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12 public schools in Marawi City resume classes

/ 04:46 PM September 06, 2017

Photo courtesy of Armed Forces of the Philippines-Western Mindanao Command

Classes have resumed in 12 public elementary schools in Marawi City as clashes between government forces and ISIS-linked Maute terrorist groups continue, the military said Wednesday.

The schools that resumed classes on Tuesday were Sultan Conding Elementary School, Sikap Elementary School, Cabingan Primary School, Banga Elementary School, Datu Tambak Elementary School, Rorogagus Elementary School, Bito Elementary School, Pendolonan Elementary School, Abdulazis Elementary School, Camp Bagong Amai Pakpak Central Elementary School, Sugod Elementary School, and Mipaga Elementary School.

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“We are nearing the end of the battle with the gun fight confined to the main battle area in the besieged city. Security measures are being tightened to preempt any attempts by the terrorists to hamper classes,” Joint Task Force Marawi commander Brig Gen. Rolando Joselito Bautista said in a statement.

The commander said that this is one of the steps taken by the security forces and local government units to bring normalcy back to the city.

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On August 22, six hundred students were transported from Iligan City to the campus of the Mindanao State University in Marawi City as classes resumed in the said university.

More than 9,000 students of Mindanao State University joined the 56th founding anniversary of the university last Monday.

Government offices will also soon start cleaning their respective offices in Marawi City for the possible resumption of their operations. JPV

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