belmonte.

Bomb threat: Classes suspended until MSU-IIT is cleared

Sep 22, 2014 - 7:26 PM

Mindanao State University Iligan Institute of Technology has yet to be cleared since receiving a bomb threat Monday afternoon

2 provinces, 24 LGUs in Mindanao under state of calamity

Jan 21, 2014 - 7:27 PM

More than 809 000 people have been affected by the low pressure area which could turn into a tropical depression again

REPAIRS. DPWH personnel install a footbridge at the damaged Baogo bridge in Caraga, Davao Oriental. Photo by Karlos Manlupig/Rappler

Laguindingan airport in Mindanao 'safer' - Aquino

Jun 11, 2013 - 1:40 PM

The flat terrain of Laguindingan Airport makes it a safer gateway to northern Mindanao than the current Lumbia Airport in Cagayan de Oro City

NEW GATEWAY. Newly built Laguindingan airport replaces the old airports in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan cities. Photo by Giano Ligot

Dimaporo rival camp attacks radioman in Iligan

Mar 19, 2013 - 9:08 PM

Casan Maquiling who is challenging re electionist Lanao del Norte Gov Khaled Dimaporo says it s black propaganda Radio anchor Lino dela Cruz hosts a program paid for by the provincial government

SUSPECT? A radio announcer claims he was attacked by men of gubernatorial candidate Casaan Maquiling. Photo from Youtube

Philippines loses arbitration case vs Indian-run steel firm

May 18, 2012 - 2:45 PM

At stake is the former National Steel Corp a manufacturing company in Iligan that was once touted as the largest in southeast Asia before financial as well as political challenges haunted it in the 1990 s

[UPDATED] 2 dead, 24 injured in Iligan blast

May 06, 2012 - 12:10 AM

An explosion hits Iligan past 7 p m killing one and injuring several others mostly students

'Investigate factors that led to deaths from Sendong'

Jan 04, 2012 - 1:58 PM

If Senator Aquilino Koko Pimentel will have his way the Senate will launch yet another investigation this time into why so many died following typhoon Sendong

Many waters, many dreams

Jan 04, 2012 - 12:18 PM

Students and teachers of a school struck by typhoon Sendong wash the mud from its walls in an attempt to bring normalcy to the lives of its 500 students

CLEAN UP. A student of Iligan City East High School rake away mud from a classroom in Santiago, Iligan City.

Stress debriefing, play therapy in flood-affected schools

Jan 03, 2012 - 7:03 PM

The Department of Education on Tuesday January 2 announced that classes have started in the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan both affected by typhoon Sendong

Still no water in worst-hit parts of Iligan, CDO

Dec 31, 2011 - 6:58 PM

Major pipes burst during the flooding and that will take time to fix

Residents of worst-hit areas of the cities of Iligan and Cagayan de Oro grapple with lack of water

Heavy rainfall, topography deadly mix in Iligan flooding

Dec 30, 2011 - 8:42 PM

Experts say body count too low missing persons database urgently needed to help in identifying the dead missing and the living

WASHED OUT. Communities at the banks of the Mandulog River were washed out by the heavy flood. Photo courtesy of the UP National Institute of Geological Sciences.

Maria Ressa vlogs: Red Cross visits Iligan City

Dec 29, 2011 - 2:29 PM

In this series of video logs Vlogs Maria Ressa joins the Philippine Red Cross as it visits evacuation centers in flood hit Iligan City over a week after typhoon Sendong

Maria Ressa

Collective grief binds women and victims of the storm

Dec 23, 2011 - 5:33 PM

Snapshots of devastation in Iligan City are captured by photographer Manman Dejeto

AFTERMATH. Pain is etched in the images captured by photographer Manman Dejeto.

Rescue at sea

Dec 22, 2011 - 8:46 PM

Seafarers become heroes when they fish eight flood victims from sea

RESCUED. 2 kids are plucked from the sea by 4 seamen who heeded the call for help. Video taken by Edberto Calungsod.

State of nat'l calamity

Dec 20, 2011 - 12:07 PM

President Aquino made this decision in the wake of Sendong which killed close to 1 000

RELIEF. President Benigno Aquino III provides relief goods to victims of 'Sendong' during his visit to Cagayan de Oro City on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011. Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

Iligan needs anti-tetanus meds

Dec 20, 2011 - 8:51 AM

Two villages report cases of tetanus

Mass burial today

Dec 20, 2011 - 8:32 AM

President Aquino visits damaged areas as casualties reach 957

Sendong Aftermath