"I am in constant touch with President Habib Macaayong of Mindanao State University in Marawi City and Chancellor Sukarno Tanggol of MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology (IIT) (in nearby Iligan
He said Belmonte's group had just left Laguindingan's airport in two vehicles heading to Iligan
when gunmen in a van blocked their path and started shooting.
The devastating aftermath and urgent need for relief was brought to the attention of Sonorous Entertainment International Division Directors from a staff member whose family and relatives in the city of Iligan
had been directly affected by the disaster.
Most of the fatalities were from a slum area on an island sandwiched by two rivers in Iligan
Lawrence Cruz, mayor of Dipolog City, west of Iligan
, said: "It's the worst flood in the history of our city."
The number of missing was unclear, with 250 people still unaccounted for in Iligan
She was accompanied by Iligan
City Mayor Lawrence Cruz and Rep.
Hannah, a former Egglescliffe Sixth Form College student, was two months into a three-month exchange programme co-ordinated by Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO), called Global Xchange - carrying out charity work in Iligan
So far, the Department of Health (DOH) recorded 70 deaths in the region, including 17 in Lanao del Norte, 15 in Misamis Oriental and 14 in Iligan
He discounted any possible foul play such as kidnapping in his wife's case, even as he believed that she was still within Iligan
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has allotted P394.76 million to develop a 60.4-kilometer (km) diversion road in Northern Mindanao to cut travel time between Iligan
City and Talakag, Bukidnon, by more than half.