Lanao


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Lanao

 

a lake on Mindanao Island, in the Philippines. Length, 28 km; maximum width, 14 km. The lake is situated at an altitude of 700 m, in a depression between volcanic massifs that is dammed up by a solidified lava flow. The banks of the lake are low lying and flat, and rice is cultivated in the marshy sections along the shore of the lake. The flow from Lake Lanao is to the north via the Agus River, which empties into Iligan Bay. The city of Marawi (Dansalan) is located at the source of the Agus River, which in its middle reaches has a hydroelectric power plant at the Maria Christina Falls.

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Since the death last year of Isnilon Hapilon, the established emir of Maute-Daesh in Southeast Asia region, the remnants of the group were scattered into small groups and went into hiding at selected areas of Lanao del Sur.
The Lanao del Norte police earlier described Banding as a former security guard who was hired by people who had a personal grudge against Perlas.
Adiong said there are 724 elementary, 275 high school and 185 college LEAP grantees in Lanao del Sur, which covers 39 towns in two congressional districts.
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Among the areas battered by the latest storm was Marawi, a lakeside city in Lanao del Sur that is still recovering from a five-month siege by pro-Islamic State group extremists that left more than 1,000 people dead and displaced its entire population of about 200,000 people.
Lanao del Norte officials reported the highest death toll at 64 with 139 missing followed by Zamboanga del Norte province, with 29 storm deaths and 19 others reported missing.
On September 5, the US government announced its commitment of approximately P730 million in emergency relief and recovery assistance to support communities affected by the ongoing conflict in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur, and the surrounding areas.
Only five per cent or 16,220 were placed in 79 evacuation centres in Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur and in nearby Cagayan de Oro City.
3m (SAR 46m) from the agriculture department will be spent to rehabilitate the provincial road of Lanao del Sur.
He said the regional government and the provincial government of Lanao del Sur would join together to build 'an integrated public market and rehabilitate the terminal at the Greater Marawi Area in Marawi City this year costing P90 million.
Hatamans public works secretary, engineer Don Loong, is directly engaged in the program execution in Lanao del Sur and in other provinces of the autonomous region.
The tremor occurred 6 km west of Wao in Lanao del Sur at a depth of 1 km, and caused destructive Intensity VII in parts of Wao, Lanao del Sur; and in Kalilangan, Bukidnon; Intensity IV in Davao City, Cagayan De Oro City, Cotabato City, and Gingoog City, all of which are located in Mindanao, said the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs)