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Lanao Norte victims of MILF attack still at evacuation centers

Iligan City (21 August) -- A total of 1,322 families (comprising 3,003 individuals) are still at the evacuation centers in Iligan City, Tubod, Lanao del Norte, and in Ozamiz City.

We identified the families from their place of origin that in Kolambugan, Maigo, Bacolod, and Linamon, all from the province of Lanao del Norte, according to Federeza Samsom, OIC-provincial social welfare officer of Lanao del Norte.

Evacuation centers include the Buruun Schools of Fisheries and the Iligan City High School auditorium, in Iligan City. Also, it includes the Tubod Central School in Tubod LN, Christian Brotherhood Center, Labuay Primary School in Maigo LN, and Rufino Santos Memorial School in Poblacion, Bacolod LN. Ozamis evacuation centers are located in San Antonio Elem. School, Villa Consuelo Elem. School, Baybay Truinfo Elem. School, Tinago Elem. School, Baybay Annex elem. School, and Sta. Cruz Elem. School.

As of August 19, 2008, the following fatalities from Pantar, Kolambugan LN: Rolando Porcare, Reynaldo Vitasala, Rey Patarlas, Florante Echico, Jaime Daguan, and Petronilo Pabingwit.

Victims rendered homeless, still from Pantar, Kolambugan LN: Anita Lagura, Francisco Sozing, Jr., Teodoro Jumuad, Apolinaria Langgam, Rey Patarlas, Floras Porcare, Paulino Jumuad, Mateo Balasbas, Juana Amomonpon, Fortunato Amomonpon, Henry Balos, and Capapas. Their houses were burned by the rebels. Injured victims: Ronaldo Balos and William Echico of Pantar, Kolambugan.

Relief goods distributed to identified victims of armed conflict were 467 bags of rice, 116 boxes of sardines, and 141 boxes of noodles, Samson reported.

Civic clubs, non-government organizations, concerned citizens handed over their relief goods, used clothings, utensils and others to cater the needs of the victims at the evacuation centers, Samsom said. (PIA Iligan) [top]

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