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Trips home from Metro Manila to 3 Mindanao provinces suspended

Jul 07, 2020 - 5:00 PM

Trips to Basilan, Lanao del Sur, and Camiguin are suspended because their quarantine facilities cannot take in any more patients

WAITING. Local police remind proper distancing to commuters entering Metro Manila from Cavite. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Spike in coronavirus cases in Northern Mindanao, Lanao del Sur blamed on Hatid Probinsya

Jun 15, 2020 - 4:01 PM

Zia Alonto Adiong, Lanao del Sur IATF spokesperson, calls for improvements in the national government's program that helps bring stranded residents and repatriated OFWs back to their provinces

Around 100 Overseas Filipino Workers who were repatriated due to Coronavirus pandemic board a ship at the Northport Terminal in Manila on May 27, 2020, to go home to their respective provinces in Cebu and Cagayan de Oro after their overdue mandatory quarantine. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

156 stranded OFWs, residents finally coming home to Lanao del Sur

Jun 06, 2020 - 9:28 PM

The stranded individuals and overseas Filipino workers will be quarantined in Marawi City

COMING HOME. Returning Lanao del Sur residents boarded one of the buses that wil take them home to Marawi City, capital of Lanao del Sur. Photo from Lanao del Sur Provincial Information Office

Lanao del Sur town mayor's wife killed in Cagayan de Oro ambush

Jun 03, 2020 - 4:45 PM

Rohaifa Umpara Guro dies of multiple gunshot wounds while her husband, Lumbaca Unayan Mayor Somerado Guro, is shot in the neck by motorcycle-riding gunmen

CRIME SCENE. Police in Barangay Iponan, Cagayan de Oro, the scene of the ambush on Lumbaca Unayan town Mayor Somerado Guro of Lanao del Sur, on June 3, 2020. His wife was killed in the ambush. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Gov't task force rejects ECQ requests of several provinces

May 03, 2020 - 5:18 PM

DILG Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya says regional task forces may instead extend the enhanced community quarantine in smaller areas such as towns and barangays

GENERAL COMMUNITY QUARANTINE. La Union Governor Francisco Emmanuel Ortega III declares general community quarantine in the province in Ilocos region. Photo from La Union Facebook page

'We need to be bold': Provinces make difficult decisions on 1st day of GCQ

May 02, 2020 - 11:55 AM

(UPDATED) 'We need to be bold and act on this health emergency in our locality especially if we still have active cases of COVID-19,' says Bangsamoro Parliament member Zia Alonto Adiong, spokesperson of the Lanao Del Sur IATF

EXTENDED. Aurora Governor Gerardo Noveras meets with provincial government and police officials to discuss matters related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo from Province of Aurora Facebook page

Lanao del Sur gov't distributes food packs to keep residents at home

Apr 01, 2020 - 12:16 AM

The Marawi Chamber of Commerce and Industry collaborates with the provincial government in bringing the rolling stores to the communities

Lanao del Sur Provincial Social Welfare and Development staffs starts to distributes food packs residents of Lanao del Sur on March 31,2020. (Photo provided by Maharlany Alonto, provincial social welfare and development officer. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Lanao del Sur barangay captain nabbed for selling quarantine passes for P20

Mar 23, 2020 - 4:30 PM

Quarantine passes must be given away for free

ARRESTED. The mugshot of Barangay Mantapoli, Marantao town Chairman Cassar Abinal. PNP photo

Health workers in hazmat suits give coronavirus victim proper Muslim burial

Mar 18, 2020 - 3:58 PM

(UPDATED) The burial ceremony is modified in accordance with regulations from the Department of Health

Lanao del Sur, 3 more Mindanao cities under community quarantine

Mar 16, 2020 - 5:20 PM

(UPDATED) The local governments of Valencia, Iligan, and Marawi also place their respective cities under community quarantine to help stem the spread of the novel coronavirus

THERMAL SCAN. A health worker conducts a temperature check in Lanao del Sur. Photo from the Provincial Government of Lanao del Sur Facebook page

Lanao del Sur pilots coffee bean farming in the province

Mar 05, 2020 - 11:06 AM

This is part of the Marawi Response Project, which has a long-term goal of making Lanao del Sur one of the agricultural hubs of Mindanao

Majority of Filipinos want martial law in Mindanao to expire by end-2019

Dec 30, 2019 - 12:34 PM

A Social Weather Stations survey reports that 65% of Filipinos agree that martial law should end by December 31

