COTABATO CITY: As local executives gathered in Davao City for the 3rd ARMM Local Government Summit, Butig Mayor Dilanggalen Pansar chose to r (villages) that were occupied by the Maute group on November 30. Pansar and Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Vice Gov. Haroud Al-Rashid Lucman Jr. led relief operations in affected areas. Lucman, also concurrent ARMM Social Welfare secretary, said “the sound of bombs going off can be heard from afar while our relief operations are ongoing.” The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 12 placed the number of internally displaced persons at 12,250.
JULMUNIR I. JANNARAL