Liguasan Marsh

Liguasan Marsh

(lĭgwəsän`, lĭgwä`sän), extensive swamp region, c.25 mi (40 km) long and 20 mi (30 km) wide, along the Pulangi River, S central Mindanao, the Philippines. There are fertile rice-growing areas and mangrove forests in the marsh. A game refuge and bird sanctuary (c.170 sq mi/440 sq km) was established there in 1941.
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Maguindanao- Three years after the death of Malaysian bomb maker Zulkifi bin Hir (Marwan), two terrorists who worked closely with him are still holed up in the peripheries of Liguasan Marsh in Central Mindanao and being protected by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), a splinter group of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).
This plan, in which I participated as a land use planner, was supposed to develop the resource-rich Liguasan Marsh ecosystem and improve the lives of the Maguindanao, whose neglected living conditions were starkly reflected in the rickety Mamasapano footbridge beside which 44 Special Action Force policemen perished in 2015.
Pendaliday is certain that once the Liguasan Marsh is explored and developed, exportation of crude oil is also very possible in the near future.
Soldiers are deployed for small-scale operations in affected civilian areas to prevent BIFF members from returning from mountain areas and their hideouts in the Liguasan Marsh," Armed Forces Chief Gen.
Mantawil, the MILF negotiator, said there were "sticking points" over the extent of the maritime area the new Bangsamoro authority would control, and over future revenues from supposedly vast but so far unquantified oil and gas fields that lie beneath the inland Liguasan marsh and off the Sulu archipelago, to the west of Mindanao island.
We rode a boat going to Datu Piang via the Liguasan Marsh and it took us two days to reach it.
Lieutenant-Colonel Jonathan Ponce said that soldiers killed about 20 fighters and that dozens more were wounded during an eight-hour battle on Friday near the Liguasan marsh area.
Usmen Maongko, a Muslim peace activist in Pagalugan, told NCR that he served as a guide last year to Korean engineers carrying out tests for minerals in the Liguasan Marsh.
The Mindanao Development Authority (Minda) has ordered the dredging of the heavily silted Liguasan Marsh in Maguindanao province as heavy rains submerged this city this week.
Besides in an area like Mamasapano, with its rivers, and the Liguasan Marsh in Mindanao, such vehicles would give our troops maximum advantage and superiority of arms.
The subsequent flooding of Liguasan Marsh submerged a large part of Maguindanao province and Cotabato for over a week.
The MILF wanted a lion share on revenues from energy sources, following reports that there is natural gas in Liguasan Marsh, a 250,000-hectare that straddle the provinces of Maguidnanao, Sultan Kudarat and North Cotabato.

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