A group of Mindanaoans troop to House of Representatives on Wednesday, Decmeber 12, 2018, to protest amid joint congress session to extend Martial Law in Mindanao. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

OIC police chief of Lanao del Sur town, driver killed in ambush

Dec 24, 2019 - 4:12 PM

(UPDATED) Police Executive Master Sergeant Amen Lucman Macalangan led the confiscation of smuggled cigarettes and illegal logs, among other aggressive law enforcement operations

Lanao del Sur gov't urges Duterte to reconsider new military camp in Marawi

Dec 05, 2019 - 3:12 PM

Echoing the sentiments of Marawi residents, the provincial government urges President Duterte to review or modify the plan 'taking into account the social and cultural sensitivities of the community'

MARAWI. The view of Marawi City from the old City hall. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Comelec: Only 95.87% voter turnout in Lanao del Sur town in 2019 polls

Nov 27, 2019 - 11:36 AM

(UPDATED) This is in response to a PCIJ report based on Comelec's own summary report, which showed a 178% voter turnout for Amai Manabilang, Lanao del Sur, in the 2019 elections

Lanao del Sur town posts 178% voter turnout in 2019 polls – PCIJ

Nov 26, 2019 - 10:43 PM

(UPDATED) Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez says the poll body will look into this, but adds that this 'seems to be an unlikely scenario'

Lanao del Sur, Marawi voters ask Comelec to hold special elections

Nov 18, 2019 - 3:49 PM

Six months since the 2019 midterm elections, voters from Lanao del Sur and Marawi continue to demand for answers from the Commission on Elections over allegations of fraud

VOTERS DEMAND. Voters from Lanao del Sur and Marawi City troop to the Commission on Elections on November 18, 2019 to demand the poll body hold special elections. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

100,000 Maranao sign petition to halt planned military camps in Marawi

Nov 18, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Increased military presence in the war-ravaged city may rile up residents' cultural and religious sensitivities, and take up land that has historic meaning to the Maranao people, the petitioners say

SIGNATURE CAMPAIGN. More than 100,000 residents of Marawi City and other parts of Lanao del Sur signed a petition asking the government to scrap plans to build new military camps in the war-ravaged city. Photo of Marawi City by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler. Photo of signatures from Abo Hayyan Malomalo

Delays, anomalies in Lanao infra projects haunt Bangsamoro region

Nov 14, 2019 - 3:03 PM

Lack of contracts, delays of over one year mar public works projects in Lanao del Sur's 2nd District, pressuring the new Bangsamoro government to act

Tornado hits 5 barangays in Marawi City – report

Nov 04, 2019 - 11:28 PM

(UPDATED) The Lanao del Sur Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office is conducting assessment in coordination with the city government

TORNADO. A tornado hits several barangays in Marawi City on Monday, November 4. All photos provided by PIA-10 Regional Director Frank Gumapon

Robredo on 15,000 more votes over Marcos: ‘This proves who was lying’

Oct 18, 2019 - 9:58 PM

(UPDATED) 'This proves who was telling the truth and who was lying,' tweets Vice President Leni Robredo

THE VEEP. Vice President Leni Robredo gets additional 15,000 votes over her poll fraud accuser Bongbong Marcos. File photo by Charlie Villegas/OVP

Funny that accusation of stealing would come from Bongbong Marcos – Robredo

Oct 15, 2019 - 5:32 PM

'Between the two us, lahat ng na-achieve ko, pinagpaguran ko. Wala akong fake diplomas. Wala akong fake anything,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

SHOTS FIRED. Vice President Leni Robredo slams her rival and ex-senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr on October 15, 2019. Photo by Charlie Villegas/OVP

Robredo to Marcos: How many times do I have to win for you to accept defeat?

Oct 15, 2019 - 4:22 PM

Defeated vice presidential bet Bongbong Marcos, while frustrated with the latest PET ruling, says, 'The case goes on and we will go from strength to strength'

THE VEEP. Vice President Leni Robredo faces the media on October 15, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

21 NPA members surrender in Lanao del Sur after weeklong military operation

Aug 03, 2019 - 5:49 PM

The 103rd Infantry Brigade of the Philippine Army foils an attempt by the rebels to establish an operation in Lanao del Sur

CEREMONY.  Brigadier General Romeo Brawner, commander of the 103rd Infantry Brigade, talks to residents of Lumba Bayabao town in Lanao del Sur on August 2, 2019. Photo from 103rd IB Civil Military Operations command

Duterte pays tribute to patriots during Independence Day rites in Lanao del Sur

Jun 12, 2019 - 8:50 PM

'Today, let us pay tribute to our patriots – both from the past and the present – by safeguarding the democratic institutions that were built from the rubble of the wars that gave rise to our heroes,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

SALUTE. President Rodrigo Duterte salutes the honor guards as he leads the wreath-laying ceremony at the bust of Dr. Jose Rizal as part of the 121st Philippine Independence Day celebration at the 6th Infantry Battalion Grounds in Malabang, Lanao del Sur on June 12, 2019. Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

Comelec calls for sobriety amid video of alleged Lanao fraud

May 16, 2019 - 4:35 PM

The Commission on Elections says it is not ready to dismiss as 'fake' the viral video of the alleged pre-shading of ballots in Lanao del Sur

VIDEO OF FRAUD. Commission on Elections (Comelec) Spokesman James Jimenez in a press conference on May 16, 2019, addresses the video of alleged fraud in Lanao del Sur. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

4 killed in Lanao del Sur clash

Mar 13, 2019 - 1:36 PM

Army troops clash with the group under the command of Owayda Benito Marohomsar alias Abu Dar

Army overruns Maute camp in Lanao del Sur, kills 3 terrorists

Jan 25, 2019 - 3:03 PM

3 soldiers are wounded in the clash in Sultan Dumalondong town, the military said

Bangsamoro plebiscite: Where did most voters show up to vote?

Jan 22, 2019 - 6:15 PM

Here is the voter turnout in provinces and cities which took part in the plebiscite for the Bangsamoro Organic Law

BANGSAMORO PLEBISCITE. Ballot boxes for the Bangsamoro plebiscite in Marawi City being prepared by the city treasurer'€™s office two days ahead of the historic vote. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Allies break up, enemies team up for Cagayan de Oro 2019 elections

Oct 12, 2018 - 2:30 PM

Here are also the politicians who have so far filed their certificates of candidacy in other parts of Northern Mindnao: Bukidnon, Camiguin, and Lanao del Sur

NBI to probe killing of 5 PDEA agents in Lanao del Sur

Oct 07, 2018 - 4:09 PM

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra condemns the killing as an 'act of cowardice'

INVESTIGATION SET. The National Bureau of Investigation is set to investigate the killing of 5 Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency agents in Lanao del Sur. Photo by Angie de Silva

Lanao del Sur governor wants 'swift' probe into attack on PDEA agents

Oct 06, 2018 - 9:36 AM

Lanao del Sur Governor Bedjoria Soraya Alonto Adiong says the provincial government 'fully condemns this criminal act and we ask the authorities that the perpetrators immediately face the consequences of their action'

Lanao del Sur Governor Bedjoria Soraya Alonto Adiong condemns the killing of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency agents in Kapai town, Lanao del Sur. File photo from PIA Lanao del Sur Facebook page

5 PDEA agents killed in Lanao del Sur ambush

Oct 05, 2018 - 4:51 PM

Police say the PDEA agents went to an anti-drug symposium in Tagoloan II town and were attacked on their way to Marawi City

DEADLY ATTACK. Several gents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency are attacked in Kalai town, Lanao del Sur, leaving 5 dead, on October 5, 2018. Image from Shutterstock.com

Marawi City votes in special barangay, SK elections

Sep 22, 2018 - 5:33 PM

(UPDATED) Election watchdogs report irregularities and a few poll-related incidents in some areas in the conduct of the village and youth council polls

MARAWI POLLS. Election watchdog Namfrel monitors the conduct of the special barangay and SK elections in Marawi City on September 22, 2018. Photo from Namfrel's Facebook page

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Jun 18, 2018 - 2:00 PM

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Airstrikes, clashes between military, ISIS-Maute group in Lanao del Sur towns

Jun 18, 2018 - 8:33 AM

(3rd UPDATE) According to Colonel Romeo Brawner, current reports indicate 5 members of the Maute-ISIS group led by Abu Dar, have been killed. The military is still verifying these reports.

Ex-Lanao mayor indicted for non-disclosure of assets in SALNs

Jun 07, 2018 - 10:24 AM

The Office of the Ombudsman says former mayor Mohammadali Abboh Abinal of Marantao, Lanao del Sur, did not declare firearms and a vehicle in his Statements of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth from 2007 to 2012

Office of the Ombudsman Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

'Longing': Images of Marawi evacuees

May 26, 2018 - 8:07 AM

An International Committee of the Red Cross delegate visits the Saguiaran evacuation center and the Sagonsongan transitional site, and captures in photographs the longing for family and home of those displaced by the conflict

No date set for Marawi residents to rebuild their homes

Apr 05, 2018 - 12:09 AM

Based on the timetable of Task Force Bangon Marawi, clearing of debris is yet to happen on May 10, 2018

Task Force Bangon Marawi Field Office Manager Assistant Secretary Felix Castro gestures as he explains that residents of Most Affected Areas will be allowed to reconstruct, rebuild their homes. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Young Maranao advocate says empathy key to promoting peace, dev't

Feb 27, 2018 - 10:52 AM

After leaving his hometown to study in Cebu, 21-year-old peace advocate Jamil Faisal Adiong says he realized the potential of Mindanao to prosper if only peace reigns in the region

Maute doctor, 53 others charged for kidnapping, beheading sawmill workers

Jan 30, 2018 - 6:47 PM

Dr Russel Langi Salic, along with his co-accused, are charged with kidnapping, serious illegal detention, and murder before the court in Malabang, Lanao del Sur

EXTRADITION. Filipino doctor Russell Salic (in orange) is escorted by National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) agents following a court hearing in Manila on November 7, 2017. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Ex-Lanao del Sur mayor on Duterte’s drug list indicted for non-filing of SALN

Jan 22, 2018 - 6:27 PM

Rasmia Macabago, former mayor of Saguiaran town in Lanao del Sur, says she didn't file her SALNs from 2007 to 2010 because she didn't know of any local official who did

INDICTED. The Ombudsman charges Rasmia Macabago for failing to file her assets list during the 3 years she was mayor of Siguran, Lanao del Sur. In this file photo from August 2016, she surrenders to the CIDG Major Crime Investigation Unit at Camp Crame after President Rodrigo Duterte includes her name on the drug list. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Fighting erupts between troops, Maute group in Lanao del Sur

Jan 20, 2018 - 6:38 PM

The military says this is the first encounter of government troops with the Maute Group remnants since Marawi City was liberated from terrorist influence on October 17, 2017

U.S. aid for Marawi rehab reaches more than P1B

Jan 09, 2018 - 7:38 PM

The additional P330 million will be used to provide livelihood trainings and opportunities for young people

LIFE IN AN EVACUATION CENTER. A Maranao child cuts open an icepop with a knife inside a dilapidated classroom that serves as their evacuation center in Balo-i, Lanao del Norte, neighbouring province of Marawi. The lack of water and sanitation facilities adds to their burden as they try to cope with life in crowded evacuation centers. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

AFP won’t tolerate warring clans under martial rule in Mindanao

Jan 06, 2018 - 3:30 PM

ARMM Assemblyman Zia Alonto Adiong says clan disputes must be resolved to maintain peace and stability under martial law in Mindanao

WARRING FAMILIES. The military recovers 4 rifles after the Amanodin and Dipatuan clans exchanged gunfire on January 5, 2017. Photo from AFP

Vinta kills 7 in Lanao del Sur

Dec 22, 2017 - 3:42 PM

(UPDATED) The town of Tugaya in Lanao del Sur reported landslides and massive flooding

SUBMERGED. Several houses in Bubong, Lanao del Sur are under floodwaters due to Vinta. Photo provided by ARMM Assemblyman Zia Alonto Adiong

LOOK: Heavy flooding hits Lanao del Sur due to Vinta

Dec 22, 2017 - 1:57 PM

In the photos taken by ARMM Assemblyman Zia Alonto Adiong, residents are seen staying on top of their submerged houses

Photo courtesy of ARMM Assemblyman Zia Alonto Adiong

Napocor asked to open Agus 1 gates, ease flooding in Lanao del Sur

Dec 22, 2017 - 1:14 PM

The Agus 1 hydroelectric power plant controls the flow of water from Lake Lanao to Agus River, which flows through provinces in Lanao Del Sur and Lanao Del Norte

MASSIVE FLOODING. Parts of Bubong town in Lanao Del Sur are submerged in floodwaters. Photo courtesy of ARMM Assemblyman Zia Alonto Adiong

ARMM saw 'explosion of violence' in 2016 – report

Nov 29, 2017 - 2:50 PM

According to the latest Conflict Alert, the biggest causes of violent conflict in 2016 are shadow economy issues, while political issues such as rebellion and extremism caused more fatalities

LOOK: Mayor Sara Duterte visits Marawi, gives P5-M donation

Nov 16, 2017 - 3:50 PM

The presidential daughter is accompanied by Taguig Mayor Lani Cayetano, who also gives her city government's pledge of P5 million to Marawi City